When we go to the villages of indigenous peoples, like the hunter-gatherer Hadza in East Africa, and we participate in that most elemental of human experiences—sitting around a fire at night, talking, trading stories, sharing wisdom—we come to notice a certain arrangement of the group emerge naturally.
Certain people find places closer to the [...]Continue Reading →
The working model was influenced by my life, my studies, my clients and my teachers. The most profound of those teachers was Viktor Frankl.
For three years, Frankl endured two Nazi concentration camps during the holocaust. From the experience of torture, starvation and cruelty beyond imagination, he realized the human capacity to find meaning and [...]Continue Reading →
One is when we choose our vocation, another is when we choose a life partner, and the third is [...]Continue Reading →
When people seek me out as a coach, they often bring questions that will not let them alone—questions that keep them up at night and interrupt their thoughts during the day.
Questions like: “Can I live a fulfilled life?” “How can I create the work and life I want to have?”
When we begin the [...]Continue Reading →
This poem by William Stafford is a place to return if we feel challenged by the daily grind of life and work.
THE WAY IT IS
There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to [...]Continue Reading →
It has been said that “life happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
This familiar aphorism attributed most frequently to John Lennon reminds us that despite our “best laid plans” our lives unfold in sometimes unexpected and unpredictable ways. The current economic crisis reminds us, yet again, that the world does not always [...]Continue Reading →
Inner Kill is not growing. Giving up on yourself.
It’s taking the safe way.
Always covering yourself instead of taking risks.
It’s reacting. Not thinking.
It’s giving up control of your life to whatever or whoever is around you.
Inner Kill is the death of self-respect.
Some symptoms of Inner Kill:
• You [...]
Finding meaning through the busy routines of work and life is not easy. Our daily routine often lacks a sense of purpose and appears to serve no apparent end.
We need to reboot our operating systems to see beneath the surface to the place where we know not with the mind but with the heart. [...]Continue Reading →
Tom Burnett, a passenger on United Airlines flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania, called his wife from the hijacked plane, aware [...]Continue Reading →
There are purpose moments that we could all take advantage of by extending ourselves into the world. When you want to give yourself a lift, you can play the “purpose [...]Continue Reading →
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