John and Patti took a little hiatus mid-season to learn more about being anti-racists and how to be better allies to People of Color. In this episode, they talk about their learning journey the past two and a half months and encourage all people to learn more about White Fragility and White Privilege. Now is… Continue reading Podcast – S2E11 – Being an Ally
In random learnings, Patti has gotten pretty good at hosting Zoom meetings and John has gotten into the music of Steven Sondheim. (Check out his 90th birthday tribute on YouTube!) The theme for this week was to just reminisce on what Patti and John miss bit also what they DON’T miss. Certain activities such as… Continue reading Podcast – S2E10 – What We Miss
Twenty episodes so far! Wow! In random learnings, video conference calls are better with games and walking lets John experience his neighborhood’s nature better than when he used to run like a madman. The theme for this week was “What makes your atoms sing?” What comes really natural to you that when you picked it… Continue reading Podcast – S2E09 – What makes your atoms sing?
People are wondering if a meeting needed to have been a video chat. Or could it have been a phone call?
As you may recall, I’ve gone back and reflected on my Lessons Learned from my First and Second Evo Planners (which usually is about three months worth of lessons) hoping that if I picked up something along the way that you might learn from it, too. Well, my third evo planner was actually in the Fall.
Patti and John talk about their experience putting together a socially distant Easter Bunny event in less than a week. The theme for this episode is self care. Whether when things were normal or in the new normal, you have to take care of yourself! How can you help others when you are depleted? Patti… Continue reading Podcast – S2E08 – Self Care
Where did the first months of the year go?
Patti and John talk about different aspects of their current existence of sheltering in place. They’ve had to make big decisions in their volunteer organizations. They’ve donated to lots of charities. They still do their Date Nights and Nothing Nights. They know that video is important for keeping the humanity in work relationships. They order… Continue reading Podcast – S2E07 – Sheltering in Place
Patti and John tell the story of their whirl-wind trip to Paris back in 2014. This Memorial Day weekend was jam packed and there were all the usual flight delays and changes of plans that made them realize that they handled stress well together. They now recommend that for anyone in a relationship ready to… Continue reading Podcast – S2E06 – How to Stress Test Your Relationship
In random learnings, John talks Census and Patti talks about her experience with Deep Work. The theme this week revolves around simplifying your life through routine and how it helps increase happiness and reduce anxiety and decisions. They walk through routines they practice as well as examples from others. If you want to start a… Continue reading Podcast – S2E05 – Simplifying Through Routine