Here’s a conversation that I’ve had fairly frequently – You: “Are you a therapist?” Me: “No, I’m a coach.” You: “So what’s the difference?” Me: “A coach is someone who helps you to navigate the change process and to clarify what it is you want, identify goals, what needs to change and how to goContinue reading “Coaching or Therapy: What Makes More Sense for Where You Are in Life? “
What should an awakening look like? Is it neat and tidy and everything you expect or is it messy? I’m betting on messy and not at all what you would imagine. In the end, it is how it should be – an awakening. I was looking online for pithy and appropriate quotes about awakenings andContinue reading “Awakenings Are Messy!”
If I could write a letter to my younger self, I’d say “Listen. When awareness is able to break through the noise and the chaos, listen. Awareness comes from your soul and it’s asking you to face your fears and set yourself free.” I spent far too many years ignoring moments of awareness – momentsContinue reading “Awareness is a Message from Your Soul.”
“Stop punishing yourself for being someone with a heart. You cannot protect yourself from suffering. To live is to grieve. You are not protecting yourself by shutting yourself off from the world. You are limiting yourself.”― Leigh Bardugo, King of Scars Right now it seems as if the universe is conspiring against me. An evil dictatorContinue reading “May My Heart Never Harden”
“You couldn’t relive your life, skipping the awful parts, without losing what made it worthwhile. You had to accept it as a whole–like the world, or the person you loved.” ~ Stewart O’Nan Have you ever said, ‘This is unacceptable!’ or ‘I can’t live this way!’? How did you feel when you said this? I’mContinue reading “Acceptance is the Key”
It wasn’t until I was facing a personal and family crisis that I began to learn about my shame and codependency.
“Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. ” ― John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom I’ve been doing a lot of labyrinth walking lately while working with women in early recovery. Each time I introduce the labyrinth as a mindful meditation tool, I remember my first experienceContinue reading “I Walked a Labyrinth and Awakened”
When awareness becomes a sense of curiosity, growth just may happen.
In a full and meaningful life, we experience all of our emotions, whether we like them or not. We find happiness in this fullness.
“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”― Alan Wilson Watts One day, after living in sobriety for several years – working daily on discovering, uncovering and healing – I noticed that everything felt easier. I wasn’t struggling with depression, anxiety and theContinue reading “I’m Flowing”