Fear Part II: Each of us is Worthy

In the words of Lloyd Dobins, “Continual improvement is an unending journey.” I will not stop seeking spiritual growth because the freedom it brings is so delicious.
Most recently, I’ve been working on my fear of public speaking, which was born from an incident on a stage where my mind was wiped clean of all thought and my tongue disabled. Since that Spring of 1997, any time I was called on to speak in front of more than a couple strangers, I felt fear. … More Fear Part II: Each of us is Worthy

What House Projects & your Personal Hero’s Journey have in Common

For anyone who has ever started and completed a house-remodeling project – whether that’s redoing a kitchen or bathroom or maybe it’s a simple updating of a patio deck – you probably know that it never goes exactly as planned, no matter how much planning you do. There is always some unforeseeable hiccup that knocks things off course – sometimes slightly, other times way off course.

How can you apply this to the rest of your life? Learn how to shift into hero-mode… … More What House Projects & your Personal Hero’s Journey have in Common

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

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