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Deene Morris, CECC, MAOL

High-Value Rewards: What’s Good for the Dog is Good for Us, Too

By Deene Morris | February 14, 2024

A common topic with clients is what to do when pay and promotion do not remedy an undercurrent of staff dissatisfaction.   

It’s disheartening because of all the effort that’s gone into the compensation and benefits plan. So is there a high-value reward missing? Hidden like a bone beneath the surface?

Awe: Your Elixir of Wonder & Well-Being

By Deene Morris | February 14, 2024

Research now awe might be the new sixth emotion, one that directly stimulates the vagus nerve and improves our physical, mental and spiritual well-being and connectedness. And, yes, it absolutely belongs in the workplace!

Awe roots us into the expansiveness of the moment, dissolving our polarized and reactive responses. We connect from the outside in, experiencing our smaller selves connected to the greater whole and gaining a greater sense of emotional well-being.

Buckets or Bungee Cords: How Do You Weave Fulfillment into Your Life?

By Deene Morris | February 14, 2024

As we walk into a New Year (or a time of transition), do you prefer the structure of a bucket list or do you spontaneously latch onto a longing you didn’t know existed? Do you have an Impossible List or an Astonishment List? What is your unique way to weave fulfillment into your personal and professional life? The more you discover, the richer your tapestry and reward.

Is It Time to Be Sub-Optimal? A Little Less Willpower & a Little More Curiosity

By Deene Morris | February 14, 2024

How do we manage our well-being with a world on fire? It’s not by relying solely on the mind, which to quote the Buddhist saying is an excellent servant but a terrible master. We gain a greater perspective and wisdom when we access our body and intuition – with less judgment and more wonder.

Sawubona: I See Your Wholeness, Do You See It As Well?

By Deene Morris | October 23, 2023

To be emotionally agile means we still recognize and have hard feelings. Feeling powerless can be paralyzing. Self-compassion serves as a bridge to step out of shame and back into the fuller perspective of our hidden wholeness and pathways forward.

Your Best Question Just Might Be a “Dumb” One

By Deene Morris | September 17, 2023

Simple questions are powerful questions because they are open-ended and therefore invite introspection. They generally begin with what or how, and can not be answered with a yes or no. They lead to greater exploration and internal digging. They lead to insights and possibilities. They invite others to look within or to the future.

How to Make New Habits Flourish: Use More Crayon Colors

By Deene Morris | September 5, 2023

Do your habits sometimes feel stuck to you like epoxy glue? Like you have little choice to change them? When the tried and true methods of changing a habit don’t work, imagine your emotions like a big box of crayons, and color your way into new possibilities.

Finding Refreshment in Failure

By Deene Morris | September 5, 2023

When we are in an environment of psychological safety, we are empowered to create a reciprocal commitment by modeling our own vulnerability through a fail-forward communication exchange. And it is entirely refreshing!

From Dissonance to Resonance: Belly-Up Values Alignment

By Deene Morris | September 5, 2023

Following our values guarantees we will rock the boat – our own and others. It’s a path of choosing resonance over dissonance, over and over again. It isn’t a destination but rather a state of being in the moment. And as we continue to choose our values, we deepen our fulfillment, purpose and passion.

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