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Am I Done With My Personal Work?

(1) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 11:28 AM

Short answer: no.

Nuanced answer: Last year, I presented an online interview series called "Teaching What We Need To Learn," in which 46 leaders in personal and spiritual growth shared their own "growing edge." During the series I went to great lengths to share my own ordinary humanity....

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A Revolution in Healing: Introducing 'The Communer'

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2011 | 3:28 PM

Recently, I was working with a client who couldn't break through his problem with clutter. I suggested a sensitive, practical, easy way forward. I asked, "Does that seem do-able?" He laughed and replied, "Oh, it's do-able, but the question is -- will I do it?"

This client is a great...

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Are You a Frog in Boiling Water?

(3) Comments | Posted April 22, 2011 | 10:48 PM

In my private sessions and workshops, people increasingly lament the overwhelming stress of their lives. Just getting by in today's culture often stretches us to the breaking point.

We humans, it seems, have manufactured a way of life completely out of sync with our evolution as a species. Our bodies...

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White House Emotional Intelligence Rating: 0

(6) Comments | Posted September 28, 2010 | 8:56 PM

I'm no politician. My field is emotional intelligence. But emotions are central to all political campaigns. Right now, the White House is failing miserably at emotional intelligence, and it's about to cost the election.

It started when Press Secretary Robert Gibbs let loose on the "Professional Left." Then came President...

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Obama and the Bunny Planet

(1) Comments | Posted December 3, 2009 | 2:08 AM

I like Barack Obama, but I misjudged him. I mistook ambition for courage, and conformity for pragmatism. He needs a visit to the Bunny Planet.

The Bunny Planet appears in a series of books I read to my two-year-old daughter, by Rosemary Wells. After the characters in the series have...

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Obama-Math Doesn't Add Up for Most Homeowners

(10) Comments | Posted April 10, 2009 | 8:54 PM

First, President Obama said he was offering help to homeowners who were in financial straits but hadn't yet walked away from their homes or stopped making monthly payments. Then he said, today, that the time is now for refinancing.

So, I tried, and here's what happened.

I called my lender,...

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Our Economic Crisis Is an Emotional Problem

(1) Comments | Posted March 4, 2009 | 6:36 PM


A provocative documentary made in 2003 asked the question, if a corporation were an actual person, not just accorded the legal rights of one, what kind of person would it be? The answer, based on the maniacal corporate pursuit of quarterly profits at the...

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