Resistance as an Opening

What is your relationship with resistance? As a coach, I witness resistance quite often. Resistance can FEEL hard. It can feel like a closing, but what if resistance was the opening? What if resistance was the messeng... [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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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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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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Internal Self-Care Versus External Self-Care

I love self-care. I encourage my clients to also love self-care. I want to make a clear distinction between internal self-care and external self-care. External self-care can bring you to a place of relaxation, and that is wonderful but internal self-care opens up your heart ... [Read More]
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There’s Only One Guarantee in Life

What would you do if you only had 6 months to live? How might you live your life differently? When I start working with new clients, I ask them to think about life from their deathbed. What would you have wanted to experience, seen and accomplished to feel fulfilled? This can be a hard question for some. We are not a culture that eagerly support... [Read More]
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Utilizing our Natural Strengths = Purpose Work

Something that has sustained my curiosity for decades is our individual relationship to work. I was raised in a working class environment, so the messages I got were a lot around needing to work HARD and never having much choice in what your work life looked like. This led to the belief that ‘being ourselves’ and ‘having fun’ were things... [Read More]
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