The GreenLight View on Career Purpose

Allow This Time of Year to Nurture Your Soul

This time of year (season) is a calling to slow down, reconnect, plant the seeds you want to harvest in the Spring. It can also be a time of stress with the Holidays and travel. I want to encourage you to follow the lead of the season and slow way down. Allow the natural cycle of going inward, and quieting the mind to take place. Notice what sho...

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Rumi—The Guest House

This being human is a guest-house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they're a crowd of sorrows, Who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture. Still, treat each guest honorably...

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Good Luck or Bad Luck

Recently, my friend shared this Zen koan with me and I  enjoyed the perspective and thought you might as well. Once upon the time there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “Perhaps,” th...

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Pace Your Entry

A New Year is special as it awakens us to the possibility of a fresh start. It is a time when many people make resolutions about health, food, exercising, quitting smoking, finding a new job, finding a partner, creating more community, volunteering etc. Many of us rush out to make all the changes at once which ultimately fails and leaves us feelin...

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How Can Death Be a Motivator?

There is one certainty in life: We will die. Death can seem like a taboo topic in our culture, but it is the one inevitability for everyone. When my clients and I first begin working together, one of the exercises I ask them to do is write their own obituary. I think it is important for all of us to look at our lives from the death perspective. Thi...

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