BOO148 – Seeing My Choices

Being proactive means seeing where we have control or influence; seeing where I have choices.  Resources 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – ...

BOO144 – Wisdom from Dr. Yvonne Cheek

In the fall of 2017, Dr Yvonne Cheek and others reflected on what is needed from women leaders now.  This is an edited version of her 10 minute talk....

BOO143 – Taking a Stand for Kindness

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 consciou...

BOO142 – Civility

What’s wrong with civility?  Exploring how civility is not an exercise in politeness but more a practice of speaking your truth without diminis...

BOO141 – Defensiveness

Why do I get defensive and what will make me more open to other’s perceptions? Resources Dr John Gottman’s 4 Horsemen Dr Carol Dweck on Mi...

BOO140 – REPEAT 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...

BOO139 – REPEAT Simple is Hard

Simplification is appealing. Less stuff. Less complications.  More space.  And it is one thing to have the intention and another to live out of simp...

BOO138 – REPEAT – Saying Yes

After reading Shonda Rhimes book, Year of Yes, it raised the question, what do I need to say “yes” to? Resources Shonda Rhimes TED Talk Intentiona...

BOO137 – REPEAT Finding Happiness

Happiness is not so dependent on our external circumstances as it is our mindset.  Reflecting on practices we can use to remind us of the gift around...

BOO136 – Possibilities

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&...

BOO135 – REPEAT Living What I Know

It can frustrating to know better than what we actually do.  Why do I forget what I know?  Mastery requires so much more than simply understanding. ...

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 stron...

BOO132- Hard to Hate Up Close

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 notio...

BOO131 – REPEAT 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...

BOO130 – REPEAT – Resilience

Resilience is a key to success, especially in times of change.  Reviewing the literature, Diane Coutu summarizes the themes in her Harvard Business R...

BOO129 – Celebrating Kindness Part 2

We do have the capacity for great cruelty and great kindness.  I’m curious how to grow the kindness side of nature.  To support that reflectio...

BOO128 – Celebrating Kindness Part 1

We do have the capacity for great cruelty and great kindness.  I’m curious how to grow the kindness side of nature.  To support that reflectio...

BOO127 – REPEAT 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...

BOO126 – Noticing

What are you noticing?  Learning how to be present, to notice what is here, mindfulness — it can change your life. Many sources find it a key t...

BOO125 – Mindfulness Changes Us

Richie Davidson and Daniel Goleman sorted through the research to find the outcomes from rigorous and replicable research.  The results are summariz...

BOO122 – Story Editing Part 2

“We become the stories we tell ourselves.” Dr. Nick Nissley How do we nudge our story into a healthy direction each day.  This episode co...

BOO121 – Story Editing

“We become the stories we tell ourselves.” (Nick Nissley).  Dr Timothy Wilson has researched and found powerful methods to nudge our stor...

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 ours...

BOO119 – Changing for Real

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 e...

BOO118 – Receiving Feedback

“I have some feedback for you.”  Those words can evoke a reaction in many of us.  How do we learn to open ourselves to other’s per...

BOO117 – Feedback Part 2

If feedback seems to be the best options, it is helpful to use some basic communication tools to keep it constructive. Resources Books – Crucial...

BOO116 – Giving Feedback is Tricky

Feedback is highly valued in our culture.  It is assumed that organizations rich in feedback are more productive.  In this episode, we explore some ...

BOO114- 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 Associat...

BOO113 – Thinking About Thinking

Sometimes we confuse our thoughts with reality.  And our thoughts can imprison us into patterns that are limiting. Resources Psychology Today –...

BOO112- Getting the Most Out of Work

Part 3 of a conversation with seasoned coach Karen Kodzik on what career advice she would give to those new in their career or mid-career workers. Res...

BOO110- Exploring Balance

A conversation with seasoned coach Karen Kodzik on what does it mean to achieve balance in our lives. Resources Karen Kodzik’s company Resilienc...

BOBOO4 – Celebrating Kindness

“This program is funded in part by the Community Opportunity Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.” Some feel kindness is the ant...

BOO109 – REPEAT – 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? ...

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 R...