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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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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The Inspiration of an Artist Date

Twenty years ago I read the book the Artists’ Way by Julia Cameron. I then helped form a group of women to read it together while keeping each other accountable and in action. It was so much fun. My favorite part was doing a weekly... [Read More]
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When in Doubt, Move Your Body

In career-life transitions, we often experience a period of not knowing, what will come, where the chapter will end, and how you will get to your desired destination. When in doubt, move your body and preferably in nature. Nature has a magical way of nurturing us and letting ... [Read More]
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Embrace the Discomfort in Not Knowing Your Purpose Work

We are a culture of needing to know. Our society constantly asks us to know where we are going. What are our goals? What is our job title? What do we want for our future? Where did we come from? What did we learn? A career transition, specifically to create purpose work, can ... [Read More]
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