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Chris

A Wild Musing for Winter

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Wild Musing …this time of year holds such contrast. The frantic pace of the holidays, regardless of your beliefs or your participation in them, amp up this time of year, with shopping, music, lights, meals, deals, parties, and more. While at the same time, the natural world grows quiet in…

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The Tapestry of Moments

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The Tapestry of Moments If you live in a part of the world where, looking out your window right now, you see leaves in radiant shades of crimson and saffron, then, by any means necessary, get yourself outside. Look how sunlight or the muted tones of grey make each leaf…

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Come to your senses

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Come to your senses We all have our ways. Things we do, think, say, or feel that help us get present again when we’ve drifted far into the murky waters of worrying about what’s to come or what has been. For me, it’s often tactile— breathing in soft fur working…

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On Being Wildly Welcoming in the Workplace

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When we are Wildly Welcoming, we often find support and connection in the most unlikely of places. Team Wild member Ashley recently found this little stray dog, Charlie, in her yard and he quickly has become buddies with her Dalmatian, Sebastian. On Being Wildly Welcoming in the Workplace Sometimes when…

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7/38/55

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7/38/55 Does that ratio ring any bells? You’ve probably heard it before, but it is worth bringing back to our awareness. 7/38/55 represents the ways people perceive communication. 7% is what we say. // 38% is how we say. // 55% is body language. What’s hopeful about this ratio is…

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Wild Joy

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Wild Joy There are times of pure joy. Those moments that fill us up where nothing else is present but that sense of light flowing through and around us. It’s glorious. It bolsters and renews our spirits. Grounding us firmly in the moment. Reminding us to revel and to savor….

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Chris and Lakota

What’s in your doghouse?

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In order for each of us to bring ourselves back from “destructive busy” to “productive busy,” we need to know “What’s in our doghouse?” What are the things, in just a few minutes, that can help bring us back from feeling distracted, isolated, or just not motivated, to a sense of excitement, connectedness, and love for our work?

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When plans change

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When plans change Clouds circled, sluggish with snow, in the April sky. Left in its wake was a white blanket 15 inches deep. It was a marvel, with winds sending flakes sideways –even upward– no telling where they’d land. It snowed for days. And while many grumbled, no one could…

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Equinox

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Equinox On the Equinox the sun rises exactly in the east travels through the sky for 12 hours and sets exactly in the west. On the Equinox this is the motion of the Sun through the sky for everyone on earth. Every place on earth at the same latitude regardless…

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Contrast

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Contrast Far from my Minnesota home sits a research station at the edge of a peninsula. Restored to its jungle origins, the little station holds clear just enough space for a few sleeping areas, a place to gather and eat, and a base from which to study. This Costa Rican…

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