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Manage to Engage

Aug 10, 2020

In the last episode, we reviewed the first three stages of engagement: crisis, survival, and security. Most people get stuck in those first two stages, engaging with a chronic stress response that makes upward momentum seem insurmountable for most of their lives. And if they eventually reach the stage of security, it...


Aug 3, 2020

In this series, we will be revisiting the five stages of engagement — but this time, we’re going to examine the model through the lens of accountability. If this is a new concept for you, you won’t be lost starting with this episode, but you can find a more foundational introduction to the model back in episodes...


Jul 27, 2020

A fair warning before going into this episode: it starts on a pretty emotional beat, and it might be a little triggering for anyone who is currently being overwhelmed by feelings of grief or loss.

However, if you can listen through that, I think hearing the participant on this coaching call walk through her feelings can...


Jul 20, 2020

Over the last two episodes, we’ve clarified the content of our reaction to COVID-19 and the context of that reaction — the content being our egoic emotional reaction and the context being the perpetual state of not knowing.

But getting to the point where you can hold both of those simultaneously is difficult. It...


Jul 13, 2020

In the last episode, I asked a question: What happens if you experience your experience from something other than ego?

If you think about all of the things we don’t know about what the future holds, about how things will (or, unfortunately, won’t) change as parts of the world re-open amid still-growing COVID-19...