In the Dark of Winter, Embrace the Discomforts of Growth

The pandemic. Cooped up inside to avoid the cold. Seasonal affective disorder. Climate change. Mercury retrograde.  Restlessness, discontent, and malaise is not uncommon this time of year, especially during these trying times. Our tendency may be to push through, force a smile onto our faces, and pretend it’s not there. Certainly there are situations that […]

Make Intentions and Resolutions for the 2022 New Year

The distinction between an intention and resolution is small but important. A resolution is a firm decision that you either meet or miss. Weight loss, exercise, or saving money are typical resolutions for the new year. Less than half of resolutions are maintained after 6 months, according to this research. Though resolutions overlap with intentions, […]

Acquisition Addiction: Four Hidden Costs

The holidays: fun, joy of celebration, memories galore.   All impossible without sparkly décor, red and green garb, and a load of presents, right?     How about I skip rant about the commercialization of Christmas, and talk about four reasons the acquisition approach is actually detracting from your goal?   First, although the euphoria of […]

A Reason for Hope: Framing Today’s Challenges as a Hero’s Journey

It has been perhaps nearly a century since humanity has experienced an upheaval on the scale of our current climate change and pandemic threats. Unlike the world wars, we have no “enemy”, but rather a microscopic predator on one end, and macroscopic Earth needing care on the other. Both micro and macro scales are hard […]

On Contrast

At one time I held a rather rigid expectation that my life would proceed along a straight and narrow road that would lead me to what common measure considers success in relationship, in business, and in material existence. Laughable conveys only a tiny fraction of my current sentiments regarding this expectation. During a recent period  […]