When You Don’t Know What To Say or What To Do

As the Trump presidency continues to unravel and partisan bickering and policymaking in the U.S. continue to intensify, I’ve lost count of how many times friends, neighbors, colleagues, and clients have expressed their frustration, exasperation, anger, fear, confusion, grief, and disbelief about the state of our country. Too often in those moments, I’m at a…

You Can Do This Hard Thing

Some things are just hard. Whether it’s starting a conversation, or walking away from something important, or saying “No” when the pressure or expectation is to say “Yes,” or making a decision that could change everything. You keep turning it over and over in your heart and in your head. Maybe you talk about it…

Connecting With the Source Within

The classical music world lost a bright light on the night of March 1st. Joe Flummerfelt was a renowned choral conductor, teacher, and consummate artist. Leonard Bernstein called him the greatest choral conductor in the world. In his obituary, the New York Times named him the pre-eminent American choral conductor of his generation. For me,…

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…

Re-Sourcing Self: An Essential Practice for Challenging Times

Wherever I go in my travels these days and with whomever I speak, I sense a heightened concern and attention for what is going on in our countries and in our world. Some people are hopeful; others are on the edge of despair. Some express deep sadness; others, anger. Some are trapped in fear; others…

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