261 – Facts and Faith

You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end—which you can never afford to lose —with the disciplineto confront the most brutal f...

BOO259 – Rethinking Rituals

Rituals provide comfort, especially in stressful times. The pandemic is providing us with an opportunity to think through what is a “should do&#...

BOO258 – Change is Always Possible

You can teach an old dog new tricks. Our brains are malleable and change with every interaction.  Yes, we are wired to operate from habit but we ...

BOO255 – Intentionality

We have a lot more choice than we remember. It is so easy to spend the day being reactive.  And if we pause, and reflect on what we would like to...

BOO253 – What Are You Referring To?

One key to a constructive conversation, is to be genuinely curious about the other person’s experience.  Otherwise, we are just debating conclu...

BOO247 – Lessons from John Lewis

When a friend was lamenting that she couldn’t imagine listening to people who had different political beliefs, I was dismayed.  It’s been...

BOO246 – Getting Perspective

We need to be conscious about what we pay attention to.  If we only focus on what is wrong, we lose perspective. Resources Brene Brown “Ask...

BOO244 – Exploring Race

If we are kind and well intentioned people, how could we be racist?  Isn’t that the label for hateful and cruel people?  In this episo...

BOO242 – Acceptance

The paradox of sustainable change is learning to truly accept the parts of ourselves we want to “fix”. Resources Reacting Podcast Christop...

BOO239 – How Can I Be of Service?

It is hard to believe what we do can make a difference.  It is easy to look that other way or give up hope facing such big problems.  This episode e...

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 TURN...

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 fa...

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 ge...

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 wi...

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 ...

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...

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 Po...

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. Resourc...

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 sup...

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 ...

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? R...

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. Res...

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...

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 mom...

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 wi...

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, ...

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 an...

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 ...