Going “All-in”

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 | One Comment

There are places on this planet that are so beautiful that they take your breath away.  When you find them, they change you, for you can’t help but be fully present.  Not just in body, but in mind, spirit and heart.  You’re enraptured.  All-in. That’s how I felt when I stepped on the deck at […]

People Know

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

I don’t remember where I heard it.  I do remember it was eons ago – further back than I could attempt to pin down.  But somewhere along my journey, I remember someone once saying, “Who you are in one area of your life is who you are in every area of your life.”  It stuck […]

Finding An Anchor

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 | No Comments

T.S. Elliott once wisely said, “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”  As I wriggle back into “normalcy” after our wondrous adventures in Costa Rica, I find that I’ve a whole new appreciation for […]

Is Meaning Getting in the Way?

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 | 6 Comments

Have you ever thought about what determines the way you define yourself and the choices you make? I remember when I was in college studying theatre, the only career option that was discussed was becoming a professional actor.  Yes, I get that we were studying theatre, but in a profession in which only 2% of […]

The Descent Into Madness

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 | No Comments

There are things in life that we can control and things in life that we can’t control.  Forgetting this is the definition of madness.  I’ve discovered today that trying to escape New York during winter break with a monstrous storm on the way is a great way to test this theory.  There is no shortage […]

Setting Ourselves Up for Success

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 | One Comment

This morning before school I was helping my kiddo with his homework and was very impressed with the way his school is teaching them to think mindfully about what they want to say and how they want to say it before diving into their answers.  (Who knows, I may have been taught the same thing […]

What Makes You Shine?

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 | One Comment

A couple of weeks ago I led OnStage Leadership for a very special group of creatives.  Extraordinarily talented and insightful, the group reminded me about how powerful it is to name the unique gifts that we bring.  Over the course of the day they dug deep – excavating what it is that drives them internally.  […]

Are You Confident?

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 | 3 Comments

A few days ago, this Douglas McArthur quote started making the rounds on Facebook, and it’s triggered some reflection. “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.  He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes […]

Does Your Role Need You?

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 | 3 Comments

This morning I discovered that my friend Rob Hartmann writes a blog, and that made me very happy as I love all things Rob Hartmann.  Rob and I went to college together and he’s an incredibly gifted musical theatre composer and all-around-insightful-guy and when I read his interview with one of my favorite actresses, Alison […]

Give Yourself a “Time-Out”

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 | One Comment

They say that what doesn’t kill  you makes you stronger, and while I feel very whimpy in my thinking this morning, I’m quite concerned that these snow days might just hasten my demise.  When I have to go and re-read my own blogs to remember how I want to approach the day (and it’s only […]