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...

BOO196 – Lessons

What do you wish your younger self knew?  Here is a partial list of the things I would tell my younger self (if I would listen)....

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...

BOO192 – Encounters with Others

In Barry Oshry’s latest book, Encounters with the “Others”, he succinctly shows how we get into trouble and can do great harm. Seeing patterns helps us see our choices. Then the chal...

BOO191 – Possibilities -Encore

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?”  Mayb...

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...

BOO187 – Self- Compassion

We underestimate the power of self compassion in enhancing our well-being, health and relationships.  A quick reminder of a few steps we can take to be kinder to ourselves. Resources Kristin Neff...

BOO186 – Restoring Our Energy – Encore

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 Busines...

Special Interview with Parker J Palmer

As author and educator Parker J. Palmer approaches his 80th birthday, he has numerous reflections on how to show up for our lives…how to navigate the political divide…what our democracy needs from...

BOO185 – Freeing Ourselves from Limiting Stories

Many think that leadership is the charismatic one; the one who has the answers.  The irony is the hero leaders are not the ones who get great results. Resources Level 5 Leadership by Jim Collins ...

BOO184 – The Ladder Out of 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 Leaders...

BOO183- Mindtrap of Ego

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...

BOO182 – Mindtrap of Control

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...

BOO181 – Mindtrap of Agreement

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...

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...

BOO176 – Hard to Hate Up Close Encore

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 ...

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...

BOO169 – Creative Healing

Art is healing.  Looking back at years of writing, my changes showed.  I used to diminish them as my little stories, now I know they are an important ally in my journey. Resources Art and Healing Ra...

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 ...

BOO166 – Rethinking Leadership

Many think that leadership is the charismatic one; the one who has the answers.  The irony is the hero leaders are not the ones who get great results. Resources Level 5 Leadership by Jim Collins Lead...

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...

BOO158 – Being Right

Aspiring to tell my truth, I need to remember that is different than being right.  Our perception and experience is the whole of reality.   Resources Building Relationships One Conversation At A...

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 &...