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. ...

BOO148 – Seeing My Choices

Being proactive means seeing where we have control or influence; seeing where I have choices.  Resources 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Habit 1: Be Proactive Living What I Know Trapped i...

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...

BOO146 – What is Needed From Women Leaders Now

At a recent women’s leadership gathering, an executive was asked what is needed from women leaders now and how can women leaders have more impact.  Nancy, an executive, shared her experiences. ...

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 ...

BOO143 – Taking a Stand for Kindness

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 Today &...

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...

BOO139 – REPEAT 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...

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...

BOO137 – REPEAT Finding Happiness

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...

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...

BOO133 – Cultivating Gratefulness for World Peace

Expressing gratitude knits a community together. It creates a positive ripple of connection.  It is easily done and it is one small way we can contribute to a healthy community. Resources Daily Good ...

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?  ...

BOO130 – It’s Contagious, Pass It On

Kindness is contagious.  People who witness or receive kindness are more likely to be kind.  It isn’t that hard. How do we bring more kindness into our communities? Resources Kindness is conta...

BOO127 – REPEAT Thankful

One of the most powerful things we can do for our mental health is notice our blessings and express thanks.  It not only makes a difference in your life, it affects those around you as well. Resource...

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...

BOO113 – Thinking About Thinking

Sometimes we confuse our thoughts with reality.  And our thoughts can imprison us into patterns that are limiting. Resources Psychology Today – Thinking about Thinking Stillness Even When There...

BOO111- Continuing the Exploration of Balance

Part 2 of a conversation with seasoned coach Karen Kodzik on what does it mean to achieve balance in our lives. Resources Karen Kodzik’s company Resilience Podcast Whole-hearted Decisions Podcas...

BOO110- Exploring Balance

A conversation with seasoned coach Karen Kodzik on what does it mean to achieve balance in our lives. Resources Karen Kodzik’s company Resilience Podcast Whole-hearted Decisions Podcast Living o...

BOBOO4 – Celebrating Kindness

“This program is funded in part by the Community Opportunity Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.” Some feel kindness is the antidote to hatefulness. It does knit a community tog...

BOO109 – REPEAT – Unkind to Myself

How often are we hard on ourselves?  How often do we deny our feelings or push through?  What do we do when we REALLY see that we are being unkind?  In this episode, we explore what to do when we o...

BOO107 – REPEAT – 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 ...