A Statement from EMM

EMM Family.   I have sat down to write these words so many times and simply find myself deleting them over and over again. As a white male, it feels as though I should not be the one writing this, for how do I ultimately […]

THIS WEEK: CREATE YOUR POSSE

“How many followers do you have?” This question has become such a statement of social status, popularity, and significance. If your answer doesn’t include at least five or six digits, or if your profile doesn’t have the official blue stamp of approval, you might not […]

THIS WEEK: CREATE A RIPPLE

You are powerful. Your actions, your thoughts, your words all have a massive impact on your life and the lives of people around you. Yes, even on people you don’t even know. Why? Because nothing happens within a void. We live in a complex and […]

THIS WEEK: TAKE THE LEAD

It is often said that, in life, there are “leaders” or “followers.” Meaning you can’t be both at the same time. You might have even been asked this very question, “Are you a leader or a follower?” A leader is defined as: “A person who […]

THIS WEEK: CONSPIRE FOR GOOD

We have a secret at EMM that we need to confess. That’s right… for years, we have been doing something quietly and with hundreds of thousands of people in the process … including you. Even worse, we didn’t just do it one time, rather, we […]

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS SELFLESS

There is an adjective that we believe most people would hope others would use to describe them. It might not be the first word they might choose, but it would be nice if it made it into the Top 5. The word is “selfless.” Its definition is short but says a lot: “To be more concerned with the needs of others than with one’s own.” The reason we find this word so powerful is because it has a way of combining words like “compassionate,” “generous,” and “kindness” all into one little eight-letter package. But just because we all might want this to be how we’re described, it doesn’t necessarily mean we’re earning it. On a cultural-level, it’s not really happening. The themes that seem to be winning the day are more like “greedy,” “judgmental,” “narcissistic,” and “intolerant.” But let’s get personal here. What do you prioritize? How do you put others ahead of you? With the holidays upon us and most of the world consumed with giving and receiving, we’re wondering if we can choose to stay focused on the giving part… the selfless part. And we are not talking about gifts in boxes with fancy ribbons. Let’s make this month all about being selfless with our hearts… the most precious gift of all. Being selfless matters.  

THIS WEEK: CHOOSE WISELY

Part of what makes being present so challenging is the overwhelming amount of information our brains have to process. We are on information overload with constant inputs that require us to deal with, take action, or attend to. This all equates to the fact that […]

THIS WEEK: EMBRACE STORYTELLING

We all love a good story. Maybe it is a favorite book or show on TV. Maybe it is a movie or just something your grandfather shared with you. Stories have a way of taking us away and quieting our mind. They also have a […]

THIS WEEK: RELAX YOUR MIND

In our technology-heavy times, one thing is for sure—we are all surrounded by “on” and “off” buttons. Just take a moment to consider how many things we turn on and off in any given day. We have our phones, cars, computers, televisions, radios, game consuls, […]

THIS WEEK: HONOR HISTORY

At first glance, this week might seem a little counter-intuitive to the idea of being mindful. After all, so much of being mindful is about being aware of the present moment. And, we agree 100% that living in the present is the only way to […]