BOO56 – Finding Community

We are stronger when we work together.  Reflections on finding community all around me. Resources Habits of the Heart by Parker Palmer Full Parker Palmer Interview Power and Love show on building co...

BOO50- A Force for Kindness

How do we learn to be a force for kindness?  To not bully others and learn how to stand up to bullying forces.  Reflections on finding the courage to be stand up for civil discourse.   Resource...

BOO43 – Finding Kindness

Kindness is all around us.  It is uplifting to notice and remember how many small acts of kindness are in our days.   Resources Self Kindness – Neff Self-Kindness – Germer Random Act...

BOO35 – Habits of the Heart – Habit 5

This is the 5th and final episode where we explore the Habit of the Heart from Parker Palmer’s book, Healing the Heart of Democracy.  The 5th habit is: “A capacity to create community. W...

BOO21 – Kindness

Kindness is a tangible step towards peace.  How do we increase our self kindness and kindness to others. Resources: Self-kindness with Kristen Neff Self Compassion – Best of Ourselves episode ...

BOO15 – Don’t Take It Personally

It is great advice, and very hard to live.  A few thoughts on why we shouldn’t take things personally. Resources: The Four Agreements Don’t Take It Personally, Psychology Today  ...

BOO10 – Defensiveness

  Defensiveness is a relational disease. How do we move beyond it to increase the quality of our relationships? Resources: Crucial Conversations  ...

BOO09 – Getting Beyond Irritation

When you notice yourself becoming irritated or angry with someone, it is a great opportunity to learn more about yourself. “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding ...

BOO 002: Lessons in Projection

Projection is a defense mechanism, where we project what we don't like about ourselves onto others. It's helpful to notice it in action....