What’s this time like for you?

Posted on 2 April 2020

Here we are in the time of quarantine, with our best laid plans for 2020 on pause. It’s all a lot to process, isn’t it?

What’s this like for you?

I recognize that there is no ‘one size fits all’ experience to quarantine. Some of my clients are working more intensely than ever keeping us healthy and fed and continuing to educate children and teach classes. Some are at home with nothing to do for the first time in years. Some are cloistered with family members, some are alone, and many are attending more zoom meetings than they could have imagined.

What we all share in common during this time is that this is a change. Our patterns and routines have been disturbed. We haven’t experienced this before. And we’re going to emerge from this different.

Can you let this be an inner reset for you?

What might you discover about yourself in this time that you are out of your patterns and default modes?

If you’re not feeling super productive now, please don’t beat yourself up.
If you’re sleeping a lot, embrace the chance to rest.
If you’re feeling waves of grief, let it flow and cleanse you.
If you’re finding yourself in fear or anxiety, be especially gentle with yourself, and reach out for help as needed.

Let yourself be human.

We’re still at the beginning of this experience.

Remember to breathe. Remember that this too shall pass. Remember that everything, everything, everything can be received as a gift when you soften to receive it.

And, even as you stay quarantined, don’t let yourself feel isolated. I’m here. Your family and friends and co-workers and community are still here. You might just find yourself with deeper connections and community at the end of this than you could have imagined.

I wish that for you.

I also wish to support you, as you need. I sent a survey out to clients last week and the overwhelming request in the time of quarantine was a daily practice class.  So I created it!  EVERY DAY in the time of quarantine you are welcome to come meditate with me, receive an uplifting class, and connect with community. Read more here.

Also, some clients said they desired more frequent, short sessions of support. Others wanted Facetime calls. Those are easy requests! If you want to put me on your Quaranteam, schedule a chat with me and and we’ll come up with a plan that suits you.

Again, stay soft. Let something beautiful be created within you even as you stay home.

 


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Who’s on your quaranteam?

Posted on 23 March 2020

Who’s on your QUARANTEAM?
(I encountered this new word word today, and I like it!)

Who’s on your QUARANTEAM?

(I encountered this new word word today, and I like it!)

If you’re home with family or housemates, cool! They’re definitely on your quaranteam.
But if you’re home alone in social isolation, that doesn’t mean you need to feel alone.

Reach out and strengthen your connections with people who matter to you.

Where are your loved ones at?
Who have you not checked in with for a while, that you can rekindle connection with now?
Whose voices and energy will uplift and inspire you during this time?
Who do you want to surround yourself with?

I kind of think of it like — who do you want on your island? 

As I see it, this is a time to reassess our values.
If connection is one of yours, like it is mine, activate it.
Pull your quaranteam in place.

Put loved ones and friends on it, and also add some support for you.

You can do coaching, healing sessions, therapy, game nights, family reunions, church services, dance classes, fitness bootcamps, and book clubs virtually. And they can be just as, or even more, meaningful to you than ever.

Simply get creative.

I’m on many people’s QUARANTEAM. Currently, my clients are meeting me for the coolest sessions — sessions that are relevant and reality shifting. People who work with me know they don’t have to be be in anxiety no matter what’s going on. They reach out to talk it out, to use the tools that keep them steady and sane, to stay true and authentic, and to meet themselves in deep dives of growth and healing.

When you need that support, have it. Book some sessions. I’m here.

 


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Some part of you is prepared for this…

Posted on 19 March 2020

I really think I’d be a good scavenger/hunter/gatherer for supplies in times of apocalypse. A part of me wants to be out scouting each day to see what stores are open and what supplies are available and then come back to my village to report. Like ‘The Walking Dead’ kind of survival mode — I got that within me.⁣ How about you?

But — deep breath — considering that it’s just me and my cat that I’m looking out for, I’m reining this part in.⁣

I’ve got other skills that are actually more relevant right now.⁣

They’re softer skills of energy and consciousness, asking questions, and choosing from within. In immediate fear and panic mode, these skills seem less relevant, but actually they aren’t.⁣

I know how to create space to acknowledge my fear, be kind with it… and not give up power to it.⁣

I know how to create space for possibility by asking questions that open my awareness, instead of trying to solve immediate problems from contraction and low vibes.⁣

I know how to generate new realities and how to be with other realities without conflict or resistance.⁣

What do you know?⁣

What have you practiced in other times of your life that you’d do good to remember and bring to the forefront now?⁣

I KNOW you’ve got some inner strengths that will resource you through these days…⁣

Take an inner inventory and tell me what you find.⁣

You’re more prepared for this than you think.

I can easily create the space of ‘no fear’ with you. I can sit with you, even in a pandemic, and help you access possibilities and generate realities that work better for you and everyone else too.⁣ If you could use some of that, I’ve got it in spades. Reach out and book some sessions.⁣


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Relax, Center, Soften

Posted on 13 March 2020

Relax.
Center.
Soften.

I’m saying this over and over to myself and to my clients.

I don’t want to give anyone platitudes.
I do want to reassure you…

You can be present with this.
There is a stillness within you that will resource you.
When you tune into that, things on the outside are far easier to respond to.

Over the past five days I’ve had both long and short sessions with business owners, leaders, board members, parents and individuals… everyone facing this strange new world of a pandemic with a sense of responsibility for the choices they are being asked to make.

This is intense.

Over and over, I remind my clients…

Instead of choosing from fear, walk yourself back to center first.

Instead of spiraling out in all kinds of worse case scenarios, find that space within you that remembers and trust in possibility. From there you’ll see more, know more, and create more.

There isn’t a formula for this… it’s feeling work. It requires compassion. And it’s rich.

If you need help with this, reach out for a session.

I’m here for you.


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Remain steady in times of chaos

Posted on 12 March 2020

How I meet anything dictates what it becomes for me:

When I greet something with fear, I experience it as trauma.
When I greet something with resistance, I lock myself in conflict.
When I greet something with curiosity, I learn from it.
When I greet something with an open heart, I co-create with it.

How are you greeting this unprecedented experience of the Coronavirus?

I don’t have any simple answers about how to be with it. But, I do know that there’s a place within me that can meet all kinds of chaos with a steady calm.

I’m finding that place inside me of… on the daily.

I remind myself that if I get sick, I’ll walk through it.
If my finances are impacted, I’ll walk through it.
If I need to stay home for weeks, I’ll walk through it.
If I run out of toilet paper, I’ll live.

I can greet each day with curiosity, wonder, and an open heart. I can be a good neighbor. I can receive information from the outside world. I can hear what is true for me on the inside. I can wash my hands, take care of my body, and be compassionate with any fear that arises.

What are your practices to steady yourself?
What helps you live from your center?

Whatever it is, choose that. It’s as important as washing your hands.


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How to be smart without overthinking…

Posted on 28 February 2020

When I started coaching over a decade ago I had no idea how much I’d love my clients and my work. I was pretty sure coaching would be a great job (or I wouldn’t have chosen it), but I couldn’t have foreseen how it would actually unfold.

My mind could not have showed me — it didn’t know. But, something in me knew!

I could feel it.

My first glimpses of this feeling came randomly — from a book I read about the entrepreneurial path that got me thinking outside the box of my career, from an article in a magazine about a woman who became a life coach as a ‘natural career transition,’ and from a conference my work sent me to where I was drawn to attend a coaching demonstration that lit up my whole body.

I followed the feeling and the flow, and one inspiration led to another. I’m glad that I paid attention!

Being smart about life includes being aware of the flow of life around you such that you catch the moments of inspiration and the information they bring you. It includes sensing that change is coming even before it arrives. It includes being aware of what energizes you and what doesn’t, and feeling your truth from within.

A good life is created from greater intelligence than our thinking can give us.  A good life is created from the inside out.

In sessions, I want to talk to you about smart plans, but I also want to listen to what you feel and know within your body. I want to hear what you’re noticing when you lift your head and look beyond your immediate problems. I want you to be present to what feels stale or depleting, and get curious enough to feel for what else is possible.

I want you to tap into your greater intelligence and create your life from that.

Next month’s daily class is a practice in this: Out of Your Head, Into the Flow. We meet by phone or recording every day for 22 days and it’s lively. Come tap into your greater intelligence on the daily. And, as always, feel free to pop yourself into my calendar anytime for a coaching session about what you know from within.

The guidance within you is greater than you think.


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Things to remember when you’re beating yourself up

Posted on 12 February 2020

Have you ever noticed that beating yourself up for what you’ve chosen only keeps you hooked into it? I find this with clients all the time. Before getting visionary we have to neutralize that self-judgment.

Let me remind you of two important facts about being human:

1. It’s okay to make messes and mistakes along the journey; in fact, you must. In the grand scheme of your life those things you call mistakes are simply part of the colorful tapestry of you. They’re necessary. The trial and error is a key component in learning anything. Give yourself permission to not be perfectly evolved, perfectly visionary, and perfectly perfect all the time. Who would that person be? Someone not nearly as interesting as you.

1. When you feel stuck, it doesn’t mean you’re doing it wrong. Often those days or weeks of confusion and stuckness are days or weeks in which everything else is rearranging and it all just may need time. A seed takes time to sprout. A baby takes months to grow before it’s ready to be born. You’re not wrong for where you are. Don’t beat yourself up for timing that is out of your control. Trust that it’s all unfolding.

When you’ve released your self-judgment and come back into balance with yourself, THEN you can ask bigger questions that will help you see a way forward:

* What is this situation offering me? What is are the gifts of having created it?
* What actions can I take to create something better here for me (and everyone else too)?
* What is my intuition telling me about timing?
* What parts of this do I need to surrender as not in my control?
* How at ease can I be with it all?

Now what do you know?

I use these questions with clients in sessions. If you could use the kind of space and inquiry, book some sessions with me.  Also, I have workshop on Saturday in LA called Let It Go and Choose Again, the focus of which will be releasing judgment and pivoting to what’s possible next. No by-passing in this work — instead a full acknowledgment, appreciation, and embrace of what has been so we can look forward with clear and clean perspective.

 


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Support Yourself With Sessions

Posted on 6 February 2020

Earlier this week a client reminded me that in one of our first conversations 3 years ago, I told her “you always have enough”. I’m pretty sure I asked her first if there was ever a time she didn’t have enough and she told me no, so, I asked her to lean into that and set aside her fear. At that time she was nervous about work drying up, and her behavior reflected the anxiety. When she calmed herself, remembered that she’s always had enough, and lived from that truth, she created the space for it to be. Truly, in the last 3 years, she’s had plenty of work – it did not dry up, it did not go away, it did not pass her up for someone younger as she feared. This year, in fact she’s passing up work in favor or travel time with her family and that is such a thrill!

I love the relationships I build with my clients. I love watching their stories unfold. I love celebrating the good that is in their lives and expanding the space for more.

From my point of view, our lives should get better and better. We don’t get to choose necessarily HOW they get better, but we do get to ask for and receive more of what lights us up, brings us joy and expands us. To have that greater expansion, joy and light, we have to be people who are willing to be expanded, joyful and light.

In coaching session, that’s where we go — into what you’re struggling with, to reality check our thoughts, beliefs and postures. On your own sometimes that’s hard, but together in the space of session work, it can be so easy.

If this year, you’d like to add a coach to your support team, reach out! I’d love to work with you.

A single session is $150.
Recurring monthly sessions are $125/month.
Or a package of 4 sessions is $497.

My client calendar is HERE.


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The art of choosing

Posted on 28 January 2020

Don’t just think through your choices. Feel them.

Notice the energy of each option:

Does this direction feel light or heavy?
Does it expand me or contract me?

When the energy is light in a particular direction, open up to it.

Even when it appears illogical, be daring enough to entertain the possibility it presents.

If it’s heavy, pause. Don’t keep walking in directions that contract you.

Wait. Ask more questions.

Choosing based on energetic awareness is powerful.

There’s an art to listening and perceiving. It requires you to be present. It requires you to value yourself enough to choose what feels good to you.

And… it’s something you can practice and get good at.

Want to practice with me? I’ll guide you!

Choice & Choosing, a 5 week calls series, begins Wednesday. Come play!

 

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When you’ve got big choice points in front of you, book a session.  Together we can feel into the possibilities and align you to your inner knowing. You DO know! We all have a ton of awareness about the paths in our life, it’s just that so often our knowing is eclipsed by our stress, our over-thinking, or our fears of making the wrong choice. Again, when you’re caught in that, slow down. Ask questions. Feel in.

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This year, nurture your growth with lots of support.

Posted on 8 January 2020

What are you poised to create this year?
 

What are you growing into being next?

The process of growth is continual.

Life invites you to become more in every phase of your experience.

Maybe this year Life will propel you into more leadership skills, more tenderness and compassion with others, or more self-love…

Maybe you are expanding into something so new you don’t have words for it yet.

How kind can you be to yourself through it all?

Growth can feel exhilarating. 
It can also at times feel painful.

Give yourself support. Book some sessions.

Coaching sessions give you
the space to hear yourself, 
the space to acknowledge your challenges and the space to feel into the next steps and next possibilities.

When you’re fully supported growth unfolds with far greater ease.

I’ve got a few openings for new clients this year. Would you like to work with me?

New clients can schedule a free consultation HERE.

Or simply dive into my CLIENT CALENDAR with gusto.

Sessions are $150 for a single session, or 4 for $497.


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