Making Something out of Nothing:  The Creative at Work and at Home

By |2018-06-26T19:08:20+00:00June 16th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

Our offices are pretty dull.  Tasks are assigned and tasks are done.  We clock in, we clock out. Most of the time, we are repeating actions that have been deemed productive in the past. [...]

Nature Has No Due Dates: Lessons from the Frontline of Foaling Season

By |2018-05-29T16:37:36+00:00May 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Walk through any populated urban area and look past the concrete, see beyond the electronics, listen through the automotive noise. There, you’ll find nature: dirt and trees, birds and rodents, plants and water.  As [...]

Mindfulness Schmindfulness: Reality Is a Pain

By |2018-05-22T15:46:56+00:00May 14th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Mindful eating.  Mindful drinking.  Mindful working. Mindful napping.  Mindful this, and mindful that. Mindful purchasing of mindfulness-branded goods and services.  If you’ve been to a grocery store, a mall, a school, the internet, anywhere, [...]

Mindfulness in the Minefield: Reclaiming Calm in the Office

By |2018-04-17T00:02:42+00:00April 15th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

You’re at your desk and the phone rings.  The hairs stand up on back of your neck when the number flashes on the phone’s face:  it’s your boss’ admin and you do not have [...]

Corporate Grief: When the Workplace Breaks Your Heart

By |2018-03-22T17:54:25+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When I transitioned from my private practice as a therapist to leadership consulting in the corporate sector, I figured the psychic heaviness of my role would lift some. I knew that people’s work lives [...]

Corporate Corral: Conferencing in Captivity

By |2018-03-09T20:18:52+00:00March 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I just got off a weekly conference call with members of the Circle Up team.  The call often runs well over an hour but, today, we wrapped in 45 minutes. And I’m a little [...]