Peace In Every Breath

A few weeks ago, I learned that a colleague was going through a time of transition with his elderly mother. In his words, “Her light is fading.” So I wrote to him to offer words of support. In return, I received a beautiful letter describing their recent time together – so gentle, so affirming, so…

Acknowledging Your Fear and Finding Your Way Forward

Fear. It’s an emotion that we all experience, yet we rarely talk openly about it. A few years ago, “fear” was the lecture theme for one of the weeks at Chautauqua, my beloved summer retreat and spiritual home. The speakers talked all around the topic – the history of fear, the causes of fear, the…

Picking Up the Pieces When Things Fall Apart

In my early professional years in New York City, I was blessed to hear Ram Dass speak many times. One of his most potent teachings for me began with the question: What is a broken heart but an open heart? It was with Ram Dass that I first learned to look for the gift in whatever…

37 People, 11 Countries, 3 Magical Days – Reflections on the 2019 Transformational Presence Global Leadership Gathering

Magical, refreshing, inspiring, heart-opening, clarifying, illuminating, re-awakening, rejuvenating…these are all words that I heard from participants in the course of the three-day Transformational Presence Global Leadership Gathering that took place January 22-24 at Kantara just outside San José, Costa Rica. Kantara is the home and property of Transformational Presence graduate Karen Montealegre. Sprawling along the edge…

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