The Power Of Possibility

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businessman showing Possible word.marketing concept.What is possibility thinking?

Consider that it’s the space between the question and the answer.

As soon as you settle on the answer possibility thinking is done.

One of the greatest challenges is staying in the realm of the possible long enough to sort through what you already know, think, and feel to finally gain access to the unknown.

This is an act of spiritual stamina. Why? Well if you’re like me you’re in a hurry to solve the problem that threw you into the land of what if, as if it’s prickly and cramped instead of spacious and expanded. read more

Including Is The New Letting Go

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38920617_mI hear voices. Don’t worry. They’re not anyone else’s voice. They’re all mine!

These voices are part of the way I think and act.  Here are just a few.

An action voice: Decide. Make a choice. Fulfillment is in the action you take right now. Just do it!

A reflective voice: What do you see now? What can you learn? Pause before you make a choice and consider fulfillment for yourself and others. read more

One Key To Fulfillment

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LucyFootballI mediated a conflict the other day and dropped easily into a field of awareness that has come with 35 years of practice. I wasn’t there to solve the problem; I was there to allow balance in the relationships so solutions could emerge.

Someone noted how easy it was for me to see what was going on for people. For me there was only energy present and I could ride the energy like a wave and bring what was real present. It’s a practice born out of not being attached to a particular outcome and instead holding the highest good in mind. read more

One Simple Way to Move From Disturbance To Acceptance

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14415747_mI live in a modern 5-story Santa Monica building with my husband. All the conveniences of a security building with in-apartment washers and dryers, a refrigerator with filtered water spouts and ice, both crushed and cubed. Key fobs and codes to get into the entrance or the underground parking. I walk out the front door and am running down the road watching the sun come up over Santa Monica Boulevard. read more

Are You Listening?

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Are You Listening?

Have you ever had a conversation with someone who responded in a way that suggested they heard something different from what you actually said? Some might call this a miscommunication — Nicole Mercolino, an intuitive coach, calls this “selective listening”. She told me:
“You know you’re speaking with someone who has selective listening when blame or excuses seem to be the name of the game. When I present Active vs. Selective Listening as a key aspect to successful communication, I often find the initial response is a quizzical look, followed by: read more

Challenge Your Accountability

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30365778_mA savvy young manager was telling me that his colleague was starting to speak in a CYA kind of mode.  Then he hesitated and asked me, “Do you know what CYA means?” I laughed saying, “Cover your ass!”

Relieved to know I knew what he was talking about, he went on to tell me that he asked his colleague why he didn’t just tell the truth.

I stopped laughing, and thought that indeed, the best strategy is to tell the truth. read more

Negativity Is A Boomerang

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11479550_sThink of someone you judge as negative. You see them coming, you groan, and steel yourself against the onslaught you know is coming whether it’s directed at you or others.

I’m here to remind you to relax and take a breath. You don’t have control over other people.

You can complain about them, but what does that bring you?

  • Commiseration from friends
  • Advise from colleagues
  • “Don’t take it personally!” from well meaning associates
  • An entrenched judgment that change isn’t possible

Then there’s the negativity you direct towards yourself. Your own stinking thinking that consists of not measuring up. read more

Does Your Happiness Have A Shelf Life?

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Is this still fine? Pretty, young woman in her kitchen by the frI am in the popcorn business. Shelf life is important. We have space-age packaging that preserves the life of the popped corn. But open the bag and if you don’t reseal it, you lose the protective properties of the packaging, and expose the corn to outside conditions like moisture and air.

So we give you instructions on how to keep your popcorn fresh!

Because I’m a philosopher at heart, it struck me that most of us go in and out of happiness as if it had a shelf life. Do you have conditions that need to be met to be happy, like the shelf life of popcorn? Or can you be more unconditional in your approach. read more

Bring Love

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Valentine Couple in love showing Heart with their fingers. LoveI’ve worked for more than half my life. I can see when people love their work.  They bring an ability to solve any problem. They plan for the unexpected by leaning in to problems and asking questions. They don’t fear information or contrary ideas.

Others love to be around them. They inspire with their unstoppable ability to create a new path.

They are not afraid of obstacles or conflict.
Over the years I’ve observed countless conflicts. Conflicts based on differences of values, styles, and expectations. I’ve observed conflicts that have the potential to sink a business or a relationship. read more

How To Digest The Past

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Uplifting MomentsI can hazard a guess that we’ve all had moments that we wished we could erase from our lives, and also moments where we were giddy with happiness.

On balance, we deal with what shows up and file it away as useful, wonderful, or awful.

The past is useful for learning lessons, seeing patterns, and identifying trends. But don’t live there … either in your successes or your failures.  In one, you feel the memory of fulfillment, and in the other you feel the regret. read more