BOO102 – Creatively Healing

Creating art has been shown to support healing. Research has shown creative processes to reduce loneliness, anxiety and mood disorders.  Art and beauty have also been correlated with reduced need fo...

BOO101 – Living What I Know

It can frustrating to know better than what we actually do.  Why do I forget what I know?  Mastery requires so much more than simply understanding. Resources Persistence Helps – Podcast Becomi...

BOO100 – Finding Happiness That is Already Here

Happiness is not so dependent on our external circumstances as it is our mindset.  Reflecting on practices we can use to remind us of the gift around us each day. Resources Shawn Achor TED Talk Posit...

BOO99 – Simple is Hard

Simplification is appealing. Less stuff. Less complications.  More space.  And it is one thing to have the intention and another to live out of simplicity. Resources Summary of The Life Changing Mag...

BOO96 – Stillness: Even When There Is No Time

The more I learn about growing and being less reactive, the more I understand there needs to space in my life; space to observe and see my choices. Resources Sally Kempton’s resources Christophe...

BOO95 – Saying Yes

After reading Shonda Rhimes book, Year of Yes, it raised the question, what do I need to say “yes” to? Resources Shonda Rhimes TED Talk Intentionally Authoring the Next Chapter – Po...

BOO90 – Living in Uncertainty

We are living in unpredictable times. It is a mistake to think tomorrow will be like today.  The book Simple Habits for Complex Times has several very practical tips. Resources Jennifer Garvey Berger...

BOO89 – Are You Listening

It takes discipline to listen; an intentional focus.  And there is not better way to invest in a relationship, learn and dance through conflict.  What supports our listening? Resources 10 Steps for ...

BOO88 – Year-end Reflection

The wisest ones are self-aware.  We each can develop this capacity by taking time to reflect.  The end of the year is a great time to reflect on what has been and what is emerging.   Resources ...

BOO71 – Being Kind to Myself

When we notice how hard we can be on ourselves, we beginning the process of being kinder to ourselves.  Using the work of Kristen Neff and Brene Brown, we explore the essentials of self compassion. &...

BOO70-Primed to Be My Best

Priming are subtle influencers and affect our behavior.  So why not prime ourselves to show up as our best selves.   Resources Blink on Priming TED Radio Hour – Why We Lie?  ...

BOO68 – Beyond Lists

Growing and changing, in a sustainable way, means we need to understand what is rooting our current behavior.   Resources: How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work One Simple Exercise to Me...

BOO58 – What Am I Avoiding

It is a powerful question to ask yourself regularly:  What Am I Avoiding?  You will learn more about yourself and become more intentional in your choices.  It is understandable to avoid discomfort ...

BOO53 – What Energy Do You Bring

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”  Henry David Th...

BOO49 – Getting Unstuck

We learn certain behaviors as children to cope with the world. Over time, the patterns we learned to create stability in our lives can become rigid.  How do we move from this place of rigidity (stuc...

BOO47 – River Stories – Repeat

Sometimes we get stuck in a rut, unable to see our way out. Dawna Markova provides a beautiful metaphor and process on how to move from a Rut to a River Story.     Resources 4- Part Retreat ...

BOO41 – Lessons in Vulnerability

We mistakenly think strength is the opposite of vulnerable.  Brene Brown’s work turns that notion on it’s head. It is only through vulnerability that we access the really meaningful thing...

BOO36- Changing Behavior – A Special Edition

When we set intentions for the new year, we often find we want to change a habit or become a bit more intentional.  In this special 10 minute podcast, we explore different types of change and what se...

BOO34 – Stress Resilience – Special Edition

Many of us experience stress during the holidays.  In this special episode we explore what helps us be resilient when stress shows up. Resources: University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and H...

BOO24 – Living with Mistakes

Mistakes are a regular occurrence in life so we best learn how to live with and learn from them. Resources: Emotional Bank Account Self Compassion in Action – Best of Ourselves Podcast A Learnin...

BOO20 – Creating Positive Habits

The Best of Ourselves podcast by Marcia Hyatt explores how we can be resilient and creative in these turbulent times. This episode is about how to create more positive habits by knowing ourselves. ...

BOO19 – Avoidance

What we avoid can lead to great suffering.  We have learned to avoid pain as a matter of survival.  However, we cannot selectively numb.  Lessons from Brene Brown and Ron Siegel. Resources: Learn M...

BOO11- How Do We See Ourselves More Clearly

If we aspire to show up as our best selves, we need to be self-awareness.  Our own contradictions are very hard to see in ourselves. Resources: Women in Leadership Let Your Life Speak  by Parker Pal...

BOO 003: Acceptance as a Way to Change

When we try to suppress parts of ourselves, they get stronger. Using the work of Roxanne Howe Murphy in Deep Living and Christopher Germer in the Mindful Path to Self Compassion, we explore the power...