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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?[…]

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Humble Curiosity Is A Pathway to Meaningful Connection

An innocent inquisitiveness from a position of humble curiosity is useful when you wish to engage with others in a meaningful way. Humble curiosity means to lean in with nonjudgmental interest, suspending preconceived notions. It involves a willingness to allow things to naturally unfold without your influence. Whether connecting people, things, or ideas, curiosity can Read more about Humble Curiosity Is A Pathway to Meaningful Connection[…]

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When It Comes to Proverbs, Did Curiosity Get a Bad Rap?

As a young girl, I refused to believe that curiosity would kill a cat. After all, curiosity connects with life force energy that helps us survive and thrive, perhaps even contributing to the cat’s fabled nine lives. Herein we will challenge the judgment cast upon curiosity and the cat, while acknowledging this saying likely holds Read more about When It Comes to Proverbs, Did Curiosity Get a Bad Rap?[…]

Notice & Engage With Kindness

Notice the Energy Shift When You Engage with Kindness of Presence

On that windy and frigid Manhattan evening, folks in the theater line were pre-occupied with simply staying warm. No one seemed to notice a young sidewalk musician as he shivered in the cold. You could barely hear him singing above the murmur of the crowd. However, when the singer began an old Beatles tune, “Let Read more about Notice the Energy Shift When You Engage with Kindness of Presence[…]

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Courageous Presence: Mindfulness Even in Times of Adversity

To live and lead effectively, you must develop and maintain an authentically courageous presence.  This is not to be confused with false bravado.  Authentic courage is actually about love. Maintaining a courageous presence means you must come home to and be in alignment with your true self, aka your soul and your higher power. Interestingly, Read more about Courageous Presence: Mindfulness Even in Times of Adversity[…]

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[…]

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[…]