woman from back standing in surf, arms outstretched
03/02/2016
And as you stand there Hands clasped in front of you Eyes downcast Concealing the disobedient pounding of your heart It dawns on you: Here we go again. And while you no longer allow... read more
silhouette of lone hiker at dawn
02/22/2016
Poet, philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau had definite ideas about how to live a better life. They can all be summed up in one word: simplify. Thoreau is quoted ... read more
to do list with pen and calendar
02/15/2016
Get out a piece of paper and write “Could Do” at the top. I like “could-do” lists because I find “to-do” lists too dictatorial. They make me feel pressured and... read more
detail from painting by Laura Basha showing woman and plant tendrils
02/08/2016
"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens."  ~ Carl Jung “ The willingness to “deal” with the inner... read more
silhouette of audience at rock concert, hands in air
02/01/2016
Here’s another hard truth: your talent doesn’t entitle you to anything. You will not be surprised to learn that talent is not enough. Every artist is (or believes herself to be) talented.... read more
rear view of woman overlooking cliffs and harbor
01/25/2016
“I would ask you, Julie, who are the seagulls in your life? How can you emulate the pelican behavior?" This was Beverly Winterscheid, the founding partner of Center for Nature and Leadership, and... read more
male and female hands make shape of heart
01/18/2016
When author and Nobel Prize winner V.S. Naipaul was still a boy in Colonial Trinidad, there was one opportunity to leave the island: a full scholarship to Oxford or to Cambridge. All the academically... read more
woman open hands in moody lighting
01/11/2016
And as you stand there On time and Appropriately clad for the event With a high-fiber bar in your bag And extra pens Let us take this moment to applaud you. You, the prepared. You, the... read more
transition of orange to blue sunset sky
01/04/2016
“Beauty … stilled life -- froze it. One forgot the little agitations; the flush, the pallor, some queer distortion, some light or shadow, … and yet added a quality one saw for ever after... read more

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11/11/2014
Mike recently spoke at the Hay House "I Can Do It" conference in Baltimore, with Dr. Wayne Dyer and other noted speakers and authors.  While he was preparing for the event, he experienced... read more
11/11/2014
The death of baseball great Tony Gwynn from cancer made former player Mike Robbins reflect on how we live in denial of our own mortality.
11/11/2014
Trust is honestly expecting a positive outcome.  Not "the" positive outcome - with all the little details that we attach to it, but "a" positive outcome.  Let go of the ego's demands and... read more
11/11/2014
Our fears and doubts about ourselves are much harder to deal with than going for what we want.  The noise in our heads reflects how we relate to life.  Mike's new book is all about our... read more
11/11/2014
After three years of living his dream as a professional baseball pitcher, Mike Robbins had an arm injury that benched him for good. When this happened, everything changed. He had to figure out who he... read more
11/11/2014
Mike had the opportunity to watch a beautiful sunset while teaching a seminar at Big Sur, California. Although the sun sets each night, how often do we take the time to enjoy its beauty? Often, we... read more
11/11/2014
After reading a friend's book, Mike wondered about the idea of miracles. Are they that rare, or do we have access to them, every day?
11/11/2014
In this episode, Mike introduces his new book "Nothing Changes Until You Do," which will be published on May 6th. He also speaks about those times when we feel like we aren't good enough and how we... read more
11/11/2014
Mike talks about a lifetime of chasing success - the pursuit of accomplishment.  Yet, when we reach this milestone, sometimes we find that it hasn't lived up to our expectations.  What... read more

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