A Tribute to Chris Monk (1962 – 2016)

My good friend and Transformational Presence colleague Chris Monk passed away unexpectedly on May 31st. He collapsed and died while out on an evening run near his home in England. He died doing something he loved to do in a place he loved to be—in the beautiful surroundings of nature. He was 54 years old.…

Walking Each Other Home

Earlier in my life, Ram Dass was a very important teacher for me. I was only with him in person (along with several hundred other people!) a handful of times, yet I read all of his books and was deeply touched by his presence. I was also lucky to have a few short personal conversations…

Shonda Rhimes on Saying “Yes” to Everything

I’ve written a number of articles over the last couple of years about saying “Yes” to what life is asking you for. Now, television writer, creator, and producer Shonda Rhimes has spoken out on this topic in one of the most compelling TED talks I’ve seen. In this TED mainstage talk from last month, Shonda…

Shonda Rhimes on Saying “Yes” to Everything

I’ve written a number of articles over the last couple of years about saying “Yes” to what life is asking you for. Now, television writer, creator, and producer Shonda Rhimes has spoken out on this topic in one of the most compelling TED talks I’ve seen. In this TED mainstage talk from last month, Shonda…

In Support of the Crazy Ones

Every so often, American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac’s prose poem, “Here’s To the Crazy Ones,” (see below) comes around again. Unfortunately, he’s not always given credit (these days credit often goes to Steve Jobs), but I’m grateful for the message. He and Allen Ginsburg were the founders of the Beat Generation in the 1950s.…

In Support of the Crazy Ones

Every so often, American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac’s prose poem, “Here’s To the Crazy Ones,” (see below) comes around again. Unfortunately, he’s not always given credit (these days credit often goes to Steve Jobs), but I’m grateful for the message. He and Allen Ginsburg were the founders of the Beat Generation in the 1950s.…

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