BOO279 – Choosing To Be Free

We are not truly free when we are trapped by hatred and prejudice.  What supports us being more free of reactions, blaming and instead choose our...

BOO275 – Centering versus Reacting

Choosing our response versus reacting.  What practices invite you to be fully present and grounded? Resources Wendy Palmer, Leadership Embodiment...

BOO273 – Fumbling Forward

Conversations about politics, race, the environment or other heated topics are hard to have.  How do we create an agreement that allows us to fum...

BOO272 – Owning Our Story

To become fully free, we need to learn how to own the whole of our story with compassion.  We need to integrate all of our experience, even the c...

BOO269 – Come Out Wherever You Are

We need to heal to create joy in our lives. We need to heal to make social justice possible.  But first, we need to stop hiding… Resources ...

BOO268 – Puzzling Times

Anne Swallow Gillis is a recently retired Protestant Pastor, aspiring writer and jigsaw puzzle fan. In this edition of Best of Ourselves, she shares h...

BOO267 – ENCORE- Acceptance

The paradox of sustainable change is learning to truly accept the parts of ourselves we want to “fix”. Resources Reacting Podcast Christop...

BOO266 – Women

Is there still an issue with women’s voices?  Sure. But the trick is to notice when it’s happening. Resources Whe We Aren’t Mak...

BOO265- Thriving

We can support our thriving by avoiding negativity and managing our energy.  We all need a bit more TLC right now. Resources How to Thrive When E...

BOO264 – Enoughness

It is radical to imagine we don’t have to fix, acquire or change ourselves to access what Sonya Renee Taylor calls our innate enoughness. Resour...

BOO263 – Laughter

Instead of the intense reflection on changing, I told a few funny stories.  Laughter helps us navigate challening times. Resources Stress Relief ...

BOO255 – Intentionality

We have a lot more choice than we remember. It is so easy to spend the day being reactive.  And if we pause, and reflect on what we would like to...

BOO246 – Getting Perspective

We need to be conscious about what we pay attention to.  If we only focus on what is wrong, we lose perspective. Resources Brene Brown “Ask...

BOO242 – Acceptance

The paradox of sustainable change is learning to truly accept the parts of ourselves we want to “fix”. Resources Reacting Podcast Christop...

BOO239 – How Can I Be of Service?

It is hard to believe what we do can make a difference.  It is easy to look that other way or give up hope facing such big problems.  This episode e...

BOO238 Encore – 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 TURN...

BOO237 Encore- Using My Voice

I notice how I stay comfortable and how that can keep me stuck.    In this case, I noticed how I wouldn’t speak up, especially if I fa...

BOO236 – Listening Between the Words

If we are going to have productive conversations and build community, we need to grow our capacity to listen. And we need to reduce our capacity to ge...

BOO235 Encore – Breathe

Learning how to get grounded helps us access more of our intelligence; we are not our brightest selves when we are reactive. Resources An Interview wi...

BOO229- Olympic Level Challenges

Challenging times invite us to grow and change.  But what actually supports us to change? Resources Change is Possible Podcast Feeling Into Change Po...

BOO228 – Kindness As A Strategy

When times are stressful, emotions run high.  In this episode, hear an inspiring example of using kindness and love to counter agression. Resourc...

BOO227 – Navigating White Water

We can learn practices that increase our resilience in times of increasing white water levels of change.  A few things you can do each day to sup...

BOO225 – How Not to Become Brittle

In challenging times, it is hard staying resilient.  What have we learned about what supports us staying nimble in uncertain and complex times? R...

BOO224 – Living in Interesting Times

How do we navigate these uncertain times with grace?  A reflection on moving beyond my reactive self and finding away to access my best self. Res...

BOO220 – Change is Possible

We sculpt our brain by what we pay attention to – therefore to be more intentional, we need to be aware of what we focus on.  Moment by mom...

BOO219 – Breathe

Learning how to get grounded helps us access more of our intelligence; we are not our brightest selves when we are reactive. Resources An Interview wi...

BOO218 – Do You See What I See?

How do you ask a fish to see water? How do you ask yourself (and others) to see their worldview?  It frames everything we see and do and mostly, ...

BOO217- Intentional Change

Why is it so hard to do the things you know are good for you?  Some of the latest thinking about what supports change. Resources Brain science an...

BOO216 – Remembering Gratitude

A gratitude practice has proven results, so why don’t I (we) do it more regularly? Resources The Benefits of Gratitude – Dr Robert Emmons ...