Step back

Do your work, then step back ~ Lao Tzu
It’s easy to gloss over where we’ve been. Day after day we go about our activities and forget to notice the shifts and completions. When I reflect on the years that have passed, I can see

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Say Goodbye – Say Hello

This post comes about because a colleague of mine, Lois Hart, sent her new book to me. I thought you might like to see how relevant it was for me and how you could use it too.

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Celebrate the Ending

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly. ~Richard Bach
In the local newspaper, I recently read about a local artist, Jennifer Davey, who uses her art to help process violence.   It was her own brush with violence that brought urgency to the issue.  In 1999,

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Sometimes we don’t get to choose

When crisis unravels the story, there's an opening for something hew. Charles Eisenstein
Sometimes we don’t get to choose.  Tragedy can and does strike. Sometimes life hands us a gorgeous bouquet that has a razor-sharp knife hidden inside.  Warning signs are almost always ignored because we’re looking at the pretty flowers, at the surface only.  That’s life’s way of inviting you to walk in a different direction now. No matter what circumstances befall us, we get to learn our life lesson.  Whether we want to or not.  And like those staunch soldiers of the realm, we hang on to what was past by tooth and nail, resisting every evidence of ...

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Choice – it’s all in your hands.

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discern who you are.
Now that Thanksgiving is over for this year, the hustle of our winter holidays begins. My Christmas tree is set up and covered with the angels I’ve collected since I was 16 years old. That’s a lot of angels. Beyond the not so subtle reminders of the accumulation of the years, the sometimes hecticness of the season also brings mountains of uncompleted tasks. Do you have a running to-do list too? I’m nowhere near finished crocheting a particular gift and am seriously considering stuffing

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What are the Winter Holidays helping you to realize?

Let him who would move the world first move himself. Socrates
The Winter Holidays have hit me sort of hard this year. I'm using the time to reflect on where I've been, knowing that I'll use what I learn to fashion my year forward. I feel my work right now is to hone my message so that those who would benefit from hiring me know how I can help them. They seem already to know instinctively that what I have to say is meaningful to them. My job now is to be sure I’m clear on my next steps and bring others along on this adventure! In the process of digging through last year's calendar and noticing how many times I stepped into the unknown (a blogpost for a different day), I also noticed another strong

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