Tag: Positive Change

61st Birthday – Looking Back, Looking Forward

It’s not just the beginning of a new year in my life today. It also happens to be the first day of my newly formatted Healthy Communication Workshop, part of orientation week for incoming freshmen at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Dealing With Shame: What’s Right About Feeling Wrong

Wrong is nature’s way of telling you that a course correction is in order. The feeling of doing something wrong is a feedback mechanism, a way of signaling to you that you have other choices, new choices, that you can make. You’ll stop feeling shame when you turn anger at yourself or the other person into forgiveness, and then turn the guilt into a commitment.

Why You Should Make My Business Your Business!

Recently, I was asked by a reporter over the phone, “What is the art of change all about?” Here’s what I told him, and why I think my business ought to be a part of how you do your business!

If Not Me, Who? If Not Now, When?

In this final post of my blog series about getting beyond Us/Them thinking, I’d like to talk about the part we each play in what happens to all of us. The world is my country.  All mankind are my brethren.  To do good is my religion. – Thomas Paine I love that quote.  That’s from…
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Us and Them Is Us On A Bell Curve

When things change for the better, it’s always about ‘enough’ of us, not all of us. Which is why building connections, networks, and alliances of resources and help is how we increase the speed of change.

Us and Them, All In The Same Boat

We don’t have a backup if we make a mistake, if we break it or bomb it or leave it to ruin. One planet, with one island, in one ocean. There’s one race, the human race, and as fellow passengers on this spaceship Earth, we have a shared destiny. What’s that destiny going to be? As far as I’m concerned that’s the one conversation that we need to be having internationally, because without agreement to this, there’s no possibility for a real dialog.