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Pocket Sabbaticals

I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other.— Rainer Maria Rilke I just completed a five-day sabbatical, and found it so worthwhile and invaluable that I wanted to share how to pull one off without too much drama. It was the first […]

Business as Creative Expression

Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives … most of the things that are interesting, important, and human are the results of creativity… [and] when we are involved in it, we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life.– Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi There’s a great theosophical myth perpetuated in […]

Feminism is Men’s Business Too

I’ve been thinking a long time about our sister Miley Cyrus, since she first wagged her tongue at me across my living room floor. That fateful VMA performanceunleashed a maelstrom of various commentary ranging from ‘leave the poor girl alone’ to finger wagging feminist disapproval, even rage. Why all that anger? Internally I watched my own […]

Shaping Your Inspired Success, One Day at a Time

It had been a challenging two weeks at best. A series of disappointments and challenges had collided with my plans, work was heating up, the holiday ‘frenzy’, and my teen’s college application process that continued to grab every one of my spare moments, all rose over me like a Harry Potter Dementor and sucked my life force […]

The Way to a Meaningful Life

Like many little girls, I was bitten by the horse bug at a very young age. It was my neighbor’s fault. One Saturday morning, she decided to unload her horse off of her horse trailer and walk him down the sidewalk of our manicured suburban neighborhood, to our front lawn and ring our doorbell. Still […]

Essential Qualities of an Awakened Leader

A company is a living being. — Arie de Geus Harvey* paused over his cup of coffee while we discussed some of the challenges happening within his company in the wake of a merger. ‘I’m going to take a risk here,’ he said. ‘It’s not the mechanics of this company that interest me. I could […]

The Four Phases of a Request

  Karen*, a sales manager at a large company, is starting to have that knot in her stomach. She’s asked a member of her team to come up with his projected sales report for the quarter, and he’s still not done so. Pressured to not come across as bitchy, she bends herself into non-threatening postures […]