An Internal Treasury


In my studies this week the conversations turned to the experience of natural setbacks in life and how we each handle them. Sometimes our setbacks are so difficult we cannot see to focus on our goals, and we’ve only the energy to ‘not give up,’ and can only muster the energy to merely stick to […]

Obstacle-atition


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In the quest for success and excellence the victor is most often the gladiator that learns to overcome their obstacles. Learning to not only be good at, but to love obstacles, is a way of life and an attitude. An obstacle is nothing more than a problem…

Everything I Know About Leadership I Learned at the Gym


This is a blog from more than a year ago but the principles hold true for me today! Everything I know about leadership, I learned at the gym. Okay, maybe not everything, but I’ve learned an awful lot. I’ve learned that there are quite a few fitness habits that if used as a catalyst in […]

Estranged Relationships


There is a little talked about, silent epidemic that is growing among families-parental estrangement from adult children. No matter the reasons or how it initially happened one thing is clear, it is the child’s reality and nothing you can do or say will convince them otherwise. Dr. Joshua Coleman has done much work on the […]

8-Steps to Personal Transformation


Change is hard, ask anyone. As Daniel Goleman points out in “Primal Leadership” one only needs to think back on our previous successes, as well as our failed attempts at change to see it. Our annual pilgrimage to aspiring New Year’s resolutions serves as ample evidence of this. Effectively changing our lives requires us to reverse […]

When They Simply Go Away: Love and Loss


The past seven days in our house have been spent in wonder and in worry; and in searching for Scout. Scout is our friend, our aging friend that brings us so much joy. Scout is 12 years old and has diabetes. Scout is blind and on insulin. Twice a day I say “It’s Insulin time!” […]

Create a Ripple


Ever hear of a ‘keystone habit’? Keystone habits are small changes or activities that people introduce into their life or daily routine that unintentionally carry over into other aspects of their life; they have a ripple effect and spill into other parts of their lives. This ripple effect ends up creating lots of unintended and […]

A Little Less “To Do” about Anything


My greatest in joy in life right now is in learning how to “BE” instead of living in the frenzy of “DO”, of living in the trust that I have all the time I need. Yesterday I stumbled across a poster in a thrift shop with the words I needed to read. They tripped me […]

Obstacle-atition


In the quest for success and excellence the victor is most often the gladiator that learns to overcome their obstacles. Learning to not only be good at, but to love obstacles, is a way of life and an attitude. An obstacle is nothing more than a problem that has not yet been solved. When we […]

Building a Personal and Professional Infrastructure


Conditioned leaders have a mind, body, heart, and spirit that gets its sustenance out of addressing the gaps in our personal and professional infrastructure. I have just spent two wonderful days at an IHI conference, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. I devoured two days of amazing training from the best of the best experts when […]