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Inspire. Go look it up. Google will tell you it comes from the Latin, inspirare (breathe or blow into); to create a positive feeling in a person, to animate a person with a feeling, to fill someone with the urge or ability to feel something. I told Jessie...

Central Park, New York, May 2017, Man getting dressed in Elmo costume to attend toddler birthday party   New York. I love you. I'm a bit intimidated by you, and I find you delightfully weird. Years ago, Rafe and I hosted a trip for UCLA where we accompanied alumni...

[gallery columns="4" ids="3752,3740,3735,3751"] Most six year olds spend their time going to school and playing. When I was six, I was organizing a club of first graders who loved The Jackson 5, even though I didn't particularly like The Jackson 5. The kids in my class had...

Two new clients have started leadership journeys with me this week. These two strong and powerful humans from different parts of the globe have spoken the same words to me: I am afraid.   By definition, fear is a feeling or emotion in response to a perceived danger or...

This week, my Into the Fire partner Gary Mahler and I spoke with incredibly accomplished women who want to join our upcoming surf retreat weekend. As we spoke with each, we learned about her courage and bravery, her fears and failures, and what it takes to break through...

A Fable for Modern Times [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] 'Butterfly in car wheel' by joaodiasphotos on flickr[/caption] One day, a girl and her friends went out to a race track called the California Speedway to test drive go-karts. The girl had a vision of a group of...

Adaptability. It's obvious, right? No? Let me explain. I had the privilege of hearing Dr. Rafe Sagarin, author of Learning From the Octopus: How Secrets from Nature Can Help Us Fight Terrorist Attacks, Natural Disasters, and Disease,   speak about how natural organisms have learned to survive and thrive on our...