BOO219 – Breathe

Learning how to get grounded helps us access more of our intelligence; we are not our brightest selves when we are reactive. Resources An Interview with Wendy Palmer Mindtraps Podcast...

BOO218 – Do You See What I See?

How do you ask a fish to see water? How do you ask yourself (and others) to see their worldview?  It frames everything we see and do and mostly, we don’t notice. Resources Active Hope Reinv...

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...

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’...

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 ...

BOO206 – The Mindtrap of Agreement – 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...

BOO205 – The Mindtrap of Rightness – 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...

BOO202 – Keeping Yourself Small – ENCORE

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 Possi...

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...

BOO198 – Reconnecting to the Earth

What are the implications of business as usual?  A personal exploration of Joanna Macy’s work, The Work That Reconnects. Resources Active Hope The Work That Reconnects Video on THE GREAT TU...

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...

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...

BOO193 – Working Hope

Are you hopeful?  How do we re-frame hope to support us using our energy towards what matters most. Resources Active Hope Video on THE GREAT TURNING  Video on the importance of honoring PAIN...

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...

BOO189 – Awareness Matters

Anthony DeMello, a Jesuit Priest from India, said the ingredient for a well-lived life is awareness.  We will be exploring why cultivating awareness is a freeing endeavor. Resources Strangers to ...

BOO188 – Being On Purpose

Knowing our purpose makes us less vulnerable to reactivity and it has amazing health benefits.  Taking the time to figure out your “why” is well worth the time. Resources The Ladder O...

BOO187 – Taking a Stand for Kindness – Encore

Kindness means being caring and considerate. It does not mean not speaking up or doing tough stuff.  How would it change my days if I took a conscious stand for kindness? Resources Psychology Tod...

BOO180 – The mindtrap of rightness

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 Leaders...

BOO179 – The Mindtrap of Simple Stories

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 ...

BOO178 – Getting Stuck in Mindtraps

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 ...

BOO177 – How Do You Do Your Days?

What seeds are we planting with our words and actions?  We are creating our future with every step we take. Do I take steps or speak in service to love and kindness? Resources The movie Mindwalk Quan...

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...

BOO171- Dogs Are Great Teachers – Encore

Eckhart Tolle calls dogs “the guardians of being”.  What are the other lessons our pets can teach us? Resources: Eckhart Tolle, Modern Dog Magazine Eckhart Tolle and Cesar Millan  ...

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...

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...

BOO163- Finding Meaning

Taking the time to find meaning in our lives enhances our sense of well-being and supports our on focusing our energy on what matters most. Resources The Map of Meaning Description What are the weeds...

BOO162 – Confidence

Confidence is there already, what most of us need to learn is how to stop undermining it. Resources Are You Playing Small? Being Kind to Myself Trapped in My Story...

BOO160- Restoring Our Energy

We need to play hard in order to work hard.  The quality of our restoration makes a huge difference in our productivity and health. Resources Resilience is About How You Recharge, Harvard Business Re...

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...

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...

BOO149 – REPEAT – 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. ...