What’s possible when you let go?

Liz Sumner Letting Go 5 Comments

Recently I’ve been having a fascinating series of lessons in non-attachment. It began when Michael had a birthday with a zero, found some unexpected money, and started to dream. What if we could afford a little place in the country– a summer getaway? First he found a real estate listing that looked exactly right. We spoke to the agent and …

How to Have a Stress-Filled Concert

Liz Sumner Productivity, Resistance, Responsibility Leave a Comment

I’ve written before about my inconstant relationship with responsibility– sometimes I resist it, other times I claim it all as my own then complain that I have too much. I recently had an experience that displays a vivid example of this tendency. Earlier this year we added a new member to the band– Mauro, a fine drummer. Our first meeting …

What energizes and engages you?

Liz Sumner Learning, Life Dreams 1 Comment

One of the prerequisites of making a life change is to determine where you are– to go beyond “I’m dissatisfied with my current reality” and get specific about what is and is not working.  Burnett and Evans of Designing Your Life recommend measuring Energy and Engagement. Which activities in both work and play give you energy? Which drain you? Where are you fully …

Let’s talk about this cool stuff – DYL!

Liz Sumner Fulfillment, Goals, Learning, Life Dreams Leave a Comment

I’m so jazzed after attending a training on Designing Your Life: How To Build A Well-Lived, Joyful Life— the best-selling book by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans based on their wildly successful Stanford University course.  The book explains how to approach life change using design principles. It’s very practical but at the same time gets into your deep beliefs and underlying …