Lynn Carnes

The Power is in Your Hands

Note:  I’m sharing a draft of a work in progress. In her endorsement at the beginning of the book, Shushan Aleaqui said: “[Lynn] offers us a gift by focusing on your growth and your awareness as well as the tools to be better leaders. This book is now one of the must-read workbooks that I […]

Recovering My Courage

Four years ago this week, I went for a simple trail ride with a friend that landed me in the hospital for three days. (A place I really don’t want to be these days!) Sometimes accidents just happen. Sometimes accidents happen because we take risks we have no business taking. Sometimes accidents happen out of […]

Amnesia for the Pain of Mistakes

Yesterday, I sat at the end of the lake waiting for the water to settle down before my next ski pass. When I said, “hit it,” I had the same moment of joy I’ve had at least 500 times since early April. Every single time I say “hit it”, I feel a moment of elation […]

Sailboats and Moments of Transcendence

Note: The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book Dancing the Tightrope, The Gift of Pressure, Uncertainty and Failure. Since hearing Dr. Gabor Mate describe the balancing act of Attachment and Self Expression,  I found myself using the two-part dichotomy as a self-awareness tool. Most of the time, I could see my ineffective actions […]

Grizzlies Just Are

Last week, Russ and I spent a glorious week in Glacier National Park, biking, hiking, paddling and riding horses. We left the heat of summer for a week of winter-like weather, where we spent most of our time in rain gear and warm clothes necessary for temperatures in the low 40’s to 50’s. As we […]

The Joy of Modern Conveniences…Or so We Think

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about our modern conveniences, especially hot water and electricity. I can’t imagine living without either. And yet for most of human history our ancestors did not have electricity and had to work very hard to get hot water. It would mean building a fire, gathering the water, putting it […]

We are Responsible for the Energy We Bring

More than once, I’ve been caught saying something negative about someone, thinking that they would never catch me. Somehow, I thought that if they couldn’t hear me, when I said something gossipy or judgmental, it was ok. Kind of like speeding unless the cop is behind me (something I do all the time!) Except there […]

Standing Outside the Fire

Note: This week’s blog is an excerpt from my next book Dancing The Tightrope: The Gift of Pressure and Uncertainty. I’m sharing an early, raw, unedited version. Would love your thoughts on what keeps you reading, where it loses you and what you want to know more about.   Growing up, we cooked hotdogs and s’mores over the campfire almost every weekend. Getting too […]