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Chaos & Innovation, the Perfect Match

Chaos & Innovation, the Perfect Match

“Chaos isn’t a pit; it’s a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail. They never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some, when given a chance to climb, they refuse. They cling to the realm or gods or love. Illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all...

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Waking Up

Waking Up

Waking up can be challenging. Depending on how deeply we have been asleep and how attached we are to our slumber, awakening can create a sense of disorientation, confusion, grumpiness and even anger. Of course, it does depend on HOW we are awakened. Is it a gentle...

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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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