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...

BOO103 – 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? Resour...

BOO93 – Celebrating Community

We are interconnected. We can accomplish so much more together.  And the quality of our lives is greatly enhanced when we learn how to be in community. Resources Women’s Leadership Community &#...

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. &...

BOO68 – Beyond Lists

Growing and changing, in a sustainable way, means we need to understand what is rooting our current behavior.   Resources: How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work One Simple Exercise to Me...

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 ...

BOO51 – Motivation

So many of us rely on incentives or punishments to motivate others.  The carrot only works for the most routine of tasks. To capture commitment, we need to learn how to focus on autonomy, mastery and...

BOO49 – Getting Unstuck

We learn certain behaviors as children to cope with the world. Over time, the patterns we learned to create stability in our lives can become rigid.  How do we move from this place of rigidity (stuc...

BOO47 – River Stories – Repeat

Sometimes we get stuck in a rut, unable to see our way out. Dawna Markova provides a beautiful metaphor and process on how to move from a Rut to a River Story.     Resources 4- Part Retreat ...

BOO42 – What Are You For?

As Sam Rayburn said, “Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.”  It is easy for each of us to know what we are against.  But it is worth doing the ha...

BOO41 – Lessons in Vulnerability

We mistakenly think strength is the opposite of vulnerable.  Brene Brown’s work turns that notion on it’s head. It is only through vulnerability that we access the really meaningful thing...

BOO20 – Creating Positive Habits

The Best of Ourselves podcast by Marcia Hyatt explores how we can be resilient and creative in these turbulent times. This episode is about how to create more positive habits by knowing ourselves. ...