Spiral Question

What strikes you? This is one of my new favorite questions. Rather than asking how you feel or think, it seems a short cut to learn what ‘lit’ up for the other regarding the subject. Simple is good. Thanks to Chad Littlefield!     Develop Power...
Proper Distance – Lessons from Swords to Trigonometry

Proper Distance – Lessons from Swords to Trigonometry

As our world continues to change I hope you are well!  Here is what I’ve been thinking about…. The initial distance between people often determines the outcome of a martial arts interaction. In Aikido, we call it “proper distance” or “ma-ai.” Proper distance feels...
Fighting for Civility?  FIve Things To Do Instead.

Fighting for Civility? FIve Things To Do Instead.

Ever try to have a civil conversation with a person that has a different point of view and it turns into an argument or uglier? Do you know people you’d like to connect with around sensitive topics but you’re not sure quite how? Please Join Me, Karen...

Spiral Question

What is in plain sight you don’t see? I’ve been fascinated with Redwood Trees for most of my life. This Dawn Redwood is at Holliday Park near my home. I’ve walked past it hundreds, if not thousands, of times and never noticed. It even has a big sign...
Ahh…Yes!  The Best and Only Assumption to Make

Ahh…Yes! The Best and Only Assumption to Make

The best and only assumption you can make is: You don’t really understand other people, even if you think you know them well.   This applies to other races, cultures, genders, and big time to the people closest to you.  Any other assumption you make is likely...

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