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January 8, 2018

Midway through the second climb after leaving O’Cebreiro, I was cursing the author of my guidebook, who had left out vitally important information. I had been promised a downhill walk the day after the big climb. Nowhere had it stated that two major climbs happened bef...

October 21, 2017

I jumped as I felt the bony old hand dig into the soft crease of my upper left thigh.

The president of the international cinema chain, seated to my right at the annual ShoWest dinner, paused in our conversation, dropped his eyes to the table top and then looked back up...

October 14, 2017

The flap shut and pitch black descended, a faint red glow turning the black to deep brown just above the hot stones. Fear spiked through me, raw panic.

Blindness. Claustrophobia. Isolation. Suffocating heat.

“Please,” squeaked my little voice, “can’t we leave the flap op...

July 18, 2017

Closing the door to her Manhattan apartment for the final time, Robin Patino left behind a 20-year business career to embark on a two-year journey of healing and self-discovery.

Her adventures took her to Costa Rica to live and train as a yoga teacher and through northe...

July 17, 2017

El Camino de Santiago is one of the world’s great pilgrimage routes and also a UNESCO World Heritage site, with monuments of historical significance all along the way.

Its origins predate Christianity, though it is best known as a path walked by Christians and others fo...

January 6, 2016

The last several months of 2015 brought both terrible and beautiful images and actions demonstrating the range of human behavior.  Always in life, both ends of the spectrum are at play.

Where we choose to focus our attention determines the experience of our lives, and h...

November 17, 2015

Mindfulness works.  It results in a more powerful and successful life.

It also give us the resilience to deal with tragedies like those that have recently occurred in Paris, Beirut and Kenya.  Our social interactions research demonstrates this clearly, and adds to the g...

October 16, 2015

You don’t see many Bystanders walking El Camino de Santiago.

Just in the act of being there, pilgrims have become Advocates.  Each has a personal purpose for making the journey, and walks within a community committed to a shared goal.

While walking The Way in S...

August 23, 2015

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  So are most other qualities – it all depends on the perspective you are holding.

Our research for The Four Archetypes of Power has found that, for the quality labelled as “controlling,” this is especially true if you spend a lot of...

July 17, 2015

Mindfulness is defined as a state of active, open attention on the present moment. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them as good or bad.  You develop the ability to respond to events in your life, rather than...

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