Lynette Meck

Letting Go and Moving On

Jun 05, 2017 By (Bio) One Comment

I am preparing to move to a new community in another town.  In order to provide a comfortable, clutter-free environment in our new, smaller home, we must give up many things – furniture, art, books, photos, dishes, other keepsakes and mementos – years of accumulation. Most opportunities in life require letting go.  Pursuing opportunities and […]

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For the Greater Good

Sep 06, 2016 By (Bio) No Comments
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Community involvement. Empowerment. Making a difference. These words and phrases have become driving buzzwords in today’s marketplace. As awareness about local and global social issues continues to grow, many consumers are choosing to do business with organizations that align with their personal values and make an impact in the broader community.  This shift in expectations […]

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On Vulnerability

I don’t like feeling vulnerable or making mistakes. Possible failure makes me anxious. Yet I have noticed how resistance to vulnerability hinders creativity and hampers building relationships. Brene Brown, who has authored numerous books on vulnerability and imperfection, defines vulnerability as “uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure.” On a recent trip to Italy, I took a […]

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On Listening

Author and Professor David W. Augsburger says, “Being heard is so close to being loved, that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable.” Recently I had a difficult conversation with another person. I wanted to listen, to care and to respond in ways that were helpful to both of us. Yet, as I experienced […]

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The Essential Perspectives of Leaders

Oct 20, 2014 By (Bio) No Comments
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October 20, 2014 The Essential Perspectives of Leaders by Lynette Meck Every year my husband and I vacation in South Carolina, and I am always struck by the views we enjoy. There are two distinct views….the one from above and the one from below.  From above, on my fourth floor balcony, I see tall, green sea […]

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What’s on Your List?

March 20, 2014 What’s on Your List by Lynette Meck Several years ago at this time of the year I had just returned from a three day retreat in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts.  I needed this retreat away from work and other commitments.  The “to do” lists and “shoulds” were overtaking me.  […]

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Unclogging the Drain

September 20, 2013 Unclogging the Drain by Lynette Meck I have a bathroom sink.  Not too long ago it clogged.  I tried chemicals.  This did not help.  Unfortunate, because this represented the sum total of what I know to do with a clogged drain.  I’m just not mechanically inclined. I waited.  Perhaps it would fix […]

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