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Well-Being Can Flourish in the Absence of Noise

In the absence of noise, well-being can flourish. Yet absence implies the loss of something. This reminds me that with every loss there’s a gain and with every gain there’s a loss. I encountered an unexpected silence all around me the day my precious Bubba Boy left this world. It wasn’t that he’d been noisy Read more about Well-Being Can Flourish in the Absence of Noise[…]

Creativity is Storytelling from the Soul

Creativity is storytelling straight from the soul. Sharing your art adds to the collective wisdom of all. Not everyone will be able to receive the gift you share.  To fully appreciate your art, others must have a capacity for self-reflection. For some, your work will be a welcomed salve to the soul. You can witness Read more about Creativity is Storytelling from the Soul[…]

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[…]

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Improvise and Stretch – One Early Lesson in Leadership

Adversity and uncertainty bring us the opportunity to learn important life lessons. This is the meaning I make of the adversities I personally experience. As a young girl, when I experienced frustration about a lack of available resources in our household, I would complain. But my Dad’s response was consistently: “Just go look around you, Read more about Improvise and Stretch – One Early Lesson in Leadership[…]