What’s For Dinner?

We have known each other for quite a few years. First, both D and J were students of mine, then they became clients, and eventually our relationship has transitioned to a beautiful and lasting friendship. It usually takes the form of a dinner out, somewhere locally, and given that I am the picky one as What’s For Dinner?

A Letter from The Universe

Here we all are, trying to make a life, or perhaps a living. Wanting to create something, do a good thing, do better in life, make things happen, leave a legacy, achieve, accomplish, win, make happen. Work hard to pay bills, start a business, save for a vacation, survive and heal a dark moment (short A Letter from The Universe

An Ode to Grief

It all started yesterday, as I was watching the TED talk by Johan Rockstrom. I am in the process of updating and tweaking a course I will be teaching at the School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL) this coming January, heading there for the third year in a row. This two-week course takes the students on An Ode to Grief

The End of 14 Years

Even though I moved into my loft in August of 1999, I still remember coming to see it before the purchase. It was big, spacious, bare, with boring white walls, unpainted metal ceiling, primitive and minimal kitchen, polished plywood on the upper floor, and – for some strange reason – the washer and dryer were The End of 14 Years

Letter to Self

There is a chapter called “Giving an A” in the timeless gem of a book, The Art of Possibility. The concept of the chapter is to write yourself a letter, from a point in the future, giving yourself an ‘A’ on what you will have accomplished between now and that future point in time. The Letter to Self

A New Beginning

“How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment; we can start now, start slowly changing the world! How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make their contribution toward introducing justice straightaway… and you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!” – The Diary of Anne Frank All A New Beginning

Life is (or “as”) an Offer

I am just finishing a period of a few full and rich weeks, with plenty of adventures and diversity to go along. My loyal four-legged fluffy companion Tobi and I left Vancouver about 3 weeks ago, and spent 2 days in Portland catching up with friends and students of BGI (while grading assignments of an Life is (or “as”) an Offer

Stepping into Elderhood

I just finished celebrating a birthday, which included a series of surprising and diverse events. It started with a flood of messages on Facebook and a happy birthday song in a lobby of a hotel in Chongqing, China, with a beautiful view to Yangtze River. The various celebrations culminated with a surprising, beautiful, and touching Stepping into Elderhood

Living in a Global Village

It is perhaps both ironic and also uncanny that this Reflection comes in parallel with a whirlwind of the various and diverse places I am traveling through these days. The idea for the topic was born at Hollyhock, on Cortes Island, which is located in the northern Gulf Islands of British Columbia (though the the Living in a Global Village

Leadership Theology

Leadership and Personal Development (LPD) is a 2-year course I teach at Bainbridge Graduate Institute, as part of an MBA in Sustainable Business degree. The theory, practice, and meaning of leadership through the lens of looking at oneself is a deep, evoking, and transformational process the students go through, both in the classroom and outside of Leadership Theology