BOO103 – Resilience

Resilience is a key to success, especially in times of change.  Reviewing the literature, Diane Coutu summarizes the themes in her Harvard Business R...

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 bea...

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. ...

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 simp...

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 In...

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 ver...

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.  Wh...

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 wha...

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 Brow...

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 ...

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 Ca...

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 ch...

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 u...

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. ...

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 Riv...

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 vulner...

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 ...

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 cre...

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 f...

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 Min...