Skills to Stay Afloat

One of the delightful consequences of pausing my travels because of the pandemic is that I can swim in the Gulf of Mexico on a regular basis. At each encounter it commands some focus and attention before proceeding.  Recently the surf has been big enough to remind me of some basic strategies for staying afloat.  Read more about Skills to Stay Afloat[…]

Calling Your Brain Back From Tilt

Times like these make me grateful for the years I’ve spent understanding the basic operating systems of the brain and what they mean for us behaviorally, emotionally and experientially.   While it doesn’t give me any more certainty or stability than anyone else, it does offer a lens through which to watch my own reactions to Read more about Calling Your Brain Back From Tilt[…]

What To Do When Your Happy Place Isn’t

I recently arrived in one of my nomad homes in my favorite city to date.  It’s our third date and we hadn’t seen each other for 9 months.  I had been counting down the days for this date for the last 4 of those months.  In my mind’s eye, I played the arrival for our Read more about What To Do When Your Happy Place Isn’t[…]

Fixing The Transmission

“I want you to jack up the truck and fix the transmission”, he yelled, reaching frustration with a discussion about operations.    His loud booming voice, his pointed finger, the groups startled expressions, and a metallic taste in my mouth are all attached to the vivid memory of that moment during my executive career.  I was Read more about Fixing The Transmission[…]

Reflections on a Year of Dating Cities

I have to admit, this really wasn’t my plan. In fact, I’m not sure I really even had a plan. I knew four things. That the question “is this it?” was whispering softly in the back of my mind, and had been for a while.  That my lifelong dream of living near the ocean still Read more about Reflections on a Year of Dating Cities[…]