Tag Archives: Exploring
Finding “IT” . . .
Connection versus Disconnection
A Sense of Belonging versus Isolation
How does one be a “social being” in a technological advancing world? To communicate and interact. To connect and engage. To find a common ground.
Where does that balance come into play between interactions with technology versus face-to-face? Balancing the real world with the virtual world.
I have been hearing a few buzz words lately that peaked my curiosity. Emotional intelligence, positivity, empathy, etc. I am curious. What do these words mean to you?
In one way I find it a little old school and in another way I am glad it is being brought to the forefront again. It got me thinking about finding that happy medium between face-to-face versus tech interactions. How does one find “it”! Especially with technology at our fingertips!
- Are we time saving or time wasting?
- Do you think we need to tune into and tap into our emotional intelligence, positivity and empathy?
Especially when it comes to those artificial intelligence interactions!
I also see it as a way to perceive and look at all sides! To try and take the judgement and bias out of it. To gain a deeper understanding. To better inform your responses and actions!
Empathy is a way to identify with different types of people. Communicating, interacting and even connecting with others, our communities and with the world around us. Being open and cultivating understanding. Taking the time to listen with those conversations and interactions with others.
- Listening, observing, focusing.
- Being patient.
- Asking questions to gain insight.
- Opening the dialogue to improve communication and connection.
- Making an environment more warm and welcoming as well as comfortable and relaxed.
- Problem solving and decision making.
- Practicing empathy towards others as well as for yourself.
Exploring the Wildness
Here’s to Walking on the Wild Side!
An Animal Wonderland
Welcome & Enjoy!
America the Beautiful
Colorful Birds Galore
Koalas and A Wallaby
I could watch all day long!
Walking on the Wild Side
Have You Taken a Zoo Day? Love to Hear, Please Share.
Exploring and Bird Watching
What Have You Seen on Your Walks/Hikes? Love to Hear, Please Share.
How about setting a bell to go off throughout the day for a little recess time to play, laugh and/or have some fun time?
I get out and about in the community I live in and pick up on some interesting things going on. I was on a bike ride and heard laughter in the park I biked past. There was a group of people gathered just laughing. Then I was walking past a school and it was recess time. I heard the teacher state to the kids, “I did not state to sit down, but run, run to burn off the energy”. Ha!
Playing is a great release, especially for adults! Put down the work and just play. Create. Try new things. Get curious and explore. Go on an adventure!
Find you inner kid! Kids play hard and really immerse themselves in their play. To feel that overwhelming fun that brings one joy and happiness. To have an ounce of that kid energy!
It is so not a waste of time! Take a break from the doing and the busyness. Your tiredness may just find a second wind in taking time to play!
- It is freeing, releasing and re-energizing.
- It is a sense of belonging when play involves the community you live in.
- It is a release of mental energy in getting out of your head and physically moving your body for a change of pace.
- It is tapping into our best selves by having fun and being fun and social around others again.
- The BEST is it just makes your day, puts a smile on your face and a skip in your step!
I love going on adventures, riding my bicycle and recently got the trivia bug again. I enjoy taking an evening walk around my neighborhood to see who is out and about and what is going on.
What was your favorite thing to do as a kid? Get back to doing what you used to love as a kid. Please Share What You Love to Do.
The BEST Way for Your Whole Well Being
Jonathan Fields is the author of How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science, and Pratical Wisdom. I like his candidness of moving through our lives on “autopilot busyness”. All those “dis” words we have and use in our vocabulary . . . disconnected, disengaged, dissatisfied.
Are we going through the motions to get through the daily grind? Do we have the knowledge and tools? Do we have the mindset and support? To live the good life!
In my own mind I am thinking on my feet while I am truly tripping over my own two feet! I do not come from a place of grace or patience at times. I know I wish some days I could shift and adapt with more ease. I do need to stay in charge and tap into my strengths. I do need to do what works best for me too!
- How do you live the talk you tell yourself?
What does a life well lived really mean to each and every one of us?
- It is practice and progress.
- It is passion and pursuit.
- It is practical and you just be, go and do each and every day.
At times you know how and where to begin and other times you do not! Sometimes you have to hope, believe and trust in yourself. To have faith. To go with your instinct. To release and let go, especially in what you have no control over!
- How does one live life with direction and purpose?
At times you have to test the waters! To dip a big toe in. To wade in. To just go for it and jump in!
At times there is going to be challenges, uncertainty and the fear of the unknown! You have to weigh the potential along with the risks. There is also achievement and success. You have to create and innovate to find what you love to do and truly discover your passions!
- How does one live life with action and impact?
Get curious and just grab life and live it! Embrace the life lessons and opportunities to develop, to experience growth and gain life experiences. Ask for what you need and want as well as dream and desire. Lean in with love to support yourself and your greatest someones. Everything you discover can be actionable and through the experience validates impact and meaning in living your life!
Life is like an exploration where you find your path to discover the gifts and treasures while journeying along! Communicate, interact and engage. Cultivate, contribute and do your best. Love and be love and learn to share that love with others. Each day is a new start!
Remember To Create Your Story, Find Your Own Path and Journey Along! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!
When was the last time you went on an adventure? At least weekly for me, especially in escaping to the Great Outdoors.
Are you one that makes every outing an adventure? At times for me.
Are you one that finds fun in everything? I really try to.
Get Curious and Explore
A great way to get active and motivated as well as stimulated and engaged! Check out the sights and the happenings. Find the excitement, joy and pleasure in the small, simple and new! Refreshing and renewing too.
I love a good stroll to peak my curiosity and stimulate my inner explorer. Outdoor play is a fun way to get the exercise in too.
Good for the whole being!
Finding the Light
I look, seek and even crave the natural light upon waking in the morning. Plus I find spending time outside helps me sleep better too.
Tapping Into Your Senses
- Your sense of self
- Your creative self
- Your five senses