Adversity. Motivation To A Life Of Meaning

In the world of professional speaking, a lot of speakers under the umbrella of motivation get there because of very visible physical challenges. It is immediately obvious that the person on stage has every right to claim the title of motivational and even...

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Communication Failure.

Isn't it just the way? You think you have perfectly communicated your thoughts and the person on the receiving end hasn't interpreted it the way you expected? For all the ways that we communicate, technology hasn't necessarily made it any easier. Especially as we have...

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River Trip Adventures. A Perfect Metaphor of Life

Adventures, they come in all shapes and sizes and locations. Recently a river trip provided adventures and metaphorical thoughts. How's that for excitement?! For most of the summer, my partner and I have cycled the bike  paths in and around the city. Many of the paths...

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My Mantra-Step Out, Step Up, Show Up

If I had a mantra, it would be step out, step up and show up. Over these last three years, those simple words keep me moving forward. As mantras go, I think it is a pretty good one, especially this last week. I am tired. Tired, but in a good way. Tired because I have...

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Say, Have You Worked Out That Emotional Core Lately?

I have come to think of resiliency as our emotional core. Just like our physical core, it needs regular attention. If you have ever tried to get back into your fitness regimen after a few weeks holiday or after being sick, it is readily apparent that your body is not...

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Passion, Purpose And Creating A Brave New You

Everywhere you look there is a book, article or blog urging you to follow your passion. Following those are promises to help you with their version of opening the secret door. I’m here to save you some money. Before I do though, I want to let you know that following...

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Life Long Learning, What It Really Means

Life long learning is a familiar phrase in the business world. While meant as a tool in furthering yourself and achieving greater success it is also an amazing tool for anyone looking to enrich their lives or when moving through transition. Why? Because learning isn’t...

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Technology And Our Failure To Thrive

Today's technology is so embedded in our lives that it is hard to remember when  connection to friends, family and the world wasn't always available. Yet it seems to me it is a false connection and one that is creating whole communities which are failing to thrive. A...

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