I can't smell. At all! Wouldn't that be weird? The craziest part is, after my surreal and nearly fatal hiking accident in 2008, it took more than a year to realize I couldn't smell anymore. THAT, is how POWERFUL our brains are! I expected to smell the coffee aromas at Starbucks, the fresh spring smells … Continue reading Our Brain is like a Superhero(villain)’s Weapon, Let’s Use It for Good!
Our stories contain endless depths to explore and lessons to learn. For instance, I just realized a powerful new life lesson from two of the worst moments in my life. I distinctly remember sitting on a plane 13 years ago and experiencing by far the worst turbulence I’ve ever felt (and I’ve flown several hundred … Continue reading The Gift of Grief (aka “Good Grief”): Let’s Talk About Death Part 3
I always run late, in that at best I'm on time, but typically I'm a couple minutes ... ish late. That's just how I am ... or is it? I certainly have a predisposition to pack in as much goodness as possible and am optimistic as to how long things will take, both of which … Continue reading Meditation on Changing Our Thinking to Better Our Being
Have you ever set a resolution, planned something wonderful, or decided to make a change for the better … only to be quickly doubted by inner/outer critics, have all sorts of distractions arise, be shamed at the first misstep, and/or be questioned for even trying? I wrote a book and am ready to look for … Continue reading You are Enough and Can Do Hard Things: How to Defeat the Resistance to Our Resolutions, Dreams, and Growth
This week I've been struck by how easy it is for me to close myself off from both compliments and critiques from others. It reminded me how vital it is to live with an open heart and mind, because even though such a tender mentality will sometimes break our hearts and leave us ostracized, to … Continue reading While Open Hearts Get Broken, They Also Receive the Most Joy
As we were leaving for work I heard a crash and smashing sound in the kitchen. It seems as Lisa grabbed her purse from the counter, a full bottle of wine next to it had decided to go full kamikaze onto the floor. In the car I told her how I appreciated her showing such … Continue reading Meditation on Infusing Your Life with Play (Especially the Struggles)
The other day I joked to my dad about Trump’s propensity for tweeting before he thinks. After chuckling, he said, “at least he isn’t fake and we know what we’re getting with him.” Hmm, I thought, it seems to me there’s a good life lesson and blog topic there somewhere. After mulling it over, here’s … Continue reading 3 Ways Authenticity and Vulnerability are Game Changers: Share Yourself to Both BE and CHANGE Yourself
“If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.” ― Hermann Hesse I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard some form of the following: What you hate the most in other people, the thing others do that drives … Continue reading Loving the WORST Parts of Yourself is Essential for Happiness, Growth, Loving Others, and the Future of the World