A rubber band creates tension by pulling objects together beyond their natural inclination.

Cell membranes create tension by balancing the polarization of ions to achieve a net-negative resting membrane potential within the cell.

A well-timed snack relieves tension by avoiding an outbreak of hanger that damages relationships.


Leaders relieve tension.

Tension is integral to generating action, though.

Great leaders understand how to manage the tension ecosystem.


Relieving tension is naturally rewarding.

Creating tension is more daunting.

Maintaining tension longer than comfortable, is a step toward mastery.



Coffee under tension appears to be brewding,

-Morning Cup