Having seen literally hundreds of couples and individuals over the past 14 years, time and time again, I have discovered that one of the best remedial approaches to rescue partnerships gone sideways is for individuals to commit to improving their own personal self-care. When you feel good about yourself, you may notice you feel good about others in your life too.
You may have a driving need to contribute to global sustainability, to develop a more outstanding career or to become the most supportive nurturing parent ever. And what about caring for you? What about looking after your inner joyful … Read the rest Read More
5 Simple Ways to Feel More Resonance in Your Life Right Now
I attended a yoga retreat at the Salt Spring Yoga Center this past Summer Solstice Weekend with two of my girlfriends where I heard Patricia Galaczy speak on Mindfulness. As part of her presentation Patricia gave us all raisins to hold between our fingers. My senses were guided to tune into the raisin’s crinkly exterior and soft interior. I noticed its size and its surprising depth of color.
We then had to turn the raisin in one of our ears (I know, the thought of a … Read the rest Read More
How Do You Cultivate Grit?
As you think about my last blog “In Search of Mastery” and as you reflect on Sara Lewis’ research regarding “the near miss” and life long curiosity, what does your heart secretly want for you? What will be your own search and discovery?
What do you really want from your career, your relationships, or your life generally?
What are you becoming?
And as you reflect on the past ten or twenty years, how have the stories of your career, relationships, or life generally strengthened who you are today?
If you … Read the rest Read More
(photo credit Larissa Jacobson 3 hours into the Sahara Desert)
“We may experience many defeats but we must not be defeated” – Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou passed last Wednesday. She will be both fondly and sadly missed, and will long be remembered for her poetry, her dancing, acting and compelling life stories.
Dr. Angelou’s passing was ever the more meaningful for Joe and I as we were coincidentally in one of Maya Angelou’s favorite towns– Asheville, North Carolina when we heard the news. We were attending the Annual Meeting of the Law School Admissions Council … Read the rest Read More
Don’t you love doing your taxes each year?…I know, I know…most of you, unless you are in the financial industry, will say “not so much”. Even if you are a highly paid tax lawyer or tax accountant and you love this time of year, you are probably sending out SOS’s right about now. You have survived ‘busy season’, and you are probably planning a reboot holiday to recover from all the last minute filing even with the five day CRA extension due to the Heartbleed Bug.
My take is that in some ways tax season can be a great … Read the rest Read More