• Love Letters to the Self – by Mindy A. Early

    Each January, as I ride the celebration and clarity of the New Year, I write my future self a letter. This letter isn’t focused on resolutions, or what I need to work on, or change. It’s about honoring. It’s about reminding myself that amidst the fast pace of my daily routines and the pursuit of […]

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  • Inviting Conversation with Low – by Mindy A. Early

    You can listen to an audio version of this article, look further down. . . As I write this, Low is visiting. Low is an entity without form, without feature, but they makeup for that with mood. With them comes low energy, low motivation, and low tolerance for being around others or in spaces where […]

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  • DIY Inspirational Meme Deck – by Mindy A. Early

    You can listen to an audio version of this article, look further down. . . My love for quotes, knows no limits. It’s incredible how a certain arrangement of words can succinctly provide a window into a complex greater wisdom. When I was younger, I jotted down my favorites in notebooks and scrapbooks. After I […]

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  • Reset Your Self-Care Routine – by Mindy A. Early

     You can listen to an audio version of this article, look further down. . . I am an introvert in an extroverted field. Sometimes, instead of networking, I find a quiet hallway where I can do half sun salutations to stretch out my anxiety. During long meetings, I use a trip to the restroom to […]

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  • Recalibrating The Present – by Mindy A. Early

    You can listen to an audio version of this article, look further down. . . A catharsis about living in the present moment caught me off guard last week. On this run-of-the-mill morning, I was walking down the sidewalk on my way to a meeting. For the third time in a matter of minutes, I […]

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  • It’s Time to Choose Your Adventure – by Mindy A. Early

    Even though we’ve never met, I bet your couch is comfortable. Mine is too, as is my mountain of blankets. I bet you also have daily routines that keep you organized and help you get things done. Me too. If we never leave the comfort of our couches, if we devoutly stick to our routines […]

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  • Looking Up: Enchantment Through the Senses – by Mindy A. Early

    Invigorated by an uncharacteristically warm day for Philadelphia in January, my heart was filled with gratitude as I walked the dog. We strolled down a side street around the corner from our home that’s been one of his favorites for years, but what made this day different was my focus on appreciating the moment; I […]

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  • A Healthy Dose of Risk – by Mindy A. Early

    We all have personal development goals.  Maybe you want to adopt a new habit, a new outlook, or a new skill?  How about moving to a new career or a new location?  Within the infinite possibilities of our lives, there are any number of next steps we can take.  What’s more, there’s no question that […]

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  • Why Not Warm Up? – by Mindy A. Early

      What do you do in the morning to warm up for your day? When I asked my friends, family, and colleagues this question, the most popular answers were grabbing a bite to eat, getting a jolt of caffeine, checking e-mail or social media, taking a shower, or a combination thereof. Once upon a time, […]

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  • The Answer is Retreat – by Mindy A. Early

    As the world gets faster and the amount of connections and information we experience increases every day, so does the number of times we hear how important is to unplug. “You have to make time to take time,” might be a message you’ve received lately, or perhaps more “me time” is at the top of […]

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  • Defining Our Ages – by Mindy A. Early

    I have long believed there’s great benefit to funneling portions of our lives into art; in fact, I’ve dedicated my career to helping students ages seven through seventy do exactly that. The great Oscar Wilde believed that it’s human instinct to channel ourselves into art because, “the self-conscious aim of Life is to find expression, […]

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  • Living Your Ideal Verb – by Mindy A. Early

    Art imitates life because it allows us to examine issues true to the human experience at arm’s length. This distance gives us the opportunity to observe, question, and reflect more comfortably. While it’s always good to take advantage of this, the true payoff is when we bring that learning tangibly back into our own lives […]

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