Michael Thomas Sunnarborg is a best-selling author, storyteller, and certified health & wellness coach helping people find clarity and balance in all areas of their lives. Learn more at michaelcreative.com
How many times have you attended a networking event and the opening question from someone you just met is, “So, what do you do?”
Of course you have. And I bet you’ve asked the same question in return. Not that there’s anything wrong with the question, but if you pause and think about it for a moment, it’s rather impersonal.
But then again, so are we.
Western culture has trained us to demonstrate a strong work ethic. And in our devotion to production, we’ve been taught
A sense of purpose is something we all strive to feel. But how often do we succeed at finding it? Good question. Sometimes our purpose is clear—sometimes not. Purpose appears to be circumstantial. For example, we might feel a sense of purpose when we’re contributing to a major project and feeling recognized for our efforts. […]
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As we observe continuous shifts in our society, we also see rapid changes in the landscape of work. We’re moving from brick and mortar stores to online shopping carts; from hiring co-workers to engaging co-creators; and from managing by control to leading with support. But not everyone is on the same page. In the sphere […]
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Ever have those days where you’re just not feeling it? Perhaps you’ve overslept; maybe the sky is gray; or it could just be a down day.
Regardless of the reason, it is what it is. But that doesn’t mean you need to stay down for long.
Feeling blasé every now and then is normal. But after a day or two of feeling off kilter, most of us will bounce back. After all, to be at peace is a natural state—and our happiness comes naturally to us when we’re aligned with our innate h
Okay, so meditation. Right. Got it. It helps people to relax. That doesn’t seem so difficult. You just sit down and breathe for a few minutes, right? Or what do you do, exactly… and why are people saying that it’s so important?
First, let’s get one thing straight. If you don’t think you’re meditating because you are not sitting on a yoga mat with your legs crossed chanting Sanskrit, I’ve got news for you: You’re already doing it.
Do you ever sit down, take a deep bre
While at breakfast last week, I overheard a table of guys talking about Valentine’s Day.
“What are you getting your wife this year?”
“Oh, you know, the usual—flowers and a card.”
“Yeah, I’m still working on it. But I’d better do something special this year or I’ll end up in the doghouse again. I don’t know why it’s such a big deal. I mean—she knows I love her. Why do I have to jump through these hoops every year just to prove it?”
Good point. But if I asked his
This week, focus on simplicity.
Michael Thomas Sunnarborg helps people maintain balance during transitions in their work, relationships, and life. Learn more at michaelcreative.com
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Taking time off—especially during the holidays—is essential to maintaining our health and well-being. While our bodies catch up on well-deserved rest, our minds also need to unplug and take a break from the constant broadcast of mainstream social media.
But the momentum of the world doesn’t stop just because we do.
After the holidays, we may find it a bit overwhelming getting back into our busy lives and daily responsibilities. And just like diving into a cold pool, plunging h
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For many, the holidays are a time of celebration and fond memories. For others, the absence of friends and family, the hustle and bustle, or painful memories from years past can create a holiday season of worry, grief, and anxiety.
Even in our moments of joy we might find pockets of melancholy. So how can we best balance the yin and yang of the holiday season?
One solution is to find positive small ways to nudge us towards things that are more joyful than painful—more producti