April 6, 2020

You don't need science or Mr. Rogers to tell you that being kind is the right thing to do. But science leaves no stone unturned, and a plethora of recent articles from prestigious institutions, validate Mr. Rogers' advice. 

Giving, the headlines promise, improves wellbe...

April 1, 2020

I created the 21-day challenge in the context of my Vistage work, to help  CEO's think through obstacles creatively.  I have updated it here for these times.

The Science behind the 21-day challenge

The neurochemistry of the stressed mind

The stressed mind fol...

December 13, 2019

First published in the  New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association's Summer 2019 issue of the Defense News

Putting stressful thoughts on trial

June 24, 2018

Take a moment…Be mindful:

Stop reading, put your hands on your lap, close your eyes and sit quietly. Take a few, deep breaths; then open your eyes.

As you were still, did you hear an internal voice speaking to you? Perhaps commenting on what a silly exercise this was, or...

April 22, 2018

“Your worst enemy cannot hurt you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.” The Buddha.

On Dr. Rick Andrew’s birthday, the compunctious physician celebrated his acceptance into a small club: the 10% of radiologists who hadn’t been sued by the age of 65. He felt tremendou...

March 26, 2018

Case Study 2: Writer's block

The Situation

Heidi has a job she loves. She develops programming for a wellness company, with the intention of improving the lives of others through mind and body practices. Recently she has developed a series of novel programming platforms...

January 25, 2018


Tom was recently promoted to branch manager at a national IT sales company. Prior to his starting with the company, Tom had had a successful player career in professional basketball, which had given him self assurance in meeting clients and closing sales. His...

January 6, 2018

I noticed spending time with family this Christmas, that my mind seemed to operate in two modes. One mode was the comparing, judgmental mind. The one that was talking to me, saying "you should not be disagreeing with your kids at the dinner table, this is terrible" or...

December 1, 2016

Our ability to innovate is our most important skill. Thinking creatively through problems is a source of tremendous satisfaction.  It is why we do what we do.  Too often, though, the stresses of managing our businesses jeopardize our capacity for clear and creative thi...

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