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  • October 9, 2018

    A Failure to Communicate: Part 3--Consider Your Purpose

    A Failure to Communicate: Part 3--Consider Your Purpose

    I titled this post before I started writing it, with the intention of talking about the one piece of a difficult conversation that steers the ship--my purpose for holding it. Then, it occurred to me that the purpose of any conversation is intimately connected to the purpose for my life, my work, my reason for being. For example:

    • Why do I hold certain conversations and not others?
    • What makes this one worthy of my energy and time?
    • How would things unfold if I didn't bring up the issue?
    • What are the consequences of this decision, pro and con?

    A lot goes into the decision for me and, I hope, for you. Because whether and how I express myself, listen, acknowledge you (if I do), and look for mutual ground (or not), says a lot about who I am...

  • 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...

  • January 8, 2013

    You Make a Difference: A New Year's Reflection

    You Make a Difference: A New Year's Reflection

    I watched "It's a Wonderful Life" again this year. It's a powerful reminder for me about how we make a difference, even if we think we don’t. Unlike most of us, George Bailey is given the gift of seeing how the "little things" he does affect others and impact their lives for the better. He didn't understand this until his guardian angel Clarence came to his aid. If you had a guardian angel that came to Earth like Clarence--what would he show you? How might you live each day if you could know the greater significance of each of your choices?

  • May 1, 2011

    Ki Moments May 2011

    What stops you from saying what’s on your mind?

  • November 1, 2010

    Ki Moments November 2010

    Every day, every moment, we make a difference. Our actions create ripples like the aftereffects of a pebble thrown into a pond.

  • June 1, 2010

    Ki Moments June 2010

    With awareness, I discover what causes me to act and what holds me back; I clarify choices, and I practice purposeful action.