Emoticons – Perfect for EQ Work

Emoticons are an easy and popular way to express a feeling – even Facebook has embraced them. They make a perfect tool for anyone who works with emotional intelligence.
You can use these cards in a multitude of ways – as a processing tool, an icebreaker, a training initiative, or for just plain fun.The cards invite participants to engage in conversation about their emotions, feelings, or experiences.

Creating Your ‘Support’ Map

The commitment to take action on a big project, goal or business initiative is definitely a form of nurturing. Nurturing a vision, nurturing creative urges, nurturing internal shifts, nurturing your business and nurturing the contribution you want to make.


There’s a wonderful German word, Losgelassenheit, that describes the motion of a horse when it relaxes and trusts its rider so absolutely that their movement becomes a joyful, fluid dance.

Do Your Clients Feel Cherished?

With today’s dependence on email and digital engagement, getting something in the mail is a rare and beautiful thing. The element of surprise makes getting the gift all that more delicious. That type of heart-felt, meaningful gift builds relationship, makes your...

Inviting Shadow & Mystery

The image on the left is from a card deck called Fertile Ground. The images in the deck explore light and shadow and mystery. I find them richly provocative. Take some time with the reflective exercise below. The shadow and the mystery can hold surprises and open doors.

The Surprising Power of 20 Hours

I recently discovered this great TEDX talk by Josh Kaufman “The First 20 Hours – How To Learn anything”. What he shares is important to all of us interested in growing our businesses. Up-leveling your business often means new learning and new skill acquisition

Creative Planning Resource: Doodle-Art-Alley

Creative Planning Resource
I found this fun page at a web site called Doodle-Art-Alley. The pages that caught my attention are calendar pages. Instead of just staring at your daily planner – print out a calendar page and color while setting a timeline for goals or plotting out writing or creative time.

Inviting In Qualities

I want to share a powerful grounding exercise that is useful before going into a situation where you want to be your best or that might be challenging. It is an adaptation of the Navajo “Beauty Before Me” prayer.
Choose 1-5 qualities you want to invite. To experience this now – choose qualities that will serve you in this moment. A quality might be integrity or playfulness or courage or respect or…..whatever you need to invite in.