Ideas for Action In A Changing New World

It’s easy to think there’s nothing to do but worry about the ways of the world today. Hopelessness and despair are fast becoming our go-to emotions, especially if the first thing we do upon awakening is to fill our minds with someone else’s idea of what’s important, via social media. Every day, I seek discernment. In a world of alternative facts, fake news sites and Big Data strategies, it’s more important than ever to consider what we are allowing to affect our worldview. …

Get Off The Couch

I’ve been reading, watching, and contemplating world events – especially those most recent in the U.S. – seeking insight into the role I play in the uprising that I believe is occurring. The Women’s March inspired me in its peaceful act of rebellion. A friend of mine called it, ‘A revolution of love.’ I tend to agree. I was happy to see individuals who were willing to get off the sidelines, walking in solidarity for human rights. Though I’m not …

Make 2017 Amazing

Was 2016 a year of questions or answers? If you know me, you know I’m all about asking questions. I operate from the belief that another person’s answers about their life or business will always be better than what I might see for them. The art is in the quality of the questions people ask themselves. So often, people refrain from a closer look — perhaps afraid of what they might see. And the answers are there, always. Life follows …

Words Matter: You Create Your Life Through Your Language

I’ve been thinking about language and what gets created by us through our language choices. Our worldview serves as a filter through which we speak. Disputes, disagreements, and disappointments arise when value systems clash.   I’ve been curious about people I care about whose worldview is different from mine. Understanding what they value helps me reconcile the emotions their words evoke in me. I want to love better — and with fewer conditions. I have a choice — to decide I’m right and …

The Perfect Gift

  I have been thinking about gift-giving. I love to find the perfect gift. This time of year, as a person who celebrates Christmas, it’s common to find me standing at the entrance of a crowded store — frozen in my tracks. I have this blank, eyes-glazed-over look on my face. Though the store is well-stocked with gift choices, I’m stuck thinking this person or that person doesn’t really NEED anything — and what can I possibly buy them that they …

In It Together

We are in it together. World events are showing us how much we need one another. I’m so aware of this in my own life — and know that it applies in yours too. Here’s something to get you thinking. Because it’s something we can do — right now, in this moment. Being kind feels so good, and in both small and big ways, our actions make a difference.  

How to Avoid Apathy

My coach once said to me “hope is not a strategy.” You may have heard this before. When he said this to me, I resisted the notion that hope has no value in a situation, especially since I often feel like one of the most valuable aspects of my work with people is that they come away inspired and hopeful that what they want to happen can happen. And yet… Hope Alone is Not A Strategy I know that hope isn’t …

Walking It Off

I just took an hour from what I perceive to be my very busy, important schedule. Said schedule includes copious amounts of butt-sitting. Walking it off has been an on-again off-again love affair of mine. I am astonished at how good I feel when I take ‘the walk’ — ‘the walk’ formerly considered “MY WALK.” I felt as though since I fell off the ‘walk wagon’ I could no longer call the 3 mile stretch in my neighborhood mine. Whoa. …

Where Our Real Power Exists

I have to tell you something heart-wrenching. I wrote a blogpost called Giving My Power Away last week. I wrote those words from a clear sense of purpose and knowing. And yet, a few days later, I fell off my love wagon, when I chose to engage in an emotional and heated exchange with my brother. Though we grew up together, and come from a shared value system, we found ourselves in the belly of the political beast, swimming around in hate …

Giving My Power Away

I’ve been giving my power away, without even knowing it. I’ve been feeling sad. Disillusioned. AFRAID. Pissed off. Astonished. I read my news feed, or my Facebook feed…and feel scared. I’m scared that we’re so divided, we will never find our way back. I’m fearful of the consequences of either candidate as President of the United States of America. I realized this morning I’ve been giving all my energy and power to the notion that whomever becomes our President, we’re …