This morning, after my meditation, I was thinking about mindfulness. Yes, that sounds ridiculous. I started laughing at myself, too. “Thinking” and “mindfulness” are two totally different approaches. To be mindful about mindfulness is more appropriate. One of my habits is to overthink a situation, which often has me in an “analysis paralysis” mode. I… Read more »
Category: Personal Growth
Does something miraculous happen when two people get married? Or is it the communication within the marriage that breeds success? Hmmm? We have two amazing sons, Jamie and Brad. They are incredibly intelligent, creative, kind, respectful, and accountable – leaders in their communities and in our world. Despite our parental foibles, we must have done… Read more »
In the past, Carol and I planned, organized, and facilitated weekend workshops for couples. The expectation was to have 15 couples together for an enlightening learning experience, as well as for them to have a celebration of the work they were doing in their relationships. I found it extremely challenging to market these to capacity. … Read more »
Thankfulness. Or Thank-fullness. There is no better way to increase your quality of life and enhance your relationship with self and others. We invite you to accept our challenge.
Ever have one of those days when you just feel blah, crappy, down, blue, why-do-I-bother, maybe even feeling a bit sorry for yourself? I do. I don’t like it when it happens, so I’ve got several sure-fire ways to turn it around for me. For you, here is one guaranteed way to help you begin… Read more »
I’ve been volunteering with the Summer Reading Program at our local library where I learned some valuable lessons from a six-year-old. We were writing some stories that needed to include specific words. A young man asked, “How do you spell there?” One of the library staff inquired about what type of ‘there’ he meant. He… Read more »
Just because I hear, it doesn’t mean I understand. Have you had that experience? Insight: After countless experiences of having to ask, ”I beg your pardon?” or “Could you please repeat that?” or simply, “Huh?”, I finally got hearing aids. Other than marriage to Carol, this is one of the best decisions I’ve made. Or… Read more »
Intentionally seeking to understand another builds trust in the relationship. What are you doing about this? We’d love to hear from you. And come visit us and enjoy the location too.
How does caring affect communication? I invite you to notice similarities in the next 4 paragraphs? When coaching with couples, typically a huge amount of time is invested supporting them to create strategies to communicate effectively, so both people feel heard, understood, and cared for. When coaching executives and entrepreneurs, typically a huge amount of… Read more »
In speaking engagements or workshops, I’ll occasionally ask, “Who would like a bit more happiness?” I’ve never met anyone who replied, “No, I’ve got enough happiness. I don’t want any more.” I believe that happiness can be measured on a continuum from 1 to 10, with 10 being extreme happiness, maybe described as bliss. In… Read more »