Late Summer Greetings

September 24, 2020By Peri

Too often I find myself feeling the angsty sense of constant URGENCY as if there were some action I could take to fix everything. If only!

Thanks for the Vertigo, 2018

December 31, 2018By Peri

To me, the new year feels like a precipice moment that’s both exhilarating and a bit nauseating, as I continue to digest the hugeness of recent political developments and the dizzying, mind-bending unknown of what is yet to come.

Acceptance, love, presence. Repeat.

May 21, 2018By Peri

I’m actually doing OK. The news we got last week is literally the very very worst thing I have feared since 2013, and I did not fall apart. I am letting myself feel the awfulness and it is flowing through. I am able to be with my daughter and my family and my friends and not feel like a shell, or like stone. This feels like an accomplishment.

Guiding vs. Bossing

December 5, 2017By Peri

As a grown-up I think I’ve figured out a way to be helpful without being (too) bossy. In fact, the more I think about it, I believe my aversion to being *perceived* as bossy has powerfully shaped my approach and perspective to this world of coaching that I find myself in.

How to Talk to a Crowd: Public Speaking Tips

May 3, 2017By Peri

The most important detail for you to be clear about is who is in the audience. How much did they pay to get into the event? Say, for an art competition, who are the participants: adults from a local correctional facility or high school students? You’ll want to cater your talk to their perspective.

Imagine a World of Free Beer

April 11, 2017By Peri

Mainly what I’d say to my friend is this: Imagine a world where there is a free beer tap on every corner. If you want to make a living selling beer, how can you succeed? One inescapable part of the answer, it seems to me, is that you end up giving away a LOT of beer.

Happy Birthday to Us, Whoo

February 3, 2017By Peri

I’ll be honest, the simple act of listing what we’ve accomplished makes me feel pretty great and makes me excited to contemplate what we’ll achieve in the coming year and years beyond that. Because, to continue being honest, I feel a palpable feeling of overwhelm.