Awareness

COVID-19 and Vitamin N

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Feeling isolated and stuck indoors by the virus precautions? You may be overlooking something that can help you stay healthy. No, I’m not talking about vitamin D3 – which is also crucial to a healthy immune system. I’m talking vitamin N: time in nature. There’s a substantial body of research linking physical, mental and spiritual […]

Awareness

A Meditation Hack for Stillness

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I keep hearing people say that meditation isn’t about quieting or stilling the mind. ??!??!?? For me it is. It’s about stilling and calming the mind, emotions and nervous system. Perhaps what they mean is that you don’t focus on quieting the mind in meditation because that would put you into wrangling with your every […]

Awareness

Mindfulness and the Dark Night of the Soul

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There’s is a downside to meditation that people don’t talk about much. In spiritual circles, it’s called the ‘dark night of the soul’. It can show up in a few ways. Meditation calms your nervous system. It also frequently creates new levels of awareness for people. The latter can lead to some unexpected challenges. Difficult […]

Awareness

How to Better Deal with Criticism as a Leader

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As many of you know, I’ve been conducting leadership research with high functioning leaders. Many of the leaders have spoken about wanting to be able to communicate in a more connected way. We’ve also been talking about the challenges leaders are having. One CEO described struggling when he received criticism from an employee. He likes […]

Awareness

Leader, Stop Fighting Your Ego!

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Last week, Wade Taylor from wsradio interviewed me. We were talking about the mindfulness myth of being in the present, when he brought up a term for what I do that I had never used before. He said that part of my work with people is about ‘unlearning.’ That’s so true; to make a paradigm […]

Awareness

Podcast on Zen Business

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Here’s an interview I did with Simon Bell on the Zen Business Podcast. It’s funny – Simon and I giggle like schoolkids when we talk on the phone, but the moment he hit the recording button, we became stiff! Fortunately, we recovered and went on to discuss leadership actualization, the importance of intuition and harnessing […]

Conscious Leadership

The Missing Piece in Purpose

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Connection to greater purpose is a game-changer for company success – on both hard and soft measures. I speak with many high functioning leaders who are purpose and values driven. Many are finding that they’re not getting the full engagement and results from purpose in their organizations. One common cause is not fully integrating purpose […]