The fog of coronavirus shutdowns still hang low in our midst, and here we find ourselves simultaneously choking on the smoke billowing from the fire of injustice that has been massively stoked by the senseless death of George Floyd. This fire has been burning for far too long, but it is continuously fueled by hatred, fear, cowardice, and apathy embodied in packages of injustice, systemic racism, and the abuse of power and privilege. George Floyd and all of the others that were killed before him did not die because of the color of their skin. They died because of the poisoned, ignorant, undeveloped minds of those whose fears, expressed as hatred and aggression, are triggered when they see someone whose skin looks different than their own.(more…)
In my last post, I wrote about my family’s decision, in light of our world’s new temporary reality, to pause and use our time to deal with our immediate needs, gather information, and reassess our position on our life journey. We chose to pause and reassess, but we didn’t stop there, we kept on moving and continue to do so, because there are inherent dangers in getting stuck in the pause mode for too long. It is vital that we are mindful of this fact and continue the work of using our present situation as a push-off point so that we can pivot and keep on moving.
So many come to coaching because they feel a need to change an aspect of their lives that’s troubling them. There are also those who come to coaching when they feel that life is good and running smoothly, but they have a sense that there is more that they want to accomplish in the world during their lifetime. They come to coaching because they want a bit of support as they grow and navigate through new territory.(more…)
I enter the month of December feeling lighter in a lot of ways. I sense that a new season has begun for me. My attempts at my typical meditation practice didn’t sit well with me this morning. It left me feeling — unfulfilled. I felt compelled to go back to a simple guided meditation that began my meditation practice way back when. It left me feeling invigorated, rejuvenated, and with a sense of clarity that I haven’t felt in quite some time. I also walked away with the knowledge that this is a time for me to reassess what I am doing and why I am doing it in all areas of my life so that I can move forward in alignment and flow with what this new season brings.
There are so many coaches offering services these days – health coaches, business coaches, life coaches – and yet there seems to be a remarkable lack of clarity on the subject of how a client can find the right coach to fit their needs. The needs of every person will of course differ, so empowering yourself with information about what is being offered by a coach could greatly improve your chances of having success in any given program.
I think everyone can benefit from creating their own personal manifesto even if it is just a single statement that acts as a reminder of the way that they intend to live their lives.
In my professional career, I have always made it a point to operate in full transparency, so I thought I would start this week with a post about the values and beliefs that I bring to the table in an effort to increase the effectiveness of the work that I do.