A more compassionate approach to change

“If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.”      Albert Einstein I gave up on New Years Resolutions years ago. Not because I didn’t care and not because I didn’t have things I wanted to address,but because I realized that the efforts I exhausted...

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Is Anger Always Bad?

I was one angry child. And, with the support of my family system, my schools and the community we lived in, I learned that there was something very wrong with me for feeling so incredibly angry. So, I learned to be nice. To be happy. To smile a lot. To ignore,...

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The Backpedaler

People fear leaving their safe harbor of the known and venturing off into the unknown. Human beings crave certainty - even when it limits them. Robin S. Sharma In this series, we’ve been taking a look at how we react to environments that are volatile,...

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The Indispensable One

"The men with the muck-rakes are often indispensable to the well-being of society, but only if they know when to stop raking the muck."   -Theodore Roosevelt We’re wired for safety. And sometimes that wiring becomes what feels like a trap, a...

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The Special One

David Rock, in his book Your Brain at Work, references research by Mark Beeman: “People who have more insights don’t have better vision, they are not more determined to find a solution, they don’t focus harder on the problem, and they are not necessarily geniuses. The...

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The Avoider

In this series, we’ve been taking a look at the various ways that we react when we feel threatened. And in our world today, a world that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA), feeling threatened has become a new form of normal for many of us. (New to...

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The Right One

“…what we feel when we’re stressed can take several forms, which look very different on the surface, but share a common source: a signal from the brain’s alarm. When we recognize we’re having a stress reaction, that’s when we can do something about it." Jon Wortmann...

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The Winner

We can be intelligent, capable, and outwardly successful, we can have the greatest relationships in the world, and yet we can still be trapped in survival mode most of the time. We just don’t realize it. We think we’re relaxed, but really our brains are still on high...

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