Mindfulness Creates Resilience

Mindfulness Resilience @CactusWrangler.com

Resilience is within reach… it’s inside you! We are the sum total of our choices and those choices can enhance or destroy our Resilience. “We” meaning the human race, this country, this world, your family, your friends, YOU, Me: Each Continue reading Mindfulness Creates Resilience

Give that girl a Cheeseburger!

I was enjoying an adult beverage in the trendy Scottsdale Quarter with an out-of-town friend. We quietly watched the passersby from our outdoor perch. He turned and asked, “Is there a food shortage in Scottsdale? Women just ain’t this skinny Continue reading Give that girl a Cheeseburger!

Thinking about your future as you prepare to vote

As we move into the election cycle once again, it seems prudent to re-post some notes on Thinking. I recently wrote a very small book that encompasses an entire day’s seminar: Thinking About Thinking. I made it cell-phone sized so Continue reading Thinking about your future as you prepare to vote

Nekkid on the Web: Adventures in Technology

These last few days have felt as though I wandered naked into a High Society party wearing nothing but rollers and bunny slippers. It’s that nightmare we’ve all had – feeling vulnerable and a little too out of our league. Continue reading Nekkid on the Web: Adventures in Technology

Living with a “Monkey Mind?”

TMI! TMI! Information comes flying at us at mach speeds 24/7. And we all know what 24/7 means. We have a collective attention span of a gnat on crack. Back in the 70’s, researchers were worried that fast moving pixels Continue reading Living with a “Monkey Mind?”

Get Back on the Horse!

Get back on the horse!

I slipped and fell in an airport and broke three vertebrae in my neck. The next year was a blur. Surgeries, neck brace, lost voice, lost time on the speaking circuit, lost my memory for a bit. Found my friends Continue reading Get Back on the Horse!

Out of the mouths of Babes

A dear friend of mine died recently. We had been friends for 43 years with a brief stint in there as husband and wife. My little neighbor came over after I returned from an out of town memorial service. In Continue reading Out of the mouths of Babes

Life is not a straight line

On my dad’s wall was a quote by John Shedd, “A ship in the harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships were built for.” I thought of this when I heard a woman on the Dr. Phil show complaining Continue reading Life is not a straight line

It’s no big thing…

Valentines and elections, Marriages and lives … All are lost from little things, not big. Each decision we make impacts our lives for the long haul. We are the only person in the world who is 100% impacted by every Continue reading It’s no big thing…

Can I have a Do-over?

She sat across from me at the restaurant and went down the list of her failures: in relationships, career, family, personal goals. Girlfriends do this with each other … we listen and let our friends vent. It’s good for us: Continue reading Can I have a Do-over?