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Living

Living is my word for the new year. Living is one of those words that is typically followed or preceded by other words or phrases. Although inspired by the subtitle of our upcoming book, Midlife, New Life: Living Consciously in Midlife and Beyond, many positive words and phrases can precede or follow the word living:…

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Harmony

Harmony is my word for the new year. The inspiration for selecting harmony as my word of the year has been the study of nonviolence with Michael Nagler, narrator of the film and author of the book The Third Harmony: Nonviolence and the New Story of Human Nature. I had considered nonviolence as my word…

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Finding Your Voice
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Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice was one of many themes we explored in our conversationcircles this year. In these conversation circles, we discussed our physicalvoice, the outer voice we use for speaking, singing, and perhaps chanting; ourinner voice, the internal monologue in our head that provides the words andimages that reflect our thoughts and imaginings; and our…

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Seeds of Consciousness
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Seeds of Consciousness

Our conscious mind is small in comparison to our vast unconscious mind. This unconscious mind is part of what Thich Nhat Hanh referred to as store consciousness. Describing consciousness as like a house, Thich Nhat Hanh suggested that store consciousness is the basement and mind consciousness is our living room. Mind consciousness is our active…

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Hope

Hope is my word for the new year. I am sometimes weighed down by pessimistic perspectives on life’s challenges. This year I want to turn this pessimism around, going beyond simple optimism, to real hope for the possibilities of the future. This hope is defined as the belief that our future will be better than…

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Purpose Discovery Journey
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Purpose Discovery Journey

Since my inventure in Tanzania in 2009, which was a walking safari adventure across the Serengeti combined with an inner journey of discovery, I have paid increasing attention to living purposefully. You may have read the story of my purpose discovery process in my book, The Inner Journey to Conscious Leadership. Emerging from my experiences…

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Surrender

Surrender is my word for the year 2021. Rather than new year’s resolutions which frequently get diluted within the first few days of January, I advocate setting clear intentions. Not so much specific goals or outcomes, but intentions for how we wish to show up in the world. So, my intention this year is to…

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Sacred Changemakers

Sacred Changemakers was the topic of my recent Conscious Leadership in Action video podcast conversation with Jayne Warrilow. Jayne is the founder of the Sacred Changemakers University and the Changemakers Society, and also founder and CEO of the Coaches Business School. I am one of the founding members of the Changemakers Society. During our conversation,…

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Contagious You

Most of us think about being contagious in terms of a virus or ill health, especially at this time as the coronavirus is spreading rapidly around the world, but emotions and attitudes are also contagious. During my Conscious Leadership in Action conversation with Anese Cavanaugh, author of the book Contagious You, we talked about how…

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Leadership Breakdown

In my recent Conscious Leadership in Action conversation with guest Eric Kaufmann we talked about his new book, Leadership Breakdown: How to break the vicious cycle, release the struggle, and succeed with conscious leadership. Eric has made awakening and expanding the consciousness of leaders his mission in life. Eric says that what makes a conscious…

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