Resiliency and Why It's Important to Heart-Centered Living

COVID-19 has brought our modern world to her knees and created deep and profound changes in how we think about ourselves, our lives, our communities, our government, our planet, and our relationship with one another. The spread of the corona virus and the way a tiny microbe has wrecked havoc on humanity calls into question how the world will look like after all this has passed. One thing we can be sure of is that the world as we know it will never be the same because, like the the economic meltdown of the great depression, the two world wars, 9/11, and the financial crisis of 2008, this pandemic unravels the very fabric upon which our society and her institutions have been built. The very core of our daily life on the planet has been ripped apart and anyone who witnesses the carnage that the pandemic has caused will not be able to see our world and our relationship to it in the same way again.

This is the time to draw upon our deepest reservoirs of resiliency and strength...

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The Mosaic: A Tapestry for Heart Centered Living

I recently sat down with Daniel Levin, the author of "The Mosaic," a wonderful book about a young boy's search for heaven. In his quest, the boy, Mo, meets people who impart nuggets of wisdom on how to live a heart-centered life. In real life, Mo is actually Daniel, who sought answers to where heaven was as he tried to reconnect with the people he loved and lost. More importantly, in his quest he finally realized that he had always had them with him as he walked through life - if only he knew where to look and how to listen.

As part of a larger vision for a better world, Daniel is starting a journey within the United States first to talk to and document his conversations with the voiceless in our society starting May 1, 2020. He believes that listening to the people whose voices are not heard will create bridges that connect ordinary people who can make extraordinary changes. We are proud and honored to have this conversation with Daniel and to support him on this journey and...

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Starting The Creative Journey

I recently interviewed Jackson author, Latoya Lawson, about her book Ma'Sitter. In the interview, we talked about her book and her plans for the next installment in the series. We also talked about how she finds the inspiration and courage to create work that has a huge impact on the world. Latoya has really good advice on how to create really good work - take one step at a time. Just start and take the first step towards creating your final work product.

Enjoy the conversation and I apologize for the noise. We did the interview at the Mississippi Museum of Art and it got quite noisy in the middle of the interview. I will look for a quieter place next time. 

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The Value of a Heart Centered Life

Living a heart-centered life has tremendous transformative value because heart-centered decisions are always aligned with who you are. Because heart-based decisions are aligned with who you are, your interactions with the world around you tend to be more authentic, courageous, errorless, and fulfilling. In this week's podcast, I discuss the significance of the thinking heart and how it is different and more effective than other thinking parts of our bodies such as our minds and gut when we are confronted with difficult choices or stressful situations. 

The show notes are on the podcast website but if you are listening to the podcast here on my site, here are the accompanying show notes. Don't forget to download the PDF to help you think about some of the things I talked about in the podcast.

Show notes:

1. Daniel Kahneman, Thinking Fast and Slow

2. Paul Pearsall, The Heart's Code: Tapping the Wisdom and Power of Our Heart Energy

3. Michael Gershon, The...

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