How to De-Stress in 4 Steps

frustrated businessman compressed for web Are you in the midst of creating a business?  Are you leading a large organization, or some part of it? Are you staffing a small non-profit?  Chances are you experience stress on a regular basis.  Stress comes in different packages, from all sides.

Essentially and always as you experience stress, you are in one place and you want to be in another place.  You are getting one result, and you need another.  You see suffering, you want to change it.  There is opportunity, and you want to take advantage of it.  But there is often stress as well.  Skillful Means says there can be these conditions without (or at least a lot less) stress.  How is that possible? [Read more…]

Creating a New Website

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Following a path that has not always seemed smooth or straight forward, I took a scary step tonight.   I announced all over Facebook and through an email that will go out tomorrow, my new website is launched.  You know, because you are here.  I have about 400 people on my list from my many different activities including my Skillful Means clients, but also my massage therapy clients and Kum Nye yoga students.

If you are one of those people, I hope you will find something you love here.  Skillful Means embodies all that is healing and wholesome in the world, while at the same time helping people find deep value and satisfaction in their work.  It is a place to explore transforming stress, to learn to communicate better, to learn to work with others more easily and love all of your activities in life – most especially to love and appreciate work.  I am so excited to explore these things with you. [Read more…]

That Inner Voice – Are you Listening?

frustrated businessman compressed for webSome books discuss the importance of listening to your ‘authentic inner voice’.

I was very confused about this for a long time.   I went on vacation with my partner and took a book which talked about this.  I almost broke up with her, not based on too much of anything, but some inner voices.

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Waking Up to Your Own Leadership Potential

“We all have the capacity to embody visions of knowledge and shape reality in different ways.  Work is a vehicle for refining this capacity, and learning to work well can help us contact our purpose for being alive.” Mastering Successful Work   We become a leader of our own life.

Leadership is NOT about being nice but it is about being fully present and serving your team to help them be the best they possibly can be.   Awareness, concentration and energy, your most precious resources, are the means for accomplishing this.  Leading others, begins with learning how to lead ourselves. [Read more…]

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