“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ― Joseph Campbell, Mythologist    “M, nothing is going my way. Its been 3 years and nothing I thought would work has worked. I don’t know if I am going forwards or back, nor what I should do next. Nothing makes sense anymore- nothing is clear”   […]


Hard is Overrated

Somehow, around the world, we have come to the conclusion that striving, struggling against the current is the mark of a good, upstanding human being.


PRESS PLAY-The Myth of Status Quo

Status Quo is like a PAUSE button. You can’t get through a movie that way much less Life! Whether you lead or follow, change is inevitable. PRESS PLAY. #SocialChange #ChangeAgents #EverydayActivists Original post at


A cubic centimeter of chance

It’s a rare moment when a world opens up to you that you hadn’t seen- or accepted- before. When someone recognizes a potential in you that you hadn’t noticed yourself.

It’s happened to me twice, this kind of distinct, forever memorable moment.


Simple Truths about Big Issues

We have a people problem– thinking of governments, organizations and other institutions as if they exist independent of the people in them- and therefore trying to make changes ‘to the system’ without really affecting the people in it.



If you’re like most senior leaders you have probably said some version of this many times- to your spouse, parents kids, even to yourself. And if you’re just starting out in your career, there’s a trick in here that you probably haven’t seen yet.


Love- the Only Emotion that Expands Intelligence

We can use our minds and relationships in life giving ways or life destroying ways. The idea that ‘intelligence’ can be anything that diminishes or destroys life is the ultimate fallacy.


To the In-Betweeners

A love note in response to all the women & girls at the Young Entrepreneurs Summit who shuffled their feet, looked nervously around and said “I don’t know what I want to do”, “I’m in transition, I guess”, “I should do something but…”


The Sufficiency Project

It seemed like I had been deeply involved with some work and when I looked up from what I was doing suddenly I saw I was in a flood of all the things I had been habitually piling into my life (and my wardrobe, calendar, suitcases, head). Without realizing, I had been in a life of B.u.s.y.- accumulating, wasting, spending, distracting.



“The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.” ― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin