Self-care and Corporate Care Part 2

I lead with a quote from a piece that my friend and colleague, Richard Smith, wrote RENEWAL. . . OR IS IT. . .REPAIR?  “ ‘IT’ has many names: hurry sickness, stress, burnout, depletion, self-violence.  No matter what ‘IT’ is called we know it is so pervasive that in...

Gratitude and Capacity

Gratitude and Capacity It is Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Our kids and their kids (6,4,2), five in all, are moving out of our house to their new home today. You might remember that they have spent almost 11 months with us after the duplex they were renting was...

Learning to Embrace the Chaos

In June, 2015 I wrote a piece on “embracing the chaos” in our lives. I thought, given the past year, it might be interesting/helpful to revisit the topic. A few years back I was mentoring a young man from our church.  He was a senior in college and full of questions...

Renewal

  The other day I was speaking with a client (I will call her ‘Amy’) about her Emotional Intelligence assessment. During the course of our conversation she mentioned that she really needed help with her work-life balance. I continued to listen to her share a few...

The Value of Doubt

The Coach is In… The Value of Doubt For some reason, or no reason, I began thinking about the word ‘doubt.’ It was in connection to what I was reading about someone who always needed to be ‘right.’ I have written about ‘the need to be right’ and its affect on...

Tolerance

The increasing availability of Covid Vaccines, and the advent of Spring, have brought me new hope for the coming months, and our ability to reengage in a more significant way with our community of family and friends. In addition, I celebrated another birthday – this...