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 …

Who Do You Want To Be?

  This week I’ve been struggling with doubt.   Self-doubt.  I was sitting in a meeting a few days ago and I wondered, “am I really contributing here?”  “Am I the right person with the right skills to help?   There is so much this organization needs and I feel so inadequate to help it move forward.  Am I the right person?   …

What Is Your Quotient for Compassion?

I watched a documentary a few nights ago about Roger Stone, a political activist and consultant.  I wasn’t very familiar with Stone, and I discovered he has been involved in the US political process since the Reagan presidency. Stone and his partners have also made millions of dollars representing dictators across the globe who have murdered their opposition while amassing vast …

How Resilient Are You?

How often do you grit your teeth in silence and/or tell yourself to “just hang on a little longer?”  Perhaps you allow friends or family members to invade your physical or emotional boundaries and say to yourself “never again!”  What do you say to yourself when you fail? Do you berate yourself, blame someone else, or think “well that was …