With the Spring Equinox, Passover, and Easter, this time of year is one of renewal, regrowth (and new growth), freedom, and the chance to start fresh, to restore—and re-story—our lives and our work. Taking a longer view, we can see signs that as humans, we are in the spring of our existence, emerging from a […]
In 1826, as soldiers marched across a bridge that spanned the River Irwell in England, the bridge began vibrating in time with their steps, ever more violently until the bridge collapsed. From that point on, British soldiers were ordered to break step when marching across a bridge. What happened was a physics phenomenon called resonance. […]
Most of us are asking the same life-altering questions as we find ourselves standing at the precipice of change: How do I make decisions now since I don’t know who I’m going to be . . . or what the world will be like by then?
Wisdom is in a sense a composite of many different characteristics—profound knowledge, conscious awareness, intuition, foresight, patience, the ability to see the big picture, experience, openness, and empathy—but even then, wisdom is greater than the sum of its parts, just as being a visionary has a greater impact beyond the self.
I have written before about the backlash against women’s growing power and success and what we can do about it (see “How Being Successful Can Save the Planet” and “Talking Ourselves out of Success”). The rising assaults on women’s rights—and the assaults on women’s bodies—follow and coincide with a long upward trajectory of women’s power […]
I feel the earth move under my feet. I feel the sky tumbling down, tumbling down. ~ Carole King, “I Feel the Earth Move” It was an ordinary summer day on the East Coast. I was enjoying a nice lunch out when suddenly the luncheonette started trembling. I couldn’t wrap my mind […]
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Reinvention of any kind always starts with a self-assessment. Whether you want to transform your life, your career, your business, or your world, you have to first figure out where you are now. What are your strengths and weaknesses? What would others say are your strengths and weaknesses? (Think of colleagues, clients, […]
The phrase “midlife crisis” for many brings to mind clichéd images of men quitting their unfulfilling jobs and leaving their wives to ride off into the sunset with younger women in their shiny new sports cars. Since the term was first coined, much attention has been paid to this psychological phase of life, yet even today, that attention seems to focus almost exclusively on men.
When a room in your home doesn’t serve you—the space doesn’t work for how you use the room; the furniture is too big, too small, too inappropriate for the task; and the overall atmosphere is too closed, too open, too shabby, too stressful—you have a couple of options. You can rearrange the furniture, maybe throw […]