BOO37-Reflection on the Year

To become more whole, we need to be self-aware. To become more self-aware, we need a practice of reflection.  The end of the year is a wonderful time to reflect on the experiences of the previous yea...

BOO29 – Thankfulness in Turbulent Times

It is hard to imagine being thankful when such horrible things are happening in the world.  The irony is gratitude helps us in turbulent times.   Resources: Essay by Dr. Robert Emmons Gratitude ...

BOO28 – Showing Up

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...

BOO27 – Cultivating Appreciation

Living from an appreciative stance can increase your life expectancy, resilience and creativity.  And it is hard to do.  This episode makes a case for increasing appreciation in our days and shares ...

BOO26 – How Much Is Enough

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 Scarc...

BOO23 – Lessons from Our Dogs

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  ...

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...

BOO17 – Getting on the Balcony

A classic Harvard Business Review leadership article, The Work of Leadership, has something to teach all of us about how to live with uncertainty and change. Resources: “The Work of Leadership&#...

BOO16 – Becoming What You Might Have Been

We have more power than we usually tap to create our dreams, paraphrasing George Eliot, to become what we might have been. Resources: The Power of Intention Wayne Dyer on the Power of Intention...

BOO14 – Creating a Learning Mindset

Reflecting on the work of Carol Dweck.  We can learn to change the channel from our fixed mindset (when we tell ourselves we cannot learn) to a growth mindset (a key for growth and change). Resources...

BOO13 – Busy Without Stress

It is possible to be busy without stress.  There are ways to be busy without doing violence to ourselves.  The more calm we are, the more powerful. Resources: Getting Things Done The Energy Project ...

BOO12 – Confidence

We naturally have confidence. What we need to learn is how to stop undermining it. Resources: Dr Paul Gilbert talking about confidence Rick Hanson Self-Compassion    ...

BOO 004: Decision Making

We have have a strong intuition that serves us well. However, we hardly ever catch our own biases....