The Code of Self-Care

“There is rarely a “right” decision for any stage in disease. There’s one for you, but there is no single “right” decision. – David Agus MD According to author David Agus MD “The End of Illness” is a reachable state. Here is what we need to do: Eat nutrient dense foods every day on a schedule. It could be 2 meals and a snack, 3 … Continue reading The Code of Self-Care

To Do: Contentment

Salvatore Zambito, rogue scholar, yoga teacher and author of The Unadorned Thread shared his wit and wisdom on the inner practice of yoga last Sunday at the La Jolla Yoga Center. He said: “Before you go through Bliss, you must go through Contentment.” A simple directive. Listening to conversations…there is a shortage of contentment. Why? Contentment requires practice. When the content of the moment is … Continue reading To Do: Contentment

What’s Your Gift?

“Life is the one gift we are always unwrapping.” Our season of gift giving, shopping and celebration is rich with surprises, memories, joys, gatherings and pressures. Some set a high bar to do and be “it all”. Now more than ever people are reaching out to share joy and hope creatively.  We have a game in our organization. Each person identifies their intrinsic “gifts” from … Continue reading What’s Your Gift?

The New Lean

“We thought we knew how to predict the future and we were wrong.” –Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup Last night we enjoyed three hours of Eric Ries storming through the key ideas in his book The Lean Startup. The sustainability concept of Zero Waste (nothing to landfill) meets Lean Startup (anything that doesn’t deliver validated learning is waste). Wow. Time flew. We all … Continue reading The New Lean

Is it easy to get faked out by being busy?

When we find that experiences of meaningful accomplishment and engaging relationships are essential for our well-being then listening to our hearts and intuition before “spending, wasting or investing” our time is a healthy idea! Vitamins for the Mind by Jim Rohn Time Management Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one … Continue reading Is it easy to get faked out by being busy?

Is there a Magician in Your Metaphor?

My research on personal empowerment and transformation led to David Grove’s work: “Clean Language”. From the outset my experience of “Clean Language”, a therapeutic and/or coaching approach, felt like entering a parallel universe devoid of opinion, advice, assumption, and projection. Imagine that universe! Sweet genius! In “Clean”, as practitioners refer to it, the “secret sauce” for changing our experience is held within our own metaphors. … Continue reading Is there a Magician in Your Metaphor?