Tag Archives: Relationships

Head, Body, Heart

I started my career completely in my head.  I spent all my energy and attention developing my intellect, growing my capabilities in my head center of intelligence.  I lived in the world of academics, and a separate world it was.  … Continue reading

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Letting go again

Last summer I shared reflections about a decision I made that had a significant impact on my life – the choice to stay at my place of employment through a significant change in strategy, structure and role.  I also wrote … Continue reading

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Lions in the grass and other threats

I was reading When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron a couple of weeks ago, and in one of the essays she writes about the story of the Buddha transforming arrows shot at him into flowers – neutralizing their threat.  … Continue reading

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Friendships at work can be tricky

Friendships at work can be tricky.  At least, they can be if the definition of friendship means you are not honest with each other.  Earlier this week I was chatting with someone who hired his friend to work for him … Continue reading

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Relationships as separate entities

I spent two days in a training on Organizational & Relationship Systems earlier this month, with CRR Global, an organization that offers a coaching and training curriculum with this perspective.  I signed up because I want to grow my skills … Continue reading

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Indirect feedback: better than no feedback?

I recently received some indirect feedback.  It was well-intentioned – meant to help me do my job better.  I welcomed it, because I think any feedback on performance and what could be better is better than nothing.  There is always … Continue reading

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Changing relationships, Lost connections

Circumstances change in our lives, and bring new relationships or end existing ones.  Sometimes a change in employment means that we don’t see the same people we used to see daily.  Sometimes the loss is more final – a death.   … Continue reading

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Paying down my emotional debt

All my life I have heard the well-intentioned advice about forgiveness of others being truly a gift for yourself. That holding on to resentment hurts me more than the other person. I understood this intellectually. But that was never enough … Continue reading

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