BOO238 Encore – Working Hope

Are you hopeful?  How do we re-frame hope to support us using our energy towards what matters most. Resources Active Hope Video on THE GREAT TURNING  Video on the importance of honoring PAIN...

BOO237 Encore- Using My Voice

I notice how I stay comfortable and how that can keep me stuck.    In this case, I noticed how I wouldn’t speak up, especially if I faced disagreement. Where was my voice? Resources Sh...

BOO236 – Listening Between the Words

If we are going to have productive conversations and build community, we need to grow our capacity to listen. And we need to reduce our capacity to get defensive or need to be right. Resources Lerner ...

BOO235 Encore – Breathe

Learning how to get grounded helps us access more of our intelligence; we are not our brightest selves when we are reactive. Resources An Interview with Wendy Palmer Mindtraps Podcast...

BOO234 – Suffocating

If we want to create a more beautiful world, we need to start with what is present.  The brutal murder of George Floyd has become a wake up call for many. And it is a symbol of what needs to change &...

BOO233 – ENCORE Encountering Others

In Barry Oshry’s latest book, Encounters with the “Others”, he succinctly shows how we get into trouble and can do great harm. Seeing patterns helps us see our choices. Then the chal...

BOO232 – Creating Kindness Stories

We become the stories we tell ourselves.  Celebrating kindness to create a community of care. Resources Kindness as a Strategy Taking a Stand for Kindness...

BOO231 – Cleaning Out Our Old Thinking

During the pandemic, many of us are cleaning out closets. It is also a good time to clean out old stories that limit us. Resources The Mindtrap of Ego Podcast Intentional Change Podcast Interview with...

BOO Special Edition – A Story About Fear

Listen to the myth Fear Gets a Hug and explore your own relationship with fear through reflection questions at the end. If you would like to read and reflect on more Mything OR if you would like some ...

BOO230 – Easy Questions for Complex Times

We have to stretch our capacity to thrive in complex times.  Dr. Jennifer Garvey Berger offers 3 simple questions to help us open up to new possibilities. Resources Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps...

BOO229- Olympic Level Challenges

Challenging times invite us to grow and change.  But what actually supports us to change? Resources Change is Possible Podcast Feeling Into Change Podcast...

BOO228 – Kindness As A Strategy

When times are stressful, emotions run high.  In this episode, hear an inspiring example of using kindness and love to counter agression. Resources Terry Dobson Aikdo Story Taking a Stand for Kin...

BOO227 – Navigating White Water

We can learn practices that increase our resilience in times of increasing white water levels of change.  A few things you can do each day to support your resilience. Resources The Mindtrap of Si...

Bringing Out the Best of Ourselves – ENCORE

Simple Habits for Complext Times This 2017 episode of Bringing Out the Best of Ourselves features a conversation with Dr. Jennifer Garvey Berger, co-author of “Simple Habits for Complex Times.&#...

BOO226 – Traumatic Times

These are traumatic times, we need to be patient with ourselves to navigate it as our best selves. Resources Iain McGilchrist Dr. Dan Siegel COAL Dan Siegel on Mindfulness...

BOO225 – How Not to Become Brittle

In challenging times, it is hard staying resilient.  What have we learned about what supports us staying nimble in uncertain and complex times? Resources How Resilience Works, HBR, Coutou Unlocki...

Bringing Out the Best of Ourselves – Encore

Interviewing Dr Jennifer Garvey Berger on her latest book, Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps.  A short, practical book about how to survive if not thrive in complexity. Rebroadcast on WTIP on April ...

BOO224 – Living in Interesting Times

How do we navigate these uncertain times with grace?  A reflection on moving beyond my reactive self and finding away to access my best self. Resources Reacting Podcast Intentions – Allies ...

BOO223 – Mindful Awareness for Health

It is proven to slow the aging process. That is the amazing conclusion of Nobel Laureate Dr Elizabeth Blackburn.  What would it take to bring a bit more mindful awareness into our lives. Resource...

BOO222- Reacting

Over the past 20 years, we have had a handy excuse for being reactive – my amygdala was hijacked.  Turns out that isn’t the case, our higher order thinking brain is still available to...

BOO221 – Intentions – Allies for Growth

Focusing our attention is what creates new neural pathways – it basically sculpts our brains.  Having clear intentions helps us focus on dreams, purpose, qualities…  What is your...

BOO220 – Change is Possible

We sculpt our brain by what we pay attention to – therefore to be more intentional, we need to be aware of what we focus on.  Moment by moment, we can create new neural pathways, meaning we...

BOO219 – Breathe

Learning how to get grounded helps us access more of our intelligence; we are not our brightest selves when we are reactive. Resources An Interview with Wendy Palmer Mindtraps Podcast...

BOO218 – Do You See What I See?

How do you ask a fish to see water? How do you ask yourself (and others) to see their worldview?  It frames everything we see and do and mostly, we don’t notice. Resources Active Hope Reinv...

BOO217- Intentional Change

Why is it so hard to do the things you know are good for you?  Some of the latest thinking about what supports change. Resources Brain science and change – video of Dr Boyatis Helping Peopl...

BOO216 – Remembering Gratitude

A gratitude practice has proven results, so why don’t I (we) do it more regularly? Resources The Benefits of Gratitude – Dr Robert Emmons Gratitude is a Choice Podcast...

BOO215 – Creating a Meditation Practice

Is it really worth taking 10 minutes a day to sit and focus our attention?  Yes is the short answer.  How to make the commitment is the tougher question. Resources Summary of research in Alt...

BOO214 – Preparing for Political Conversations

It is getting harder to have political conversations with people who see things differently.  How do we move from being triggered to being curious?  Resources The Mindtrap of Rightness podca...

BOO213 – Dreaming to Do Something New

Dreaming sounds impractical.  It is however a way to nudge ourselves into what else is possible. Here is the quote I didn’t have time to insert into my 5 minute show: Eleanor Roosevelt said...

BOO212- Using My Voice

I notice how I stay comfortable and how that can keep me stuck.    In this case, I noticed how I wouldn’t speak up, especially if I faced disagreement. Where was my voice? I didn’...

BOO211- Old Patterns

Old patterns are quite persistent. Even if we can see our behavior is no longer working for us, it is hard to change.  Noticing is an important first step. Resources Feeling into Change Podcast A...

BOO210 – Stepping Away

There are times when you need to step away from a situation to see it more clearly.  Retreats have been an important part of the process of seeing with new eyes. ResourcesGifts from the Sea by An...

BOO209 – Ladders Out of Mindtraps – ENCORE

Our hard wiring response to change is exactly the wrong thing we need to thrive in turbulence, uncertainty and complexity.  In Jennifer Garvey Berger’s practical new book, Unlocking Leadership ...

BOO208- The Mindtrap of Ego – ENCORE

Our hard wiring response to change is exactly the wrong thing we need to thrive in turbulence, uncertainty and complexity.  In Jennifer Garvey Berger’s practical new book, Unlocking Leadership ...

BOO207 – The Mindtrap of Control – ENCORE

Our hard wiring response to change is exactly the wrong thing we need to thrive in turbulence, uncertainty and complexity.  In Jennifer Garvey Berger’s practical new book, Unlocking Leadership ...

BOO206 – The Mindtrap of Agreement – ENCORE

Our hard wiring response to change is exactly the wrong thing we need to thrive in turbulence, uncertainty and complexity.  In Jennifer Garvey Berger’s practical new book, Unlocking Leadership Mind...

BOO205 – The Mindtrap of Rightness – ENCORE

Our hard wiring response to change is exactly the wrong thing we need to thrive in turbulence, uncertainty and complexity.  In Jennifer Garvey Berger’s practical new book, Unlocking Leadership ...

BOO203- Mindtraps – Encore

Our hard wiring response to change is exactly the wrong thing we need to thrive in turbulence, uncertainty and complexity.  In Jennifer Garvey Berger’s practical new book, Unlocking Leadership Mind...

BOO202 – Keeping Yourself Small – ENCORE

Are you playing small?  Do you withhold your voice?  Or not risk going for what you want?  What keeps us from stretching a bit? Resources Acceptance as a Path to Growth Saying Yes Possi...

BOO200 – Choosing Comfort?

In what ways do we keep ourselves small, quiet, or in denial?  Choosing comfort is understandable AND it can keep us from seeing what is really going on and allow ourselves to be changed. Resourc...

BOO199 – Seeing Ourselves – Encore

Having a reflective practice is not the same as becoming more self aware.  How do we increase our ability to observe ourselves. Resources Showing Up Freeing Ourselves from Limiting Stories...

BOO198 – Reconnecting to the Earth

What are the implications of business as usual?  A personal exploration of Joanna Macy’s work, The Work That Reconnects. Resources Active Hope The Work That Reconnects Video on THE GREAT TU...

BOO197-Gratitude is a Choice – Encore

Gratitude is a choice despite what is happening around us.  It is correlated with resilience, happiness and health.  Gratitude is always an option. Resources More about the Haudenosaunee Res...

BOO196 – Lessons

What do you wish your younger self knew?  Here is a partial list of the things I would tell my younger self (if I would listen)....

BOO194-Mental Fitness

Does meditation really make a difference?  A brief exploration of meditation’s impact. Resources Altered Traits Summary by Greater Good Altered Traits Summary by the Authors Loving Kindness...

BOO193 – Working Hope

Are you hopeful?  How do we re-frame hope to support us using our energy towards what matters most. Resources Active Hope Video on THE GREAT TURNING  Video on the importance of honoring PAIN...