Your Sensitivity is Your Superpower

Growing up I was told I was too sensitive and that my feelings were too big. I interpreted these messages to mean that my feelings were wrong and I was somehow wrong, which left me feeling steeped in shame. My feelings and sensitivity persisted even when I tried to push them away with alcohol and drugs. Today, after being sober for twenty-five y... [Read More]
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We Can do Hard Things

As author Glennon Doyle says, we can do hard things. We really can, especially when we are aligned with our WHY and our PURPOSE. Think about it: how many times have you moved mountains for something you believe in or felt passionate about? How many times have you made the impossible possible? As women, we are constan... [Read More]
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Why GreenLight?

Twelve years ago, when I was deciding to name my business, it became clear that it must be GreenLight. Many people hear GreenLight and think it must have to do with  GO, like go forward, take action, keep moving. the name actually came from my first experience with the Green Flash in Kauai, HI. ... [Read More]
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Nature is the Master of Transition

Transition. Growth. Flow. Pause. Transition. Career Transition can feel scary, confusing, and lonely. These feelings can cause us to question if we are capable of persevering through the transition. Yet, life is a constant transition we experience each and every day. I find that the best teacher of transition is NATURE! ... [Read More]
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Choose to Experiment rather than be Perfect

Perfectionism is such a DIS-EASE in our culture. Too many times, I see clients “trying to get it right” during career transition versus trying things out. My answer is EXPERIMENT, allow yourself to experiment. We often think we know what is right for us, but often we do not know. The best solution is to experiment wi... [Read More]
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Start Your Year Off With No

This time of year can feel like you need to say yes to everything. Yes to a new career. Yes to a new partner. Yes to a new health regime. Yes to saving money. But what if instead you decided to start your year off with No... [Read More]
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There is Grace in Creating Boundaries

Boundaries are essential, especially if you want to live life on purpose. Or, put another way, if want to live a sane life. Almost every woman I know, including friends and clients, struggle with boundaries, which I believe is a form of internalized sexism. As females, we are trained to be relational and think of oth... [Read More]
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The Enneagram and Why it is so Cool

What is the Enneagram? The Enneagram is an ancient spiritual system that describes nine different personality types or styles based on motivation. It is an excellent tool to use for personal and spiritual evolution. It can be used as a tool for self-compassion as well as a way to to generate empathy for oth... [Read More]
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Keep a Steady Pace

Endurance athletes talk about keeping a steady pace to maintain energy for the long haul. The same is true in making a career change. You need to stay persistent in your search and exploration  or you will likely burn out and miss the opportunity of giving yourself the gift of doing your purpose work. ... [Read More]
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Embrace the Unknown

During your career transition into your purpose work you will inevitably experience feelings of doubt and uncertainty. David Whyte has an excellent quote about the gift of the unknown: Some things cannot be spoken or discovered until we have been stuck, incapacitated, or blown off course for awhile. Plain sailing is pleasant, but you are not ... [Read More]
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