Tag Archives: coaching

Self-Compassion It

I was in a meeting at the Pentagon recently, seated at a table surrounded by uniformed military officers and dark-suited government officials. The meeting was tense, with the officials all insisting the Defense Department was doing the right thing and … Continue reading

Posted in change, coaching, compassion, happiness, health, jobs, mindfulness, neuroscience, positive psychology | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Learning from Silence

There’s nothing like a 7-day silent retreat to shut you up. I don’t mean just during the retreat, when, of course, you’re supposed to be quiet. But even after. I’ve found that since returning from a week-long meditation retreat in … Continue reading

Posted in coaching, compassion, meditation, mindfulness, psychology, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Coaching for “Wholeness”

I have mixed feelings about social media, and often feel more assaulted than supported by what turns up on my Facebook and Twitter feeds. But there are always exceptions, and I’ve noticed that Maria Popova’s thoughtful and far-ranging blog Brainpickings … Continue reading

Posted in coaching, happiness, jobs, meaning, psychology, self-care, work | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How To Deal With Annoying People

I was on a conference call the other day, when a familiar voice started talking. Within seconds, my blood started to boil. It wasn’t so much that the person was saying anything particularly wrong or offensive; what she was saying … Continue reading

Posted in anger, coaching, compassion, happiness, health, mindfulness, psychology, self-care, work | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Love and Activism

A few years ago I was on a nonprofit leadership training retreat, when everyone had to go around the circle and declare their “purpose.” This was the sort of exercise I dreaded, so I scrambled to come up with something … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Buddhism, change, compassion, happiness, health, meditation, mindfulness, positive psychology, psychology, social justice, work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Some Simple Career Advice

I sometimes hear from recent college graduates struggling to start their careers. They want to know how they can get into human rights work, or journalism, or some combination of the two, and they think that because I’ve done both … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, change, coaching, happiness, health, jobs, meaning, positive psychology, psychology, service, social justice, work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Don’t Tell Me What To Do

Since starting my training in Positive Psychology, I’ve been bombarded with all sorts of helpful suggestions about what I ought to do to make myself happier. “Make a daily list of five things you’re grateful for,” or “meditate every day,” … Continue reading

Posted in change, coaching, psychology, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment