What a six months it’s been since I wrote my first Six Minutes Daily blog! It feels like I’ve been to more graduations, reunions, weddings, life changing events of the older generation and friend-focused adventures than ever before. You probably have too. It has been a time of intense reflection, family challenges and business ups
Last weekend, I went backpacking with three lifelong friends who come to the Tetons each year for a few days of fun, friendship and mountain climbing, even if our hair is turning grey. While we failed to meet our goal, we realized that success is not so linear, even though we often hold it as so.
Last week Jackson Hole got its first glimpse of winter – cold rain/snow in the mountains and some freezing temperatures at night. And then, summer returned with days in the mid 70s. It reminded me how much we can’t control in our lives. All we know is that change comes whether it’s the weather, relationships,
So often we think that if we just get there, all will be fine – wherever there is. But all too often we realize that life is ever changing. What if there is no golden door except within ourselves and how we show up every day?
Last month, the CEO Roundtable (a group of top CEO’s chaired by JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon) issued a statement that a corporation’s responsibility was no longer just to uphold shareholder interest. Corporations must also invest in their employees, protect the environment and deal fairly and ethically with their suppliers.
On April 10th, my daughter and I spent $18 and ended up with 15, 2-day-old chicks. Thirteen survived, and yesterday, we held our first egg. It was a very exciting moment. Anyone who knows me well has heard me fantasize about having a farm. These days though, checking for eggs and growing a small garden
For the last week, I’ve had the joy of having my cousins visit, including their curious and adventurous four-year-old son. As I played with him and observed his actions, I was reminded of the question: “what would we do if the idea of failure didn’t exist?” – if frustrations, mistakes, boundaries were only considered learning for the next moment, day ,week or life?
As some of you may recall, my oldest son Brolin, from Uganda, had dreams of going to the 2018 Olympics as the first African snowboarder. And here’s his and our story. Often we create a vision and work toward it, but the demons of self-doubt are never far away (I know this feeling all to well). Am I worthy enough, good enough, deserving enough?
Last Sunday, on a sunny afternoon with a lazy soft breeze, I was visiting some friends who had hammocks hanging in their yard. It’s been a long time since I took a nap in a hammock, but it looked so tantalizing. I couldn’t resist.
Nine months ago, we developed a framework for Six Minutes Daily around mindfully breathing in positive values (3 minutes), writing down positive intentions (2 minutes) and finding something for which to be grateful (1 minute) – all backed by an ever growing body of reliable research that these behaviors can improve emotional and physical health
A couple of weeks ago I had an incredible three-minute thrill. I watched a full solar eclipse across the point of totality. Until those moments, I was skeptical of how powerful the moon fully covering the sun could be. It was an image, experience and feeling that will always stay with me. And here’s why
When we consciously prioritize and choose the actions of being a good human, success follows in all its forms (connection, abundance, thriving health, etc…). Yet when we prioritize being a “successful person,” which too often in our society gets defined in external, financial and material ways, the benefits quickly run thin.