Has anyone ever told you that you did something undesirable, but you absolutely deny it and do not think that you did? Many of us have automatic patterns that we are completely unaware of. Every once in awhile we might catch ourselves. After all, if there's no one else around who could have done it [...]
When things slow down.
In my business I can see that as life slows down a bit around the holidays, people take the time to take care of life business stuff they have been putting off - or simply didn't have the time for. What if we created more space in our lives so that these important things didn't [...]
Behind the scenes.
"Covid testing hotline, how may I assist you?" This is the answer I heard over and over from the fellow next to me as we waited for our flight to take off. In follow up conversation I learned that he was running a testing center - actually multiple centers throughout the country. Normally his wife [...]
A life aligned.
I try to live my life in a way that aligns with what I want rather than following a typical pattern of someone who grew up in the locale and with the resources that I did. One topic of great interest to me is how to spend my money in a way that aligns with [...]
If you worry, turn around.
"Would you worry about taking that road in these conditions?" I asked. "No, I never worry. Once you start worrying, turn around." In other words, worrying does no good, and if you are worrying then do not do it - whatever it is. I had been asking about a dirt road that I read was [...]
A different meaning.
I booked us at a first floor apartment. As we arrived and were taken to our room, we ascended a flight of stairs. At first I thought they gave us a different room than was advertised. For us, the stairs do not matter. In fact, I would prefer being on the upper level. However, growing [...]
Remember at the beginning of the pandemic when time seemed to slow down? We baked bread, did puzzles, and cleaned out our closets, as we adjusted to life at home. But time actually kept moving on. I just pulled my passport out for our first international trip in two years. When I put it away [...]
Someone could have done it better.
We don't have to be good at everything. I heard someone recently say "I didn't do this thing, X, well...but what else could I have done? What else could someone else have done?" Guess what? Someone else would do it differently. They might even do it better than you. And. That's. Okay. What are your [...]
A change to this blog.
I am watching someone struggle over the decision to quit something that from an outsider perspective they obviously should quit. But I get it. Quitting is hard. Many of us are trained to think that quitting is failing. Quitting is giving up. Quitting means we are bad. I spent over two years deciding to quit [...]
Hoffman: When you’re serious about change.
Four weeks ago I re-entered the real world after spending seven days with 24 other participants and four teacher/coaches for The Hoffman Process. It felt at the time like I was exiting a life-changing week, but I felt it was too soon to share my experience in any detail. What if the changes I felt [...]