You're Invited to a Compassionate Conversation
In January, I wrote about taking some time away to reimagine, reflect and reevaluate my journey. Along the way, I started to study meditation with Deepak Chopra and earned my meditation instructor credential. These sessions eventually led me to contemplate on a deep question: “What is compassion and how do I show it?”
Around the same time, I was also accepted into a year-long program on Applied Compassion Training at Stanford University. This intensive learning program requires us to develop a …
Reimagination In Progress
I was driving home from getting groceries a few days ago and saw a sign on an empty storefront that said “Reimagination In Progress”.
My immediate thought was "That’s me! That’s exactly where I am at! That’s exactly what I’m feeling.”
I got excited as this is what I’ve been doing recently. I wrote in my blog a few weeks ago “with all that has happened this past year, I believe this time is calling us to act in bigger and better ways than we ever have in the past.”
When I published it, I read …
With all that has happened this past year, I believe this time is calling us to act in bigger and better ways than we ever have in the past. I will be reflecting on these four questions asked in Deepak Chopra’s Sound Meditation studies:
- Who am I?
- What do I want?
- What is my purpose?
- What am I grateful for?
Yes, these are big questions to ask your self. I’ve been asking myself these questions for quite some time this year. The answers that keep coming up are very simple for me and if you …
Help Gutsy Women Win feed hungry children...
People have been asking me “What are you doing for the holidays?” During our shelter in place here in California, my response has been, “I’m telling my family and friends I love them by staying home. Christmas and New Year’s will pretty much be the same as today except different food.” Aren’t I fortunate? I get to choose different food.
During this holiday season so many more children are going hungry because schools where they get their meals are closed or they don't have access to regular mea…
"Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it." ~James Truslow Adams
'Tis the Season and I am always struck at this time with reflecting back on the year and those who have crossed my path on this adventure called life. I have truly been blessed with individuals that have taught me great things in very small ways. I read …
How I Found My Gutsy
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. ~ Alice Walker
Have you ever had someone say something to you that shook your world and made you feel worth less than what you believed you were worth? Well, I have and here’s what I did about it.
Early in my career, I was working in business at an international company. It was January, the dreaded “Personnel Management Performance Review” time. I walked into my boss’ office, and sat at the round table where…
Be Thankful for the Setbacks
This historic year has been very difficult for most of us and the advice we’ve received about not being with extended family and friends has also been hard to hear. But through it all, I know human beings are a resilient bunch and we will make it through this.
One of the gifts the Pandemic has given me is a newfound pleasure of poetry. Here is my Thanksgiving poem to you.
Be Thankful by Anonymous
Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be …
The Benefits of Having an Attitude of Gratitude
“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” - Voltaire
We are now in the time of the year where we think of everything we are grateful for.
We all know what gratitude means. It is the quality of being thankful or readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. The word ‘gratitude’ comes from the Latin word gratus, meaning pleasing or thankful.
Research shows that people who are grateful tend to show higher levels of well-being…
The Real Power of Personal Power
“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.” – Lao-Tzu
In my work, I talk about power. Power in living authentically, power in using your voice, stepping into your power, and even using power poses. But what does power mean? Sometimes when I mention power, people will say, “Oh no, I don’t want to be powerful.” And when we dig a little deeper I find a lot of people are afraid of power because they have the …
Finding Your Strengths
"Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sun-dial in the shade?" ~Benjamin Franklin
When it comes to formal evaluations of organizational employees, I think we have it all wrong. We take a look at what their weaknesses are and where they can improve. We look at what they are doing wrong, and what they are doing that is not in alignment with how we would do it and what we expect from ourselves.
In other words, we look for where they are weak.
Imagine what would happen if we…