Growth And Learning

Feb09No Comments

How Courageous is Your Mind?

In his recent Psychology Today article, leadership expert and author Jake Breeden outlined the essential habits of courageous people. Courage, he says, is a way of thinking. According to Breeden, the courageously minded have established thinking patterns...
Jan01No Comments

The Best Resolution For 2016

For many, the new year is a kind of magic eraser that wipes the slate clean. It’s a chance to start over. An opportunity to do things differently. A percentage of us typically resolve to eat healthier or drink less. Others vow to get more exercise,...
Jun04No Comments

“I Just Danced”…The Inspiring Words of a 6 Year Old

If you think there’s nothing a kid can teach you, think again. For the last two months, I’ve been touring Southern California schools presenting talks and workshops about courage and resilience based on my book, Stand Tall. The enthusiasm...
Feb13No Comments

The Power of Self-Love

Several years ago I ran a workshop for women on creativity and spirituality. Among the topics we covered was love. The participants jumped into this section vigorously and could easily describe their beliefs about love and the many ways they practiced...
Jan27No Comments

Why really big questions are better than answers

“But WHY?”  Children are alive with big, juicy questions. They pepper us with what’s, why’s, how’s and what if’s day and night. Eager young minds want to explore and know about absolutely everything in their...
Jun27No Comments

Self Doubt: What’s The Story?

“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” ~ Shakespeare” Self-doubt is a common affliction that confronts all of us from time to time. It is a dangerous undercurrent that can quickly...
Jun25No Comments

Which Step Counts Most?

On your path, which step has the greatest significance for you? Do some steps matter more than others? Are there some you skip? Or ones that make you stumble? Is the path smooth? Or does it feel steep, rocky and ancient? Take a moment to think about the...
May26No Comments

The Adventures in Gratitude Challenge

For anywhere from three to six months every year my husband and I take an intentional departure from land-based living. We call it our slocation, or at least that’s how I think of our time. Okay, yes, you could think of it as a really lengthy a vacation,...
Apr22No Comments

Notes From Inside The Bubble Of Imagination

  Over the Easter week break I underwent smile and thrill therapy at Disneyland, California Adventure and Universal Studios, Hollywood. I’ve been roller-coastered, Micky-Mouse’d, Toy-Story’d, horror-ized, minion-ized, transformer-ized,...
Mar17No Comments

How Strong Are Your Happy Muscles? 20 Traits Of Happy People

This is the best infographic I’ve seen listing the personal attributes of happy people. How many do you recognize in yourself? What are your strengths? What “happy muscles” still need more exercise?Share and compare with someone you...