The Owl's Perch

The power of Affirmation

Thursday, February 02, 2012

My Grandfather always said this was the best month of the year—“Great people were born during February!” he’d say. His list would often be different but might include Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Ayn Rand, Hank Aaron, Charles Dickens, Charles Darwin, Michael Jordan, Smokey Robinson, Ansel Adams, Victor Hugo, Henry Wadsworth, Norman Rockwell, Thomas Edison, “and of course you and me.” Not to forget Valentine’s Day on which he not only had his Birthday but also his anniversary.” His words always made me feel proud, special and in good company. Read More >

The Way Forward

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Last week hiking out of the Grand Canyon I was struck by how formidable the way up appeared even though I knew I had just descended on the same trail. All I could see ahead of me was a rock face going straight up thousands of feet. I couldn’t see any trail or even get a sense of the way out.  Read More >

Thriving Relationships

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Why is it that relationships thrive or falter? I believe that relationships, organizations, and more broadly - systems - fail slowly and then quickly because of conversations that aren't happening.  I've heard it said that the Queen of Denmark once commented that all the wars that have ever been fought were a result of a conversation that hadn't taken place. Why don't we have those conversations? Read More >

How to love deeply

Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Thinking about "maitri" today, one of the four elements of love in the Buddhist tradition.  Read More >

The view from here...

Thursday, October 06, 2011

I have a love affair with owls... and they seem to have a love affair with me. Read More >

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