Category: Misc.

Inspiring Mind Food: 77 Year Old ‘Mighty Murphy” Deadlifts Twice Her Weight

Social media has its upsides … like seeing inspirational stories about fascinating people doing things that bust our confining paradigms about gender, age, ability, etc. Read below (from Belleruth Naparstek’s blog) about 77 year old Willie Murphy who first began lifting weights four years ago, starting with five pound dumbbells. Today, this grandmother from Rochester,… Read more »

Watch Out: These Graphic Metaphors Are Gonna Get You

Tehe … had to share (thanks pal Debbie Quigley over on FB). With a long past in using visuals in facilitation and coaching settings … I have had to draw my fair share of ‘elephants in the room’ and definitely a few skeletons too. I guess ‘sacred cows’ and ‘transformational butterflies’ are in another attic… Read more »

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SHIFT-IT SCHOOL: UPCOMING COURSES For Beginners Or Repeaters: Fundamentals of Interactive-Visuals Visual Skills for Process Work with Groups and Individuals Over 87% of your facilitation, coaching, training and consulting clients are visual thinkers – learn powerful visual skills to boost the effectiveness of how you work with them. This professional skills training (fully online) thoroughly… Read more »


It’s my pleasure to announce Eileen Caroscio from the eastern United States (Burke, Virginia) as our latest Certified Visual Coach. Eileen is a keener from our 2014 cohort, completing her Certification requirements way ahead of schedule. A coach coming from an extensive career in nursing, retirement and transition issues, her website is: (upon which… Read more »

Tips for Color Use in Graphic Recording and Graphic Facilitation

One of my enjoyable activities this fall is shepherding a keen herd of visually interested professionals through The Fundamentals of Interactive-Visuals via my 9-week online course. I use web conferencing technology, plus have the ability to do live scribing via the use of my digital tablet. Very handy for explaining concepts and demos of the… Read more »

In Appreciation of Dolores Cannon

The passing of some people comes as a jolt to the system. I felt like that when I flicked thru Facebook the other day to learn of the passing of the venerable Dolores Cannon. For those who are new to Dolores, you can read the remembrance below published this morning from her family and team… Read more »

STAN GROF: Expand and Reenchant the Psyche

Stanislav Grof

In 1994 I moved to San Francisco and attended The California Institute of Integral Studies – where I obtained a masters in Organizational Development & Transformation. I look back very fondly on that amazing time in my life and the fascinating people I had the opportunity of meeting and studying with. One of those people,… Read more »

Iyanla Vanzant On the Streets of Ferguson MO

The nights are getting dark, quicker, and the rain is starting to come — so with outdoors activities waning, it’s a good time to get caught up on some of the shows I keep an eye on (there’s actually some good stuff on TV occasionally!). Tonight I watched Episode 1 of Season 4 of Iyanla,… Read more »


Just watched an interesting, entertaining and slightly melancholic documentary called Burt’s Buzz. It’s the story of Burt’s Bees founder Burt Shavitz … and the journey of his company from roadside honey stand to giant personal care brand (now owed by Clorox). Was fascinating to hear the story behind the Burt Bee’s name (him just ‘keeping… Read more »