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When Is an Ending Not an Ending? – Free Call 5/10

  Not all endings are equal. Why do some endings feel “honorable,” honest and uplifting, while other endings gnaw away at us for months or years? Why do we feel an inherent need to “get […]

You Are Invited: Finishing School 2016

What are your most profound experiences of loss or change? Was it when you were a kid, and your best friend left your school and moved to another town? Do you remember leaving your first […]

Heaven or Hell? How Not to Believe Everything You Think

March 30, 2016 | Posted in: Honorable Closure (HC)

An Illuminating Lesson Once upon a time a big, burly samurai came to a Zen master and asked him to explain the difference between heaven and hell. The Zen master looked him in the face […]

How Mindfulness Powers Honorable Closure

In today’s results-oriented world, the trend toward mindfulness might seem impractical to some. I often hear the lament, “who has the time?” To which I respond, “the practice can shift your experience of time in […]

Don’t Let Fear Drive Your Decisions: How to Shift Gears

Mindfulness is a gift. It increases calm and provides access to information on every level. One of the most valuable applications of the gift of mindfulness is making friends (yes, friends!) with your fears so […]

Who Do You Love?

February 12, 2016 | Posted in: Honorable Closure (HC), Resources

Love is such a vibrant, nuanced force, that the ancient Greeks used four different words to illuminate its meaning. Valentine’s Day emphasizes the romantic, passionate love known as Eros. Socrates believed Eros helped humans access […]

Tools to Complete the Year

Every year at this time I engage my clients in a reflective process to bring Honorable Closure to the year.  We use a series of questions, some of which I share below, that generates a […]

4 Ways to Acknowledge Others

November 11, 2015 | Posted in: Honorable Closure (HC)

Yesterday my client, Steve, asked for guidance to personalize the annual performance reviews for his five direct reports. He thinks the corporate process is sterile and wants to get across how much he values each […]

What is Funny About This?

What can you do to wake-up when you are stuck in a limited way of thinking or being, and don’t even know you are stuck? We refer to these as ‘blind spots’ – but if we’re blind, what […]

How Do You Put the “Honorable” in Honorable Closure? – A Case Study

Amanda leans forward, placing her elbows on her desk and then, with a serious look on her face, she asks a question that I hear often: “How do you make closure ‘honorable,’ anyway?”  A Case Study in Making Closure Honorable Amanda is the CEO of a […]

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