Category: Befriending Change

The Courage To Begin

The Courage To Begin

We’ve all heard the saying “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” but…sometimes taking that first step feels more than a bit scary…especially when you’ve experienced success in the path you have been taking. In this recording The Courage to Begin, you will hear Susanna Liller and me talk about how […]

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 […]

There’s No Formula for Resilience: Guest Post by Ishita Gupta

There’s No Formula for Resilience: Guest Post by Ishita Gupta

It’s Wednesday, 2pm. At work, you think of dinner, exercise, your favorite TV show. You check the news. CNN.com reports that a storm will hit your city tonight at 8p.m., and it does. CNN doesn’t report that you will be left with nothing: No home to go to, no dinner to eat, your laptop + […]

Change: Crisis or Opportunity…The Choice is Ours

Change: Crisis or Opportunity…The Choice is Ours

To see the opportunities during times of change, challenge, and uncertainty takes practice. Learn how.

Limiting Beliefs About Challenging Times…Do You Have Them?

The Gift of Opportunity Often Comes Wrapped in “Problem Wrapping Paper” Take Away Message: Our beliefs–especially about adversity– affect our level of resilience. If you want to be more resilient, be willing to challenge and update beliefs that don’t serve you. The Story: Recently, I listened to a podcast interview of a woman who shared […]

Stepping Into the Unknown

“If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.” Joseph Campbell Have you been thinking about taking a new direction in your life, but fear has held you […]

Having the Courage to Live The Life You Were Meant to Live

One of my favorite quotes on living the life we were meant to live comes from Rumi: “There is one thing in this world that you must never forget to do.  If you forget everything else and not this, there’s nothing to worry about; but if you remember everything else and forget this, then you […]

Rex Castle and Me at our BBQ Confab

Your Resilience Might Inspire Others Without You Realizing It

I heard a very cool story from friend and colleague Rex Castle from Tyler Technologies in Lubbock, TX a couple of months ago. It’s a great example how you just be your resilient self..or practicing resilience…can insipre others. I was down there doing a program on story-telling, and Rex, over a meal of Texas BBQ, shared how […]

Change Can Be Painful…And That Can Be a Good Thing

  “A deep distress hath humanized my soul.” William Wordsworth   In my programs on resilience and managing change, one of the principles we cover in the section on how to develop a “Change-Friendly Mindset” is: “Life can be difficult…and that’s a good thing.” I don’t mean that in either a flippant or sadistic way. […]

Lisa Ryan, founder of Grategy

How the Practice of Gratitude Can Fortify You

You probably know about the growing body of research showing the health and happiness benefits of practicing gratitude. If not, just search “Gratitude Research”, and there it’ll be. However, regularly practicing gratitude is also a huge resilience-building strategy. It’s also one of the best ways to be an “Energizer” (I have an article on this […]