3 Reasons to Do It Anyway

Ambivalence.  Hesitation.  Fear. I don't want to do it.  I don't want to take the risk.  It's not worth it.  It's just going to happen this way anyway.  Why bother.  It's a silly program.  I can't believe what they're asking us to do.  I don't believe it.  It's not going to work out that way. …

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50 Ways to Embrace This Moment…

Embracing This Moment Life Coaching 50 Ways to Embrace This Moment As a transition life coach for Embracing This Moment, many people ask:  How do I embrace the moment? So, here are 50 ways to embrace more of each moment... Get curious.  Ask questions. Let go of perfection and doing things "right." Release expectations about …

I Defied The Odds

I'm giving myself credit today. Something I don't often do.  To really take it all in.  What it means to have accomplished all that I've done.  What it really means.  It doesn't feel that way when you're in it.  When you've fought it.  And screamed it.  And it's not always easy to give credit when …

Finding the Light

I am 18.  Sitting calmly, quietly.  Looking up at the stained glass windows and the light shining through.  The particles of dust visible in the light rays, suspended, dancing.  Listening to the priest, his slurred French, running the words from a ceremony he'd likely performed hundreds of times before, I knew I wouldn't experience this …

Journey to Mindfulness–Day 5

Day 5:  Have tea with your fears.   Fears.  Thoughts that linger, grow bigger in both volume and anxiety.  "Awful-izing" and "what if" lists get longer.  Breathing becomes restricted, shallow.  Tension in the neck, shoulders, and even chest.  Complete overwhelm. The truth:  Fears are just thoughts. Shocking, right?  They are just thoughts.  Thoughts we give …