“Your children are your zen masters.”
“I have never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do it.”
– Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Even in adverse and unfamiliar situations establish a routine. Bounce back to helpful rituals such as remembering my daily mantra (make today count; be kind), reading the newspaper.
Journal. It helps reflect and put things in order. This creates perspective and understanding.
Never stop counting my blessings, first and foremost Continue reading “What I learned at Samos hospital”
Scouting mnemonic quoted in the film Captain fantastic.
Ski tour to Piz Mezdi.
Gemba – 現場 – Japanese term meaning “the real place”
“In quality management, gemba means the manufacturing floor and the idea is that if a problem occurs, the engineers must go there to understand the full impact of the problem, gathering data from all sources.”
“The only real way to understand a problem is to go and see it on the ground.” Economist article on Genchi genbutsu here.
Before going to bed, I count my blessings of the day.
The 7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen R. Covey (habit 5)
Meditation is a simple practice available to all, which can reduce stress, increase calmness and clarity and promote happiness. Learning how to meditate is straightforward, and the benefits can come quickly. Here, the New York Times offers basic tips to get you started on a path toward greater equanimity, acceptance and joy. Take a deep breath, and get ready to relax.
Steve Jobs’ commencement speech at Stanford University, June 2005:
I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories.
…if you knew you wouldn’t fail?
Mia and Ela jumping on a trampoline, Hoher Hirschberg.