3 Essential Qualities for Navigating Great Change

  The pandemic has thrown us into unknown territory individually and collectively with an uncertain future ahead of us.  Some of my clients are thriving in spite of the great changes.  Some are struggling with fear, anxiety, depression, a short fuse, and lack of…

Resiliency NOW! Tools

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It has been a while since I’ve written a blog as the first quarter of the year has been one of pivoting to meet the challenges of the pandemic and resulting quarantine.  I have been reassessing my commitment to my own priorities and self-care…

Practice Generosity and Give Thanks

The season of generosity and giving thanks is upon us. These two simple practices can transform lives, open hearts, and pave the way for abundance. They act like glue to connect us and weave together the fabric of our culture and our humanity. Changing…

Five Essentials for Managing Fear

fear and courage

Fear is a part of being human and can activate the fight, flight or freeze response at times when clear decision-making and creative action are needed.  Especially in these times of upheaval in the world, knowing some antidotes and tools for managing it day-to-day…

Mongolian Lessons in Resourcefulness

I just returned from a trip to Mongolia – one of the most unforgettable experiences of my life.  The people showed more generosity, hospitality and resourcefulness than I’ve ever experienced.  When we were with the Reindeer People in their camp, they gave us their…

Ask For Help

hiking idaho

I had an experience on a hike in the mountains near where I live that reminded me of the importance of not only asking for help but receiving it when it’s offered, and interestingly enough it didn’t involve a person, it involved a duck. …

Leadership Lessons from the Wilderness

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I recently participated in a 10-day intensive training to become a Wilderness First Responder through a NOLS training program that quickly took me out of my comfort zone and reminded me of the leadership lessons available in wilderness settings. They apply whether in the…

Cultivating Resilience

freedom in nature

Spring has arrived.  As I look out my window, I see four feet of snow everywhere, and yet underneath, asleep in the frozen ground are the green grass, flowers, perennials and vines that will burst out of the ground as soon as the sun…

Love and Leadership

love and leadership

In a corporate environment, love can be a four letter word.  It’s just not used.  There is more sensitivity and fear about it in the workplace than ever before and yet leadership without love leads to tyranny and corruption.  We see it and experience…

The Foundation Stone of True Presence

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Do you want to improve your personal and professional relationships? Do you want to become a more effective leader in your life and your organization? Do you want to create a more fulfilling life for yourself? Then you need to cultivate the foundation stone…