Tag Archive for: asset building

Adventures with the Estrogen Army
What are you afraid of?  (Not much after watching 82-year-old nurse-turned-action-hero, Kay D’Arcy!)

What are you afraid of? (Not much after watching 82-year-old nurse-turned-action-hero, Kay D’Arcy!)

Ten years ago if you had asked me what I was afraid of, I would have told you: heights, a world chocolate shortage, and snakes. Today? Getting old, getting sick, being alone, being irrelevant, peeing my pants and dying. Aging... Read more
Isabel Allende, on aging, living with passion, and the wisdom of having fun while doing good.

Isabel Allende, on aging, living with passion, and the wisdom of having fun while doing good.

I fell down a rabbit hole this morning, and it left me anxious to share this TED Talk given by 71-year-old Chilean author, Isabel Allende. There was astonishing synchronicity for me, from the quote she shared by another... Read more
Little altars: re-imagining our social networking spaces to empower a life of adventure.

Little altars: re-imagining our social networking spaces to empower a life of adventure.

How often do you find yourself wanting to pull the plug on your favourite digital kitchen tables? Facebook and Twitter can be wonderful ways to connect with kindred souls. They can also become noisy, toxic drains of... Read more
Visual Soul Pepper: a fun way to begin equipping yourself for adventures!

Visual Soul Pepper: a fun way to begin equipping yourself for adventures!

Building our capacity to create happy, healthy, epic adventures. The assets that we're going to focus on here at the Adventure Lab are focused on our internal toolkit. They are "a way of being" combined with "character" and "know-how".... Read more
Boundless Adventures: busting the myth of limitations, baby!

Boundless Adventures: busting the myth of limitations, baby!

Reason #107 why I frigging love my job: I get to research Adventure Divas who have been out there proving that our notion of limitations is pure B.S., AND fall down the Pinterest rabbit hole at the same time... Read more
On embracing vulnerability as an asset, and banishing shame.

On embracing vulnerability as an asset, and banishing shame.

Seems like a heavy talking point in a space about adventures, doesn't it? Let's just call it "clearing the log-jam" that causes some of us to stumble right out of the gate. ALL of us want to have adventures,... Read more
Give your inner critic a hall pass:  Janet Echelman on using imagination and trusting your gut to fuel your own epic adventures.

Give your inner critic a hall pass: Janet Echelman on using imagination and trusting your gut to fuel your own epic adventures.

Janet Echelman's TED Talk on taking imagination seriously was a brilliant piece of serendipity for me when I discovered it in 2012, and worth sharing as a tool for adventure divas struggling with doubt. Having been rejected by seven different... Read more
How Drew Carey’s “Mimi” ditched the pancake makeup and obnoxious bent to help make you “Queen of Your Own Life”.

How Drew Carey’s “Mimi” ditched the pancake makeup and obnoxious bent to help make you “Queen of Your Own Life”.

She's not Drew's Mimi anymore! Kathy Kinney wants to make you the Queen of Your Own Life! You're going to find that we're really into "asset building" as a way of helping ourselves get ready for awesome adventures. ... Read more