Happy 4th! This is a holiday weekend to enjoy being, no matter how large or small your level of indulgence or relaxation. Find your moment.
On the last day of June, as I move into my birthday month, let me share some of my more personal thoughts…
I recently read the Chris Voss book, ” Never Split the Difference.” It has many brilliant points on the subject of negotiating but calls out that compromise is a losing proposition. Thinking about it more deeply, I would agree. Compromise is Zero Sum. We are taught to believe that compromise is a good thing. TheContinue reading “THE ART OF COMPROMISE…OR NOT?”
I would like to believe I can “think” my way into anything. The truth is that life and all of its riches, literally and figuratively, is much grittier than that. Humility, patience and compassion. The keys to a life well lived. Easy to forget, and takes lifelong practice.
Dads don’t get recognized in the same way that moms do. It doesn’t mean that they aren’t a special and significant part of our lives.
In a way its easier to be Olivia. She is not so much an alter-ego as my super-hero. She can be more witty and vulnerable at times. Her strength and sexuality emanates from her core. Truth be told there isn’t much difference besides a name. Yet, when I am writing a client/prospective client an email,Continue reading “WHAT IS IN A NAME?”
“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else.” Henry Ward Beecher When we work to get our bodies fit, we challenge ourselves because the results are worth it. We understand the resiliency ofContinue reading “MORNING LOVE: RESILIENCE”
I was listening to a Lex Fridman podcast last night. In his long-form chat with neuroscientist Andrew Huberman, I felt so inspired. Listen more here… As I talked about yesterday, we are all on our own journey of self-discovery. However it is important to realize that we all have the capacity for feelings, behaviors andContinue reading “THE COURAGE OF IF”
Sharing a bit of myself with you, my passion, on this first Monday in May… Relationships are our life blood. Intimacy is progress but can be intimidating. Embrace the intensity of emotion but never forget that you are not the only one in the room.
I hope you enjoy my post this morning. I did it at sunrise. My favorite time of day. Even if I don’t get a chance to witness it, the early morning, early riser in me recognizes and appreciates that it is a new opportunity to create. A new opportunity for the capacity that is withinContinue reading “MORNING LOVE: SUNSHINE”
People seem to have a love/hate relationship with stress. I think in some ways, being stressed means they are more important, have more responsibilities, and that the person who is not anxious or worried has it easy or is just sailing through life. I hardly believe that it is only people with great responsibility andContinue reading “MONDAY LOVE: PASSION & PURPOSE”
I want to wish all my friend a special holiday weekend. As someone with an ultra curious mind, I read up about the similarities between Easter and Passover. While they are different in many ways, fundamentally they are ground in a deep and rich history and yet, at the same time focus on renewal andContinue reading
Our energies are often focused on communication with others and listening, that we forget the most important person: ourselves. Sending a little Tuesday love your way via audio…or you can read on… Why do we sometimes let the ugliest parts of ourselves – , selfishness, insecurities take center stage through judgement and criticism of others?Continue reading “TUESDAY LOVE: ITS ABOUT ME”
My best friend told me I should read the book, “The Obstacle is the Way.” I chose the audio version and LOVED it. The life I live is chock full of adversity and obstacles but over the past couple of years, I have chosen to think differently about it. Stress doesn’t have to be stressful.Continue reading “Amor Fati”
Love every day. Find a reason, be the reason. The vulnerability in love- pain, pleasure, joy, sorrow is a malleable emotion needing its artist to discover and bring out its beauty. Be ready to celebrate. Do not be fooled, love is not a fickle emotion, that is merely its facade. It is lust that isContinue reading “LOVE’S TRICKY PARTNER”