Like seeds, humans must meet our needs in order to grow. There are the basic needs for survival—air, water, food—then there are other needs that—met consistently and abundantly—enable us to flourish. And like seeds, whatever we grow becomes part of our network, part of the environment around us. What are you growing? Is it beneficial to the world?
Why mindfulness? Because being mindful, or living in the present, prevents us from worrying about the past and future. Living in the here and now focuses us. It mitigates stress. It allows us to celebrate life and realize that what we have is this moment and that making the most of this moment is making the most of life.
Most people will experience a huge level of stress as they are reaching a new level of development. The reason we feel this stress is because we feel out of control. And usually, we feel out of control because we haven’t discerned what the threat is. You might think the threat is economics—will the stock […]
When we first moved to the Great Sage Plains of Colorado, the sacred ancient grounds of the Ute, Anasazi and Hopi, we decided to live as sustainably as possible, making as little impact as possible. One of our first considerations was water, namely how to find it in this arid high desert. It was a […]
No matter how successful you are, there is always a surprise around the corner. Having the ability to interpret the business environment differently is an empowering skill for leaders who no longer want to fear the shifting earth beneath every business and react to this reality with less stress.
In the dispute over whether a selfie can belong to a monkey, the monkey lost. The U.S. Copyright Office decided that the selfies a group of Indonesian macaques snapped belong to no one. Food for thought, but what seems to have been lost in this episode is another, larger issue — how intelligent these and […]
Think about it: If something has worked, you want to do it time and again because there’s less risk involved—the results are proven. Brains are constructed to mitigate risk and are committed entirely to survival. So what do we do in the world we experience right now, where we have to be practical, creative and […]
What does play look like if you (like so many adults) have difficulty connecting to your sense of play? A few years ago I probably couldn’t have answered that question. I’d become so work-driven I lost my sense of play.A coach I hired gave me an exercise. She said, “I want you to give me a […]
I would be hard pressed to tell you how often I have heard someone say, “I want to do this or that, but I am afraid.” I am quite fascinated with human behavior and what drives it. I am usually led to ask, “Afraid of what?” I am quite often met with the response: “Afraid of the […]