Countless times throughout any given day we are holding onto thoughts that say “I need something that I don’t have” or “I am here in this situation or process, and I want to be there.” Maybe it’s about acquiring a new skill or increasing your proficiency with one you already have. Maybe it’s about changing … Continue reading Choose Your Own Adventure: Response or Reaction?
We all want to get a little better at living our own lives, and for most of us, developing the necessary skills is hard work that we don't always make time for. If you can't take a class or dive deeply into a structured practice, where do you go for lessons that teach you how … Continue reading Abbreviations to Live By, Part One: I.U.M.
Sometimes we’re so deeply conditioned to see the world from our own point of view that we aren’t even aware that we may be missing a bigger picture. It’s easy to make an assumption, jump to a conclusion, or determine a solution to a problem in a matter of seconds by drawing solely on our … Continue reading Add Three Things to Increase Understanding and Choices
Throughout the centuries, and across various cultures, a belief has emerged that the quality of our life can be determined by how much we are driven by fear, and how much we are driven by love. There are countless spiritual explanations of this, and with humanity's advanced grasp of medicine there are now compelling scientific … Continue reading The Effect of Emotions on Our Mind, Body, and Soul
It’s human nature to dream of a better future, and to aspire to become a better version of yourself. If you’re looking to bring change into your life, what’s going to work best for you to realize it? Do you need to establish a goal, create a vision, make a resolution, or set an intention? … Continue reading Making Use of Goals, Visions, Resolutions, and Intentions
The present moment has immense power. It’s where we gain clarity. It’s where we experience gratitude for whatever and whomever is creating joy and meaning in our lives. It’s where we choose how to respond to pain. It’s where we turn our ideas and intentions into action. When we are firmly aware of the present … Continue reading The Power of the Present Moment
December presents a natural opportunity to quantify, analyze, and mark the events of the year that is coming to an end. We’re giving into the instinct to reflect, with a little help from artists who have shared some of what they’ve learned about looking back. What did you put a lot of energy into … Continue reading Reflection: Quotes and Questions
While all conflict is unique based on its content and what the people involved are bringing to it, there exists a common blueprint at their inception that, once identified, can help you recognize and resolve it in its early stages. How Does a Conflict Start? The precursor of any conflict can be defined as the … Continue reading How Conflict is Born
In my role as a leader, a partner, a mom, and a person on this earth, I am constantly in danger of believing that: I know more about a problem presented to me and how to solve it than anyone else in it. I know more about what is needed for a project or initiative … Continue reading Humility, Curiosity, and Getting On the Same Page
These two short videos (I daresay they might even be ads for mindfulness apps Headspace and Happify) offer some interesting ideas about mindfulness. They illustrate how it can help us make choices about our actions, as well as how we're showing up for ourselves and others. Peek at them when you have a chance, and … Continue reading More Mindfulness Animation