Bigger picture unleashed

Walking the dogA dog that veers off, hell-bent on pursuing an enticing scent, tramps a haphazard path to pinpoint the source. This in itself is perfectly fine unless:

  1. Said dog is attached to a leash;
  2. Said leash is attached to an arm;
  3. Said arm is attached to a human caught unawares.

What’s the Bigger Picture?
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Redefining moments

It’s a harsh realization to learn that you’re valued more for what you do rather than for who you are. It’s harsher still if you think that what you do is everything you can do, that it’s too late. The cruelest of all is a belief that who you are right now is all you can be, that there’s nothing more to discover. Who dared to tell you these lies? Unforgivable.  Continue reading Redefining moments

Resilience on the fly

It has taken me a little while to decide to share this particular story about resilience. It’s very personal, yet a friend encouraged me to share it as it might encourage others to discover their innate resilience during challenging times. The ‘Seismic Resilience Series’ will resume next week with Part 2, “Author, Director and Star”.

At the beginning of August, an oncologist confirmed that my mother has advanced cancer in five different organs. She showed accelerated deterioration throughout August and into September when she started chemotherapy. Only a month and a half ago, she was driving, walking the dog, cooking, and listening to operas and concertos online. What a music buff!

There has been no time to adapt emotionally and cognitively. We take things day by day now. In Part 1 (Frustrated Attachments), I wrote that “Building your resilience muscles takes time…”. This isn’t entirely true. You don’t always have the luxury of time.  Continue reading Resilience on the fly

Part 1: Frustrated Attachments

Seismic Resilience Series (Part 1 of 5)

Welcome to the first of five parts in the Seismic Resilience Series.

Resilience has been on my radar for a long time. In essence, resilience is the capacity to withstand and navigate stress and crises. What’s intrinsically powerful about this is the meaning of capacity. It does not mean having a ready solution or freedom from feeling the impact of negative experiences. Capacity means having the potential, ability, and agility – regardless of situation, unexpected events, or transitions.

You have an innate capacity for resilience stemming from your personal experiences. It takes curiosity, creativity, and resourcefulness to be resilient. Because I also fully believe that you have an innate capacity for curiosity, creativity, and resourcefulness, it is within your reach to unlock and access your unique resilience.

In keeping with my working philosophy to instigate “seismic nudges”, the Seismic Resilience Series simply point to five high-potential portals to greater resiliency.  Continue reading Part 1: Frustrated Attachments

Gutsy and Bodacious

What’s the Gutsy-and-Bodacious Dream that you dare not utter? Does it make you gulp?

Gutsy and Bodacious are present when you sense the tiniest inkling that an outdated belief is about to kiss dirt. It happens when you start to let your curiosity explore what’s possible.

What if… I ask for what I need?
What if… I said no?
What if… I forgive?
What if… I just let go?

Even your little toe can be Gutsy and Bodacious… place it on the other side of your boundary line and see what happens.