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March 2, 2020

I don’t know if I’ve ever been good at it. I mean, as a kid of course. But as an adult, I’m not so sure. 

It’s not that I don’t ask for help because I want to muscle through things on my own; do it my way. No, it’s more that I don’t want to put anyone out; inconven...

February 26, 2020

[Published LinkedIn Article]

The statistics abound.  A recent Gallup poll tells us that only a third of our employees, globally, feel a level of meaningful engagement at work.  Engaged teams demonstrate 21% greater profitability due to more time in the office and less t...

January 17, 2020

Back in December, I spoke at the Hivery holiday party in their new San Francisco space.  It was an honor and a pleasure to lead a room of one hundred people in a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors, before talking with them about my ideas around Aliveness.  Everyone participat...

January 4, 2020

It’s a new year, a new decade.  

“New Year, new you!”  we say.  “Make a shift to improve yourself!”

Why?  

Why this idea of changing and shifting and hoping for something new/different/better?  Instead, maybe we ease more into growth with what we already have. I...

December 5, 2019

I’ve been thinking about something a new Facebook friend said last week, in our private 10-day video challenge group.  She said, about where she is in life right now, that she’s “cutting back, to grow.” I’d never heard that before and I found it so lovely and so very,...

November 27, 2019

We’ve talked about the idea of “offers” in this newsletter series -- a term used by performing improvisers to describe just about anything that’s made available to use in a scene.  Offers can be verbal (a narrative about the storyline) or physical (players acting out c...

November 14, 2019

I attended a two-day workshop last month in LA, hosted by the illustrious Rob Bell, called Something to Say.  I went in thinking we’d be a mismatched group of creatives/business people/performers who would spend both 9-to-5 days leaning all the tricks of the public spe...

November 14, 2019

We are a collection of our pasts and the truths we’ve cultivated about ourselves -- who we are, what we value, how we’re supposed to perform -- in order to make sense of things in this world.  But they’re just stories, aren’t they? Programmed into us at an early age, s...

November 14, 2019

I’ve been caught off guard a few times, recently, with people graciously complimenting me on parts of myself unseen to...myself.  I was called a “rock star”, that my energy is “off the hook”; that the workshops I host, bolstering connection and aliveness, makes me a “h...

November 13, 2019

I was talking with a friend of mine recently, about being creatives; mostly about the pushes and pulls of ideas, and how joyously overwhelming it can be to have so many of them.  

I’m going to write poetry for 30 days straight!

It might be time to outline my Tedx ta...

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