Category: Personal Energy

You know you’re smart. You know on any given day you’re able to figure it out. But today, just for today, your brain is going on strike. Can’t process another piece of information. Can’t look at one more spread-sheet. Can’t listen to one more scintillating idea.

Mental fatigue. Shut-down. Brain-dead. (more…)

I am at Wisdom 2.0 in San Francisco, hanging out with wisdom seekers from around the world. 3000 of them. That’s a wealth of wisdom, a lot of curiosity.

It’s a cool tribe of people committed to being mindful. At work, at home, in life, every moment.  (more…)

I read lots of books on leadership. I love being inspired by new thought. And once in a while, someone utters something that puts all this new book-wisdom to shame.  Someone delivers the back-to-basics message.

Mitch, a CEO with a resounding success (more…)

Boil it down, and every conversation unfolds in one of two ways: It becomes predictable, or it takes an unexpected turn.

A social dinner the other evening so compellingly reminds me. 7 of us in a beautiful home in the enchanted Lakes section of Hollywood, Florida where I live. 2 of the guests are new to me. (more…)


A great word. Like passion, like integrity, like synergy – a word in danger of becoming an easily uttered cliché.

What does empathy-in-action actually look like? Do I “feel” more for my colleagues? Do I behave more kindly toward them? (more…)

I read this suggestion the other day. It made my skin crawl.

Write down 10 things you would like to do differently in 2016, the offender suggests. Write each on a separate piece of paper. Toss the pieces of paper into a glass bowl. At the end of the year, retrieve the glass bowl, pull out your papers and see how you did.

10? Are you kidding me? (more…)

It’s that time of year. Major transitions.

We switch from work mode into holiday mode. We transition from one year to the next. A time to recalibrate, an impulse toward reflection. We tend to savor these shifts. (more…)

It’s that time of year. Beyond the hustle and bustle, we settle into moments of sacred time.

Sacred time. We stop and remember what truly matters in our lives. We reconnect with our deeper purpose for being here, on this planet. We submit to the rituals that honor the sacred. Private reflection. Prayer.  (more…)

You know how it goes. Rush rush rush rush. And then rush some more. 

Especially during the month of December. End of year reports. Gift shopping. Office parties. And all the regular obligations. Yes, our adrenaline is likely to go on mad overdrive. (more…)

How much do I tell, how much do I withhold?

When does self-revelation serve a conversation, when is it self-indulgent?

It’s a game of context and social risk.

As we consciously play the game of life, we ponder these questions every day. (more…)