wisdom

Change the Conversation. Change the Results.

Change the Conversation. Change the Results.

Many years ago, I had the honor of helping a partnership through a tough time. Conversations were difficult, almost impossible.

They were ready to split and lose over a decade of hard work building a successful company. Why? They spent 99.99% of their time noticing when they and their partner were not wise, not OK, under par, inadequate. Language is powerful. Like these two partners, we can choose the conversation we are in to change our results.

The Path into Mindfulness

The Path into Mindfulness

"Look past your thoughts, so you may drink the pure nectar of This Moment." -Rumi

Our mind is a flow of energy and information. The quality of our thinking, the focus of our conversations, the repetitive nature of our complaints directly influence our ability to be mindful, present.

6 Ways to Develop Your Wisdom

6 Ways to Develop Your Wisdom

If I asked, “How did you develop your wisdom,” I might get a blank stare. Most likely you didn’t enroll in Developing Wisdom 101 in high school or college. Few popular TV shows or movies demonstrate the path to a wise life. Or perhaps, you would nod sagely, considering yourself a serious student of wisdom, able to quote the great teachings and wise leaders through the ages.

Either way, studies show that most of us want to be wiser in our daily lives for increases in performance, creativity, and intelligence.

Invite your Wise Self to Lunch

Invite your Wise Self to Lunch

My Wise Self seemed to be out to lunch. I walked my dog, hunting for a new point of view. With no idea of my angst, he was ecstatic. As he frolicked. I stewed. Irritated with the way I handled a difficult client communication, I wanted to clean up the relationship mess I’d made, but I couldn’t stop thinking how I was right and she was wrong.

Predawn Chorus: Wildness and Leadership

Predawn Chorus: Wildness and Leadership

How unfamiliar I am with stillness when first leaving the office on retreat. How carefully constructed my busyness and the insisting voices of “should’a, would’a, could’a”.  As if the world will fall apart without my constant attention.

One of My Dearest Friends is Very Wise

One of My Dearest Friends is Very Wise

One of my dearest friends is very wise. She sees the potential in me when my vision is shadowy. She uses the power of her gentleness, the strength of her love, and the clarity of her insight so that every one around her flourishes. She’s an absolute joy, with a lovely ability to discern what really matters.

While many men consider themselves wise, many women question whether they have wisdom.

Climbing Out of Habitual Grooves into a Life that Expresses Who You Truly Are

Climbing Out of Habitual Grooves into a Life that Expresses Who You Truly Are

A flowering tree opens, expands and grows with simple encouragement – water, light, mulch.  Keep it in the dark, or expect it to grow without attention and we get a weak spindly tree, bearing little fruit.

Like the tree, without mindful awareness, our wisdom languishes until it is nothing we can count on in tough times.

How Do You Find Wisdom instead of Overwhelm?

How Do You Find Wisdom instead of Overwhelm?

I want to know how you access your wisdom even when overwhelm threatens - as you walk into the contentious meeting at 3:00, when your colleague disses you in front of your boss, when your friend didn’t include you in her New Years invitations.

What works for you? How do you return to the broader view of your wise self?

Are you Tilting or Are you Turning?

 Are you Tilting or Are you Turning?

Are you hitting “TILT” some days?  I am, so on December 21st, in my home town of Mill Valley, I convened a small circle of women to enjoy the power of a pause – a time to sit in silence, complete some of the past and gather forces for the New Year. Why mention it now?

Turning Point

Turning Point

This is hard to admit, but every now and then I slide into a familiar, yet dismal, groove of “I’m not enough.” Like the angst of teen-aged years, I feel confused and inept. It’s not much fun. The good news is I don’t stay there long.

Does Feminine Wisdom Make a Difference?

Does Feminine Wisdom Make a Difference?

What does your day look like when it includes feminine wisdom? Is it different?

Solstice: Welcoming Your Magnificence

Solstice: Welcoming Your Magnificence

The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year.  Like the Winter Solstice, it is a turning point, a time when I deliberate on my repetitive habits, the ways I limit myself and others as well as the times when I welcome magnificence!