Category: Wiseness

David Bowie Never Play To the Gallery

David Bowie on why you should never play to the gallery.

On Grief

Grief, after all, is the price we pay for love… Grief is a normal and healthy experience after loss. But so is resilience. Over the years an interesting change in grief therapy has been the emphasis on resilience; the awareness that people normally find healthy ways to adapt and live with loss. That’s not to […]

Clint Smith TEDTalk The Dangers of Silence

“Silence is the residue of fear.” And it’s designed to keep you compliant. So you if you don’t like how things are playing out in your life, talk to someone. If you don’t like what’s happening in career, talk through a change strategy with a trusted advisor. If you don’t like what’s happening in your […]

Wise words on vulnerability

Over the last few years several people have mentioned the work of Irish poet David Whyte. But only in the last few weeks have his words found their way to me, and finally landed with impact. David is a rare find, straddling both poetry and business. He is the author of several poetry books and […]

Brene Brown Video and Audio Podcasts

As an accredited facilitator of Brené Brown’s curriculum (The Daring Way & Rising Strong), I’m passionate about being part of a global conversation about vulnerability, shame and courage. To help me stay in the work of choosing courage over comfort daily, I surround myself with stories, words and people who share my values. Listening to […]

Fired Up. Ready To Go. Barack Obama

Don’t ever doubt that your voice matters, or of it’s power to create change. Five words shouted by a woman across a room became a slogan that was the making of a president. Watch and learn.

What will you tell your daughters about 2016 TED

Sometimes you come across words that reach inside, squeeze your senses and leave an unforgettable imprint. Chinaka Hodge is a writer and educator, and presented this spoken word piece at TEDWomen in October 2016. Since I first heard it many months ago, I’ve thought about it so often, that I wanted to share it with […]

Love After Love Poem by Derek Walcott

Today I had a smart, capable, big-hearted client who said to me ‘I have grief about how long I did the thing that wasn’t right for me.’ It’s crushed her and she’s now picking herself up and forging a new path with bravery, self-compassion and curiosity… inspite of still feeling fearful and uncertain. She is […]

The Leap Stories

Today I shared a green juice with one of the leap takers featured in The Leap Stories series. Within five minutes of starting our catchup, she was in tears. Because she’s walking away from a business she leapt to create with her energy, creativity, money and love, to take another leap and relocate overseas for […]

Oh, I have a confession to make. Last night after a day of emailing, blogging, posting, commenting, reaching out and connecting, I went home and had a bit of melt down. I was frustrated at not getting traction on a project, feeling overwhelmed with client work and generally feeling ‘not enough’. It seemed like not […]