Monthly Archives: August 2011

Laying it bare – monthly round up of August Life Lenses™ blog posts

We’re laying it bare.  Stripping it down.  Peeling back perspective. In this monthly round up you’ll find the Life Lenses™ blog posts laid bare for the month of August. Get bare, dive in deep and take a full look around … Continue reading

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How do you say ‘be kind to animals?’

It’s a matter of perspective. If you’re rule bound, rigid, needing to cover every possibility, fear based and controlling, you may create a sign such as above. If you’re coming from a place of common sense, kindness, flexibility and faith, … Continue reading

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Backward glance = forward thinking (or what this hilarious shampoo prank can teach us about perspective)

When we’re in conflict we tend to do more of whatever it is that’s not working.  Yet simply changing your perspective can change the whole game. What if he’d simply turned around?

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Oh, that I could shrink the surface of the world (for some perspective)…

Wang Chien (AD 756–835) eloquently wrote the above when he heard his friend was coming back from the war.  It came my way recently from a dear friend (thanks Michelle for your muse). It got me thinking about what creates distance … Continue reading

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Do you have a heavy, non-useful contact? I did.

Oh the possible poetry of language. And oh what a mess we can make of it, more mess and muck than clear communication. Take jargon for example.  Professional jargon.  Like a dentist.  Like my dentist (that’s him above). Despite the … Continue reading

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Are you consistent with yourself? I hope not.

“We cannot remain consistent with the world save by growing inconsistent with our past selves.” ~ Havelock Ellis (1859-1939). When I set out to design Life Lenses™ it was partly due to feeling boxed in by other assessments, assessments which … Continue reading

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A little perspective can be magic … so says Darth Vader

You’ve got to hand it to the brains behind the video below.  A new perspective is magic … or is it? When it comes to perspective, we’re constantly, unconsciously comparing our view to others. ‘other’ can be odd ‘different’ can … Continue reading

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The Journey Life Lens™ of Loie Fuller’s Danse Serpentine (1896)

Personality traits are telling.  So are assessments. Compared to my last post, where a quote from Picasso encapsulated Destination Life Lenses™, this Danse Serpentine video, recorded by modern dancer Loie Fuller in 1896, symbolizes the view from a Journey Life … Continue reading

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Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone

Personality traits are telling.  So are assessments. Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). Could there be a more Destination Life Lens™ saying?  I think not! Personality traits of a … Continue reading

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