To be fearless is to live without certainty. It is to dip at least one toe into the future without knowing how it will feel (how potentially good it will feel) or where exactly it will lead you (potentially some incredibly exciting place) or who will join you (potentially some phenomenal people). In other words ... Continue Reading »
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Comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, said According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’d rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy. When you put it like that, it’s a stark contrast. ... Continue Reading »
I went to see the movie Life of Pi last week and loved it. One really incredible scene stayed with me. Pi is the teenage boy marooned in the middle of the Pacific after the ship carrying his family and all their zoo animals sinks. He ends up trapped on a life raft with a ... Continue Reading »
Pick kids up from school- Check. Race over to health shop to get lemons, chia seeds, random health stuff and an afterschool on-the-run snack. Check. Hot-foot it to another school a few kilometers away, wander about an empty school trying to find the gym to sign up for a sport program that was in fact ... Continue Reading »
How do you communicate with an emotion? This is not about talking ABOUT your feelings, but talking TO your feelings. It’s important, because emotional intelligence depends on a healthy two way communication loop; knowing which emotions are speaking and what messages they’re sending, and effectively sending messages back to them. So how do you to ... Continue Reading »
There is no reason. Not one. You can’t tell me anything To change my mind. I know what I know- that this shit’s crazy. Words stuck in anger at the futility of it all. Pointless, meaningless avoidable pain. Bought too easily paid for pain. There is only ever one end. Allowed, demanded. Take that gun, ... Continue Reading »
Imagine living as if you had nothing to lose. You would throw yourself into every moment fully, take more risks and improvise at every step. Are you a risk taker? Consider these questions- Do you look for 100% certainty before making decisions? Do you talk to strangers? Do you challenge people in authority? Would you ... Continue Reading »
Put your fears at ease. Remind them that you are whole and lovable, abundant and brilliant to begin with and this essence doesn’t need to be protected. Shine a light on your fear and it will be shrunk to size. What fear called risk will soon be revealed as opportunity.
When kayaking towards a rock, you have to lean into the rock to avoid disaster not away from it. When you come to an obstacle in life, lean into the fear, face it head on, trust your courage and life will create options for you. As the old saying goes, ‘If you run from a ... Continue Reading »
A Texan farmer goes to Australia for a vacation. He meets an Aussie farmer and they strike up a conversation. The Aussie shows off his big wheat field and the Texan says, ‘Oh yeah. We have wheat fields that are at least twice as large.’ Then they walk around the farm a little, and the Aussie ... Continue Reading »
I’m not a fan of country music. Nor am I fan of “Jesus taking my wheel”, I usually like to take my own wheel thank you very much. But on this particular day, Jesus, Mohommad, sheez, even the Queen of England could have reached right over and grabbed the wheel from my son that ... Continue Reading »
November 25th, 2011
What makes someone a “good person” or a “bad person”? And how do we know the difference? These may seem like esoteric questions, but the answers have both practical and important ramifications. In 1977, Penn State football defensive coordinator for 32 years Jerry Sandusky founded the Second Mile, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ... Continue Reading »
Over the years Tears. She’s pregnant. She cried. “You have a boy”, again happy, ecstatic tears. Another two makes three. Three times more the tears. Tears from firsts, tears from lasts. Beginning school, of pushing away, tight embraces, overnight stays, and saying goodbyes. First hurts. Last glances Thankful tears for second chances. Tears from fears ... Continue Reading »
“I think she’s in here” Silence. “Nope, maybe upstairs then” Feet. Darn I sigh…..they find me. Is this normal? You know, to hide from your kids? I don’t mean the missing-in-action, type of hiding, where search parties scour muddy marshes. When everyone gives up looking, saying “oh well, we tried. She was nice enough, but ... Continue Reading »