Chaos to Calm: How to Navigate Change in Times of Crisis

Disneyland is closed. The N.C.A.A. canceled March Madness. Major League Baseball has halted spring training. Ireland cancelled all St. Patrick’s Day parades (WHAT!?). New York is banning gatherings of more than 500 people, including Broadway shows. The U.S. stock prices are as bad as…

Friction

Ilya Prigogine, a Nobel Prize winning physicist, has a theory called “dissipative structures.”  This theory states that friction is a fundamental property of nature and that nothing grows without it…not a mountain, pearl or person.  Prigogine states that the key to growth is fragility,…

Beating Holiday Burnout

“Mankind has a moral duty to seek joy.”  ~Shirley MacLaine, “The Camino” Identify your priorities and stick to them.  Your priorities are those things that are most important to you right now.  Your priorities are your decision making tools.  If something is not on…

Oh My!!!

“As we must plant a seed before we reap a harvest, so we must believe before our prayers can be answered.”  ~Ernest Holmes, “The Science of Mind” Do you ever feel as if the line “Lions and Tigers and Bears, OH MY!” from the…

Let Me Hear Your Body Talk

Don’t allow someone else’s behavior to assign you to their plan. 10 years ago I learned a very hard lesson in regards to my physical health.  I was working a corporate job, putting in around 55 hours a week, commuting over an hour to…