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  • April 23, 2019

    Teaching the Power of Purpose: Aikido's Unbendable Arm

    Teaching the Power of Purpose: Aikido's Unbendable Arm

    In this last video of the five-part series about my new book, Turn Enemies Into Allies: The Art of Peace in the Workplace, I demonstrate how easy life can be when we're clear about what we want for ourselves and our relationships. This feeling of flow, ease, and connection is demonstrated through The Unbendable Arm, a physical experience of the power of a clear purpose. 

    The Arm has become my metaphor for living powerfully, communicating with purpose, and expressing emotions with the intention to connect rather than harm.

  • August 16, 2016

    More Blessed, Less Stressed: My Four Agreements

    More Blessed, Less Stressed: My Four Agreements

    Recently I found myself offering words of encouragement to my nephew and his bride in advance of their upcoming wedding. What interested me was that the words were very similar to suggestions I'd made to a client upon the completion of some work together.

    I had to stop and think about that.

    Was I really saying the same thing in these very different settings?

    I was.

    And when I looked more deeply, I saw how the suggestions suited both circumstances. My intent was to offer support in both cases, and the applications are limitless. Like Don Miguel Ruiz' Four Agreements, they are guides to peace and quality of life--medicine for our volatile and stress-inducing world.

  • March 3, 2015

    Should I Bring It Up or Not? Purpose and Creativity

    Should I Bring It Up or Not? Purpose and Creativity

    You'd think that after 21 years, I might have heard every possible response to the questions posed by the Aikido activities I use to engage participants in my workshops. Never. There's always a new way to view the activity, because the viewer has his or her own unique experience. That's just one of the many things that make my work so enjoyable.

    I'd like to share two new insights with you today...

  • July 1, 2011

    Ki Moments July 2011

    My sisters and I got talking at a recent family reunion about how differently we each deal with conflict.

  • August 1, 2010

    Ki Moments August 2010

    When we’re involved in a conflict, the quality of our presence is primary.

  • March 1, 2010

    Ki Moments March 2010

    Are you giving your power away by being uncentered and reactive? It only takes a moment to center yourself

  • May 1, 2008

    Ki Moments May 2008

    You’ll forget to center; I guarantee this. When you remember you forgot, center then – at that moment.

  • October 1, 2005

    Ki Moments October 2005

    Is there a place that helps you return to your own powerful presence? Your needs are met, you are okay just the way you are. Find it now – in your office, your home, your cubicle.