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Doing It Differently

Doing It Differently

“Freedom is on the other side of reflection. As difficult as it may be to disengage from attachments and co-dependencies, the freedom to become more authentic and sovereign in your life is worth what you are being asked to give up. Pay attention to what people and...

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Being Resilient

Being Resilient

“You cannot ‘bounce back’ from hardship. You can only move through it. There is a path through pain to wisdom, through suffering to strength and through fear to courage – if we have the virtue of resilience.”  -Eric Greitens Her face was pinched in pain. Her first...

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Messy in the Middle

Messy in the Middle

“In every organizing process of decluttering and improving things, there is chaos. Things feel worse before they get better.”  -Barbara Hemphill My client took a pause in our conversation. After letting out a long, slow breath, she spoke. “I guess it all just feels so...

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The Integration of Doing & Being

The Integration of Doing & Being

Last week, my husband and I had dinner with friends. Halfway through the meal, the conversation steered towards the significance of being present. “I find, these days, my kids will come by, and after they leave, I feel I begin to miss them right away,” the husband...

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Making Time

Making Time

“Mom, can you explain to Dad what I’m talking about?” My daughter stood in my bedroom door looking pressed and frustrated. I looked up.  “Well, what is it, exactly, that you are talking about?” I asked her. She gave me an exaggerated sigh.  “Why I have to take time to...

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Addressing the Clutter

Addressing the Clutter

“I’m good,” my client responded to the question, “how have you been feeling over the past week?” Having not received a clear response to the question, I probed. “Can you further define ‘good’ for me?” I asked. “Nothing is going wrong right now,” he started slowly....

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The Grace of Allowance

The Grace of Allowance

I had a pivotal conversation with a client last week in which he shared his intentions for helping his kids process the thoughts and feelings they were having around their family’s shifting situation. “I want to create a safe place for them,” he said. “I want them to...

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Choosing the Voice Within

Choosing the Voice Within

“It seems like the world is getting less noisy,” my client replied when asked what she had been noticing since our last conversation. “Can you tell me more about this?” I asked. “Well, maybe it’s that I’m paying less attention to what the world has to say and caring...

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