Category: Open To Grace

Incremental Progress

When working toward a goal, I think many people under-rate incremental progress.  Really, there aren’t many things in life that have an actual deadline, so as long as you make incremental progress, who really cares how long something takes to…

What Impossible Thing Can You Try For A Week?

A week ago I started “trying” to practice handstands in the middle of the room.  I have worked for years to have the strength and muscle awareness for this pose, and am very proficient at the wall, but I was…

When The Wall Becomes A Crutch

I distinctly remember the first time I did a handstand as an adult.  It was 2005 and I was in a workshop with a very well-known celebrity yoga teacher.  It was my first time taking a class with ANY teacher…

Laugh Along

There have been many studies that have proven laughter is good for us.  It lowers our stress level and even boosts our immune system.  There are some people that practice what they call “Laugh Yoga” who gather together and instead…

Kurm-Hanuman!!!

One of the many things I love about how I practice yoga is that it is fun.  I know some people need a disciplined practice where the poses are all laid out for them and everything is very serious, but…

Public Performance

Last night I was in the Minneapolis airport waiting for my baggage when I noticed a piano sitting in the corner with a sign that said “Play Me”. You might remember that I started learning how to play the piano…

Paisley Consulting Lives On

The company Tim & I founded, Paisley Consulting, officially ended when Thomson Reuters acquired us in 2009.  However, the name Paisley had such good brand recognition and positive goodwill that TR decided to keep it as the name of our…

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The Bad We had a wildfire start on our neighbor’s ranch and burn about 1,000 acres of our Montana ranch last October. The Good Although the fire burned very hot for three days, it did not make it to the…

Nacho’s Family

You might remember how a sweet little dog wandered onto our fenced-in ranch and into my heart several weeks ago.  It was fate that our friends Marty & Amy were looking for a little dog and invited him to join…

Rachmaninoff

Today I’d like to share with you my favorite piece of music in the whole world.  I clearly remember the first time I heard this.  I was watching the movie Somewhere In Time (starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour) with…