Good Days and Bad Days

The notion that everyday can be joyful is frankly bullshit. The idea that every day can be a good day or that if we just write down 10 things a day we are grateful for, we will experience total joy, is frankly not HUMAN. Don’t get me wrong, I love the practice of gratitude, however what I don’t l... [Read More]
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Fear Is a Tricky Human Condition

A large part of career transition is our willingness to befriend our fear, and fear is a tricky thing. Fear can reveal itself very directly where we actually feel the fear in our body. It can also be a trickster. Fear can show up as a distraction, daydreaming, ignoring and/or avoiding. We allow ourselves to be distracted either by traveling, sho... [Read More]
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Bountiful Boundaries

Boundaries are so important – especially during times of transition. Conscious change takes commitment and action. Before we take action we often need to envision what we want and in what direction we are heading. Once we have the vision, it is inevitable that routines and schedules need to change in order to realize it. When you begin coachi... [Read More]
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Moving from Conflict to Connection

I once had a professor (an expert in conflict and communication) say that in life we are either presently in a conflict, just getting out of conflict or about to enter a conflict. Conflict is the condition in which people’s concerns - the things they care about - appear to be incompatible. Conflict is inevitable. Human beings are dynamic and can ... [Read More]
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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... [Read More]
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Forgiveness

Forgiveness is powerful. Recently, I have been implementing a daily forgiveness practice. For years I have practiced daily gratitude, naming 10-15 things I am currently grateful for. This practice has helped me to a positive place even when I have had a difficult day. I also believe gratitude helps to perpetuate that which is going well in my li... [Read More]
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Embracing Imperfection

The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown’s book about living what she terms a “wholehearted life.” Brene, a Ph.D. who’s spent the past 10 years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame, offers comfort to all of us in the process of letting go of who we think we should be so tha... [Read More]
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