Why change happens

Why change happens

Between 1990 to 1995, I asked thousands of teens how many knew someone who was gay or lesbian. In the early years, a handful of brave souls would raise their hands. Most assured me that they didn’t have gay kids at their school or declared that they didn’t...
In the ring, banged up, and blessed

In the ring, banged up, and blessed

There I sat, across the table from my treasured advisor, basking in the joy and relief of having finally articulated my next calling in a way that had no resistance. Perfect alignment. And just as I had always known it would, as soon as I nailed it, I knew exactly...
Lightness of being

Lightness of being

There is one quality that is common to folks I’ve known who are highly creative, happy, innovative, inspired – all that wonderful stuff most of us wish for. Not surprisingly, it is also the feeling that comes after a big shift, release or “aha”...
What if it’s just different?

What if it’s just different?

Not better. Not worse. Just different. This is the idea that dominated my thoughts as I navigated my first two days in Bangkok. I noticed that the persistent chatter of my “judging mind” had switched off, and this simple idea had taken its place....
A conversation with fear

A conversation with fear

You know that feeling when you know – without question or doubt – that you need to clear the cobwebs out of your thinking and start anew? As if your very life depended on it? That’s me. Big time. No question or doubt. OK, I lied. Lots of...