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...