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Fear of Not Knowing Enough, Support for Response

I am writing this piece to help sensitive-but-not-fragile people empower themselves and in turn feel safer listening to and lifting up the voices of others. The following seem to be important reminders for those of us who want to keep (or begin) putting one foot in...

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Social Contracts?!?

This weekend I was at a training and someone mentioned “social agreements”. My ears immediately went “Ping!” Whaaaat? Did I agree? Someone else called them “social contracts”. Whaaaaaaaaaaaat?!??!!! Did I sign?!? Here’s today’s list of agreements my head somehow got...

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Crisis–Spread the Word!

Did you know that “crisis” comes from a Latinized form of the Greek krisis, meaning “turning point in a disease”?! And also from the PIE root krei “to sieve”, as in, as pointed out by TED-er Glennon Melton, to sift for what is essential? (!!!)...

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When Integrity is a Lie–and How to Move Into Freedom

Pushing yourself to be “authentic” is not Authentic at all. One of my very favorite things to do is coach coaches. Today one explained to me that she needed “to be more unapologetically myself!” She was talking about approaching multiple people about her...

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If you’re a Pathological Anything…

If you are a pathological anything, A) I humbly disagree and B) You are cordially invited to share in story-time as we illustrate the… Six Steps Out. (Please note: story-time is for grown-ups who want to move from knowledge to integration.) One of my clients was...

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No, no, no, NOT once you’re shiny (aka Belief #1)

I’ve been working on a list of beliefs (aka things to try on) that almost everyone seems to need to check in with to make their next best move toward freedom. Here is #1: The only indicator of your value and of your success is that you Be. (Period.) Your Being...

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The Abundance Paradox–What To Do

Growing up Christian, I got mixed messages about external markers of success. The hippies (of whom Jesus was my favorite) preached that wealth was a sign of having your priorities backwards. At the same time, other teachings evidenced that wealth was a sign of God’s...

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Medicine for Letting Go–To Freedom

We all have to let go at some point. Ideally, before we die.  For many, parenting seems to catalyze the experience. You can try to control your own life but try to control your teenager’s? Watch out! For birthparents (aka parents of origin in the context of adoption),...

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Present Vulnerability & a Deeply Satisfied Life

I want to walk with people who are presently vulnerable. Does anyone talk about struggling while building a business? For a long time, I thought this was “unprofessional”. Then I remembered that I get to define my tenants for living and, for me, professionalism is in...

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Wounded OPEN

When you’re wounded, “too” sensitive, embarrassed, you can be wounded open. Made strong and sure, yet humble– so aware of your like-kindedness with other beings. A real human. In. Open. There’s a grace… the grace of knowing, deeply,...

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