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Gratitude

March 24, 2014

Gratitude, love, and happiness are related. When you allow yourself to experience the feelings of gratitude, it feels a lot like love. Your heart feels open and expansive. The world seems a bit rosier. Optimism abounds. The brain's feel good neurotransmitters (Dopamine, Serotonin, and...

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Appreciation

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

March 24, 2014

Make it a habit to tell people thank you; to express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.”
Ralph...

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Credit Giving and Self-Appreciation

March 17, 2014

There are people who believe that self-appreciation leads to complacency, a swelled head, and to being self-centered. I find the reverse to be true from my own experience and in working with thousands of people from around the world.

Here's the basic premise that I've seen and heard many...

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Appreciating Dad

March 13, 2014

What comes up for me as I’m following your thoughts on appreciation is how I limit my self-appreciation when I resist appreciating others, especially the people who matter most.

My father and I were not close. We tried to be, but we could never quite pull it off. We tried to be cordial but our...

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Credit Taking

Not to Be Confused with Boasting

March 10, 2014

How often did you hear your parents, teachers, grandparents, or other elders tell you that you were not to speak highly about yourself but instead, wait for other people to speak highly of you? This notion (that becomes a belief) is taught into us from the time we begin to speak. Little children,...

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The Value of Self-Acceptance

March 3, 2014

On the journey to self-mastery, we begin to understand elements about ourselves. Often, for the first time, we give names or even identities to those darker parts of ourselves which have been driving our behaviours at an almost sub-conscious level.

Understanding, however, is of little value if we...

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Appreciation Brings Inner Knowing

March 1, 2014

“Appreciate your indecision.” The infamous words of my teacher and mentor.This was my first introduction to the notion that I could actually appreciate a part of me that I had repudiated. It was a novel concept and one that I did not take to easily or readily. In fact, I thought my...

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Angels

February 25, 2014

When I first learned the Creative Behavior approach from A.A. Leath and Juanita and Eugene Sagan, I did not believe that I had what they labeled “a traitor,” that is, a character or characters within me that sabotaged me. I identified with the angel part of myself only—the part...

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How I Came to Accept Myself

February 20, 2014

When I started my career, I was very head-strong and opinionated. I thought of myself as a natural leader, and the way that I had conducted myself so far seemed to lead me to success. I’m naturally pretty left-brained, and I want people to be as logical as I am.

As somebody who works in the field...

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Angels and Traitors

February 17, 2014

My second semester at the Institute for Creative and Artistic Development moved me forward significantly in my steps toward self-acceptance. At ICAD, as it was called, the lessons were all based in experiential learning. Juanita Sagan, an educator, was brilliant (as was A.A. Leath), in creating...

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