Room to Move

A wise teacher once told me, “People often experience suffering because they believe, rightly or wrongly, that they are out of options.” In a previous blog post I wrote about dependency, and that a relationship of extreme inequality… Read More

Focus & Listen

Have you ever had trouble communicating with another person? Can you read body language and can you empathize? Have you experienced misunderstandings? Do you have difficulty expressing yourself? If you’ve experienced any such things, how have they contributed… Read More

Is There A Problem?

At some point in our lives, most of us are likely to go through a difficult time. Not all of those situations, but some of them, suggest to us that something has got to change. We recognize that… Read More

Is It Me?

Years ago, I attended an intensive personal growth seminar that was aimed at helping people improve the quality of their lives. Over the four grueling days of trainings, about ten hours each day, three life coaches took turns… Read More

Conflict, Part 3 – Check Yourself

I once watched a training video that captured real events in an inner city high school. A teacher, frustrated at the repeated absences of one student, called the young man to his office after school. The encounter was… Read More


Performing artists are subject to reviews and criticism throughout their careers. Their experiences differ widely, but there’s one thing they all agree on. While they may not precisely remember their good reviews, they can remember every negative review,… Read More