Pure Joy

Recently, I spent the day at a nearby retreat center. Designed as a day of self-renewal, this Franciscan center on 70 acres offered solitude among beautiful oak trees, holistic bodily treatments (think sound healing and massage), nourishing meals, and spiritual guidance. My fellow participants and I met with a facilitator in the morning to talk…

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Want More Connection? Try This.

I often hear people say they would like to have more connection in their lives. Whether it’s with friends or family or significant others, connection is nourishing. It’s a basic human need. What I hear less of is the need to connect with oneself. I know from my experience of burning out that if you…

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Two Uncomfortable Questions to Lean Into

“My confidence and excitement have increased by 100%.” A client, Jennifer, was giving me feedback on our work together. Jennifer is an experienced coach. The best coaches are never finished with their growth. They seek out resources that can help them fulfill their potential, becoming more of who they are meant to be. The feedback…

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A Potent Twist on Forgiveness

Here in the U.S., it’s vacation time. Recently, I took a trip to Colorado to visit family and friends. It was a wonderfully spacious vacation, with intimate conversations, mah-jong games, and visits to my favorite consignment shops. Vacation time also means eating stuff that I normally don’t have–like ice cream and sugary drinks. My indulgences…

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Cultivating Tenderness

I have noticed more harshness in the world over the last few years. Maybe you have, too. Over time, hearts become hardened and numb to not only the harm done to others, but harm done to ourselves. Indulging our Negative Egos and flinging arrows of anger doesn’t lead to relief from internal discomfort. Instead, it…

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