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Resilience

Resilience

Resilience isn’t something we seek. Resilience is a muscle we choose to develop when hit with a life-altering experience. That muscle is part of the God-given light within each of us. Like every other muscle in our body (physiological, emotional, or mental) Resilience only grows and strengthens when flexed. The interesting thing about Resilience is […]

Presence Through Appearance

Presence Through Appearance

I‘m at the LAX airport waiting to board a plane to New York. I’m meeting my publisher, Hachette, to get feedback on the first few chapters of my upcoming book. As I’m waiting to board the plane and frequently checking the weather app on my phone for the storm that’s hitting New York; I crack […]

Living With No Regrets Means Taking Action

Living With No Regrets Means Taking Action

Question: Which is more painful? The pain of discipline or the pain of regret? The next question I’d ask is, “Which Regret is more painful, the Regret to Act or the Regret of an action that didn’t work out?” As noted in the book Option B by Sheryl Sandberg, a chalkboard was recently put up […]

How, When and Why Do You Rest?

How, When and Why Do You Rest?

Is your “rest” a bi-product of your work? Or is your work the wellspring from your rest? An interesting and ancient concept. The concept of Sabbath Rest stems from the old testament of “keeping the Sabbath” as a day of giving thanks, prayer, and rejuvenation in preparation for the coming week. Today, it feels we […]

Please Hold…

Please Hold…

I am honored and excited to work on the television special “Jump Jive & Thrive,” honoring cancer survivors and Thrivers. The live show is taping in Pauley Pavilion this upcoming Sunday, Oct. 8th at 6 pm. I hope you can join us! Get more information and tickets here: www.jumpjiveandthrive.com. Our regular musing programming will resume […]

The Awesomeness of Thriving

The Awesomeness of Thriving

You know when you get a new car and all of a sudden you notice the same car you’ve just purchased all over the road? Well, last year I read and wrote a musing on Arianna Huffington’s book “Thrive” and since then I seem to hear this word and concept discussed a lot. I’m currently […]

Grateful to be Thriving

Grateful to be Thriving

I’m always amazed when I learn something that I should already know. I had the immense privilege and pleasure of meeting with the Executive Director of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) in New York last weekend. We met because I am heavily involved with a CBS special honoring cancer survivors and thrivers called Jump Jive […]

A Note from Kate Richardson xoxo

A Note from Kate Richardson xoxo

I just received a lovely e-mail from the inimitable, always adorable, Kate Richardson, whom I affectionately call “Peanut.” Kate competed in the 2004 Olympics for Canada and helped UCLA win back-to-back NCAA titles in 2003 and 2004—not to mention her individual titles and being named Pac-10 Female Student-Athlete of the Year in 2006. Today, Kate is […]

“Option B” by Sheryl Sandberg

“Option B” by Sheryl Sandberg

It wasn’t the title of this book that made me want to check it out, but instead the subtitle: “Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy.” Who of us hasn’t done all three of those things repeatedly in our lifetimes. And yet, I persistently seek to learn from those who have managed all of these […]