How well are We Loving Each Other?

I’ve never worked for an organization that included a goal and measurable outcome of success by how well we loved each other.

But I think all organizations should have one.

Neuroscientist, Jill Bolte Taylor, woke up experiencing a stroke in 1996 and lost her ability to speak, read, talk, walk or remember her past within a span of four hours. Since she studied the brain, she gained incredible insight about how the two hemispheres function. (more…)

5 Tips to Increase Resilience and Well-being

Peace, calm, well-being, joy. These resilient states of being often get drowned out by one single state of being: BUSY. Busy bodies. Busy minds. Busy lives. Busy busy busy.

As Brian McGill plainly puts it:

Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax.

Here are five tips to increase resilience and wellbeing:

1. Ask yourself, “What do I really want as a result of this workload?”

Chances are what you really want isn’t actually attached to a project or outcome. It probably has to do with an internal feeling like peace, worthiness, or a sense of accomplishment. Aligning to what you really want will help put your choices, and your workload, into perspective. (more…)

How People are Radically Improving in Only 20 Minutes

images-7What if I told you that only 20 minutes a day of significantly doing “nothing” could improve your physical and emotional wellbeing, increase your productivity, and deepen your sense of significance?

It’s true.

I like to sit quietly for 20 minutes and just breathe. I shut down my thinking, become keenly aware of what’s going on inside me, and experience calm and total peace. This routine allows me to be totally present, and I’ve learned to practice taking this presence with me throughout my day. (more…)

Adult Coloring Books? Really?

urlAdult coloring books topped the Amazon.com best-seller lists in 2015 and will likely still be there in 2016 and on. Why are so many adults seeking out mandalas and patterns collected in a book to color?

People want to de-stress. Period. And coloring creates mindfulness, which is a technique that manages thoughts and feelings with focus and relaxation.

With the pace of our world, our minds are constantly going – mostly without our awareness. Stress can come from our environment, but mostly it comes from our mind.

It’s like this: (more…)

How to experience Calm if all You See is Chaos

imagesFear and anger are flowing freely these days. This type of energy is like sludge – it immobilizes any real truth from coming forward and tends to block any real progress. This energy is draining and perpetuating. Fear and anger are default responses, which are totally normal in times of confusion.

However, what we don’t need is more fear and anger.

We need calmness. Peace. Composure. A leading beside still waters. Restoration deep in the chambers of our souls. (more…)