A dream or a nightmare?

This time last year that I began to feel the urgency. It was hard to describe and even harder to explain. It started in one area first. A sense that time was running out and I needed to do this thing now. It started with The Work – not my work, at least not directly, […]

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when your house is burning – what do you take?

I had just returned from an intensive, productive business trip, delivering training in Istanbul, Turkey. The return home, though a short plane ride took more than 10 hours. I was exhausted. I got up after just 3 hours of sleep to see the kids and send them off to school. The morning started beautifully. My […]

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when it all falls apart….

I’m guessing that this is the perfect time for the biggest, brightest full moon than has been seen on the planet for several generations. A time of upheaval, unrest and discomfort – a time where we could do with more light. I remember the times I’ve stood in the midst of a huge storm – […]

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Routine, Discipline, Commitment – Tips for writer’s block

I’d been trying to push out this story for a few hours. It’s stuck. I’m uninspired. I’m empty. And I remember the interview I came upon a few years ago, alone in a hotel room, somewhere in Europe, after a day of workshops and ‘performing’ – after a shower, ready to collapse into an exhausted […]

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5 Steps to Powerful Story Impact

It was just a few days before my business trip. My first time to Madrid, Spain. I was prepared and excited to speak at this conference, my first time speaking to a large audience in Europe. I had it all planned out, the only thing missing was a local story. You see, I always like […]

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I’m coming out

For years people have suggested that my work has a spiritual aspect to it. I usually smile, shrug and move on. And then this happened.  We were out running, my son and I. It was in the middle of the high holidays, usually a time for soul searching and contemplation. Even so, when he said […]

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sorry if I hurt you…

It’s the New Year celebrations in this part of the world.  Usually a time of reflection and repentance…a time of celebration and awareness…and above all, a time to get together and eat!   As a child I remember the excitement of the Jewish New Year. The table would be set beautifully and candles lit, the […]

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