I haven’t been climbing in many years but I was watching my five year old Maggie make an indoor ascent over the holidays and I shouted to her: “Find your feet and your hands will follow.” As I heard myself say it, I thought, well, isn’t that the truth. Often times we have our hands … Continue reading Supportive Structures as High Resistance Activities
One of the highlights during our holiday time was teaching the girls (ages 5 and 3) how to skate in the rink David made in our backyard. Based on very sound advice plucked from youtube, we focussed on learning how to fall and get up first instead of learning how to skate. It occurred to … Continue reading Skating and Writing?
In this season of “things to do” and “places to be” we can easily lose our sense of what we truly want.I almost gave myself permission to not write my post this week. This season is a field of reasons to not be writing and it’s easy to reach procrastination saturation: the point at which you … Continue reading Procrastination Saturation
Yesterday I was intrigued by the google home page. It was an inspiring picture of a regal woman holding a book in open palms with pages that were turning into doves as they floated away from the book. This picture was hitting a lot of buttons for me: her crown and regal nature, her connection to … Continue reading Bertha von Suttner and Making Peace with Writing
Most of my clients connect with me because they have been procrastinating about writing because it makes them feel anxious. Interestingly, one of the shifts that they often experience through our work together is in their relationship with time. Understanding what we want to create and aligning our time with what we want (vs. what … Continue reading Loving your Writing Time
This week I have been experiencing laryngitis. How interesting.It has beautifully reminded me of what happens when choose to stay succinct--or maybe even quiet--especially when you are presented with complaining, confusion or someone's desire to be right. What happens when you listen only responding succinctly and you do not engage in complaining, confusion or righteousness? Well, it … Continue reading The Gift of Quiet
Some of the most powerful questions I can ask myself and my clients are: Has any of what you are sharing here actually happened yet? How much of this is happening in your thoughts alone vs. the facts? Has that reviewer/supervisor/colleague actually said that? Do you know for sure that you are not “good” at … Continue reading How Facts can Help Manage Fear
This week I had a breakthrough in bringing joy into tasks that had lost their creative edge. I felt completely connected with my strengths as a highly sensitive person - my intuition, creativity and ability to connect while writing. I had always thought I needed to concentrate so I had not brought music (with words) … Continue reading Access to Joy
Yesterday morning I invested in a year long training program for myself and my business. When we make a decision to invest in ourselves all sorts of questions come up. I remembered when I was considering coaching for the first time, I was very scared about not having enough time to devote to the coaching … Continue reading What comes up when we are asked to invest in ourselves?
One of my mentors and teachers Byron Katie shares that there are 3 types of business: your business, others' business and the universe’s business. The weather, for example, is the universe’s business. My five year old daughter was experiencing this worry this morning as she shared her concerns that it was going to be raining … Continue reading Other people’s business