Inner Map

Inner map

Video demonstration: Climbing the Inner Map

For those who are in existential angst about our world… Back in October, I sent out a query: “seeking a 20-something who is existentially gripped by angst about the future.” I’d just spent a few days around a 25 year-old who seemed to be gripped by hopelessness about the future. His mom described his firmly-held […]

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Mean, nice-? SHINE ON!

Years ago I was teaching the Intensive Learning Community and thought to divide the group into those who were MEAN and those who were NICE. No problem–people knew exactly what I meant, and had strong reactions to those who were in the other group. Since then I’ve wondered about that energetic dichotomy. What is it

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Playing Your Own Game

When I was little, I started out by fighting dirty. In our household (I was the youngest of four in the 1960s) the siblings fought a lot. I’ve since wondered about that culture, where punching, pushing, and brawling was the order of the day, but it definitely prepared me to stand my ground. And, over

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CALL TO ACTION– Be an Activist: Choose to Live Above the Line

Are you feeling stressed out about the current political landscape? Want to have a flowing, maybe even an enjoyable experience of the US election? Here’s an invitation: Below is a reprise of a post I wrote in 2017. It will give you the context for what I’m up to. I’m bringing together anyone who commits

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Process: Climb the Map

Have you been feeling stuck in fear, anger, sadness, even despair? I’ve been developing different ways to shift states for many years, and think “Climb the Map” is one of the most powerful processes I’ve created. In this video, I explain the whys and hows behind the “Climb the Map” process. To prepare for this, 

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Choose your story wisely

We both stood there astride our bikes, our voices choking with grief. Kath pointed at the green foliage surrounding us and said, “Can you imagine if all of this was on fire?” No, I couldn’t. It’s unimaginable. And yet the Amazon rainforest burns. Here we are again, facing a calamity many miles from us, and

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Door #3: Beyond patriarchy into co-creativity

As we’ve collectively whirled through the latest political battle, we stand back and assess the winners and losers. The winners chortle and celebrate their spoils, the losers become embittered and vow to fight harder. It’s been epic, a true drama of victims and villains and heroes going head to head like gladiators in the ring. As

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Video: Understanding the Inner Map

I had a blast presenting to Katie Hendricks’ Leadership and Transformation program on 12/3/16. Here’s the YouTube link. Enjoy the theory behind the Inner Map, including: how to generate (vs drain) your energy how to use your stories to anchor yourself to an expanded state what Real Power looks like Narrow vs. Open Focus How to maximize

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