2013: My “Year of Thinking Dangerously”

January 1, 2013

For 2013 I wish you promise, surprise, and danger. I suppose I should explain myself. Naming the year Last year I learned a new ritual – from my friends Daphne and Melissa – that I’ve adopted: “naming” the year. There is something that seems magical about naming the year. But as with most powerful mental […]

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Awakened Moments Reawakened

October 8, 2012

I believe that when you choose mindfully the meaning you make, it’s possible to build a more joyful, intentional, and connected life. I’ve learned a lot about how to do just that, and I’ll share with you some of the lessons I learned along the way, so that you can use them too.

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The Grand Reopening of LesKertay.Com and The Moments Project

November 8, 2011

Welcome to the new, totally restructured website and blog representing the work of Les Kertay – that’s me – and The Moments Project - that’s one vehicle for my work. You will also find here a renamed blog – The Moments Project Blog is now Awakened Moments. Most of the content of the old blog is […]

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Lessons Re-Learned – Having A Gratitude Weekend

October 2, 2011

There is nothing to put things in perspective like spending a weekend of paying attention to all the things for which I am grateful. I wonder why I have to be continually reminded of this? After all, if there is anything I pride myself on it’s that I think I’m reasonably bright – I’ve even […]

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Changing the World, One Intention at a Time

August 3, 2011

Some weeks ago, a friend posted something I did not know: Aspen trees grow in colonies. Individual trees can live for 40-150 years. Colonies, via their root systems, can last for centuries. One colony in Utah is reputed to be 80,000 years old. – Ernie Stech I think it must be my approaching 58th birthday, […]

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Everything I Need to Know, I Learned From … Everything and Everybody

July 27, 2011

So these are my lessons, learned repeatedly the hard way because I have a habit of forgetting. I share them because they might be of some value to you, and also because I hope that by saying them out loud I might be able to take my own advice. If you take the time to answer any of these questions for yourself, and you care to share, let us know. I like the idea of learning from each other, and that is ultimately the goal of The Moments Project.

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Right Leadership – Fearless Friday

May 13, 2011

Concluding this week’s series of posts built around the theme of The Five Wishes and the power of Intention, in today’s post I’ll delve into an idea that I’ll call Right Leadership. Right Leadership is an invention of the moment, intended to capture the idea that the most effective way to lead is through balance: a […]

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The Power of Intention – Transformation Thursday

May 12, 2011

Continuing this week’s them of The Five Wishes, today’s post reflects on two beliefs I hold about the transformative power of getting clear about your intentions.  First, intention is not the same as positive thinking.  Second, positive thinking is not enough to drive transformation; intention is able to drive transformation because it combines an image and […]

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A Lesson in Intention – Together on Tuesday

May 10, 2011

Yesterday I wrote my responses to the question from Gay Hendricks’ book, The Five Wishes, “If you were on your deathbed, how would you answer, ‘Was your life a complete success?’” Today I’ll tell a part of the story of writing out those answers, because it says something about intention, in the context of my […]

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My 5 Wishes – Mindfulness Monday

May 9, 2011

This week’s posts are all about my encounter with the book Five Wishes, by Gay Hendricks. The book is about a conversation that Hendricks had with a stranger who asked him, “If you were on your deathbed and I asked you, ‘Was your life a complete success, what would you say?  If your answer is ‘no,’ […]

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