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Chris

The Truth About Ice

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The Truth About Ice Rain. Rain? In Minnesota?!? In winter??!!?? As puddles deepened, the temperature fell. Clumps of slush froze in place. Long stretches of ice now shape the terrain. Even weeks later, a simple walk requires full attention and a little luck. Snow has eluded us, so we look…

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Wild Meetings

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How to Start a Wild Meeting Try this. At the start of your next meeting, ask everyone to settle in for a moment. To take some deep breaths, maybe close their eyes, and think of a time when they were really present. Doing something that was engrossing enough that it…

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Ready, Set, Stop

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Ready, Set, Stop Here’s the thing… No matter what kind of multi-tasking work super hero that you may be, no one can be productive for hours in a row. In fact, most studies agree that we hit our stride, then tap out after about 50 minutes of work. This is…

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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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