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Embrace your inner fool

“God loves a fool.” I don’t know how I absorbed that message, but it has comforted me many times. When I’ve confidently and determinately called

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The power of rules

Rule: one of a set of explicit or understood regulations or principles governing conduct within a particular activity or sphere. –Oxford Languages I was watching

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Creative Brain

The Power of Flow

The half-rolled-up papers fell down the pull-down attic stairs. They were the plans for the newer wing of the music school, and the print was

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Connection

The Power of Connection

The audience of 70 people was still. Riveted. What they were witnessing is rarely seen in public. They leaned forward in their seats, trying to

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Want to play?

What do you want to do now? That’s what we asked each other every time there was a pause in our last game. There were

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Essence

Digging for Treasure

Have you heard the parable of the seeker who wanders the world, endlessly pursuing illusory treasure, only to return home and find it hidden right there,

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Seven keys to cocreation

I remember the sinking feeling in my gut. I thought I was doomed. I’d just learned about the Karpman Drama Triangle, where we can enter in

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Evolutionary power

Discover your hidden superpower

I lie awake worrying—imagining my future, where I’ll be in one of those terrible places like my mother ended up, all alone, dying all alone.

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Evolutionary power

Got connection?

Connection is a nutrient I was having a hard day. Nothing big; I’d been in a meeting and had a conflict. I couldn’t really tell

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Evolutionary power

Drama or Co-creation?

When I first learned about the Karpman Drama Triangle (where people fall into three roles, Victim, Villain and Hero)*, I had two clear blasts of

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Evolutionary power

Every link matters

Do you remember the story of the 80 person human chain that formed to rescue a family caught in a riptide? It was in 2017.

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Creative Brain

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.

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Emotional Anatomy
S.E.W.

The Power of SEW

What is S.E.W? Sensations-Emotions-Want. When partners are committed to using S.E.W., it immediately puts them back on an even playing field. All conflicts can be worked through

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Authenticity

Lift every voice

Lift every voice and sing Till earth and heaven ring Ring with the harmonies of Liberty; Let our rejoicing rise, High as the list’ning skies,

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Appreciation

Loving the wind

Nature wastes nothing, not even a quark. –David Hawkins On Christmas Eve, I stepped out into the chilly night to assist in putting out the

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Co-Creativity

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

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Appreciation

THIS IS WHAT WE’RE HERE FOR

Wild fires. Scorching heat, suffocating smoke. The slow unspooling of the pandemic, with its high mortality rate, long-term physical damage, wide-spread economic and educational ramifications.

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Creative Brain

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

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Appreciation

GO TEAM HUMAN!

I have a coach named Gail whom I love. She congratulates me on what I’m doing right; when she notices something I could improve on,

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Appreciation

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

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PLAYER DOWN!

Last night at our softball game (go Diamond Divas!) the pitcher got hurt. I didn’t see what happened (I was the third base coach in

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Julie’s June Journal

Are you familiar with the term “Upper Limit?” It’s one of the craziest ideas I learned from Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks. And the one that

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Creative Brain

What Alphas don’t know (yet)

“In many ways the performances of Donald Trump remind me of male chimpanzees and their dominance rituals,” Jane Goodall, the anthropologist, told me shortly before

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Appreciation

Blessing our human wholeness

It’s the season of Thanksgiving. But are you ready to see the blessing of your human wholeness? Last night, at the Intensive Learning Community (an

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ANGER IS ENERGY!
Authenticity

Befriending anger

(Want to know more about healthy anger? Listen to my podcast #11, Anger is Power.)   Knowing what to do with anger is very tricky

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Workshops

Relationship Boot Camps

Interested in going deep with your partner? I’m teaching two relationship boot camps, each 3 days, each limited to 4 couples. You’ll learn powerful skills

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Appreciation

A challenge from the EEPs!

One of the main challenges of our work has been to find something that people like better than the rush they get from adrenaline. And

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Co-Creativity

Today, forgiveness

Forgive: The sense of “to give up desire or power to punish” (late Old English) . -–Online Etymological Dictionary  Our species has a proclivity for

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Creative Brain

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

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Appreciation

Be an activist: Choose Joy

In the onslaught of current political news, how do you decide what to actually DO? Your energy can split out in many directions. You could

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Appreciation

It’s time

It’s been 2 ½ months since the election. We’ve had time to be shocked, to grieve. Time to shake our fists at the unfairness of

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Appreciation

Trump? Villain or…?

I’ve been transfixed by the election cycle this time around—have you? Participating in the Bernie/Hillary debate (and having some friendships spinning around our differences); watching

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Authenticity

I just don’t trust–who?

To state the obvious, trust is a major issue in relationships. In fact, when I see couples, it follows “communication” as The Issue. “I don’t

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Authenticity

The miracle of the darkness

As humans, we instinctively recoil from the darkness. We know that danger lurks out there. There might be wild animals, waiting to tear us apart,

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Appreciation

Flow happens

Have you experienced flow in your life? I know when I’m in flow when I’m part of life, letting myself be taken by the currents. Like

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