Courage to Feel

“Emotions are data,” Dr. Susan David stated in her Ted Talk. She is a professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School where she researched Emotional Agility and wrote a book on the subject. Emotional Agility is the ability to navigate life’s tough emotions and accept them. When emotions are denied, they not only become amplifiedContinue reading “Courage to Feel”

A Culture of Understanding

What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.  – Cool Hand Luke Communication is complex. We receive information from words, tone, inflection, pacing and silence of another. Communication can get tricky when we speak to someone who has a different gender, culture, socio economic status, religion and political affiliation than our own, specifically if weContinue reading “A Culture of Understanding”

The Simple Act of Listening

I knew that the simple act of listening, in an empathic way, could have a profound effect. – Sophie Andrews One of the intentions of Council Practice is to Listen from the Heart. This beautiful intention, as simple as it sounds, is rarely done. In our day to day lives rarely do we stop whatContinue reading “The Simple Act of Listening”

S A C R I F I C E

In March, I co-hosted/ facilitated a council in Los Angeles. The theme was sacrifice. We each gave our own definition of the word and shared our own stories of sacrifice. One prompt: Tell us a story about a time when someone made a sacrifice for you. A line of truth that I spoke: I can’tContinue reading “S A C R I F I C E”