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...

BOO192 – Encounters with 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...

BOO191 – Possibilities -Encore

We think we know what is real and what is possible.  And research by Dr. Ellen Langer indicates we should think again.  Maybe our questions shouldn’t be “Can I?”  Mayb...

BOO190 – Emotions Impact Perception

We think we experience “reality”.  However, what we perceive is greatly filtered. One filter, that is helpful to understand, is how our mood impacts our perception. Resources Dr. Lisa...

BOO189 – Awareness Matters

Anthony DeMello, a Jesuit Priest from India, said the ingredient for a well-lived life is awareness.  We will be exploring why cultivating awareness is a freeing endeavor. Resources Strangers to ...

BOO188 – Being On Purpose

Knowing our purpose makes us less vulnerable to reactivity and it has amazing health benefits.  Taking the time to figure out your “why” is well worth the time. Resources The Ladder O...

BOO187 – Taking a Stand for Kindness – Encore

Kindness means being caring and considerate. It does not mean not speaking up or doing tough stuff.  How would it change my days if I took a conscious stand for kindness? Resources Psychology Tod...

BOO187 – Self- Compassion

We underestimate the power of self compassion in enhancing our well-being, health and relationships.  A quick reminder of a few steps we can take to be kinder to ourselves. Resources Kristin Neff...

BOO186 – Restoring Our Energy – Encore

We need to play hard in order to work hard.  The quality of our restoration makes a huge difference in our productivity and health. Resources Resilience is About How You Recharge, Harvard Busines...

Special Interview with Parker J Palmer

As author and educator Parker J. Palmer approaches his 80th birthday, he has numerous reflections on how to show up for our lives…how to navigate the political divide…what our democracy needs from...

BOO185 – Freeing Ourselves from Limiting Stories

Many think that leadership is the charismatic one; the one who has the answers.  The irony is the hero leaders are not the ones who get great results. Resources Level 5 Leadership by Jim Collins ...

BOO184 – The Ladder Out of Mindtraps

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 Leaders...

BOO183- Mindtrap of Ego

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 Leaders...

BOO182 – Mindtrap of Control

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 Leaders...

BOO181 – Mindtrap of Agreement

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 Leaders...

BOO180 – The mindtrap of rightness

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 Leaders...

BOO179 – The Mindtrap of Simple Stories

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 ...

BOO178 – Getting Stuck in Mindtraps

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 ...

BOO177 – How Do You Do Your Days?

What seeds are we planting with our words and actions?  We are creating our future with every step we take. Do I take steps or speak in service to love and kindness? Resources The movie Mindwalk Quan...

BOO176 – Hard to Hate Up Close Encore

Brene Brown, in her new book, says it is hard to hate up close, move in.  We are living in the  land where us and them is more common then the notion that we are all in this together.  We each can ...

BOO175- Seeing Ourselves

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...

BOO174 – Showing Up – Encore

What gives me the courage to show up and let myself be seen?  After a few incidents where I felt like I withheld my perspective or didn’t follow-through on a plan, I thought it was time to refl...

BOO173 – How Much Is Enough? – Encore

Brene Brown suggests the opposite of scarcity isnt abundance, it is enough.  Where do we need to reflect on the question, how much is enough? Resources: Gratitude in Action Abundance and Scarcity &nb...

BOO171- Dogs Are Great Teachers – Encore

Eckhart Tolle calls dogs “the guardians of being”.  What are the other lessons our pets can teach us? Resources: Eckhart Tolle, Modern Dog Magazine Eckhart Tolle and Cesar Millan  ...