When Grief Catches You By Surprise, Give It Time and Space

As I write, my yearly “emptying out” week on the beach in Florida is drawing to a close. Coming here has been an annual May pilgrimage for more than 20 years – a time for rest, rejuvenation, and “getting empty” so that new inspiration and creativity can flow. For many years, I shared this time…

When Loss Catches You By Surprise

My Facebook feed was abuzz with news that a former colleague had passed away unexpectedly. I hadn’t seen her or been in touch with her for more than thirty years, yet my heart was suddenly aching. I had always had great respect for her and the gifts that she brought as a leader in the…

The things you can count on, but may have forgotten to notice

A lovely evening was drawing to a close. We were enjoying dinner with friends at their riverfront home—wonderful company, good wine, and delicious food, all under a full moon. Just before saying goodnight, I stepped back out onto the deck alone to bask in the bright moonlight one last time as it shimmered across the…

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.…

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