“Not This Story Again…” Have any of you had the experience of hearing a colleague or loved one launch into a story you have heard them tell many, many times? In these moments—if your… Read More
Beware “The Rush to Resolution” (Is there Real—or Desired—Urgency?) As I’m guessing was the case with many of you, I woke up on December 1st with a tiny geyser of hope in my heart, “Hurray! 2020 is almost over!”… Read More
“We Interrupt this Thanksgiving…” Those of you old enough to recall watching television programs in a scheduled way may remember hearing the announcement, “We interrupt our program to bring you this important message…” After… Read More
Catalyze Complaints: Turn Your Complaints (and Others’) into Coping, Calm, or Conquest If your days are anything like mine, it’s possible that you run through a daily internal—or external—litany of complaints… your job is making you nutty, your family is unappreciative, your… Read More
Don’t Disconnect: Do Your Actions Back Up Your Words? Some of you may remember my post from a few weeks ago talking about a client who was anxious to prove to his higher-ups that he was ripe for promotion.… Read More
Control What You Can: Zooming In On Your Next Zoom With the world feeling oh-so-slightly out of control, I thought I would offer a few ways to help you zoom in and control what you can—namely your next Zoom meeting.… Read More
Don’t Let “For Worse” Friends Bring Out Your Worst A few years ago I wrote about “foul weather friends.” You know, the people who show up in your life the day you get laid off, your kid gets suspended,… Read More
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