The Gift of Presence

This post was inspired by a conversation with my wife. We were discussing a presentation she had recently attended and how so many people who paid to be there spent much of their time focused on cell phones or tablets and not on the presenter. I’ll be the first to admit, I’ve been just as…

Cultivating Silence

Silence.  Comforting to some, maddening to others.  In today’s world of constant connectivity and digi-distraction, silence is a rare and precious commodity.  The constant bombardment of texts, emails, status updates, tweets, etc. provide a constant stream of stimuli that leave no time or space for friends, our families or ourselves. We have family wide electronic…

Pushing Through ‘I Can’t…’

I can’t.  Words are powerful.  The words we use inside our own heads are the ones that shape our reality the most.  As I listen to students I notice some fascinating trends in how they speak to themselves. When someone feels confident they speak well of themselves.  When they are uncertain or intimidated the language…