BOO156- REPEAT Facing Hatred

It is important to find a way to take a stand for love and at the same time face our own shadows. Resources Understanding Our Shadow Implicit Association Test – About Implicit Association Test &...

BOO155 – Who Do You Listen To?

Who do you listen to completely share their thoughts before you share yours?  Do you work on a rebuttal while appearing to be listening?  What supports us dealing with interrupters and doing less of...

BOO154 – Are you playing small?

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 Possibilities...

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...

BOO152 – Acceptance as a Path for Growth

Learning how to notice and accept what we are feeling – whether we like it or not – supports our capacity to soften the hold what we might have tried to repress.  Acceptance, including se...

BOO150 – REPEAT Giving Feedback is Tricky

Feedback is highly valued in our culture.  It is assumed that organizations rich in feedback are more productive.  In this episode, we explore some research and neuroscience that challenges that ass...

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 &...

BOO142 – Civility

What’s wrong with civility?  Exploring how civility is not an exercise in politeness but more a practice of speaking your truth without diminishing someone else’s. Resources The Institute...

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...

BOO140 – REPEAT 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 cultivating persistence. Resources Robert Kegan Talk...

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 ...

BOO132- Hard to Hate Up Close

Brene Brown, in her new book, says it is hard to hate up close, move in.  We are living in the  land where us and them is more common then the notion that we are all in this together.  We each can ...

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...

BOO129 – Celebrating Kindness Part 2

We do have the capacity for great cruelty and great kindness.  I’m curious how to grow the kindness side of nature.  To support that reflection, I am sharing a few local stories that celebrate...

BOO128 – Celebrating Kindness Part 1

We do have the capacity for great cruelty and great kindness.  I’m curious how to grow the kindness side of nature.  To support that reflection, I am sharing a few local stories that celebrate...

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...

BOO124 – REPEAT – Cultivating Community

We are ahead of most communities.  We have a community that knows how to care and extend kindness.  Now to build on that ability to respectfully disagree. Resources Parker Palmer’s Habits of t...

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...

BOO119 – Changing for Real

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...

BOO118 – Receiving Feedback

“I have some feedback for you.”  Those words can evoke a reaction in many of us.  How do we learn to open ourselves to other’s perception and at the same time not lose our own pers...

BOO117 – Feedback Part 2

If feedback seems to be the best options, it is helpful to use some basic communication tools to keep it constructive. Resources Books – Crucial Conversations and Difficult Conversations Podcast...

BOO116 – Giving Feedback is Tricky

Feedback is highly valued in our culture.  It is assumed that organizations rich in feedback are more productive.  In this episode, we explore some research and neuroscience that challenges that ass...

BOO114- Facing Hatred

It is important to find a way to take a stand for love and at the same time face our own shadows. Resources Understanding Our Shadow Implicit Association Test – About Implicit Association Test &...

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...