How to Reset Your (Mental) Surge Protector Most of us know about the “fight or flight” response, triggered by our adrenal glands in stressful situations. For many of us, these glands have been in overdrive for months.… Read More
Put Santa Out of Business: Sitting with the Cognitive Dissonance of Both/And Statements As has been exhaustively documented in recent weeks, I’m in a yoga training. During a recent “Yoga and Anti-Racism” segment we discussed the importance of sitting with the discomfort of… Read More
Be Source, Not Result: Press Pause on Shame, Anxiety, and Regret Few things are as pleasing as when my “yoga world” and my “business world” intersect in an overt way, as they did last week. Here’s what occurred: I met with… Read More
“You Can’t Make an Entrance if You Never Leave” This past week I was listening to an interview with Chris Rock during which he mentioned a piece of advice he had received from Lorne Michaels, “You can’t make an… Read More
“That’s Not My Problem” & Other Customer Service Missteps Should you be having a birthday, and be anywhere in my vicinity, I will happily be in charge of getting you a cake. (I am all about birthday cake. It… Read More
“There are Years that Ask Questions and Years that Answer” We’ve all had years that have asked us questions: we’ve gotten married or divorced, a parent has died, we’ve lost a job, illness has manifested, children have arrived… But I’m… Read More
“Thank You for Correcting Me” As I mentioned a few Wow’s ago, I’m in the midst of an online education course. This morning our teacher corrected a student’s Sanskrit pronunciation and she responded, “Thank you… Read More
Why—and How—to Tell Someone a Secret This past week a client confided to me that he had been keeping a secret from his business partner. (What the secret is is not germane to this conversation.) His… Read More
Hanging Out on the D.L. Was Seductive… (but Maybe It’s Not Anymore) For the last year or so, I have been nursing a knee situation. With this in play, I have not wanted to lower my lotus (pic, top right) down onto… Read More
What Tomatoes Can Teach Us About Trust—and Asking Effective Questions The last few weeks I have been making an enormous amount of tomato sauce and enrolled in an online course with 60 other students. What do these two things have… Read More