A Scavenger Hunt for Creativity

Have you ever been on a scavenger hunt? You know, you get a list of things to find and you and your team are sent off to collect whatever is on your list. Typically, this requires one to engage with strangers to acquire the desired treasures. You must convince others to give you objects on your list. This past week …

Words Fail Me……

Words fail me in so many ways.   I can locate and place together a of string of words that clearly convey thoughts, feelings, and experiences, most of the time.  There are other times in which I am unable to express myself. Language is but a system of aural sounds and written symbols.   We use these sounds and symbols to bridge the …

The Language of Emotions

Do you have an emotional vocabulary?  Do you use a wide range of words to describe how you are feeling or do you rely on “fine” and “okay?”  In our environment of rapid change and clipped conversations (verbal and through technology), most of us rely upon the expedient answer of “fine” when queried by someone, especially in a non-intimate environment …

The Triggers In Your Environment

Last week I wrote about how easy it was to meditate in the temples and gardens of Bhutan and Nepal, and how challenging it was to maintain a practice at home with all the distractions and triggers.   Creating change in our behavior is difficult at best and nearly impossible if we aren’t aware of the environment and its impact. You …