I Wish I Didn’t Know…

As a coach, I was trained to ask empowering questions. Questions that made my clients pause and go deeper; identifying some awareness or understanding that lies just underneath the radar. Whether asked sweetly and with care or sharply, with laser-like precision, empowering questions get to the heart of the matter. One of the most powerful […]

Embracing Light: Having the Courage to Want

“What do you want?  If you don’t know what you want, be prepared to be depressed; it goes with the territory. Wanting takes courage.” —Marshall Rosenberg I’ve been playing around with wanting this spring and early summer; giving myself permission to want. I had forgotten how  empowering it is to want. To really listen to what […]

Inch by Inch

I woke up this morning humming part of  The Garden Song by David Mallett – the closing song at Betsy’s memorial service.  The song describes how by taking small steps, mulching, weeding, etc., we can make our gardens fertile ground. Betsy, my mother-in-law, was deeply connected to nature.  An avid gardener and bird-watcher, she tended […]

Expansion & Contraction: The Essence of Life

March and April were pretty challenging months for me across the board, but specifically in the area of finances.  Between unexpected 2010 taxes due, a significant increase in 2011 estimated taxes due, clients expectedly and unexpectedly completing, a lack of new clients enrolling, and significant financial commitments taken on before discovering the tax situation, I […]

Joanna Macy, Rilke and Me

During the last two weeks, I’ve been listening repeatedly to an interview with Joanna Macy that Krista Tippett recorded for her radio show Being.  The topic, A Wild Love for the World, has me captivated. I am soothed by the sound of Joanna’s voice – the wisdom in and beyond her words that emanates from her being, the lightheartedness […]