"Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we should dance" (anonymous). I happen to LOVE to dance so this is a no brainer for me. Shaking it on the dance floor from time to time does more for my stress level than a week at a spa. I simply love putting movement to music. I … [Read more...] about Finding your flow, your work zone through dance
I'm graduating from the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs E-series program soon and the other day I tried on a dress that I want to wear to the party. I was trying it on because it was too big and I needed to have it measured to take in. That was my first shocker. It fit. Well. My second shocker … [Read more...] about When scales don't tell the truth- how do you judge success?
Recently I wrote a post about how to look at the edges of a carpet as a metaphor for life. You know the bits of a carpet that aren't neatly sewn up but rather hang there loosely at the edges? Do you see those bits as fray - as messy, a nuisance and unorganized? Or do you see them as fringe - as … [Read more...] about Fray or fringe worldview; you can choose
I love lists. I love making them and checking them off. I like to think (some might say delude myself) that they help me have a sense of control over my life. I can get a bit crazy when I feel I don't have any control, when I'm unorganized, when I'm not sure where things are, what I have to do … [Read more...] about Fringe or Fray: how you see the edges affects how you see the core
I have been participating in the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs E-Series program since January. It's like a mini-MBA for women business owners. It kicks business butt. We've heard a variety of speakers on a variety of topics (see below for a listing with links). What's been a common challenge … [Read more...] about Business Strategy & Lizards
Do you have a training function in your job (or want to have one) and do you live in the Greater Vancouver area? If so you might be interested in an upcoming workshop I'm teaching called Workshops that Work from April 21-22, 2010 at Langara College in Vancouver, BC, Canada. What past participants … [Read more...] about Workshops that Work
I was recently in a traditional Samba club called Democraticos in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. I was in Rio to do cultural intelligence training for the United Nations and one night, post-conference, a bunch of us gathered in Lappa, a district of Rio. Think people. Lots and lots and lots of people. … [Read more...] about Samba lessons from Brazil
Raucous cheering filled the air which competed with the hum and thrum of the rain forest. Wild toucans flew about the forest canopy while 6 foot long arapaima fish swam below the tangle of arms and legs that were trying to coordinate themselves down the river. In Rio Quente, Brazil, a thermal … [Read more...] about Teambuilding Brazilian Style