As I mentioned in a previous post, there are so many different ways you can use journaling. So it of course makes sense that there are many different kinds of benefits it can offer as well, depending on how you approach it. I’ve shared previously about how journaling has saved my life — both literally and figuratively. It […]
“Uh oh. He’s describing me.”
That was the thought that stopped me in my tracks recently as I was listening to a Sounds True podcast interview with Ed Espe Brown.
Brown — a Zen chef, teacher, and author — was sharing some of the personal stories behind his latest book, No Recipe: Cooking as Spiritual Practice.
And in that moment, he was talking about an insight that arose for him during a time in his career of pretty intense burnout…
Think about what it means to you to live a good life. If your answers are anything like mine, you’ll mention things like… Feeling that I’ve had a positive impact in this world. Growing toward my potential. Establishing authentic and loving relationships. Cultivating joy and wonder. Feeling a deep sense of spiritual connection. And […]
I’m about to add something unusual to what I’m sharing here on this blog… I’m going to start sharing excerpts from — even snapshots of — my own journal entries. I’m not doing this because of an impulse toward exhibitionism. Or because I expect my inner life to be inherently fascinating for anyone other than […]
When I first started teaching time management, I was focused on helping people get things done. Over time, I became more keenly aware of the need to step back and focus on doing the right things. (To do less, even, in order to make meaningful progress on what matters most.) Today my focus is even […]
“Am I OK?” Most of us are constantly asking ourselves that question in our lives. It might not always be conscious, but at some level we’re always holding up a yardstick to see if we measure up. I caught myself doing that just this morning. But this time, some wiser internal voice called bullshit on me.
As I write this, I’m sitting in the Cardiovascular Center of a large medical complex in northern New Jersey, waiting to see my mother, who has just survived open heart surgery. Two new valves – one cow, one pig – now reside in her heart, replacing the ones that were initially damaged during an episode […]
Coaching is an investment. An investment in YOU. And like any investment, you want to get the most out of the time and money you put into it. When I first started seeing coaching clients, I discovered that some people have a huge misconception about what it takes to get great results from coaching. Many people thought […]