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Meditation on Rumi

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Jalal-ad-Din was a thirteenth century Sufi mystic, poet, jurist, and theologian. Universally known as Rumi, he wrote about love, interconnection, and the human condition. Poetry is a powerful way to meditate and to connect with the soul. It allows us to bypass our cognitive thought processes and connect with images, feelings and sensations. And it can be quite transformative. My work is about transformation, wholeness and coaching the human spirit. And although coaching often begins as a verbal Read more [...]
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Invitation to Stillness

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Recently I have been immersed in creative flow. I have been engaged in rich conversations. And I have been consuming a vast amount of information relevant to my work as a coach, consultant, Enneagram teacher, writer, entrepreneur and small business owner. Ideas are coming fast. My mind is abuzz. And my body seems poised for action every waking minute. So much is gestating that I wake up and feel like I have been working even while I dream. I have a morning pages practice where I write stream-of-consciousness Read more [...]
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"Who are you?"  said the Caterpillar. . . . "I-I hardly know, Sir, just at present," Alice replied rather shyly, "at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have changed several times since then."  -- LEWIS CARROLL, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland    Transitions pave the way for new beginnings. And on the way, as Alice implies, we typically experience loss, confusion, and loneliness. I work with clients who are undergoing profound transitions. While change Read more [...]
Confusion. Anger. Shame. Exhaustion. What do you do when these feelings arise? What internal messages accompany these feelings? What do you notice in your body? I have had a rough week and these feelings have been hanging around like old friends tugging at my feet while I try to move on to my next adventure. The details, the story and the drama (don’t we all like a good drama?) are really not that important. In fact, what is a lot more interesting is that when life gets difficult for me, a particular Read more [...]
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