Are You Walking the Dog, or Is the Dog Walking You?

“Action is movement with intelligence. The world is filled with movement. What the world needs is more conscious movement, more action.” ― B.K.S. Iyengar

If you’re a smart, creative person (which I know that you are if you’re reading this blog post 😊), than you probably feel like you have a fair degree of control over what you say and do in the world.

I have some surprising news for you: the majority of your thoughts, feelings, … READ MORE

Are You Curious?

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.”
— Shunryu Suzuki

One of the ways that people get stuck in old patterns is by losing connection with their innate curiosity. If you’ve ever watched a baby or a child navigate the world, you know that human beings are born with a natural drive to explore ourselves, others, and the world around us.

When you’re in this … READ MORE

Taking Right Action

Have you ever said or done something and knew, deep in your bones, that it was the right action to take? If so, you’ve experienced the sensation of Integrity.

Being guided by Integrity feels energizing and purposeful, like a clear, directed channel that sweeps away constrictions and effortlessly focuses your movement. I’ve felt this sensation emerge during conversations that have been mired in conflict, when an apology or an expression of … READ MORE

How to Keep a Commitment No Matter What You’re Up Against

Years ago, I traveled to a somewhat remote location to attend my company’s annual sales and marketing launch meeting. We were at least four hours from any major airport, and much of the conversation on arrival was about what a pain in the neck it had been to get there.

The Sales VP was aware of the narrative that was circulating about the meeting, and he chose to open the first session with a video about Bill Porter, a door-to-door salesman who was born … READ MORE

Mindfulness? Actually, It’s Bodyfulness.

Here are two things you can do in 2017 that would make a huge difference in your life:

Learn to be present to the sensations of your body.
Practice connecting with those sensations on a regular basis.

Why, when everyone is talking about mindfulness, am I talking about physical sensation?

Because the mind can be anywhere – past, future, fantasy — but the body is always here now. Tuning into your body begins a pathway to an incredible stream of … READ MORE