What Nike’s new Campaign has to Teach Us

I’m digging on Nike’s new ad campaign! Yes, I support everyone who stands up and out for what they believe in. Yes, I admire those whose resolve to be extraordinary and continually do better in the face of adverse circumstances. Yes, I stand beside those who are willing to be honest about what needs to be fixed in our society. Yes to all of that! AND…I love:
“It’s only crazy ‘til you do it.” … More What Nike’s new Campaign has to Teach Us

How to tell whether something needs to be fixed or totally overhauled

As humans, we are naturally programmed to take the path of least resistance and opt for the quick fix. Evolutionarily speaking, early (wo)man’s very short life relied on conserving that energy through taking shortcuts. Even our brain is wired to create shortcuts, called biases, so that we don’t have to process all the information coming at us at once. … More How to tell whether something needs to be fixed or totally overhauled

Finding Confidence in our Diversity

On my way out for a morning walk, I noticed a Planthopper (or “torpedo bug”) on my front door. At only a quarter-inch in size, these little leaf-like insects can jump two-feet –a distance of 96 times it’s own length!

Yet it spends most of its time blending into its surroundings, holding perfectly still, pretending to be a leaf.

How many of us do that? Hide our natural talents, personality and characteristics to camouflage with everyone else. … More Finding Confidence in our Diversity

Why Surfing is how we Should Approach Life

Recently I’ve decided to learn to surf. As a naive bystander, it looks fairly simply. Swim out on your board to where the waves break. Watch for a wave starting to form, position yourself perpendicular to it, and paddle until it catches the board, wherein you stand up. So I bought my wetsuit and attempted to schedule a session with my instructor-friend like I would with any other water activity, such as SUP (stand up paddle), kayaking, scuba diving, etc. … More Why Surfing is how we Should Approach Life

Be Your Own Hero

As humans with the gift of language, we are continuously telling a story about what is happening to us and around us. Every action we observe, every circumstance as it unfolds is fodder for this internal narrative. Each waking moment, we’re building this story in our minds. The choice is yours whether to tell your story from the perspective of a victim or a hero. Victims believe everything is happening to them; heroes believe everything is happening for them. … More Be Your Own Hero