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  • Vision Quest reveals a BOOK!
    Ten years ago, give or take, I took a journey that led to where I am now… I went on a Vision Quest near Joshua Tree National Park. Over several Read more
  • The Gift of Travel
    Recently while waiting for a flight at the Madrid airport, I spotted a poster that read, “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” I love travelling Read more
  • Leaping Over
    Over the last 18 months or so, I’ve been toying with this idea of “leaping over.” When I get triggered, frustrated, angry or charged in some way, I’m curious what Read more
  • Stoicism and Fear Setting - Old Tools for Today's Issues
    When you think of a Stoic, you might create a picture in your mind of a boring, emotionless person. Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius are a few famous Stoics from Read more
  • Stoicism and Fear Setting - Old Tools for Today's Issues
    When you think of a Stoic, you might create a picture in your mind of a boring, emotionless person. Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius are a few famous Stoics from Read more
  • Why Transformation is Messy
    We’re all on a journey of self-discovery and living a full life. Sometimes that journey involves transformation. If you’ve experienced transformations in your life or witnessed one in someone close Read more
  • Deep Kindness
    When you think of the word, “kindness,” what first comes to mind? I think of the generosity of people throughout my life who’ve shown me thoughtfulness and compassion – sometimes Read more
  • Tolerating, Emptying and Beginning Again
    For over a year, I noticed I was tolerating simple eating and thinking habits, that by themselves were rather insignificant. But over time, the cumulative effect left me wanting to Read more
  • Spiritual Warriors Respond to Spiritual Crises
    Have you noticed you’re shaking your head more lately? I have. It seems that the events of the last six months or so have been so polarizing, so unbelievable to Read more
  • First Be Kind - Practicing Kindfulness!
    The idea of mindfulness is quite mainstream today. Being ubiquitous doesn’t diminish the impact of building a personal practice of awareness (of our thoughts, emotions and surroundings). But what seems Read more
  • The Rooster's Sunrise
    Perhaps you’ve heard the Latin phrase, “post hoc, ergo propter hoc” also known as the post hoc fallacy. It is a potential fallacy that, just because one event follows another, Read more
  • Those Who are Different than Me
    “People who are different than me are just too easy to unfriend,” lamented a colleague recently. We were talking about relationships and how they’ve changed in the last few years. Read more
  • Fifty Shades of Gentleness
    I'm learning a lot about gentleness lately. Being truly gentle takes the strength of a warrior! It all starts with learning how to be gentle with myself. Many years ago, Read more
  • Unconditional Gentleness
    I’m in the midst of a deep and thorough internal re-wiring process. For most of my life I was proud of how hard I drove myself, the high standards to Read more
  • How to Disappoint Others and Still Excel Professionally
    You may notice that I didn't publish my monthly blog in June or July this year. It's been a very full summer! And, it's disappointing not to get to the Read more
  • The Stories We Tell Ourselves
    Typically, facts are things I see with my own eyes or can externally verify as true. Often confused with those facts are my interpretations of them. Recently, several members of Read more