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Practice of Purpose 6 : Developing Better Gratitude Memory

Today I Am Grateful Journal

This practice I’m trying on was suggested by the wonderful Buddhist teacher on her self-titled podcast.

She suggests that it is scientifically proven that when you experience a grand memory you can purposefully allow yourself to recall it in your long term memory.

Here’s how - On purpose sustain attention and embody the pleasantness of a memory for 15-20 seconds so that it becomes available for recall. - 

Try this 1 minute daily Practice

One time pause to savor something, perform one act of kindness a day, write down three things you’re grateful for each day. Let us know how it goes in the comments!

A Personal Update How a Leader Asks Questions

I am learning how to ask questions that drive the whole group forward and aren’t only for my own edification.

It was brought to my attention by my coach at school in my Master’s of Education Teaching Residency course that I need to consider the group’s needs above my own. I need to honor the direction the group is bringing to a topic rather than personalize my question to what I want to know.

It’s very interesting to think of asking questions this way. It’s an entirely different skill than we are taught as students. It’s a professional leadership skill that requires high degrees of emotional regulation, meta-cognition, and a humble spirit.

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