Gratitude For the Fabric of Life

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the U.S. Traditionally, it’s a time for coming together with family and friends and expressing gratitude for the blessings of your life. As Thanksgiving approaches this year, I realize that there are foundational parts of my life that I don’t often think to acknowledge. I’m pretty good at acknowledging the…

Gratitude For the Unexpected

This week we celebrate Thanksgiving Day here in the United States. Historically, it was a day for the early settlers of our land to give thanks for survival in the “new world.” I love this holiday because it has a universal theme. It isn’t dependent on a particular religious or spiritual belief. It’s simply about…

Gratitude As a Transformational Leadership Practice

It’s Thanksgiving week in the United States, and as I reflect on this year, I'm grateful for the life I live, the people that make up our community at The Center for Transformational Presence, and especially those that I’ve had the chance to work with personally this year. I’ve just returned from teaching in Sweden,…

Gratitude for the Risk Takers

Audre Lord, Caribbean-American writer, poet, and activist, once said, "When I dare to be powerful--to use my strength in the service of my vision--then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid." There is much to be grateful for at this Thanksgiving season. I am certainly grateful for all of the usual things--my…

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