Purposeful Wanderings

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Apr2018: Choosing “Home” 1: Conversation

March 29, 2018

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – G.B. Shaw (Part 1 in series on how a deep sense of home can offer you resilience and self-trust … in a chaotic, uncertain world.) The authors of the U.S. Constitution were a brilliant lot. The result of their labors […]

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Mar2018: Making Sense of Your World

February 27, 2018

“Let us spend one day as deliberately as Nature, and not be thrown off track by every nutshell and mosquito’s wing that falls on the rails.”           — Henry David Thoreau My life is made rich and full with the many remarkable conversations I have each day. Whether friends, family, clients or others along the way, it […]

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Feb2018: Self-Trust Leads to Personal Freedom

January 28, 2018

 “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”                    – William Shakespeare, Hamlet   One of the things that inspires me most in this life is experiencing the sense of freedom clients feel when they are able to re-claim their internal truth and potential from the demands and […]

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Jan2018: Your Beliefs Shape Your World

January 1, 2018

“Yesterday is ashes; tomorrow is wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly.”                           – Native proverb Since the time I was maybe 12 years old, I’ve been fascinated by ancient Polynesian voyaging. I still have the books describing how, with ‘only’ stars, […]

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Dec2017: How Goals Hold You Back

November 29, 2017

“In the measurement world, you set a goal and strive for it. In the universe of possibility, you set the context and let life unfold into it.” – Ben & Roz Zander, The Art of Possibility You know the story: “You’ve got to have goals. They’ve got to be big. And you’ve got to achieve […]

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Nov2017: Powerful Conversations

October 27, 2017

“A bird sitting in a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not on the branch but on its own wings.” – Unknown How do “difficult conversations” go for you? You know, the ones with conflict, emotion, high stakes, people you’re afraid of or people you don’t like. Unconsciously, it’s easy […]

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Oct2017: Life in the Fast Lane

September 29, 2017

“A tree with strong roots can withstand the most violent storm, but the tree can’t grow roots just as the storm appears on the horizon.” – The Dalai Lama It seems we’re always in such a rush – rushing to work, rushing at work, rushing from work, rushing to get errands and chores done, even rushing to create “quality time” in the […]

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Sep2017: Personal Peace is a Practice

September 1, 2017

“We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.” – Anaïs Nin I love living on Cape Cod. I’m drawn by the milder winters, milder summers, a National Seashore, quaint villages, tiny harbors, an ever-changing landscape, a less-hurried stance on life. Living here year-round creates a challenge, however. Especially in the […]

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Aug2017: Personal Peace in a Divisive World

July 31, 2017

“There is no greater threat to the critics and cynics and fearmongers than those of us who are willing to fall because we have learned how to rise.” – Brené Brown, in Rising Strong We live in trying times. A hollow thought anymore it seems, given both overwhelming evidence proving it and incessant commentary lamenting […]

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Jul2017: Where Does Happiness Live?

June 30, 2017

“Everything will be okay as soon as you are okay with everything.”– Michael Singer, in The Untethered Soul For 30 years of my adult life, I lived society’s “conventional wisdom” – work hard, know a lot, avoid mistakes, make a lot of money, stay busy, get things right, care what others think, be successful, avoid […]

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