Stepping Up and Stepping Out

One of the many gifts of my travel and work is getting to witness the creative human spirit in a multitude of expressions. I’m now in Europe for 3 ½ weeks, teaching in the Netherlands and Poland. We just completed the Transformational Presence Leadership in Action course (TPLA) in Poland. There were 21 of us…

What Do We Choose To Make Important?

There were about twenty-five of us altogether. It was the monthly community call of Transformational Presence graduates from around the world. We were talking about what we choose to make important in our lives and work in light of all that is happening in the world. It just happened that Gord Downie, frontman for the…

Stripping Away All That Is Not Who We Really Are

Earlier this summer, I had the privilege of spending time with John Philip Newell, perhaps the foremost teacher of Celtic spirituality in the world today. He was in residence as the chaplain of the week at Chautauqua Institution in early August and spoke in the amphitheater every morning. John Philip and I first met back…

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…

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