Do the Crazy Thing

A couple days ago, I wrote “Want to Alleviate Anxiety? Set Goals.” The post is based on Carmen Marshall’s goal-setting formula. I’ve used Carmen’s process several times through the years, but this is the first time I’ve seen that last step: Do the crazy thing!  Over the past couple days, I’ve been mulling over those…

Into the Woods

Scrolling through Facebook stories yesterday, I found myself drawn to images of my Facebook family enjoying time in nature. Something deep inside cried, “There! Let’s go there!” I grabbed my jacket, donned a pair of hiking boots and headed for the woods.  The next two hours were transformative.  Within moments of leaving my car, I…

Heart-Centered Leadership

Some people look at the life’s lemons and make a sour face. Lemons are unwanted, unappreciated, holding little, if any, value. Other people add a little of their own mental sweetness to life’s lemons, making a concoction that is beneficial and even enjoyable. Then, there are those rare individuals who grab the crate of lemons…

Corona Cloud’s Silver Lining

Earlier this week, CNN, BBC and other reliable news outlets reported unintended benefits of the coronavirus lockdown. China’s coronavirus quarantine likely saved the lives of 50,000-75,000 people who would have died from air pollution.  Marshall Burke, a researcher at Stanford University’s Department of Earth Science, calculates that that the two months of cleaner air resulting…