Tools for (Potentially) Head-Exploding Conversations Every now and then we find ourselves in conversations where our internal monologue is, “How is it even possible that this person doesn’t understand why this is irritating/upsetting/disruptive?” Which often… Read More
Sometimes a Lateral Move Gets You to the Next Level This past week I spent time working on various yoga twists. One thing that’s often forgotten and/or overlooked with these deep twists is the importance of moving laterally—taking the torso… Read More
Are Your Doubts Serving You—Or Are You Serving Them? The last few weeks (months, years…) I’ve been working on a yoga pose that requires simultaneous rolling and binding (See below for video) Over the last few days, I have… 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
Anatomy of a Crummy Apology (and How it Could Be Improved) I write a lot about apologizing because I think it is an important, and under-rated skill. Important because—when done well—apologies cause people to forgive: to give as they did before.… Read More
Sometimes Perfection is Messy… Greetings and salutations, it’s wonderful to reconnect in 2021. If you’ve been receiving the Wow for a while you know each year I pick a theme I hope will serve… Read More
What Would Success Look Like? As some of you may remember, in 2019 I spent time training at the Edward Lowe Foundation. Among the many things I learned was the value of asking clarifying questions… 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