A Mountain of Motivation

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 | No Comments
A Mountain of Motivation

We hiked to Hidden Lake today, at the top of Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road, and discovered heaven. I couldn’t help but think what a study in intrinsic motivation it was (look, if I’m going to be blogging while on vacation, I will find an insight ’round every bend!).  To propel ourselves, eleven-year-old in tow, up […]

Life Happens – Expectations, Forgiveness and Humanity

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 | 2 Comments
Life Happens – Expectations, Forgiveness and Humanity

Last week I received an email from a potential business colleague profusely apologizing for having to reschedule our call.  Her child was sick, her normal sitter out of town, and she was home beating herself up for not being available. A few days later, there was a time-zone snafu with another call I had scheduled, and the […]

Who Are Your Anti-Busy-Buddies?

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 | No Comments

“I wish I could” she said,  “I never have time for lunch.  It’s crazy-busy here.  Always.” “Oh I hear ya!  This is the first time I’ve come up for air in weeks!” I replied, feeling like I had to somehow justify the unfilled gap in my day. As a culture we wear our overwhelm like […]

How Can You Anchor Yourself?

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 | 2 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 vacation adventures in Puerto Rico, I find that I’ve a whole new appreciation for this place I […]

The Comparison Trap

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 | One Comment

There are some days that, try as you might, you cannot escape being human.  And even though you know, logically, that “everybody’s got their somethin”, it’s still easy to fall into that comparison trap. You know the one.  Remember the last time you saw somebody who seemed to have it all?  You look at them […]

The Magic of Baby Steps

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 | No Comments

It never ceases to amaze me, how when I look out over the panorama of my life, the biggest obstacles around are those that I’ve put there myself.  It’s almost as if I’ve driven a 4×4 jeep through my muddy pot-holed-filled journey, erecting ‘do-not-enter‘ signs every few yards.  I’m not alone in this unwitting-self-sabotage, I’ve […]

The Power of Surrender

Posted by on Nov 28, 2015 | No Comments

“We must continue to open in the face of tremendous opposition.  No one is encouraging us to open and still we must peel away the layers of the heart.” – Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, Tibetan Buddhist master There are books that you read, that reach down and grab you by the soul and shake you, and […]

Real Out of the Box Thinking

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015 | No Comments

We love to put things in a box.  It helps us makes sense of it, to know where it fits.  We sort and index and define without even realize we’re doing it. This is “good” – this is “bad”. This “will work” – this “won’t work”. This “fits here” – this “fits there”. But in a world […]

Are You a Finger-Pointer?

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 | No Comments

It’s impossible to escape these days, all the finger-pointing going on.  Social Media is flooded with it.  Traditional media is flooded with it.  It’s become our modus operandi as a culture.  If you post a good rant, you’re rewarded with thousands of likes and followers, ratings go up, so ranting has become the cool thing […]

Elusive Perfection

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 | 2 Comments

“Oh my gosh, Jeremy!  Look!  It’s a Blue Morpho!” I whispered, trying to grab his attention without scaring the butterfly away. “Mom!  That’s good luck!” he shouted excitedly, as he ran toward it for a better look.  The butterfly, once spotted, fluttered elusively down the path with my gleeful son in pursuit. I would love to […]