Music may have been the redeeming feature of 2020

It’s our 6th annual music blog, it seems like years since the 5th. In the middle of the global pandemic, we found some fantastic music among the recorded works of 2020. And in the absence of live shows, there was a new phenomenon,…
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More on building habits – the importance of friction and gratitude

In my time as a coach, the theme of habits is one that reoccurs as frequently as any. There’s been a number best-selling books in recent years that speak to what we need to know about Habits. My latest discovery is Wendy Wood’s ‘Good…

Finding the joy in choosing my Top 10 songs

In the summer of 2020, my local radio station - WXPN - announced that they were reviving an idea from 2004 where their listeners voted for the 885 greatest songs - the 885 representing their place on the radio dial, 88.5. This time they were…

‘When the world falls apart some things stay in place’

The lyric from the Billy Bragg song, ‘Levi Stubbs’ Tears’ could easily be a summary of how the world feels right now. For me, one of the things that stays in place is the value of music. The connection can be more than its brain altering…
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Navigating Uncertain Times

At an unprecedented time like this, I’m returning to a common theme of my early blogs.  In the past I used several titles to describe strategies to get through the events that disrupt our lives - among them, Managing Transitions,…