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 Mi...

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 simp...

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 Intentiona...

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...

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&...

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. ...

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 stron...

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 wha...

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 R...

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 l...

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 t...

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 summariz...

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 co...

BOO121 – Story Editing

“We become the stories we tell ourselves.” (Nick Nissley).  Dr Timothy Wilson has researched and found powerful methods to nudge our stor...

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 ours...

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 –...

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 Resilienc...

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 ant...

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? ...

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. ...

Repeat – Habit of the Heart – 4

n Parker Palmer’s book, Healing the Heart of Democracy, he talks about 5 habits of the heart we need for a robust democracy.  Habit 4 is&nb...

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...

BOO94 – REPEAT Finding Kindness

Kindness is all around us.  It is uplifting to notice and remember how many small acts of kindness are in our days.   Resources Self Kindness &#...

BOO92 – Voice Lessons

Do you speak your true voice? Or do you contort it to avoid judgment or to be “right”.  Some reflections on using my voice. Resources Bec...

BOO91- Building Capability

What you focus on makes a huge difference in your well-being.  For example, what do you reflect upon. If you reflect on overcoming challenges or form...

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...

BOO87- 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 l...

BOO86 – Presence with a C

Many of us deal with stress during the holiday season. This podcast has a few reminders about how to focus on what matters most. Resources Stress, De...

BOO77 – Neither Good or Bad

A colleague asked how I defined positive emotions, as she thought of emotions neither good or bad.  I agree, and there is a life-giving energy when ...

BOO76 – Bloom Where You Are Planted

Bloom where you are planted involves accepting what is and using our life force in a way that matters.  Stories of different people who have chosen t...

BOO74- Procrastination – Repeat

20% of us are chronic procrastinators and most of us experience it now and again.  Researcher are learning it is not a simple time management issue, ...

BOO72- Persistence Helps

Persistence can be developed.  And it is critical for you to create a life that focuses on what matters most.  In this episode are some times for cu...

BOO69 – Whole-hearted Decisions

Great decisions require more than our heads.  How do we bring our whole selves to the decision-making.   Resources Like it or not emotions will ...

BOO66 – No Place Like Home

There is no place like home.  In this episode, we explore how to create more hospitality in the world.  Starting with being at home with ourselves. ...