The In Between

Our culture values clarity, knowing, certainty, and goals. But so much of life is a process of transition, change, not knowing, and feeling lost. Years ago, a mentor did a simple exercise with me. We were sitting in her living room and she asked me to find all the blue in the room. I tracked the room and took a mental note of what was blue. Then... [Read More]
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Be Yourself No Matter What

My clients often express that they desire more authenticity in their life and in their work. They are looking for permission to be who they really are. They deeply desire to let their masks down and bring all of who they are to their work and life. I say yes, be you. There is no one on this planet like you. You are who you are and that is pure g... [Read More]
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Expect Obstacles for Peace of Mind

The past couple of weeks I have been noticing my resistance to day to day obstacles. I am observing my brain tell me as the obstacle occurs, this should not be happening, or even better, this is not fair. Yesterday, I had a breakthrough. But first, let me tell you some of the things I have been resisting and saying "this should not be happening.... [Read More]
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Inspiration, Effort, and Flow

I love thinking about life through the seasons, especially the older I become.  Each season brings us a new beginning and ending-- weather, foods, flowers, plants, and trees.  Nature reminds us that nothing stays the same, yet there is a beautiful rhythm we can expect in life. The sun rises, the moon shines at night. The sun shines greater in sum... [Read More]
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Rethinking the Way We Set Goals

Part of being successful is picking the right goals for yourself. Setting yourself up for success is a major aspect of gaining satisfaction in your career and in your family life. Often though, we set ourselves up for failure by having goals that simply cannot be accomplished. Not only does setting impossible goals guarantee failure, it blocks us f... [Read More]
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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... [Read More]
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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... [Read More]
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