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Like Calming a Baby – You Can Find Inner Peace During Times of Storm

It is easy to lose connection to inner peace and wisdom by getting caught up in the drama of any storm or adversity. The incessant focus on what’s going wrong (or what can go wrong) keeps the body in a state of chronic emergency response and puts the sympathetic nervous system into overdrive.  This is Read more about Like Calming a Baby – You Can Find Inner Peace During Times of Storm[…]

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Can A Royal Princess One Day Lead the World?

Meghan Markle has an opportunity to create great meaning in her role as a royal princess. She will have the greatest impact if she leads through her “authenstory” which is the journey of her authentic self as it navigates this human existence. The authentic self is sometimes called “the seat of the soul.” As such, authentic Read more about Can A Royal Princess One Day Lead the World?[…]

Validation is an essential communication tool that let's others know that you see, hear, and/or know them and that you truly get it from their frame of reference.

Validation is Essential to Effective Relationships: Everyone Wants to be Seen & Heard

Validation is not just something to give to others. It is also important to validate your own inner self. Validation is a method for deep understanding. It can let others know you get it from their frame of reference. This requires that you truly see, hear and/or deeply know who and what you are trying to Read more about Validation is Essential to Effective Relationships: Everyone Wants to be Seen & Heard[…]

Pausing to reflect can increase you vision and perspective with which to set a more effective intention.

Pause to Check your Intention to Improve Its Power and Effectiveness

Fuel your intention with a powerful energy. The energy fueling your intention can be more powerful than the intention itself. The road paved with good intentions will follows the pathway of the energy beneath the intent. When you dig deeply at the base of your intention, you will find one of the basic life energies Read more about Pause to Check your Intention to Improve Its Power and Effectiveness[…]

The Magic of Breathing Under Water

This was no ordinary dream.  It  was a dream about authentic and transformative leadership: I was swimming peacefully along the bottom of the pool, all the while breathing… Breathing? Yes.  Taking deep yogic breaths while swimming underwater! So peaceful.  Fully in the flow.  Blissful.  Timeless moments.  Effortless action. But then I became afraid, thinking “This can’t Read more about The Magic of Breathing Under Water[…]

When Fear is About Ego

When you let go of ego and live your intention to align with your soul, you can find those moments of effortless action, when you are fully in flow. Becoming mindfully present, curious, and creative requires letting go of the fears, desires and needs of the ego and leading with your soul. Symbolically, this is Read more about When Fear is About Ego[…]

Being True to Yourself

Many live a story of who they think are, or who they think they are supposed to be, rather than remaining true to who they really are. It happens by not being fully mindful of that quiet voice deep within.   Or worse yet, maybe you ignored your inner wisdom altogether! It is often only Read more about Being True to Yourself[…]

Improvise and Stretch – One Early Lesson in Leadership

There are times when you simply just have to make do. One leadership guru calls this skill the ability to Stretch. Essentially, when push comes to shove, our brain gives us an increased ability to utilize our creative juices to improvise. As a young girl, I would complain with frustration about a lack of available resources. Read more about Improvise and Stretch – One Early Lesson in Leadership[…]

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Mindfulness is Listening For The Sound Between the Ticks

Lessons on mindfulness exist in our everyday moments, including tips on how to be present with curiosity and nonjudgment. One such lesson was a gift from quite an unexpected source. In years long past, my father-in-law gave me a 1920’s vintage watch. He was an octogenarian and a retired watchmaker. Despite progressive tremors and a declining health, Read more about Mindfulness is Listening For The Sound Between the Ticks[…]

Transcending A Difficult Moment

In the blink of an eye, what was up is now down, what was down is now up, and everything is now inside out and outside in. The intensity of the thoughts and emotion seem unbearable.  Some ordinary something, or perhaps not so ordinary at all, has pricked you, oh so deeply. This simply can’t be! Read more about Transcending A Difficult Moment[…]