Be In The Zone

May 20, 2014

Going to art class for the first time as an adult turned out to be extremely stressful for me. I progressed at a slower pace than those who started off with me. I had trouble switching off my inner critic. For the first time in my life I was taking in content I could not […]

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Get involved

May 13, 2014

As coaches we know it does no good to get tied up in our clients’ problems in a personal way. As we live it to give it, we also learn it does no good to get entangled in anyone’s business or energy. Any attempt to control anyone’s life is futile, and brings no ease to […]

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Love in the Hole

April 30, 2014

I lost myself. I had a melt-down. My unenlightened self turned up. Ever had that happen? It did to me just the other day. Granted, I had had an over-stimulating week, with lots of social interaction. Knowing myself, that is a red flag for getting some alone time. Pronto. This was not quite possible under […]

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Catch a Glimpse of Hope

April 21, 2014

Easter is all about renewal. New beginnings, fresh starts. About pain being transformed. The insurmountable overcome. Unbearable tension survived. The sure promise of death altered. Unconditional love triumphing. There is hope in all of this, even for our own difficulties, no matter how heavy. Believe it. And get caught up in the wonder of life’s […]

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Transform with beauty

April 19, 2014

The clutter in my life is currently being swept away with the aid of fellow life coach Anna Kunnecke’s Queen Sweep programme. Anna’s emphasis on creating beauty – and not just clear spaces – pulled me into the programme. So often we think only functional. Only effective. Only productive. Only useful. But how about the transformative […]

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Please Me!

April 5, 2014

Oh, just do it to please me!     Ever heard that one before? Yeah? It’s something ingrained into our society, unfortunately. How we react to that request can vary, though. If you get to a point where someone makes this request, it means you have given some indication that you are not 100% happy […]

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The Only Way: Move Towards Pain

March 27, 2014

A natural human phenomenon is to move away from pain, to numb it, to ignore it, to sugarcoat it. We do this with relationship problems, financial difficulties, physical pain, grief.. As a life coach I know how harmful this can be. I also know it from personal experience. Our attempts to nullify the pain either […]

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This is a Nice Way of Looking at Life

March 20, 2014

About 10 years ago, a much older and very wise, gentle friend gave me a sheet of paper with a story on it. That page has gone missing and appeared again more than once. All the time, though, the spirit of the story has remained with me, and I have never quite forgotten it,  I […]

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Use Your Power for Your Own Good

March 13, 2014

I look at old photos and always think, gosh, I know I did not think so at the time, but I really was in good physical shape.. my hair was looking great… my smile was beguiling.. Why did I not realize it then? I am sure you have had the same experience over time. Have […]

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Prelude: The Leaving

February 25, 2014

Rod McKuen, above all: poet, wrote this: Lingering as the dying do between that life just past and the still unknown, I only know enough about myself as yet to know that I don’t know enough. Nor can I say I know what’s missing – voids are voids only seen completely after we’ve had victories […]

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