How to Understand Your Emotions: What Am I Feeling & Why?

How to Understand Your Emotions: What Am I Feeling & Why?

05.11.2017 by Dr Judith Wright

  Fear. Hurt. Anger. Sadness. Joy. These core emotions are at the heart of our behavior. They drive us and they form the base of what we feel almost all the time. Even secondary emotions (like jealousy or guilt) are often based on some combination of those five core emotions. So if we all feel […]

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Considering Divorce? Inventory Your Assets First

Considering Divorce? Inventory Your Assets First

04.27.2017 by Dr Bob Wright

  Are you considering divorce? Be sure you pull out your personal assets. I’m not talking about your savings, your house, and the dog. Of course, whether you are divorced, divorcing, considering divorce, or just in a rough patch…chances are, you’re weighing and measuring those things and their worth in the relationship. But you have […]

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From Doormat to Direct: How To Ask for What You Want

From Doormat to Direct: How To Ask for What You Want

04.13.2017 by Dr Bob Wright

  You’re at a restaurant you’ve been hearing about for weeks. You’re excited to try the food. The atmosphere is nice; you’re company is delightful. You order and request they leave the green peppers out of your dish (blech). The server doesn’t write down your order. He seems harried. Out comes your food, steaming hot, […]

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How To Be Happy (Really!)

How To Be Happy (Really!)

04.06.2017 by Dr Judith Wright

  When I was younger, I was overweight. I longed to be thin. I thought that if I could just get skinnier, I’d be happy. If I could just get the body I wanted, I’d be desirable. I’d feel great and confident. So I dieted. I lost the weight. I worked hard at it. I […]

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Parenting & Fulfillment: Embracing the “Being” of Parenthood

Parenting & Fulfillment: Embracing the “Being” of Parenthood

03.15.2017 by Gertrude Lyons

  What does it really mean to be a mother or a father? What is the true definition of these roles? Can we still nurture and give life, even if we aren’t parents in the traditional sense? Do we need to put our own personal growth on hold while we’re nurturing our children? It’s no […]

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In Honor of the Feminine: International Women’s Day

In Honor of the Feminine: International Women’s Day

03.08.2017 by Dr Judith Wright

Today I salute all women and the feminine values that matter more than ever in our world. One of the biggest challenges in honoring the feminine is that it sometimes speaks in a whisper, not a roar – like listening to the silence at a loud sporting event immediately after the score. As I woke up this morning […]

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How To Face Your Fears, Get Out There & Live an Amazing Life!

How To Face Your Fears, Get Out There & Live an Amazing Life!

03.01.2017 by Dr Bob Wright

If you want to change, if you want to be more fulfilled, if you want to be stronger—you have to learn how to face your fears. Now I’m not talking about bungee jumping or smashing a spider or “facing your fears” in a conventional way. We all have traditional fears like arachnophobia or agoraphobia, and […]

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Finding Happiness as a Mother

Finding Happiness as a Mother

02.16.2017 by Gertrude Lyons

At Wright, we like to focus on the age-old saying, “If mama isn’t happy, nobody’s happy!” When I was a graduate student at Wright Graduate University, I wrote my dissertation on Expanding Mothering: Raising a Woman’s Awareness of the Opportunities for Personal and Psychosocial Growth and Development in Mothering—A Curriculum Evaluation Study. A mother of […]

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Family Relationships: Why is Honest Talk on Family Off Limits?

Family Relationships: Why is Honest Talk on Family Off Limits?

02.08.2017 by Dr Judith Wright

  Do you cringe when someone brings up your family? Was your mother a saint? Was your father your hero? Do you hate the thought of “going there” when people ask you questions about your family? When it comes to working on our personal growth, figuring out our baggage, and resolving the things holding us […]

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Why You Need More Allies, Instead of More Friends

Why You Need More Allies, Instead of More Friends

02.01.2017 by Dr Bob Wright

  Do you think your coworkers have influence over you? What about your significant other? Your friends? Could they get you to do something just because you’re following the crowd? You’re probably thinking, “Eh, maybe a little, but I’m a pretty tough, independent guy/gal. I’m beyond being suckered in by others’ influences. Influences are for […]

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail—and How To Succeed

Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail—and How To Succeed

01.26.2017 by Dr Judith Wright

  So here we are, a few weeks into the New Year. How many of us have kept our resolutions? I bet a few (or more) of us are slouching down in our seats as we read this. By the end of January, 50% of people will have faltered on their New Year’s resolutions—and it […]

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Zoned Out on Timewasters? Get MORE Out of Life!

Zoned Out on Timewasters? Get MORE Out of Life!

01.12.2017 by Dr Judith Wright

  How many of us sometimes feel like we’re sleepwalking through life? You might be thinking, “Me? No way! I’m usually busy. I work hard and I’m exhausted from all I do. I’m definitely not sleepwalking. In fact, I wish I could have MORE sleep.” Yet, how many of us have lost hours surfing online […]

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New Year, Stronger Relationships: How To Truly Connect

New Year, Stronger Relationships: How To Truly Connect

01.04.2017 by Dr Bob Wright

  How many of us would like a stronger connection with our partner in the year ahead? Maybe you’re married or in a relationship, or in the words of social media, maybe “it’s complicated.” Whatever your relationship status, whether you’re single, dating or long-attached, chances are you wouldn’t mind bringing more passion and a stronger […]

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Jumpstart Your Resolve: Have a Healthy, Joyous Holiday!

Jumpstart Your Resolve: Have a Healthy, Joyous Holiday!

12.20.2016 by Dr Judith Wright

  How many of us whip up our New Year’s Resolutions after spending the week prior to New Year’s Eve stressed out and just trying to make it through the hustle, bustle and excess of the holidays? Anyone who’s had too much eggnog or too many cookies knows exactly what I’m talking about. When we […]

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Overcoming Negative Thinking: Adjust Your Inner GPS

Overcoming Negative Thinking: Adjust Your Inner GPS

12.15.2016 by Dr Judith Wright

  Think back to the last time you used your GPS to drive somewhere new. When you took a wrong turn, did your GPS yell at you? Did it tell you you’re a bad person? Did it reference all the times you’ve been lost before? No, of course not! (If it did, highways would be […]

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How to Survive (and Thrive!) this Holiday Season

How to Survive (and Thrive!) this Holiday Season

12.06.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  Picture your happiest holiday, your most idyllic scene. Whether it’s Kwanzaa, Chanukah, Christmas or the New Year…close your eyes for a moment and envision what the “perfect holiday” would be for you. Does it look like a serene scene right out of your favorite holiday movie? Or maybe it looks like a Norman Rockwell […]

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The Holidays: Reflect, Rejoice, RENEW!

The Holidays: Reflect, Rejoice, RENEW!

11.30.2016 by Dr Judith Wright

  The holidays are a joyful time. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, or the advent of the New Year, chances are you’ll be attending some social functions, meeting with friends and family, and connecting with those around you. It’s a festive and celebratory time of year! For some of us, it may also be […]

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What Motivates You? Here’s How To Find Your Spark!

What Motivates You? Here’s How To Find Your Spark!

11.22.2016 by Dr Judith Wright

  Finding out what motivates you is an interesting process, especially seeing as we’re all driven for different reasons. It’s about finding that deep down stirring that pushes you. It’s what makes you get up in the morning, put your pants on, and get out the door. Maybe you’re motivated by a desire to nurture […]

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Understanding Yearning: The REAL Deep-Down Reasons We’re Always Fighting

Understanding Yearning: The REAL Deep-Down Reasons We’re Always Fighting

11.16.2016 by Dr Judith Wright

  How many times have you had a conversation (or all-out fight) with your spouse or partner and been left baffled? You may be wondering where their frustration even came from. (Because it certainly seems like it came out of nowhere!) Or sometimes, it seems like you’re always fighting over the SAME things. Most of […]

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What is Foundations Weekend Training?

What is Foundations Weekend Training?

11.08.2016 by Barbara Burgess

Think about what it might mean to have “limitless potential.” If you could have or be anything you wanted right now, today, what would it be? Would you want to be the greatest husband or wife? Would you want to be the top salesperson in your department—or better yet, CEO of your own company? Would […]

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Inspire and Ignite: How to Be a Better Leader

Inspire and Ignite: How to Be a Better Leader

11.02.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  When you talk, do the people you’re working with perk up and listen…or do your words fall on deaf ears? Do you feel like you’re constantly yelling or frustrated by the “attitude of apathy” your coworkers or subordinates direct your way? Maybe it’s time to reconsider your approach and learn how to be a […]

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5 Inspiring Traits of Successful People

5 Inspiring Traits of Successful People

10.19.2016 by Dr Judith Wright

  You know when you’ve met an inspiring, dynamic, successful person… They’re magnanimous. They know how to “work the room.” They draw people in. They own it. Somehow they make every person they meet feel not only important but also vital to their mission, project or task. There are a few universal traits of successful people […]

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The Power of Silence: Purposeful Passiveness

The Power of Silence: Purposeful Passiveness

10.12.2016 by Dr Judith Wright

  There’s a great quote from Eastern philosophy: “Silence is the most powerful scream.” We often talk about the importance of expressing ourselves, engaging in conflict and making our presence known—but the purposeful use of silence can also be a powerful tool for getting our message across. When we think about someone who projects a […]

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How To Find Your Authentic Self

How To Find Your Authentic Self

09.28.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  This post was originally published 5/23/14. Because of this article’s popularity, we’ve provided more thorough, updated content about finding your authentic self. Last updated: 9/28/16. Read on! How can we truly BE our real, true, authentic selves, each and every day? Let’s start with a question: What is authenticity? Is it the dictionary definition […]

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Discovering Your Life’s Purpose

Discovering Your Life’s Purpose

09.14.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  When life becomes challenging or even boring, we can become disheartened and unfocused—and it’s often because we’ve somehow lost our sense of purpose. What is Life Purpose, Really? What is purpose? It’s a big, big question. The simplest answer? Purpose is the wonderful capacity in each of us to joyously take our place in […]

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Feeling Alone and Isolated? How to Stop Holding Back & Really Connect

Feeling Alone and Isolated? How to Stop Holding Back & Really Connect

08.16.2016 by Dr Judith Wright

  Do you ever feel like you just aren’t clicking with those around you? Maybe you’re even feeling alone and isolated when you’re with your spouse, your friends or your coworkers. Perhaps you were once close, but you’ve started drifting apart. Or maybe the culture of these relationships seems as foreign to you as if […]

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Life Coaching? Career Coaching? What Is Coaching?

Life Coaching? Career Coaching? What Is Coaching?

08.03.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  Is this you? My life feels unfulfilling and blah. I’m overwhelmed at home and/or at work. I’ve considered hiring a life coach, but I don’t know if it’s the right time or if I need one. I’ve heard about coaching, but I’d like to know: What is coaching, anyway? When we reach a crossroads […]

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How To Get What You Want: Engage!

How To Get What You Want: Engage!

06.28.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  Is something missing in your life? Are you looking for something more but you don’t know what that “something” is? Do you feel like you’re just going through the motions instead of really living? Here’s how to get what you want out of life!       Is This a Snapshot of Your Life…? […]

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How to Strengthen Your Social and Emotional Intelligence for Career Satisfaction

How to Strengthen Your Social and Emotional Intelligence for Career Satisfaction

06.14.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  There’s a lot of buzz these days about neuroscience and how it relates to learning and growth. You may have heard of “train your brain” apps, games and challenges designed to boost your social and emotional intelligence. The idea is that by doing these brain exercises, your brain becomes “stronger” and thus, you become […]

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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

05.19.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  Do you ever feel like you’re about to be “found out”—like your success is a mistake? Did you get to where you are today by “tricking” everyone into believing you’re a great salesperson, an awesome CEO, a fantastic artist, or a talented writer? Do you fear the day when everyone finds out you don’t […]

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What is Life Coaching? Do I Need a Life Coach?

What is Life Coaching? Do I Need a Life Coach?

05.12.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  What is life coaching? Life coaching isn’t something that emerges from a need. You don’t NEED life coaching. It comes from desire—a desire to get MORE out of life and a desire to be your best. If you think you need life coaching, chances are you actually need a therapist. Just like an athlete […]

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Can’t Get No Satisfaction? Here’s How to Change Your Life

Can’t Get No Satisfaction? Here’s How to Change Your Life

04.20.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

Read this post if this sounds like you: I feel unfulfilled and I want to get more out of life. I feel unhappy and I want to find more meaning in my life. I want MORE. I want to live life to the fullest. Do you ever think, “Is that all there is? Is this […]

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Getting Real: It’s OK to Be Yourself on a First Date

Getting Real: It’s OK to Be Yourself on a First Date

04.06.2016 by Rachel Zwell

Read this post if this sounds like you: First dates are hard! I want to explore the world and meet new people. Sometimes it’s not that easy to “just be yourself.” I want to get more out of my dating life. I want to more real human connections in my life. I want to be […]

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How To Find Love: You Must Discover Yourself First

How To Find Love: You Must Discover Yourself First

03.31.2016 by Rachel Zwell

Do you ever feel like you’re in a dating rut? Maybe you’ve made some resolutions this year to go on three dates a week, update your Match.com profile with better pictures, or stop dating girls you meet at the gym. Hold up. Instead of making resolutions you won’t keep or trying to quantify and bargain […]

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How to Deal with Passive-Aggressive Actions in Relationships

How to Deal with Passive-Aggressive Actions in Relationships

02.24.2016 by Dr Judith Wright

Everyone is guilty of passive-aggressive actions now and again. How many times have we been mad at our partner and chosen to enact the silent treatment? Or how many times have we done something we just KNOW is going to piss them off (…without being too obvious about it)? Unfortunately, we don’t always take the […]

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Got Intimacy? Here’s How to Get It…

Got Intimacy? Here’s How to Get It…

02.18.2016 by Dr Bob Wright

  Intimacy—it’s an often-misunderstood word. Intimacy doesn’t simply mean closeness or romance or sharing a deep connection. Intimacy is about learning and growing together and fulfilling your potential. Relationships are our womb and our crucible; they form us and help forge us into our best selves. While relationships are nurturing, sometimes growth can also be […]

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What To Do About The Relationship “Mehs”

What To Do About The Relationship “Mehs”

10.14.2015 by Dr Judith Wright

Oftentimes relationships decline with a whimper, rather than a bang. Things are going along routinely, but then comes this growing feeling the love might be disappearing…and suddenly you find yourself with a case of the “mehs.” Unfortunately, some of us are strangling our relationship—slowly murdering it a little bit at time. Withdrawal, frustration, disengagement and […]

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Unlocking the Power of Your Creative Self: An Interview with Barnet Bain

Unlocking the Power of Your Creative Self: An Interview with Barnet Bain

07.01.2015 by admin

  In this episode of Bring Out Your Best, Dr. Bob Wright interviews acclaimed filmmaker, broadcaster & creativity expert Barnet Bain on his new book, “The Book of Doing and Being,” where Bain teaches “the skill set that is the antidote to the exponential disruption of life as we know it.” Listen to this full […]

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Why We Need Fear to Feel Alive

Why We Need Fear to Feel Alive

12.08.2014 by Dr Bob Wright

  Fear is primary to the human experience.  Fear is there all the time. The question is never ‘am I afraid?’ but ‘to what degree am I afraid?’ Think of your fear as a guard standing watch: dormant, but always ready to strike. Most of the world tells us we should “get over our fear” […]

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Get Over Drama: Taking Responsibility for Our Choices

Get Over Drama: Taking Responsibility for Our Choices

08.01.2014 by admin

  I believe there are two primary positions; either life is fragile or robust and resilient. Once we decide which position we want to live through, the implications can reverberate through our lives. This doesn’t mean we don’t do things to protect our lives, to flourish, and help us grow, but what becomes our primary […]

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Adulthood and Self Acceptance: A Time to Reclaim Your Shadowed Self

Adulthood and Self Acceptance: A Time to Reclaim Your Shadowed Self

06.30.2014 by admin

Admit it or not, we all see greater self-acceptance – sociopaths excluded. At Wright, we see this as one of the key challenges of adulthood. Each of us has a self that has been defined by our world. We see this definition by others as childhood. It is highlighted in our affirmation and hunger stage […]

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The One Decision: Making a Choice for You

The One Decision: Making a Choice for You

06.23.2014 by admin

We all want a great life, and a great life is a quality life. A quality life is a life that is led by values that we hold dear. In order to live a life of values that we hold dear, we have to make a choice. Making choices is a lot easier when we make […]

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The Pursuit of Positive Thinking: Seeing Is Believing

The Pursuit of Positive Thinking: Seeing Is Believing

06.13.2014 by Dr Bob Wright

The power of positive thinking is a very important concept; however, it can be misunderstood. In tandem with that are affirmations and developing positive, empowering beliefs – all geared to realizing our potential. Positive thinking requires first of all that we know what we’re really thinking. Developing empowering beliefs requires that we recognize our disempowering […]

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Relationship Coaching: The Meaning is in the Mess

Relationship Coaching: The Meaning is in the Mess

06.12.2014 by Dr Bob Wright

  Do you remember the 70’s sitcom show, “The Odd Couple?” Felix and Oscar were roommates and diametric opposites. Felix is type A, neat, tidy, organized, and professional. Oscar is messy, unorganized, crass and impulsive. They clash constantly and their squabbles make exciting TV drama. Even if you haven’t seen the show, I’m sure you […]

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Sharing Our Talents: The Qualities of a Leader

Sharing Our Talents: The Qualities of a Leader

06.09.2014 by Dr Bob Wright

  In our Year of Transformation program this week, our assignment is to share our gifts. That’s left a lot of people scratching their heads. “What do you mean by my gifts?” Well, we purposely leave it open because we want you to discover. We want you to eventually see yourself as a gift to others […]

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Identify the Limiting Beliefs in Your Life to Develop More Intimate Relationships

Identify the Limiting Beliefs in Your Life to Develop More Intimate Relationships

05.27.2014 by admin

Families who participate in our program and are working on having the greatest amount of intimacy possible often find that there are certain fallacies in their belief systems that they have to overcome. Each fallacy can be thought of as a limiting belief and those limiting beliefs can keep critical thinking from taking place.  For […]

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Getting My Butt Kicked by Gender Roles

Getting My Butt Kicked by Gender Roles

05.19.2014 by admin

  I was at a wedding a number of years ago, and I was seated next to the bride’s sister who had much to say about gender roles. She was a PhD in science and was telling me that a big part of her mission was to change gender stereotypes in grade school because gender […]

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A LIFE COACH

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A LIFE COACH

05.14.2014 by admin

  SO YOU GOT A LIFE COACH…NOW WHAT? You’re all signed up, had your first meeting with your life coach so now what’s going to happen? Well, for starters you will not only get a promotion but will bestow upon an abundance of wealth, you will land the hottest partner and have the best sex life, […]

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DO I NEED A LIFE COACH?

DO I NEED A LIFE COACH?

05.14.2014 by Dr Bob Wright

  One of the buzzwords du jour is life coaching. What exactly is a life coach and how do you know if you need one? We are here to address the many misconceptions surrounding the practicality, utility and premise of what exactly a life coach does and who would benefit most from having one. Life coaching […]

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Happiness and Suffering

Happiness and Suffering

04.10.2014 by admin

In his brilliant New York times column on suffering and happiness, David Brooks talks about how people come out of suffering changed, often with more sense of meaning. Here he is talking about major suffering in our lives. When we are living with greater consciousness moment-by-moment, however, we find many momentary hurts, that if embraced, […]

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Are You Playing Full Out?

Are You Playing Full Out?

03.10.2014 by admin

Barbara Stanny, in her Forbes blog identifies 10 signs to which I added an eleventh, #11 I get hurt a lot and learn from it. Her 10 signs are: Ten Signs I’m Playing Full Out. 1. I know what I want and am committed to getting it. (And if I don’t know, I devote time and […]

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ENGAGING

03.07.2014 by admin

Dear Alive Tribe, Watch the video below. The woman in this video is really engaged and the ones walking by are either mis-engaged or not engaged at all. Note how little effort it took. How many differences can you make in how many people’s lives today with how little effort–go for it! http://www.youtube.com/watch_ Love this video from […]

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Theme for March is PLAY

03.02.2014 by admin

Our theme for the month of March is PLAY. But play may not look how you think, so let’s dig in on this one. Play, as I mean it, is aliveness in relationship to myself, to someone else, or to something else. I first really got an idea about play in George B. Leonard’s 1968 […]

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Facing our Fears – PLAY

Facing our Fears – PLAY

03.02.2014 by admin

Full out play is really challenging for me.. when I am afraid of someone or something in particular. I have a situation where a person I am associating with is afraid of me and I am afraid of this person’s reactions. I have been learning a lot about engaging fully and playing fully while monitoring […]

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Play Away March – PLAY

Play Away March – PLAY

03.02.2014 by admin

Alive Tribe PLAYS AWAY MARCH! Aliveness + Engagement=Play, which is the principle for March. Play is aliveness engaged in a way that causes us to be nourished and grow. It requires newness–that means that we evolve, emerge, and become more ourselves because we are being nourished and growing. Without nourishment and growth, it isn’t play, […]

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Incredible 86 Year Old Gymnast – ENGAGING

Incredible 86 Year Old Gymnast – ENGAGING

02.28.2014 by admin

Our student Cindi Koroll sent me today’s engagement inspiration for the Alive Tribe. No more words are needed–go for it today and engage! Warm Regards, Bob Learn more about Wright Living’s Life Coaching in Chicago, Self Development Courses, and Relationship Courses.

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A Student’s Example of ENGAGING

02.27.2014 by admin

Hello Alive Tribe, I awoke to a wonderful example of engagement… as a tool of transformation this morning, day 27. Rumaisa wrote the following Facebook to Judith and me. You can see how she is engaging in reading the daily quote from yesterday as well as engaging with Judith and me as she writes. Remember […]

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What Will You Do Today? – ENGAGING

What Will You Do Today? – ENGAGING

02.21.2014 by admin

Wishing you many hurts…. This inspirational song stops at broken bones and hearts. I think we can break a lot more. Will we do it all today? Why should we wait for mountains to climb when every moment is full of challenging peaks of experience–expression, sensing, feelings that can facilitate the birth of a new us. […]

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Your Impossible Dream – ENGAGING

Your Impossible Dream – ENGAGING

02.20.2014 by Wright

I hit the snooze for a third time… before I thought I needed to write this note and it was the thought of engagement that got me going to make coffee by the light of my cell phone. Strange, isn’t it, to trust a cell phone more than your alarm? Well, I do. The alarm […]

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Dancing with Life – ENGAGING

Dancing with Life – ENGAGING

02.19.2014 by admin

“Engage in what?” I was asked by one Alive Tribe member. “Why, everything.” I replied. What do you like, what don’t you like? Liking is engaging. We don’t always need to flap our jaws to engage but we do need to use our whole mechanism, eyes, ears, brain, and heart. We need all our primary […]

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Unfinished Gut Clenches – ENGAGING

Unfinished Gut Clenches – ENGAGING

02.18.2014 by admin

Engagement means noticing the clutch in the gut and doing something about it. It means finishing unfinished business: I’ve got one particularly hurtful situation I am dealing with right now and I have just made the next move to set up a time to deal with it and will do so when that meeting happens. […]

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Engage to Make a Difference – ENGAGING

Engage to Make a Difference – ENGAGING

02.11.2014 by admin

Dear Alive Tribe, Watch the link below. The woman in this video is really engaged and the ones walking by are either mis-engaged or not engaged at all. Note how little effort it took. How many differences can you make in how many people’s lives today with how little effort–go for it! Warm Regards, Bob […]

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One of the Best Tools is Responsibility – ENGAGING

One of the Best Tools is Responsibility – ENGAGING

02.10.2014 by admin

Engagement can lead to problems–plan ahead to have trouble and you can learn and grow more readily. One of the best tools is responsibility. That means no excuses, blame, shame, or justification, but learning and growing by honoring ourselves as creators of our reality. Check out this ad for a video game to inspire readiness–just […]

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“It is By Teaching that We Teach Ourselves…” – ENGAGING

“It is By Teaching that We Teach Ourselves…” – ENGAGING

02.06.2014 by admin

  Dear Alive Tribe, One of our students from the Year of Transformation shared an excellent quote about engagement last night.. “It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into […]

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Inch by Inch – ENGAGING

Inch by Inch – ENGAGING

02.03.2014 by admin

Inch by inch–claw for your life with full engagement, one inch at a time–that is the message for us from Dean DeLisle in this selection he sent yesterday. The truth of this football speech is so true for all of us. Let’s really engage today. Al Pacino — Any given day speech Warmest Regards, Bob Learn […]

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Damn the torpedoes… – ENGAGING

Damn the torpedoes… – ENGAGING

02.02.2014 by admin

Damn the torpedoes… full speed ahead. Those are the words of engagement issued by Admiral Farragut in the Battle of Mobile Bay. He was engaged. Fortunately, we don’t need to face the torpedoes, but do we have the courage to be true to ourselves, to engage and face the consequences of much lesser challenges, challenges […]

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Are you engaged?

02.01.2014 by admin

Are you engaged? Engage even more and share your engagement strategies and war stories. No, I am not talking about Valentine’s Day kind of romantic engagement. So, get engaged, not married to certain ways of being. Engagement leads to change and transformation. Monitor your moments of disengagement and share them with me. Step into new […]

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Taking Care Of Your Emotional Constipation!

Taking Care Of Your Emotional Constipation!

01.30.2014 by admin

Are you holding back anger and causing emotional constipation? Has it occurred to you that you have hurt and fear behind that anger and that you are seriously hurting your mental health and worse yet, not even going for what you want? I’m doing an inventory of how many of the things I am angry […]

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Amazing Example of Aliveness

Amazing Example of Aliveness

01.29.2014 by admin

Bruce Lee “Be Like Water”: Amazing example of Aliveness Paul Tadalan, one of our staff blogged on aliveness. It is a moving freestyle on aliveness–a great way to mark day 29 of the alive tribe. Just check it out and read how he gets to things like, “We are faced with these cliffs (to jump […]

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Children have no problem with Aliveness

Children have no problem with Aliveness

01.22.2014 by admin

Children have no problem with aliveness. They are getting socialized to direct their aliveness. Jack Mezirow, an American Sociologist and Emeritus Professor of Adult and Continuing Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, says that childhood is Formation and adulthood is Transformation. Aliveness: The key part of that transformation is reclaiming the childlike aliveness in an adult existence, […]

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ALIVENESS

01.21.2014 by admin

I got another great music video from Rumaisa Rahman on Monday. It reminds us of the relationship of truth and aliveness. The folks in the video are dancing in public–that can be scary but the fear of telling the truth with coworkers, bosses, friends, and loved ones generates great aliveness. Dedicate the day to difficult truths: […]

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Aliveness flows in Men’s leadership week!

Aliveness flows in Men’s leadership week!

01.19.2014 by admin

  Aliveness flows in Men’s leadership week. We are aiming to have the most alive years yet among years of extreme aliveness, going for it, stretching for changes in our organizations to bring about the greatest responsibility, truth, transparency, and workability. It is amazing how truth goes with aliveness. Stepping into the most difficult truths, […]

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Alive Tribe…ALIVENESS

Alive Tribe…ALIVENESS

01.04.2014 by admin

DAY FOUR: Aliveness It is Day FOUR on my quest for Aliveness this month of January and I am on it! Today, I got out of bed at 2:12am or so before my second snooze went off. I thought it was the more alive choice. I quickly watered the plants and restocked the fridge with a […]

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Plan for a New Year Revolution not a New Year Resolution

Plan for a New Year Revolution not a New Year Resolution

01.04.2014 by admin

Aren’t you curious why diets don’t work, good things don’t last, and we don’t live happily ever after? Let’s face facts. We are all easily bamboozled, swindled, and hoodwinked with our quick fix culture. Diets don’t work, but we jump on the next diet bandwagon telling ourselves that this time it will be different. Relationships […]

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January FOCUS: Alive and Thrive in 2014!

January FOCUS: Alive and Thrive in 2014!

01.01.2014 by admin

Here is what you have been requesting, an extended community of like-minded individuals across the country supporting each other and working on a common assignment to bring out the best in themselves and those they touch—sharing their learning and growing, inspiring and encouraging each other. Each of you who deals in will receive a new […]

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Celebrating Love, Spirit, and Joy for the Holidays

Celebrating Love, Spirit, and Joy for the Holidays

12.24.2013 by Dr Judith Wright

My husband Bob and I were at a great performance of the musical, Scrooge, yesterday and were inspired! What a phenomenal celebration of our yearning to transform, and the joy of life we experience when we break through our “crust” to become who we can become. While I can’t take you to the unsurpassed play […]

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Want a Great Life Project? Recognize Mistakes and Make Even More!

Want a Great Life Project? Recognize Mistakes and Make Even More!

11.20.2013 by admin

Transformers make more mistakes. They also get the most out of life, and fulfill their potential. They make more mistakes because they follow their yearning and engage fully, learning and growing. They have what researcher Carol Dweck calls a “growth mindset.” Non-Transformers have a “fixed mindset.” For them, mistakes are an indictment–while mistakes are lessons and […]

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Take Charge And Change Your Life!

Take Charge And Change Your Life!

09.29.2013 by admin

Have you ever had a time when you’re really pushing on a project or your life just feels like it’s running in overdrive and you don’t know how to keep your head above water? I can relate. I’m working wild hours right now with my husband Bob and the rest of our team as we […]

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Your Weight Is Not The Problem

Your Weight Is Not The Problem

09.12.2013 by admin

Have you lost weight only to gain it again? Or gotten discouraged about how hard it is to lose weight and give up because it’s so dang hard? I was chubby. Overweight. Tubby. I was also unhappy, unfulfilled, sad, and numb—something was missing in my life and I turned to food as the answer. The […]

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Do You Want More Out Of Your Day?

Do You Want More Out Of Your Day?

08.30.2013 by admin

How do you feel at the end of most days? Are you uplifted, charged up, ready to go–not really wanting the day to end but looking forward to the next day? Or are you drained, dragging, and collapsing and just ready to veg out after a long day? If your calendar is driven by “shoulds”, […]

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The Power of Liking and Agreeing

The Power of Liking and Agreeing

04.09.2013 by admin

Have you ever noticed how much power there is in expressing what you like and agree with? The Power of Liking Your word has power because you are declaring a position and making a commitment. A “like”—something you like or are agreeable to—suggests that you have a desire, a passion. You feel attracted to or […]

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Have You Lost Your Passion? 5 Ways To Reawaken Your Deepest Desires

Have You Lost Your Passion? 5 Ways To Reawaken Your Deepest Desires

03.27.2013 by admin

Lost your zest for life? Having trouble staying focused on what’s in front of you? Spending too much time worrying about the past or the future? If you have trouble focusing on what you need to do and have a hard time staying in the moment, don’t despair. You may just need an “urge booster”! […]

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Visions of Inspiration #16

Visions of Inspiration #16

03.18.2013 by admin

“Joy is available from every place at every time on this earth. The job of allowing it to consciousness is up to us.” – Dr. Bob Wright   Learn more about Wright Living’s Life Coaching in Chicago, Self Development Courses, and Relationship Courses.

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Have You Thought About Being Quiet? Shhhh….The Power of Silence

Have You Thought About Being Quiet? Shhhh….The Power of Silence

03.15.2013 by admin

When you think of power, you probably think about an assertive boss or coworker, a speaker captivating a room, an inlaw who dominates a conversation, or someone driving a meeting. It’s no surprise—that’s the aspect of power that dominates the media, our classroom case studies, and our psyche. But have you thought about passive power-—attractive […]

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Visions of Inspiration #15

Visions of Inspiration #15

03.10.2013 by admin

“When you realize you are loved, you feel a sense of purpose and don’t need to create the illusion of purpose by doing lots of trivial things.” – Dr. Judith Wright   Learn more about Wright Living’s Life Coaching in Chicago, Self Development Courses, and Relationship Courses.

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Visions of Inspiration #14

Visions of Inspiration #14

03.06.2013 by admin

  “Stick with what you know and you will be stuck in where you go.” – Dr. Bob Wright   Learn more about Wright Living’s Life Coaching in Chicago, Self Development Courses, and Relationship Courses.

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Visions of Inspiration #13

Visions of Inspiration #13

03.04.2013 by admin

  “Practice self-forgiveness. Know that this is a life journey and we are here to learn and grow, not to be perfect all of the time.” – Dr. Judith Wright   Learn more about Wright Living’s Life Coaching in Chicago, Self Development Courses, and Relationship Courses.

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Visions of Inspiration #12

Visions of Inspiration #12

02.26.2013 by admin

  “How can I know where to go until I know where I am?” – Dr. Bob Wright   Learn more about Wright Living’s Life Coaching in Chicago, Self Development Courses, and Relationship Courses.

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Visions of Inspiration #11

Visions of Inspiration #11

02.25.2013 by admin

“If you are not piloting your own ship, you will feel controlled by others.” – Dr. Judith Wright   Learn more about Wright Living’s Life Coaching in Chicago, Self Development Courses, and Relationship Courses.

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Visions of Inspiration #10

Visions of Inspiration #10

02.24.2013 by admin

  “Shame is a bush many people hide behind to avoid full responsibility. They take a psychological pain and chronically hang on to it, using it as a shield.” – Dr. Bob Wright   Learn more about Wright Living’s Life Coaching in Chicago, Self Development Courses, and Relationship Courses.

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Visions of Inspiration #9

Visions of Inspiration #9

02.23.2013 by admin

  “If you make the decision to live a soulful life, you will naturally change the way you spend your time and energy.” – Dr. Judith Wright   Learn more about Wright Living’s Life Coaching in Chicago, Self Development Courses, and Relationship Courses.

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Visions of Inspiration #8

Visions of Inspiration #8

02.21.2013 by admin

  “The way we partner with life is by partnership with the truth first and foremost.” – Dr. Bob Wright   Learn more about Wright Living’s Life Coaching in Chicago, Self Development Courses, and Relationship Courses.

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Visions of Inspiration #7

Visions of Inspiration #7

02.17.2013 by admin

“Pain opens hearts and allows an entryway for love and peace. Our posts connects us to our own hearts and to one another, connecting us to the current of humanity. Our feelings are a divine language that transcends all other languages. Our pain, our feelings, our emotions are the universal language of all humankind.” – […]

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Visions of Inspiration #6

Visions of Inspiration #6

02.16.2013 by admin

  “You don’t know how to make meaningful time because you expect time to make meaning.” – Dr. Bob Wright   Learn more about Wright Living’s Life Coaching in Chicago, Self Development Courses, and Relationship Courses.  

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Visions of Inspiration #5

Visions of Inspiration #5

02.15.2013 by admin

“Remember, any step toward consciousness counts. Every step is a victory and every step enhances the quality of your life.” – Dr. Judith Wright   Learn more about Wright Living’s Life Coaching in Chicago, Self Development Courses, and Relationship Courses.

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Visions of Inspiration #4

Visions of Inspiration #4

02.11.2013 by admin

“Worrying is a negative event. It wastes energy, is a stalling action and inhibits much meaningful progress. Many are addicted to worrying to avoid risk.” – Dr. Bob Wright   Learn more about Wright Living’s Life Coaching in Chicago, Self Development Courses, and Relationship Courses.

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Visions of Inspiration #3

Visions of Inspiration #3

02.09.2013 by admin

“Feelings or emotions are the universal language and are to be honored. They are the authentic expression of who you are at your deepest place.” – Dr. Judith Wright   Learn more about Wright Living’s Life Coaching in Chicago, Self Development Courses, and Relationship Courses.

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Visions of Inspiration #2

Visions of Inspiration #2

02.08.2013 by admin

  “We are sculptors impeccably shaping the clay of our lives with our intent.” – Dr. Bob Wright   Learn more about Wright Living’s Life Coaching in Chicago, Self Development Courses, and Relationship Courses.

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Help Is Not A Four-Letter Word

Help Is Not A Four-Letter Word

02.07.2013 by admin

Pushing the elevator button with my elbow, I precariously balanced several bags of groceries in my arms while fishing for my keys. A man who saw me struggling asked politely if he could be of assistance. “No thank you, I’ve got it,” I started to say. But just then one of my paper bags started […]

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