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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

BOO170 – Gratitude is Always a Choice

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 Research on...

BOO169 – Creative Healing

Art is healing.  Looking back at years of writing, my changes showed.  I used to diminish them as my little stories, now I know they are an important ally in my journey. Resources Art and Healing Ra...

BOO168 – Moving Beyond Shoulds

We often have an image of how things SHOULD go.  But what if that isn’t what shows up?  How do we move beyond the shoulds? Resources Play the Ball Where the Monkey Drops It Being Right Podcast...

BOO167 – Freeing Ourselves from Limiting Stories

We learn to see life a certain way; it serves us when we are learning how to cope in the world.  But as we mature, these stories keep us small.  How do we free ourselves? Resources Living Deeply ...

BOO165- Focusing Our Attention

Learning to intentionally focus our attention can change our brain structure according to Dr. Dan Siegel.  This episode explores the power of his Wheel of Awareness meditation practice Resources Whee...

BOO164- Changing for Real – Encore

We don’t need to be fixed.  We grow and change by learning to be more present with whatever shows up.  That capacity softens the hold of our ego. Resources Deep Living Interview with Roxanne H...

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 interdependence and vulnerability to age with grace. Res...

BOO154 – Are you playing small?

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 Possibilities...

BOO153 – Curiosity As A Growth Tool

It is powerful to add a dose of curiosity to what you are experiencing, especially the tough stuff.  And instead of rejecting or judging a reaction, getting curious can be quite illuminating. Resourc...

BOO152 – Acceptance as a Path for Growth

Learning how to notice and accept what we are feeling – whether we like it or not – supports our capacity to soften the hold what we might have tried to repress.  Acceptance, including se...

BOO147 – REPEAT – Mindfulness Changes Us

Richie Davidson and Daniel Goleman sorted through the research to find the outcomes from rigorous and replicable research.  The results are summarized in the December 2017 Mindful magazine.  The ev...

BOO144 – Wisdom from Dr. Yvonne Cheek

In the fall of 2017, Dr Yvonne Cheek and others reflected on what is needed from women leaders now.  This is an edited version of her 10 minute talk.   Resources More about Dr. Yvonne Cheek  More ...

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 Mindsets...

BOO138 – REPEAT – 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 – Podcast Missin...

BOO136 – Possibilities

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?”  Maybe they shoul...

BOO135 – REPEAT 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...

BOO134 – Trapped in My Story

Early on, we learn a story of who we are supposed to be, how we are supposed to do life.  These stories become our reality. “I have to be strong.”  “I have to put others needs befo...

BOO131 – REPEAT 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 ...

BOO130 – REPEAT – Resilience

Resilience is a key to success, especially in times of change.  Reviewing the literature, Diane Coutu summarizes the themes in her Harvard Business Review article – How Resilience Works?  ...

BOO126 – Noticing

What are you noticing?  Learning how to be present, to notice what is here, mindfulness — it can change your life. Many sources find it a key to resilience, creativity, health, and happiness. R...

BOO125 – Mindfulness Changes Us

Richie Davidson and Daniel Goleman sorted through the research to find the outcomes from rigorous and replicable research.  The results are summarized in the December 2017 Mindful magazine.  The ev...

BOO122 – Story Editing Part 2

“We become the stories we tell ourselves.” Dr. Nick Nissley How do we nudge our story into a healthy direction each day.  This episode continues to explore the research cited in Dr. Timot...

BOO121 – Story Editing

“We become the stories we tell ourselves.” (Nick Nissley).  Dr Timothy Wilson has researched and found powerful methods to nudge our stories in a healthy directions. Resources Dr Wilson t...

BOO120 – Self-Awareness is Hard

Self awareness is the top quality of successful leaders.  It is a key to living an intentional and joyful life.  And it is very hard to observe ourselves as so much is driven by that adaptive uncons...