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I’m gonna be real here.

I didn’t see the Oscars last Sunday night because we don’t have a tv.

Instead, I read all about the best picture award flub of the century when La La Land was mistakenly given the Oscar for best film instead of Moonlight [the real winner].

In case you have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s the story:

At the end of the Academy Award ceremony, Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty [the original Bonnie and Clyde] took the stage to present the best film award of the 2017.

When it came time for Warren to read the envelope with the name of the winner, he kept stalling, clearly confused because what the card actually said was Emma Stone, La La Land.

Somehow the card for best actress got in the hands of the presenters for best pic.

Faye read the card out loud, “La La Land” and suddenly the entire crew for the film was up on stage ready to receive their award and even started giving their speeches.

Some of the producers thanked their families and children and beloveds…. and then the unimaginable happened.

La La Land was not the real winner.


Once Warren Beatty was corrected, he explained what happened and the real Oscar went to Moonlight.

What struck me so deeply was the humility and love shown by La La Land’s team when they realized they did not win.

One of the producers, Jordan Horowitz, said this to the crowd:

“I’m going to be really proud to hand this [award] to my friends from Moonlight.”

There was no anger, no resentment, no aggression towards anyone in that moment when the world was watching.

Only love.

I’m sure it probably hurt on some level [we’re not robots] and that may have been expressed later in private.

My big message for you today is this:

When you build a culture of compassion and caring in your work world, then no matter what shocking event happens, your peeps will have your back.

For example, when you create a nurturing, safe and beautiful healthcare space for all in your practice or wellness business to enjoy, it comes back to you 10,000 fold.

Studies have shown that when lighting is soft and balanced in a wellness environment, staff turnover is drastically reduced. Your team gets along better.

When you bring indoor plants into your wellness space, your colleagues and practitioners start to see their work place as luxurious.

And when you hang artwork in your treatment rooms that take your patients ands clients away from their pain and into a place of serenity, you’ve won them over for life.

Get started on creating a nurturing wellness practice that grows your business now:

See you at the movies,