Principle One of Resilience

“Soften your heart and thicken your skin.” This is the first principle of resilience. A soft heart is what we can always give in response to anything….it is HOW we choose to respond… Yet a tough skin is what we need to be able respond with a soft heart… less expectations, less reaction, less tension. The tough skin allows us …

Live with a Teachable Spirit

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”, the sixty eight year old man told me. “Oh no!”, I wanted to cry back to him. “Don’t close off your spirit. Don’t choose to live without a “teachable spirit”! It strikes me as a limiting and even sad choice – yet one I hear people making often.  In his case age …

Notice Your Little Talents…

The singing show THE VOICE has been captivating my attention. One of the reasons I love the show is that I love seeing people take brave steps.  Every episode you get to witness people facing their fear and moving through it. To get up there on stage most participants have to face those questioning voices in their own heads – …

One Small Change Can Change Your Life

Something as simple as changing how you get to work can be the beginning of change. When we do new things, even SMALL new things, we are rewiring our brains for flexibility and laying down a template to allow new habits and new ways of thinking to take hold. Doing new things in the midst of your everyday life will …