In 2003 there were two major things going on in my life. I was recently separated from my husband and needed support to get through that painful transition.
I was also at a point in my career, about five years into my first real job post doctoral training, where I had an internal realization that I wanted to be a ‘leader.’
At that time, no one in my circle was talking about ‘leadership.’ In my field, you were a leader if you were a technical expert in some aspect of public health.
Are you struggling to manage your time? This theme is coming up quite a bit with my coaching clients lately so I thought I would share a time management strategy with you.
It’s called the ‘Pomodoro Technique.’ Some of you may be familiar. It’s very simple! If you have a project you need to focus on, decide on an amount of time you want to dedicate to the project, set a timer (I like to use my iPhone), and dedicate your attention to this project for that set amount of time.
Yoga Nidra is a form of guided ‘sleeping yoga’ that is done in a lying down position (shavasana).
This type of yoga allows for healing at the cellular level and also is helpful for those who have trouble sleeping.
Some of you may find Coelho's book, The Alchemist, interesting especially if you are committed to following your heart and dreams. Here is a link to an interview that Krista Tippett of On Being did with Paulo Coelho. In this interview, Coelho discusses his pilgrimage...
'If we assume we've arrived, we stop searching. We stop developing.' -Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Astrophysicist
I provided leadership coaching at the American Public Health Conference again this year.
This is something that I have done for the last several years with three of my coaching colleagues (#Bluopal, #hannacooper, #micheleroden, #brucekawahara).
Many years ago, I had the great privilege to work with a brilliant pediatric nutritionist, Karyl Rickard.
Karyl also had an amazing way of finding other brilliant, beautiful people who were inspiring and committed to making the world a better place. She introduced me to Dr. James Lemons, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics…
Here are a few songs about love that I love! Give Yourself to Love - Kate Wolf There is Only Love - Karen Drucker Wasted Love - Matt McAndrew Falling Snow - Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova Can't Help Falling In Love - Ingrid Michaelson
Two weeks ago I completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training program. During one of the philosophy talks, I learned about many different types of yoga.
Bhakti Yoga, yoga of the heart, really did shoot an arrow straight through to the middle of my heart! As I sat and listened to the story about the amazingly beautiful, divine love between Krishna…
Amy Cuddy is a social psychologist who is a professor and researcher at Harvard Business School.
In this Ted.com talk, she talks about how by changing your posture, you can change your body chemistry including your testosterone and cortisol levels. This alone, can have a positive impact