I was recently speaking with a few people about some hard circumstances they were facing. After they shared some details about their situation, they asked me, “What advice might you … Continue reading Short Term Steps, Long Term Vision
Are you willing to be wrong? Are you someone who is willing to listen? Are you open to new ideas that are different than yours? Or Are you always right … Continue reading Is it Possible You’re Getting it Wrong?
Silence: 30 seconds Read Scripture Text: Ephesians 1:3-10 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with … Continue reading Spiritual Care Devotional #11
Ephesians Devotional Silence: 30 seconds Read Scripture Text: Ephesians 1:7-10 “Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we’re a free … Continue reading Spiritual Care Devotional #10
During times of crisis, our stress and anxiety levels may increase. So many uncertain variables and scenarios may run through our minds and hearts. I have heard people struggling with … Continue reading Befriending Anger and Goodness
[I asked for permission to share the following stories] Some weeks, an employee messaged me in response to a short post I sent out. She described feeling foggy and exhausted, … Continue reading From Pandemic to Purpose
In times of conflict, it is more healing to start with empathy and the inner experience so that we can focus on PEOPLE–not on problems or programs. This will help … Continue reading Conflict and Spiritual Disciplines
When did we think it was ok to be condescending, mean-critical, hostile towards others, or despise others who have differing views (guns, abortion, party lines, lgbt, vaccines, conspiracy theories, blm, … Continue reading From Contempt to Compassion
I was consulting with Dr. Linda Guerrero–an educator who did her doctoral work in mentoring and grew up in North County–recently about how they’re approaching online school with her kids … Continue reading Routines and Unpredictability
Our work as Chaplains is to be in the thick of it with the people we serve. We don’t get to punch out when the day is over. We observe, … Continue reading The Organizational Work of Civility
I’m currently working on a doctorate and this year’s subject matter is conflict and compassion. The coursework and readings are not your typical “five steps of conflict management”. The focus … Continue reading Etty Hillesum – A Life Transformed
Allow me to get a little “deep” and empathize what I feel could be occurring not only for you, but many of us who are in work and leadership (including myself). … Continue reading Essential Ideas to Survive & Thrive: This Has Never Been Done Before
How are you supposed to navigate and lead your team during this crisis? Your work is already filled with making lots of small and impactful decisions. But the added layer … Continue reading Essential Leadership: Strong Backs, Open Hearts
For some, an existing anxiety, depression, or addiction could increase in degrees or new symptoms can emerge. It can feel overwhelming. It’s like our minds are stuck in a cycle … Continue reading Essential Ideas on Emotional Health and Addiction During COVID-19
My friend Kindra sent me this Gram early this morning. She didn’t know I was writing about a new normal and hope. But the illustration serves a purpose to remind … Continue reading Essential to Survive and Thrive Series: Finding Our New Normal
Essential to Survive and Thrive Series The Covid19 pandemic will no doubt be this generation’s global crisis remembrance. And with greater impact since it will be an ongoing issue for … Continue reading Essential Series: Stress and Rest
“This is too hard. I never should’ve gone back to college! I don’t have the smarts these younger students have.” A couple years ago, I was coaching a college student … Continue reading Essential to Survive and Thrive: What Does Love Say to You?
I’ve been curious about what might be helpful for us during this pandemic. None of us have ever experienced anything like this before so we’re all on the same playing … Continue reading Curiosity is Essential to Survival
Are you having more misunderstandings or disagreements with family or co-workers during this time of sheltering-in-home or because of changes to your workplace? You are not alone. BigFoot is … Continue reading Healthy Communication at Home or Work: What do I say?… How do I say it?
Working from home has it’s own standards, don’t you agree?
It is a fairly simple question. One we may not pause long enough to answer very often. But the power of meaning cannot be understated. It can, truly, save lives. … Continue reading What Does It Mean?
Typical financial emergencies are job loss, medical care, major repairs, accidents, rent increases… and now we have COVID-19.
by Kindra Green Carson I would love to tell you something pretty, simple, and tender. However, these times are pretty brutal, complicated, and hard. I will not patronize you. What … Continue reading Hope Makes a Difference
As Corporate Chaplains, we have been gathering online to pray for the needs of the people we serve, specifically over physical health, financial provision, and the sustaining of the businesses … Continue reading Learning to “Crisis” Well
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season. We receive ashes as a sign of humility (from dust we came, to dust we return). Lent is a time to … Continue reading Lent 2020 and Ash Wednesday
Description (from the publisher) “Whether we’re 20, 40, 60 or older, many of us are still looking for an answer to that perennial question, ‘What do you want to be … Continue reading Designing Your Life Workshop
I read a great story the other day about Tony Dungy, former coach of the Indianapolis Colts. He stepped into an organizational that was fraught with losing seasons. He was … Continue reading Blaming Won’t Get You Results
Most companies don’t have a corporate chaplaincy program. I wish they did. I could employ some great leaders to help care for employees. Much of our work is to ask … Continue reading The Business of Becoming