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.
This morning I awoke early to the joyful sound of a chorus of birds calling in the sunrise. Even now, several hours later as I write this blog, the birds continue to sing to the warm sun. It is a heart expanding feeling just to listen.
A few confessions. I have wondered about the meaning of life and why we’re here for as long as I can remember. I also have always believed in magic.
Good morning. What if we chose every morning to really breathe in “good morning” for ourselves despite the sludge, the fears, the endless to-do list and our concerns from personal to global?
The other day as my daughter and I were driving to Denver for my youngest son’s college graduation a friend called and asked: “What niggling blog bounces in your head that you haven’t written yet?” Funny how quickly I responded: “the one about love.” I almost heard his smile. “Then write it,” he said.
Is there something that you’ve told yourself you need to do 10 times? Is there that conversation, project, email, errand, bill to pay, etc. that lurks in your head like some sort of gravitational swing, coming into your thoughts, only to be pushed away and swing back?
Yesterday afternoon I completed a weekend master coaching workshop with mentor Steve Chandler. The workshop was held near Times Square – about as opposite to Jackson Hole, Wyoming as one could get. As we were leaving the seminar, someone mentioned that Billy Joel was playing at Madison Square Garden at 8pm.
A bit ago, I sat at our kitchen table having dinner with my sons and some of their friends (all in their 20’s). I asked them, “What is success?” Someone burst out “a Lamborghini.” Another said, “a lot of money… a house… doing a double cork off a cliff (on a snowboard).” And so it went until my oldest son said, “The CEO of Sanyo was really successful…until he committed suicide.” Hmmm. Pause.