As we move from “having” to “doing” to “being” there is a point in which our work and how we show up in the world becomes a central part of our lives. It’s not so much “where” we work, whether in a successful company or in manual labor, as “how” we work, that matters. In Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth by Diener and Biswas-Deiner (2008), the authors describe that how we show up in the world at work matters a great deal and has a measurable impact on our wellbeing.Continue Reading
In late August I spent a weekend attending Camp Good Life Project (aka: Camp), a cross between sleep-away summer camp, yoga retreat, artist colony and business training. Camp GLP is the brain child of Jonathan Fields, a self-reported middle-aged Dad, New Yorker and podcaster who claims he fuels himself on dark chocolate. (I doubt it. I personally think he fuels himself on positive people and adds coffee and chocolate). The relevance of Camp GLP for this blog and my life is that it is a great example of the inner growth we can experience by being a part of a high-energy group. By high-energy, I’m not talking about type-A personalities or people go to the gym. I’m referring to the level of consciousness or overall orientation towards life.Continue Reading
I’ve made it a habit not to tune in to the news media, but lately I just can’t avoid it. I was upset by the protests in Charlottesville and then floored at the news of the terrorist attack in Barcelona. Now thousands of families are suffering from the effects of extreme weather systems. Does the bad news ever end?Continue Reading
Intention is the creative power that brings meaning into our lives. Its energy orients us. It is the beginning of any dream we may have. According to Bhuddist tradition, any decision we make is born out of an intention. I would add, whether we are conscious of it or not. Continue Reading
As I was walking my kids home from school I was reminded of the comfort that we can find in what doesn’t change, what feels eternal, and that this is what makes us feel we’re Home, right where we are meant to be, whether we were born there or are just passing through.Continue Reading
Chateau is the French word for castle. For those weeks I firmly engrained “chateau” into my vocabulary. We were in La Dordogne for nearly two weeks, touring the valley of a river in Western France whose banks are scattered with Chateaux.
It was just the three of us since my son was away at summer camp with friends. Visiting the Chateau de Beynac, walking among its cobblestone paths, in the summer heat with the breathtaking Dordogne River in the background, it was hard to imagine that there was a time when these places were less than idyllic. Continue Reading