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How to Turn Your Life Around: Let Leo Babauta Show You How

How to Turn Your Life Around: Let Leo Babauta Show You How

If you’re not familiar with the Good Life Project, I recommend you go there after watching this video and sign up. Jonathan Fields has put together an amazing series of “Genius Network Quality” interviews, with the likes of Nancy Duarte, Dan Pink, Daniel Aierly and more. I was particularly taken by the recent interview with […]

Brandy in her "fly" sweater

There’s always hope: The Story of Brandy

  The dogs I meet at the Animal Welfare Society shelter often remind me that even when the odds seem stacked against you, hope waits around the corner. Sweet little Brandy, a 12 year old female beagle reminded me of this once again. I remember when I first spotted her. As I walked the corridor […]

Overwhelm Be Gone: Joe Carabase shows how

Overwhelm Be Gone: Joe Carabase shows how

I met Joe Carabase at a conference a couple of years ago. I thought at first he was John “Roman” Romaniello, who is a fitness expert who is also a fun writer. It turns out Joe wasn’t Roman, although they could be cousins, but he also is a fitness expert and unbelievably enjoyable writer. Joe […]

“What makes your heart sing?” & your Life Ecosystem

“What makes your heart sing?” & your Life Ecosystem

“What if music could be injected into the experience in a way that would soften peoples’ hearts…. that would shift their capacity to meet the moment, rather than with denial and fear, but with empathy and acceptance and interconnectedness.”                          Gary Malkin, Emmy-Winning composer In yet another example of “Life is a mystery to be […]

Focus on What Matters Most: The Wisdom of Stephen Covey

Focus on What Matters Most: The Wisdom of Stephen Covey

Stephen Covey died recently, which prompted a great article titeld The Man Who Made Dreams Come True by Alex Green in Early to Rise. BTW…I HIGHLY recommend that you subscribe to Early to Rise. It is like having your own Genius Network. In the post, Green summarizes Covey’s Seven Habits. While some people criticize them […]

If tomorrow never comes…how will you live today?

Even though the whole “Mayan Calendar thing” is over, the talk that it generated offered us a gift, if we’re willing to reflect. That give is reflecting on the concept of “If tomorrow never comes…” to you. That can be a wonderful attention  and intention focuser. It reminds me of the wry observation of Dr. Samuel Johnson, the […]

The Newton Tragedy, Mindfulness, and Gratitude

The Newton Tragedy, Mindfulness, and Gratitude

This morning I was listening to the radio and the morning duo who were talking about the Newton tragedy. They had started a Facebook conversation with listeners  about how we could find some good in the midst of such tragedy. Someone had written in about how tragic events  can remind us of what we have […]

Does this put your troubles in perspective?

Yesterday, I was working with a group of tech support and customer support professionals for a software company on the topic of resilience, and more specifically, how to keep your emotions positive and your energy up, regardless of how challenging your day. One of the stress management practices we talked about is what I call […]

Let other’s courage inspire you to “feel the fear and do it anyway”

Let other’s courage inspire you to “feel the fear and do it anyway”

I’m read this amazing book recommended by my friend Meredith Bell  whose website is aptly named “the Voice of Encouragement”. I’ve been focusing part of my research and development time on finding answers to the human dilemma of “Why don’t I do the things I know I need to do?” and it’s better cousin “How can I […]

Hold the Vision for Your Friends & Be a Charlotte

Hold the Vision for Your Friends & Be a Charlotte

At a leadership retreat I facilitated this past week, I shared with the team the video of Jonathan and Charlotte (see below). We used it as a catalyst for discussing how they can “Be a Charlotte” to each other during the challenging transitional period they were going through. Even though they have been a strong team […]