Monday Morning Mindfulness

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Table of Contents:
On Special Offers and Invitations
On Generous Spirit
On Short-Term Stress
On Adding Punch to Your Humor
On Time
On Useful Web Sites and Announcements


Welcome to Monday Morning
Mindfulness . . . to my Clients, Colleagues and Friends.
Join me every other Monday in getting motivated and inspired
to act/think/feel something differently.


1. On Special Offers and Invitations

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2. On Generous Spirit

In dwelling, be close to the land. In meditation, go deep
in the heart. In dealing with others, be gentle and kind.
In speech, be true. In ruling, be just. In daily life, be
competent. In action, be aware of the time and the season.
No fight. No blame. – from Tao Te Ching

The Coach thinks…it is helpful (but challenging) to think
about my life being in perfect harmony with the way things
are. And you?

3. On Short Term Stress

Psychologists Gregory Miller and Suzanne Segerstrom state
that when test subjects were asked to speak in public or do
mental math in the lab, the tasks tended to mobilize their
fast-acting immune response – the body’s all- purpose
defense system for stopping our infections and healing our
wounds. What they found, compared to controls, was that
people subjected to short-term stresses had up to twice as
many natural killer cells in their blood ready to fight the
early stages of infection.

The Coach thinks Jerry Seinfeld may be wrong . . . He said ,
“most people would rather be in the casket than give the

4. On Adding Punch To Your Humor

John Kinde, humor specialist offers us five tips to add
punch to your platform humor. Make humor a natural part of
your daily life. The key to creating humor is awareness of
relationships. Find connections between things previously
thought unrelated. The pause drives home your punch lines.
Pausing emphasizes the punch lines. Pausing builds the
tension. Pausing magnifies your physical delivery. Master
the power of observational humor. Be focused on your
surroundings and what is happening just before you are
introduced. Look for connections. Practice observational
humor at meetings. A Toastmasters meeting is ideal. At the
end of the meeting, weave an item of observational humor
into your closing remarks. Sound for healing

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