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 …

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?   …

Assumptions to Mindsets…..What are your Assumptions?

Someone asked me a few weeks ago, “Were you a cheerleader in high school, someone who was popular?”  “No” I replied.  “Well, I just can’t figure you out” she said. That exchange keeps wafting through my mind.  At the time, I was astounded that someone could think I was a cheerleader or one of the “in crowd.”  Upon reflection, the …

Questions or Answers?

How often have you gotten so caught up in finding (or defending) the “right” answer that you’ve forgotten that the power is in the question?  Or, even more challenging, you’ve become so sure of the answer that you don’t even question the question?     What happens when we become so focused on answers that we no longer even ask questions? I …