What Ingredients Make Your Bake? What Would Help You Rise to the Next Level? This past Tuesday I was working with a client who was just promoted to a senior C-suite role in a worldwide organization. Among the topics we discussed was that the… Read More
Decrease the Pressure = Increase the Traction Let me begin by saying that I don’t think anyone should drive on the beach for anything less than an emergency. I recognize others feel differently. One of these people… Read More
2 People Meet = 6 People Present: What to Do When You’re Perplexed, Agitated, or Aggravated by Those Around You This past week my attention was caught by a quote from psychologist and philosopher, William James: “Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man… 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 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
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
“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
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
“When the Flower Blossoms it Sends No Invitation” This past Saturday I was deadheading roses and inadvertently cut a bud, so I placed it in a vase to watch it bloom. Life intervened, and I ended up being… Read More