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Finding a Way Forward, Together: Future-Focused Inclusion

By Shawn Nason / August 18, 2020 / Comments Off on Finding a Way Forward, Together: Future-Focused Inclusion
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Don’t think outside the (check box). Blow it up.

By Shawn Nason / August 12, 2020 / Comments Off on Don’t think outside the (check box). Blow it up.
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Fear Is A Good Thing: The Psychology of Being Spooked

By Shawn Nason / October 30, 2019 / Comments Off on Fear Is A Good Thing: The Psychology of Being Spooked

Whether you love horror films or prefer to be scared in person at a haunted house, one thing is certain: people love to be spooked. But why do we love being scared so much?   You may be tempted to chalk up our fear-obsession to adrenaline, but there is psychology behind the drive to feel…

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Who Gives a Flying Crap?

By Shawn Nason / February 12, 2019 /

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”7758″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”This week’s blog comes from Robin Glasco, the Nason Group’s executive-in-residence.” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%23f5671a” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text] “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”                …

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A Game-Changing Lunch at Wendy’s

By Shawn Nason / January 30, 2019 /

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”7697″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”This week’s blog comes from Ryan Mulligan, the Nason Group’s Chief Empathizer. ” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%23f5671a” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]My family eats at Wendy’s a lot. It’s one of the few places where our son, Hobbs, can actually sit through an entire meal, giving us a sense of normalcy. Hobbs has autism and wears…

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Notes from an ER Waiting Room

By Shawn Nason / January 25, 2019 /

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”7768″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”This week’s guest blogger is Sarah Crowell, the Nason Group’s curator of collaborative experiences.” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%23f5671a” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]I’m writing from the ER waiting room. After painfully wrenching my back, I’ve been sitting here for over an hour, but that’s no surprise. There’s a man who’s been here longer than me who…

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Cheers for a Disruptive 2019!

By Shawn Nason / January 9, 2019 /

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]When you think about it, hope is a disruptive word. Well, at least it can be. Often, when we hope for something, we’re looking for change and change means that we’re not particularly happy with the way things are now. In disruption-speak, it’s being sick and tired of the status quo. We asked…

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Down 30 Pounds! Who Gives A Sh**? My Personal Journey To the Best Me!

By Shawn Nason / April 12, 2018 /

The Story Three months ago, I walked into my providers office to get some medicine to deal with the “junk” I had gotten after the holidays. Unbeknownst to me, it would be a visit that changed my health journey. When the nurse took my blood pressure, it was 188/102. What? My blood pressure has never…

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My Top 3 Reflections On “How To Outrun The DoDo!”

By Shawn Nason / October 25, 2017 /

The Story… This past week, I had the privilege of doing one of my favorite things during the year. I joined a group of health care (yes, two words – not one) innovators from the Innovation Learning Network. We traveled to the Netherlands and spent several days in the wonderful city of Nijmegen. During our…

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When The Consumer Comes In Ready for Battle

By Shawn Nason / August 24, 2017 /

Guest Blog by Steve Junion: The Story… We needed a new vehicle and I had been seriously dreading the anticipated negotiation combat that always accompanied the purchase of a new car. I knew what I wanted and I had armed myself with the nuclear codes, aka consumer & market research. After speaking with six dealerships,…

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