Synchronicity and Silence

  Have you ever experienced a time when you’ve been thinking about a friend, and then they call you “out of the blue?”  Perhaps you find yourself somewhere you’ve never been before and realize that this location has been presented multiple times (e.g. you overheard it described; your best friend mentioned it; or perhaps you had a very detailed dream …

Be Your Best Friend

“Oh, you’re my best friend…”  The lyrics of that song by Queen have been running through my mind lately.  Which is a much better choice than what usually cycles and recycles through my monkey mind at times.  I heard the song a few days ago, and it caused me to ponder: what if we truly were a best friend to …

Demand the Ball!

Late spring is the time of graduation ceremonies.  A time when people come together to acknowledge an important rite of passage.  Moving across a platform to signify saying goodbye to one stage of life and hello to another. I like these ceremonies because they typically have speakers who offer sage advice and/or worthwhile questions to ponder. I happened across the …

Change, change, change…..

“Why is change so hard?!” This plaintive statement I’ve heard from clients (and muttered myself once or twice with added emphasis). Change is difficult because of two very important “laws” of nature. One from the world of physics and another from neuroscience. If you don’t remember Newton’s first law of motion, it’s okay. To paraphrase Newton, an object endeavors to …

This Is Me!

Sitting side by side, breathing re-cycled air, traveling at 35,000 feet, we are beginning to nod off.  We got up at 2:30 that morning to catch a dawn-o’clock flight.  The noise cancelling earphones are dulling the sound of the engines. The video I selected for us has begun, and within minutes we both fall asleep.  This is not a statement about the …

Self-Esteem: The Story We Tell Ourselves

I’ve been thinking a lot about self-esteem, how it drives our behavior, affects our relationships, business success, and ultimately our happiness and sense of ease.  Another way to think about self-esteem is how we value ourselves.  How we think about ourselves can be global (all encompassing) or situational (I feel good about my work life and how I’m viewed, but …