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    Most people recognize a desire for circumstances to change, or to drop some outdated habit. Current contenders for me include chocolate binging just before bed, caffeine (yes, still), and staying more consistent with self-care following big events. The “doing” of habit change kinda sucks. It feels like depriving ourselves of something we crave. […]

How to Fly: Drop the Judgment

I discovered a fun, yet powerful spiritual practice on my flight from Silicon Valley back home to Ohio. Would love for you to try it and report back your results. At some point in every long flight, we run out of snacks, comfort, our motivation to work, or our ability to hold our pee. We […]

Painful Feedback & How to Leverage It

The ability to give and receive feedback is a skill that comes up more than any other with my 1:1 and organizational clients. As a consultant, I find it much easier to facilitate discussions and workshops on the topic than I do actually receiving and responding to feedback myself. I don’t think it’s necessarily easy for […]

The Wisdom in Being Sad

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” -Jonathan Safran Foer This week feels like a victory lap after a wildly-challenging year. I don’t know about you, but when 12 months pass in complete upheaval, I’d gladly take some real, external challenges over the pants-pooping scenarios we conjure up inside. What’s with all this insistence […]


Last weekend I partnered with a dear friend and fellow spiritual teacher, Dr. Alice Bandy, to host a weekend retreat. The event was titled Navigating Personal Transformation. The plan was to expand on a successful workshop we ran at Camp Good Life Project. We created this experience in my family’s home in Northeast Ohio. During […]