Creating Peace

I was talking with a friend the other day about quarantine fatigue.  I know I’ve experienced it, and the more people I talk to, the more I realize how common it is right now.  And it’s really no wonder why. The world is in chaos and has been for months.  Although there is normally chaos […]
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Small Fires

About a year ago, I was on a retreat just outside New York City as part of a nature based coach training program.  One of our activities was to create a structure for a fire that we could light with one match.  It had been raining for a few days in a row, but nonetheless, […]
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Pause

During times of grief and crisis, there is a natural tendency to examine how we’ve been living our lives and what we want to change.  The pause that we are experiencing in our lives right now is a great time to be used for reflection on where our lives are at and where we’d like […]
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Turning Fear Around

We’ve all been taught that fear is bad.  But how would we live differently if we accepted that fear is part of our lives, and used it to ask questions and acknowledge where we may need to grow instead of fighting it all the time or trying to push it out of our lives?  What […]
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Cocooning, Part 2

A few weeks ago, I wrote about choosing to use the word “cocoon” instead of quarantine.  I chose this word, not because it’s cute or has a feel-good ending, but because it acknowledges a process.  The caterpillar doesn’t skip any stages of metamorphosis in becoming a butterfly.  (If you want to know more about why […]
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Cocooning

Like many of you, my family and I are practicing social distancing until the threat of this virus passes.  We canceled a long weekend trip we had planned for Spring Break, grocery shopped, made a list of movies we wanted to watch, a list of household projects we could work on, and outdoor activities we […]
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Feeling Overwhelmed?

Overwhelm can happen whether you’re thinking about something stressful or something exciting.  It happens when we feel we have too much on our plate or when a goal seems too big.  Overwhelm can stop you in your tracks and leave you not knowing how to move forward.  It can cause you to question your next […]
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Am I Worthy?

Many times when I’m working 1:1 with clients, once we get through a lot of the surface stuff that’s going on in their life, we uncover a common limiting belief; I am not worthy. We go through life trying to earn many things – grades, privileges, vacation time, money, promotions, etc.…. but what we never […]
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What Feels Like Love?

This question is central to much of the work I do. It tends to make people uncomfortable at first, because, quite honestly, how often do we think of love except in the context of another person? How often do we ask ourselves if something we’re about to eat, say, wear or listen to feels like love to […]
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Vitamin P

In BARE, a program for women that I teach, we talk a lot about pleasure.  It’s usually one of the favorite weeks as women have not given themselves permission to add pleasure into their day in a long time.  The word pleasure has a bad rap, it seems.  We go through our days fulfilling task […]
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