Take a Deep Breath

If you’ve ever been in a panicky situation, perhaps as a kid- maybe more recently- you’ve probably been advised to “take a deep breath.” If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably then wanted to slap this advisor. The well-intentioned suggestion seems less than helpful when trying to respond to or fix what’s gone wrong. Hearing Read More

Not Making Meaning

Struggle can be…part of the journey, a race, a mountain, an ocean to cross, a challenge to overcome. And struggle can also just be struggle. Getting the news we were hoping for can be…a sign, fate, destiny, the universe working in our favor. And also, simply the outcome of a situation. Our experience can happen… for Read More

Clarity Question: Reality Check

Here we are…. the end of another week. For some, Friday marks a finish line for the busyness of work and life. For others, this is just when things start to ramp up. Wherever we are and however we’ve arrived here, it’s almost too easy for us to jump into weekend mode without pausing to notice and acknowledge what’s brought us here.  So you are now cordially Read More

Core Shift

To start with a little self disclosure, after about a 15-year hiatus I recently picked up my cello and began the humbling experience of weekly lessons. The image of “cobwebs” doesn’t quite do this return to the cello justice; I’ve started back at the beginning, relearning my scales and bowing and it’s felt more like trying to Read More

Too Complex to be Linear

Last week, I was able to enjoy a nice little beach getaway with my family, an annual summer trip that in some ways serves as a check point for the changes we’ve experienced each year. Now, more than in years past, our daughter is able to join me in a favorite shoreline pastime, seashell walks, where (you may Read More

Monday Mantra

Welcome into spring, everyone… Here in the Mid Atlantic, after days of warmth and sunshine, we celebrated the officially start of this season with snow and cold. But there is hope and reliable forecasts that show a real change beginning this week. As everything around us starts to wake up, take some time to notice Read More

Clarity Question: Constriction. Expansion.

Here we are…. the end of another week. For some, Friday marks a finish line for the busyness of work and life. For others, this is just when things start to ramp up. Wherever we are and however we’ve arrived here, it’s almost too easy for us to jump into weekend mode without pausing to notice and acknowledge what’s brought us here.  So you are now cordially Read More

Confidence Connection

At least once a week, I have a conversation with someone that goes something like this: Person: …I would like make a change but I just don’t have the confidence. Me: What do you think you can do to get the confidence you need? Person: I think if I could just believe in myself enough it Read More

Clarity Question: Well Spent or Wasted?

TGIF Readers! Once again we’ve made it to the end of the week. For some, Friday marks a finish line for the busyness of work and life. For others, this is just when things start to ramp up. Wherever we are and however we’ve arrived here, it’s almost too easy for us to jump into weekend mode without pausing to notice and acknowledge what’s brought us Read More

Revisit: Starting Small is a Big Deal

Today we’re revisiting a post from a while back. This morning, I sat down to write about making subtle shifts and taking small steps because it’s a theme that has seemed to be coming to the surface more and more frequently in our conversations. Then I remembered that I already wrote this post! Some things Read More

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