SELF-Leadership Learning Journey Cohort – October 5- November 9

Take Care of Your Heart.

Joining the SELF-Leadership cohort is a commitment you make to your SELF! Our cohort launches October 5th, 7:30-8:45 am PT, 10:30-11:45 ET Cohort meets every Tuesday through November 9th.

Your six-week journey includes daily meditations, weekly cohort gatherings, teachings, and a reflection journal. The meditations are available in English and Spanish.  

Register HERE.

Take time to: 

  • Journey home to YOUR heart.
  • Support and nourish your heart
  • Find strength at all levels – physical, emotional, mental, spiritual.
  • Care for what is heavy on your heart.
  • Kindle the dreams in your heart.

Weeks 1-3: Exercise our Stress Responses Less – Lighten our hearts

Week 1: Train the observer

Week 2: Accept that I feel that way

Week 3: Conscious breathing

Week 4-6: Exercise our Resilience More – Kindle the dreams in our hearts

Week 4: Practice the pivot from fear to love, from react to respond

Week 5: Expand my Resilience and sense of SELF

Week 6: Focus my attention and thoughts on what I want to create

Get your EASE KEYS

Find ways to navigate our current challenges and crisis with a little more EASE. Understanding the nervous system gives us great cues and clues to support our brains, bodies, and breath in times of stress. Have micro-moves you can use throughout the day! Find moves that you ENJOY and work for YOU. BE AN EASE DETECTIVE!

Download your EASE KEYS here. Spanish Se el detective de tu tranquilidad

I’m rolling these out through a series of webinars in communities and organizations. Building our community capacity and RESILIENCE! The sessions are all experiential – step into the Neurobiology Lab of YOU!

The 3 webinars titles are: 1. Self-Regulation and Co-Regulation, 2. Connection Matters – Your Social Engagement System, and 3. Coming Out of the Panic Zone.

Disruptive Conversations about Death in the Healthcare System

This week I am working with the Vitaltalk team to imagine how to scale their work Nurturing healthy connections between clinicians and patients facing serious illness.   They are such an amazing team to work with as they’ve been teaching & working with deep authenticity, presence, co-learning, emergence, honesty, courageous humanity and HUMOR.    How do you scale THAT! 

One of the most personally impactful retreats I’ve ever hosted was the one I co-lead with the VitalTalk team on Dying. The Invitation read: Let’s have a disruptive conversation about death. You can view the beautiful website and excellent videos from the event here.

One of my favorite lines spoken at the retreat, by Kemp, “It is not death we fear but our own unbearable grief, our unbearable love.”

Choosing an object to take to put in the circle on Monday, I’m packing up a picture of my Dad. I’ve met him three times as he flirted with that threshold, the first after a major bicycle accident. … Continue Reading...

Organic Models of Leadership

The past two weekends I hosted two General Assemblies for the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Mexico City and San Antonio.  They are an international and intercultural community working in education, healthcare, literacy, and social justice.

They committed themselves to developing an “Organic Model of Leadership” 4 years ago and have been living into what that means.  Within the community they named principles or values for how they work together:  Participation,  Relationships,  Co-responsibility and accountability,  Corporate unity,  Multiculturalism and Formation (continue growing).

Working from a Livings Systems Model

We explored several aspects of working within a living systems model.  First is the nature of change.  We explored the dance between Chaos and Order – and the challenge of finding the new forms of organization that serve the mission as the community and world changes.  The need to be adaptive as part of this dynamic.  This is the The Challenge of Walking the Chaordic Path.… Continue Reading...