Inspired Personal Leadership

Reflections on seeing & leading differently...

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Every week or so, sometimes more often, I write a thought piece about some aspect of seeing differently – in life, in relationships, in work and our engagement with the world. Please feel free to search by category, using the tools on the right, or just browse to your heart’s content. Your comments make all of this rich with your ideas and insights.  Enjoy!

Joyous in this moment…

In a recent interview, the 85-year-old Ram Dass was asked this question: "Are you happy?" "I am joyous," he responded. Then, as he laughed that contagious, joyful laugh, "In this moment, I am joyous." Ah, yes. That's where it lives! It's crazy, right? Suffering lives...

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5 Truths, No Lie

Truth #1: You are where you are, relative to everything in your life.  The first time I heard this, I thought, "Yep, can't get more honest than that!"  Whatever else is true, we are where we are. The question is, what's next? Truth #2: It's all true Your moments of...

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The joy of stepping out

Listening to a phenomenal interview with Maya Angelou. Buying tickets to visit my daughter in Thailand. Allowing myself to step fully into my brilliance - and feeling that powerful energy bounce right back toward me. Three times in the last week when I felt infinite...

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Beyond Thankful

Welcome to my life... No pay for sick days or vacations. Weekends are an illusion from the past. Health insurance premiums are a nightmare. And I am thankful beyond words. Failures outnumber successes. Uncertainty is my constant companion. Fear stands waiting. And I...

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A Dance with the Universe

I first published this four years ago. My daughter is now a Fulbright Scholar teaching in Thailand, and my mother-in-law has descended into the house of mirrors that is Alzheimer's. Yet, I am deeply moved by how much remains the same - as truth tends to do. As you...

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Full of thanks, and…

This is the season we all strive to be genuinely full of thanksgiving - and so we should be. Even in the midst of our suffering, there is so much for which to be grateful. We live in a Universe where, truly, in the midst of nothing, there is plenty. And... There is...

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Are You Your Own Resistance?

Clarity is that incredible thing that happens when your inner voices and your outer intentions agree. Clarity comes when your aspirations are the next logical step from where you stand ("where you stand" being a state of mind, not a state of circumstances). Resistance...

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The Last Step

Ironic, I know. I spend my life helping people get out of their heads and take inspired action. And I can tell you, those first shifts, when you finally step off the treadmill of your own thoughts, are the hardest. But what about that last step - the one where you've...

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