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...

BOO96 – Stillness: Even When There Is No Time

The more I learn about growing and being less reactive, the more I understand there needs to space in my life; space to observe and see my choices. Resources Sally Kempton’s resources Christophe...

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 what has been and what is emerging.   Resources ...

BOO71 – 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. &...

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 drive your decisions today Getting Out of Our Head...

BOO63 – Multi-Tasking

Multi-tasking has the illusion of helping us go faster.  It doesnt.  And new evidence shows it makes us more tired as well.  What are some strategies to stay more present?   Resources The Atla...

BOO58 – 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 ...

BOO55- Being 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...

BOO54 – Positivity Ratio

When I lose hope, it is time to revisit Barbara Frederickson’s work on positive emotions.  Her research shows the impact of having a 3-1 ratio positive emotion to negative emotion can support i...

BOO52 – Getting Out of Our Head to Make Choices

We make choices all day long. It is how we sculpt our lives.  We need to get out of head-centric approach and invite the body into the conversation. Resources: Out of Our Heads – Interview with...

BOO48 – Stop Feeding Your Inner Critic

How we stop feeding the inner critic?  Treating it as real only strengthens its hold.  A few thoughts from the work of Roxanne Howe Murphy. Resources 4 Ways to Overcome Your Inner Critic 5 Ways to ...

BOO44 – Finding More Kindness

After thinking about Mary Jo Leddy’s talk “Surprised by Goodness”, I wondered how much kindness I do overlook each day?  Where can I extend a bit more kindness? Resources Self Kindn...

BOO40 – Lessons in Mindfulness

In such an action-oriented world it is hard to learn how to be still.  Yet, that practice builds awareness and capacity to be present.  This is the third lesson from doing this radio show — wi...

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...