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!”
“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.
Have you ever written anything like this in a journal? Or have you just thought it, day after day? I have to admit to thinking this and pushing uncomfortable feelings away not just day after day but year after year. Why would I ever want to sit with uncomfortable feelings that aren’t clear? I canContinue reading “Awareness leads to what?”
Choosing to be still, to do nothing in often the best action you can talke.
Courageousness occurs when we’re afraid and face the fear anyway .
Originally Posted on February 5, 2021 It was such a relief to discover that I wasn’t alone and that I was understood. I wasn’t the only person to feel the way I felt. I wasn’t unique and many others had lived my life and had found the support they needed to feel whole. Yes, IContinue reading “Discovering that I’m Not Alone”
The need for connection and community is primal, as fundamental as the need for air, water, and food. ~ Dean Ornish I felt a visceral void within me for years. It was growing and becoming more noticeable. Finally, when it became impossible to ignore, I remember weighing my choices and I’m so grateful I choseContinue reading “The Importance of Community”
“Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough.“ ~ Brené Brown “If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.” There are so many wonderful quotes available about shame that I could just devote this whole blog to that andContinue reading “Let’s Talk about Shame”