Aug2019: What Are You Committed To? – Part II

July 31, 2019

 “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” – Greek Proverb Resolving the “big challenges” of our times invites “big commitment” – commitment to the greatest capacities of human consciousness: integrity, respect, compassion, dialogue, critical thinking, personal responsibility, shared belief in the possibility we represent. […]

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Jul2019: What Are You Committed To? – Part I

July 1, 2019

“Our job is to excavate the unsaid. That requires courage and vulnerability.” – Brené Brown Resolving big challenges means making big commitments. Collectively, we certainly have plenty of challenges – as individuals, families, communities, nations, world. Examples: stewardship of our planet, excellence in public education, access to quality health care, information security. Each is wildly […]

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Jun2019: A Path of Peace

May 29, 2019

“I keep what’s true in front of me. I won’t get lost that way.” – Richard Wagamese, Embers I don’t think I’ve ever known anyone who wouldn’t like more peace … in themselves, in their lives, in the world. I have, however, met many who are unwilling to follow a path that leads to the experience of peace. […]

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Living Authentically Workshop – June 12

May 13, 2019

Workshop: Living Authentically … in a World That Would Rather You Didn’t Wednesday, June 12, 7 – 9 pm.(EDT)   $30. Online, interactive videoconference (using Zoom) Link to signup here. Select “Living Authentically” from the choices of products. We’re drawn by two worlds. The external world says we can find happiness by going along with the thinking […]

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May2019: What’s Your Story?

April 30, 2019

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we will ever do.” – Brené Brown   Talking Story is tradition in Hawaii. It’s a foundation of aloha, that pervasive spirit Hawaiians truly feel and live about the universal connectedness we share … with one another, with the rhythm of life, with the […]

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Apr2019: Labeling Leads to Divisiveness

March 31, 2019

When I’m asked for the elevator speechthat sums up my work, I respond, “I always take the stairs, so I don’t have one. If you’d like to walk with me a while, I’d love to talk. I don’t know of a life worth living or work worth doing that can be reduced to a sound […]

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Self-Trust Leads to Personal Freedom

March 25, 2019

“A bird sitting in a tree is not afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not on the branch but on its own wings.” Imagine, just for a moment … that instead of feeling stressed or anxious about much of life, you have a sense of clarity and perspective – about yourself, others, […]

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Constructive Conversations Workshop – March 27

March 22, 2019

Just a reminder … from last month’s newsletter. Constructive Conversations Workshop: Next Wednesday, Mar 27, 7 – 9 pm. Online.  $30. Link to signup here. You are a natural communicator. Don’t believe it? Join me next week and learn why … why all your old lessons about communications effectiveness won’t get you where you want to go. […]

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Mar2019: A Culture of Blame

March 1, 2019

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” – Rumi   They’re wrong. He’s useless. She made me angry. That’s fake news. I’m not good enough. She has no clue. He did me in. It’s a hoax. Life isn’t fair … and so on … You’ve heard them; […]

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Feb2019: Problems Are Invitations, Not Threats

January 31, 2019

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people and assign them tasks, but rather teach them to long for the immensity of the sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry It seems we’re consumed with the idea of getting things done, “making life happen.” (I was … for years.) Underlying this view is the […]

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