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Interoceptive Awareness

You are about to walk on stage to perform in front of an important audience. Feeling anxious? Why? It starts with a cascade of chemical reactions that trigger your autonomic nervous system. Your…


Apple Meditation

What can an apple tell us about being a mindful performer? Well, a lot, as it turns out. It can teach us about performance anxiety, playfulness, sensory immersion and even multi-tasking. This was one…


The Mindful Duck

“Yes for sure we are getting a masters in adaptability right now. Steady hand on the wheel. Like a duck in the water. Cruising on the water with the feet peddling below… ha!” The…


Unself Yourself

I am at that point, standing at the edge of the unknown, deciding whether I should step back to a place of certainty, or take the leap forward, and risk falling. Perhaps you have been there too.…


Leadership Defined By Results

I attended a virtual conference in June originally scheduled to be held in Los Angeles. It was the Mindfulness and Compassion Global Summit. The opening keynote, “The Storm Makes You Stronger”, was…


When It Matters Most

It was the day of the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Korea. As you can imagine, the day was busy with people still arriving and conducting final preparations. There was…


Our Journey

First Water, as unique as its journey With roots in mindfulness and elite Olympic performance Like so many life plans, the path that we envision turns out to be quite different from the one we…