Resources That Inspire
The Life We Are Given,
A Long-Term Program for Realizing the Potential of Body, Mind, Heart, and Soul
George Leonard, Michael Murphy
I was introduced to this book by my own coach, Steve Shull. I have tremendous respect for these authors because they connect a framework with disciplines and practices of action. The material provides an integrated program for living a whole, healthy life.
A Path with Heart
A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life
This author writes with heart and shares the fruits of his Buddhist study and practice. The book provides a useful map for anyone who wants access to key dimensions and practices on the path of awakening and living more intentionally. It will walk you through the terrain you’ll explore to live more consciously and compassionately.
The Power of Now
A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
Want to experience more clarity? Want to live more consciously? Want to experience more peace? This is a classic and a guide to the practice of living in the present moment. It can be read in short sections, reflected upon and put into practice as you live your day. A tremendous companion on your path to living more consciously and fully in the Now.
On Communication, Conflict Management & Constructive Conversations
Crucial Conversations, Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High
Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzler
I found value in this book both personally and professionally. It begins by defining a ‘crucial conversation’ as one where opinions vary, emotions run strong and the stakes are high, something we all have experienced. It includes very helpful concepts that are critical to constructive communication with others. Many of my clients have reported that they have found it very helpful.
A Language of Compassion
Marshall B Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Marshall is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work. This book offers practical frameworks for communication that help you access and express what you are experiencing in the moment. He offers the means to change our communication paradigm into one that is intimate and effective. The book includes suggestions and phrases that can open the door to fruitful conversations.
A Practical Guide For Working Better Together
Patricia M. Hughes
This is a short, practical book, written with heart and warmth, to help people work together better personally and professionally. It offers a helpful reflection on the elements that constitute gracious space with a particular emphasis on hospitality and an invitation and openness to the stranger.
Turning To One Another
Simple conversations to restore hope to the future
A wonderful addition to your tool kit to create conversations of the heart — whether at the dinner table with family and friends or at the conference table with colleagues and co-workers. This book offers many practical tips and suggestions and promotes living and working together in life-enhancing ways.
On Change & Transition
Transitions, Making Sense of Life’s Changes
Strategies for coping with the difficult, painful, and confusing times in your life
It is said that the one constant in life is change. Yet the majority of people seem to have difficulty with it! According to Bridges, a transition is a type of change that moves through stages, from Endings to New Beginnings. This is an essential resource to help you understand and navigate life’s change experiences.
Lost between Lives
Finding your light when the world goes dark
When life doesn’t go as we planned or hoped, this book provides resources for moving from disconnection to connection with oneself and what is most important. Writing from personal experience, the author offers support and encouragement to move from the natural disorientation brought on by traumatic change toward a deeper, fuller relationship with yourself. This book engaged my head, my heart and my spirit and will do the same for you.
On Personal, Professional and Organizational Performance
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
If you have read this book, read it again. If you have not, put it at the top of your list. This groundbreaking book provides a framework for Living Whole Life. Living from the inside out, this book describes the essential elements for effectiveness and wholeness. If you are looking for evaluating or establishing organizing principles for your life, look no further.
Stand Up For Your Life
Develop the Courage, Confidence, and Character to Fulfill Your Greatest Potential
Tired of worrying about what others think? Are you done with being limited by your fears or playing small? Do you sense there is more to you and your life than you are currently living? This book can help put you back in the driver’s seat of your life. It encourages you to share your talents, find your courage and live a larger and fuller life.
The Success Principles
How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
This is a resource tool for creating the life that is waiting to be born more fully within you. It discusses the key components of a successful life ~ the fundamentals, your success team, relationships, success and money ~ and offers practical suggestions and illustrations each step of the way.
Getting Things Done
The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
Are you looking for a better way to organize and manage your projects and actions? This book is full of gems that offer a way of getting things done at home or on the job with less stress and more productivity. For example, the “two minute rule” suggests that if something takes two minutes or less to accomplish, then do it now! Practical, easy and effective.
The Heart of Change
Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations
John Kotter and Dan Cohen
This book is about the fundamental difference between see-feel-change and analyze-think-change. It offers help if you’re considering large scale change efforts at work, yet it is also applicable to family and relationships.
Good to Great
Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t
This is a best seller for a very good reason. It is great! Based on research, this book offers guiding principles for what can help your company move from good to great. A tremendous tool for reflection and discussion among your key people.
Chapter titles in themselves are pearls to reflect upon. Some of my favorites include: First Who…Then What; Get the right people on the bus in the right seats and the get the wrong people off; Confront the Brutal Facts (Yet Never Lose Hope); A Culture of Discipline: Disciplined People, Disciplined Organization.
Unstoppable: 45 Powerful Stories of Perseverance and Triumph from People Just Like You
If you ever find your energy waning and getting pushed down by the current flow of your life, open this book to any story and you will change your energy. These are short stories that inspire, uplift and call forth the best in all of us. Need more energy, belief, hope, faith, purpose or passion? Then get this book.
On Loss, Grief, Death and Dying
Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs and Communications of the Dying
Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley
I would love to give this book to every one I know who is dealing with illness, dying, death and loss. Drawn from more than 25 years experience tending the terminally ill. It takes you all the way through to renewal.
Videos and Audio
Humanity Ascending Visions of a Universal Humanity
A new way through together
DVD – 79 minutes
DVD – 48 minutes
Barbara Marx Hubbard
What is the story you are telling yourself about who you are? What do believe life is all about? How do you envision the future? These two videos provide an understanding of our place as human beings within the 13.7 billion year story of the universe. This wisdom has the potential to accelerate the evolution and transformation of our consciousness. View each in entirety. You will experience living your life in an expanding state of being and awareness.
The Power of Forgiveness
DVD – 48 minutes
Elie Weisel, Thich Nhat Hanh, Martin Doblmeier
To live whole we have to come to terms with the whole of life – all that is good and pretty as well as messy and unwanted. This film tells personal and global stories that can help us bridge divides within ourselves, our relationships, our communities, our world. Worth seeing for these and many more reasons.
A Self-Guided Retreat on Befriending your Obstacles
Go on an extended retreat with a Buddhist nun. The author of Start Where You Are and When Things Fall Apart has a wonderful presence and clarity in presenting all that goes into the lifelong work of growing a noble heart and enlightened mind.
The Reid Group
I have worked with The Reid Group as a Partner, Consultant, Coach and Mediator since it was founded in 1997. Its mission is to transform the challenges of organizations into opportunities to create a better world. The Reid Group works closely with organizations, large and small, to develop strategic plans, raise funds, build effective teams and to identify, support and develop its leaders. The Reid Group also offers mediation, peacemaking, coaching and consulting services.
True Wealth Coaching
Luigi Pecoraro, Executive & Career Development Coach
Luigi is a colleague of mine. He is an executive coach and spiritual guide blending business savvy with a respect for our deep need for wholeness and integrity. He is an important member of my Living Whole Life team that helps me serve more people and organizations. He helps professionals, teams and organizations achieve their l goals while supporting maximum health, wholeness, and vitality. “True wealth starts with discovering your own inner riches.”
Carol Guenther, Certified Health Coach, Retreat Center Owner/Manager
Carol Guenther is a health coach, spiritual director, retreat leader and trained mediator. She shares my passion for holistic health – spiritually, physically, emotionally and relationally – for individuals and groups. Carol and I have offered health and retreat programs together.
Products And Services
USANA Health Sciences
“Usana” is a Greek word for “health.” USANA’s mission is to develop and provide the highest quality research and science-based health products to people across the globe. They are committed to meeting and exceeding the highest standards of the industry. Professional athletes, passionate about health and high performance, use their products. I have been a user of the products for almost four years and have experienced many positive benefits.
Send Out Cards – Changing Lives…One Card at a Time
The easiest way to send birthday, anniversary, thank you and many other greeting cards without the hassle of pen, paper, stamps, envelopes or mailboxes. Receive reminders and then with just the click of a button, you can choose your custom card, add a personal photo, write your message and click send. SOC prints, stuffs, stamps and mails the physical card for you. Send Out Cards are very useful for small businesses to send out reminders and follow-up cards.
In 1975, Isamu Masuda conceived of an invention that would relax and energize millions of people who suffered from one of mankind’s most common complaints — sore feet — and the fatigue that radiates to the entire body. He drew his inspiration from the pebbled surface at the bottom of a Japanese public bath, added magnetism and the Magstep, the first Nikken product, was born. Magsteps® are an example of a pioneering idea: wellness solutions based on the natural world. The company is motivated by more than products and profits. Their vision of caring and helping others is central to their corporate culture.
The Earth Charter
The Charter is a universal statement of ethical principles to foster sustainable development. This important document outlines human responsibility for all of us on earth. It is a comprehensive resource for reflection and action by individuals and communities to guide us forward, individually and collectively.
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