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I Don’t Know

I Don’t Know

Oct 04 2021

We sat with the ‘I don’t know’ for several minutes, asking how the question left us feeling, a truthful or creative answer, the difference between an alignment or misalignment of head and hara. 

Intentionality and that Back-to-School Feeling

Intentionality and that Back-to-School Feeling

Sep 06 2021

As an adult I don’t get that automatic sense of new beginnings in a work context every year. January 1st for me is about personal change but I don’t have a career equivalent and there’s no reason why not. In fact, I think it’s crucial and why would we limit this refresh to once per year?

Slow is Steady, Steady is Fast

Slow is Steady, Steady is Fast

Aug 05 2021

In the rebranding exercise, the title of ‘The Slow Coach’ seems to fit the times, as my coaching practice appears to be taken up with clients all trying to go too fast.

When We Unpin Our Hopes

When We Unpin Our Hopes

Jul 12 2021

Last month I finished the Zen Leader series, a three-year journey that has honestly changed the fabric of who I am.

Constant Change

Constant Change

Jun 14 2021

It’s not surprising in an environment where almost everything around us is changing nearly constantly, that our species is so attached to keeping things the same.

Suffering and Healing

Suffering and Healing

May 14 2021

It seems that wherever we turn, we are confronted by a world in disintegration, with little rationality or compassion.

Suddenly There’s Nowhere to Hide

Suddenly There’s Nowhere to Hide

Apr 19 2021

The first 6 months of self-employment have been interesting, revealing. As a one-man-band selling your own time, there’s nowhere to hide.

How You’re Like Lake Geneva – And Not

How You’re Like Lake Geneva – And Not

Apr 02 2021

An image we sometimes use in Zen training is likening our mind to a body of water. When calm and quiet, it reflects the conditions around it clearly; when stirred up and turbulent, it distorts everything.

Don’t tell me to be patient!

Don’t tell me to be patient!

Mar 22 2021

In essence, patience is the ability to tolerate discomfort. It’s a useful skill, and one that is being put to the test right now: a full year into a pandemic.