Type A Recovery Prescription

Are you suffering from a Type A Personality addiction?  Going non-stop 24/7, always on the go? Do you even know the last time you sat still and reflected, or weren’t doing something for the sake of what you would achieve?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be Type A. I [...]

By |2018-03-05T14:27:58+00:00March 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Type A Recovery Prescription

ROSE – Respect others, self, environment

I was talking with my sister not too long ago, and we soon found ourselves discussing a variety of problems in the world. Sometimes it seems like there are so many things going wrong today, it’s hard not to get overwhelmed. How can one person possibly make things better? Luckily, my sister was able to [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:08:04+00:00January 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ROSE – Respect others, self, environment

The Delusion We Have No Choice

We always have a choice. Not about what happens to us, to whom we were born, or the situations that surround our lives—these are things beyond our control.  However, we have a lot more choices in our lives than we give ourselves credit for, and whether we realize it or not, we are making choices [...]

By |2017-12-08T22:05:44+00:00December 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Delusion We Have No Choice

Stay curious, my friends

Today’s political climate has left me angry, uncertain, confused, and disenchanted, but also engaged, amused, and hopeful—sometimes all at the same time.  I have had to dig deep and take a hard look at my underlying assumptions about the world, how I live, what I believe in, my privilege, and what it means to be [...]

By |2017-11-21T21:02:02+00:00November 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Stay curious, my friends

Annoyed by life’s inconveniences? Here’s how to gain perspective.

Inconvenience. Everyone resists it, whether a large or small matter. Your computer is down, the phone is broken, you miss the bus, or someone sends you an important file you can’t open. You know how it feels; the frustration that arises. You sense that things are not going your way and it puts you in [...]

By |2017-09-20T12:26:02+00:00September 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Annoyed by life’s inconveniences? Here’s how to gain perspective.

Slow Down to Go Fast

While doing complex process reengineering and IT projects at Waste Management, I learned a valuable lesson: slow down to go fast. This can be a hard lesson for people to learn, since the time we spend understanding a problem, planning an approach, and finding the resources we need can seem inordinate when we’re under pressure [...]

By |2017-08-22T19:50:24+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Slow Down to Go Fast

Do You Want to be Right or Happy?

I was in a yoga training a while ago, and we were discussing the issues that get in our way and hold us back in our lives.  One issue that came up is the need to be right. The teacher shared this helpful quote: “Do you want to be right or do you want to [...]

By |2017-08-02T14:59:08+00:00August 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Do You Want to be Right or Happy?

An Easy Way to be Kinder

 “We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking.” - Richard Rohr This quote has been a reoccurring theme for me in the last couple of weeks, both personally and professionally.  Even as a kid, I knew that there were times when I chose the way [...]

By |2017-07-28T19:12:20+00:00July 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on An Easy Way to be Kinder

Asking What Instead of Why

Recently, a friend was telling me about a situation that was troubling him. In detail, he described his version and perspective of another person’s motives and what she had done to him. I realized how many times in my life I had done the exact same thing.  Spent time, energy and a good deal of [...]

By |2017-07-11T21:46:01+00:00July 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Asking What Instead of Why

Are You Running Up the Ladder of Inference?

We all have our own internal biases and conditioning, which impact how we view the world, and the beliefs we hold to be true. While meeting with a colleague, I was recently reminded of one of my favorite constructs – The Ladder of Inference, created by Chris Argyris. The bottom rung of the ladder is [...]

By |2017-05-23T13:14:25+00:00May 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are You Running Up the Ladder of Inference?
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