BOO274- Loving Our Community

How do we strengthened our ability to love our neighbors?  A few inspiring stories and lesson. Resources Fearless Dialogues, Dr Ellis Antoinette ...

BOO273 – Fumbling Forward

Conversations about politics, race, the environment or other heated topics are hard to have.  How do we create an agreement that allows us to fum...

BOO269 – Come Out Wherever You Are

We need to heal to create joy in our lives. We need to heal to make social justice possible.  But first, we need to stop hiding… Resources ...

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&#...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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, ...

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 g...

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 H...

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 lo...

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 notio...

BOO159 – Receiving with Grace

Our culture tends to celebrate rugged individualism, what we miss is our interconnected we are.  It is important for us to learn to accept our interd...

BOO158 – Being Right

Aspiring to tell my truth, I need to remember that is different than being right.  Our perception and experience is the whole of reality.   Reso...

BOO156- REPEAT Facing Hatred

It is important to find a way to take a stand for love and at the same time face our own shadows. Resources Understanding Our Shadow Implicit Associat...

BOO155 – Who Do You Listen To?

Who do you listen to completely share their thoughts before you share yours?  Do you work on a rebuttal while appearing to be listening?  What suppo...

BOO143 – Taking a Stand for Kindness

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 consciou...

BOO142 – Civility

What’s wrong with civility?  Exploring how civility is not an exercise in politeness but more a practice of speaking your truth without diminis...

BOO141 – Defensiveness

Why do I get defensive and what will make me more open to other’s perceptions? Resources Dr John Gottman’s 4 Horsemen Dr Carol Dweck on Mi...

BOO132- Hard to Hate Up Close

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 notio...

BOO129 – Celebrating Kindness Part 2

We do have the capacity for great cruelty and great kindness.  I’m curious how to grow the kindness side of nature.  To support that reflectio...

BOO128 – Celebrating Kindness Part 1

We do have the capacity for great cruelty and great kindness.  I’m curious how to grow the kindness side of nature.  To support that reflectio...

BOO127 – REPEAT Thankful

One of the most powerful things we can do for our mental health is notice our blessings and express thanks.  It not only makes a difference in your l...