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!”
“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”
“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.
“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”
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?”
Courageousness occurs when we’re afraid and face the fear anyway .
I was sitting in my garden when I said ‘yes’. I felt completely at peace for the first time in years and experienced a deep knowing that all would be well. The moment was fleeting but I seemed to see with a newly found clarity that comes from a change in perspective. I’ve thought aboutContinue reading “An Awakening Experience”
“When you’re aligned with your Soul, you’re aligned with the whole.” ~ Kris Franken Plumb bobs are weights suspended by string and are used to indicate verticality. Egyptians used them to build the pyramids and builders throughout the ages have used them to determine if framing and walls are “plumb” or perfectly vertical. In theContinue reading “In Alignment”