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Watching this video will move and inspire you

Watching this video will move and inspire you “The wind shapes the trees and the trees shape the wind,” my new friend said to me as we sipped our coffee and ate breakfast. Emmanuel Karisa Baya and I were attending … Continue reading

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The Texas Rangers’ Misunderstanding of Resiliency

Two simple and yet profound strategies to increase the resiliency of any team or person. Continue reading

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Saying “Yes!” to Life — ReWilding the Self #8

In this terrible crisis of the Deepwater oil gusher is the telling of a story of war against our very selves that is collapsing in upon itself. This story mirrors to us the many ways our lives, life styles and very identities are currently configured for self-destruction.

Mirrored to us as well is yet an older story: Life’s invitation to itself once again to experience a transformation of identity. This is the path of the upward spiral of resilience. And it is ours personally to claim as birthright—as we each hear the awakening within.

So say, “Yes!” to Life. Within this affirmation is the awakening power of our transformation. Continue reading

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But for Lao-tzu…

Thus it is I live more wholly in the un-knowing of an open mind and an open heart, for surely their gentleness and their wild resilience is like that of water, saying “Yes!” to all it encounters. Imagine a world where corporate and national sustainability policies were informed by the wild intelligence and un-knowing of water! Continue reading

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the heart of resiliency

This is the heart of resiliency. It looks and behaves differently in each of us and at different times in our lives and in history itself. It’s grounding however is in loyalty to the love of Life, and in the courage required to find a voice of our own in affirmation of a wild joy and wisdom within. Continue reading

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Power of One: 10.10.10

The opening of the heart is always wild! We never know where it might lead for such vulnerability is always a transformational unfolding of the Self. Continue reading

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Army to Train Soldiers to Cope with Emotions

“The idea here is to give people a new vocabulary, to speak in terms of resilience. Most people who experience trauma don’t end up with P.T.S.D.; many experience post-traumatic growth.”… Perhaps the biggest question — can an organization that has long suppressed talk of emotions now open up? Continue reading

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Resiliency and Business Schools and Recession 101

…Western civilization must withdraw from its efforts at dominion over the Earth. This will be one of the most severe disciplines in the future, for the Western addiction to economic dominance is even more powerful than the drive toward political … Continue reading

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The Survivors Club: Secrets & Science to Save Your Life

Who among us is not challenged by the times we live in if not the adversity of a life circumstance? I received a recent call from a dear friend freshly diagnosed with breast cancer. A brother in Michigan struggles with … Continue reading

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Artist as Leader — Leader as Artist: Part 2

The role of the artist as provocateur and prophet throughout history is widely acknowledged; these are likewise roles played by great leaders. Below are brief thoughts as to a few of the territories these roles mutually navigate in each of … Continue reading

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