Spring Break! And Wild Women in Hiding Summit

It’s the mid-term break at Yale, and I’m at home in the UK for a couple of weeks. But please read on, because I recently took part in an interview for Liz LaRocque’s Wild Women Summit, and I think you’ll enjoy this. But just before we go there,... read more

The Courage To Be True To Yourself

“A Buddha is a Buddha, a Krishna is a Krishna, and you are you. And you are not in any way less than anybody else. Respect yourself, respect your own inner voice and follow it.” — Osho   According to Bronnie Ware, a hospice nurse and author of “The Top Five... read more

The Courage To Be Your Greatest Self

“I choose to experience the grandest version of the greatest vision ever I had about Who I Am.” —Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God, Book 3     “Who do you think you are?”   In our culture, that question tends to be confrontational. It implies... read more

The Courage to Say No

It can be very hard to say No, especially if we like to please people. Too often, our default is to say a compliant, people-pleasing Yes. But every time we say Yes to one thing, we are saying No to something else, because we have a limited number of hours in our day,... read more

The Courage to Change

I’m kicking off a new season of blog posts, on the subject of COURAGE. And I’d like to ask for your help. I’m embarking on a new book on this very subject, so I’m using these blogs to pilot my ideas. I’d love to get your feedback. Agree?... read more

Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life

To round off my series of lessons learned on the ocean (which started on February 11th with The Retrospective Perspective) , we’re ending on a lighter note. I had a special playlist for extreme emergencies, and it consisted of just one song: Always Look On The Bright... read more

Be Your Own Best Friend

There were many days on the ocean – just about all of them, in fact – when I disappointed myself. I wasn’t enjoying it as much as I had wanted to, I wasn’t rowing as many hours as I’d planned to, I still felt like I was faking it rather than making it as an... read more