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?
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
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
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
“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?