I had a wonderful vacation with my family and I am happy to be back home. Interesting how both extremes are true. Going away and coming back have equal value: I no longer feel that I have to choose one or the other. Instead I choose to be curious about how I want to flow between these two poles.

I credit this way of thinking to my study of polarity mapping: a technique developed by Barry Johnson. Polarity mapping is used to navigate paradoxes or dilemmas by making “the invisible tensions visible.” Considered a wisdom organizer, a polarity map acknowledges that there are both upsides and downsides to either pole and provides strategies for moving between the upsides of both poles – the ideal situation…

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