BOO94 – REPEAT Finding Kindness

Kindness is all around us.  It is uplifting to notice and remember how many small acts of kindness are in our days.   Resources Self Kindness &#...

BOO92 – Voice Lessons

Do you speak your true voice? Or do you contort it to avoid judgment or to be “right”.  Some reflections on using my voice. Resources Bec...

BOO91- Building Capability

What you focus on makes a huge difference in your well-being.  For example, what do you reflect upon. If you reflect on overcoming challenges or form...

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 wha...

BOO87- 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 l...

BOO86 – Presence with a C

Many of us deal with stress during the holiday season. This podcast has a few reminders about how to focus on what matters most. Resources Stress, De...

BOO77 – Neither Good or Bad

A colleague asked how I defined positive emotions, as she thought of emotions neither good or bad.  I agree, and there is a life-giving energy when ...

BOO76 – Bloom Where You Are Planted

Bloom where you are planted involves accepting what is and using our life force in a way that matters.  Stories of different people who have chosen t...

BOO74- Procrastination – Repeat

20% of us are chronic procrastinators and most of us experience it now and again.  Researcher are learning it is not a simple time management issue, ...

BOO72- 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 cu...

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 ...

BOO66 – No Place Like Home

There is no place like home.  In this episode, we explore how to create more hospitality in the world.  Starting with being at home with ourselves. ...

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 strategi...

BOO62 – Living on Purpose Continued

Legacy is such a big word.  This podcast has more reflections on what it means to live on purpose; creating a legacy and living each moment. Resource...

BOO61 – Living On Purpose

At the end of my Uncle’s funeral, someone said, hearing about his life makes we want to be a better person.  That is the kind of legacy I would...

REPEAT: Missing Moments of Joy

Due to family illness and a death in the family, I just didnt have the energy to do a show.  I have been thinking a lot about legacy so tune in next ...

BOO59- Where Do I Have Enthusiasm?

The root of the word enthusiasm means divine inspired.  It raises the questions, where is my enthusiasm?  What brings me alive and on purpose?  ...

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? ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

BOO39 – Lessons in Gratitude

If you do any research on well-being, gratitude practices will likely show up.  Learning that and incorporating that into my life are 2 different thi...

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...

BOO28 – Showing Up

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 follo...

BOO27 – Cultivating Appreciation

Living from an appreciative stance can increase your life expectancy, resilience and creativity.  And it is hard to do.  This episode makes a case f...

BOO26 – How Much Is Enough

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?   ...

BOO23 – Lessons from Our Dogs

Eckhart Tolle calls dogs “the guardians of being”.  What are the other lessons our pets can teach us? Resources: Eckhart Tolle, Modern Do...

BOO19 – Avoidance

What we avoid can lead to great suffering.  We have learned to avoid pain as a matter of survival.  However, we cannot selectively numb.  Lessons f...

BOO17 – Getting on the Balcony

A classic Harvard Business Review leadership article, The Work of Leadership, has something to teach all of us about how to live with uncertainty and ...

BOO14 – Creating a Learning Mindset

Reflecting on the work of Carol Dweck.  We can learn to change the channel from our fixed mindset (when we tell ourselves we cannot learn) to a growt...

BOO13 – Busy Without Stress

It is possible to be busy without stress.  There are ways to be busy without doing violence to ourselves.  The more calm we are, the more powerful. ...

BOO12 – Confidence

We naturally have confidence. What we need to learn is how to stop undermining it. Resources: Dr Paul Gilbert talking about confidence Rick Hanson Sel...

BOO 004: Decision Making

We have have a strong intuition that serves us well. However, we hardly ever catch our own biases....