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Take a Moment of Reflection: Transition and Identity

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Any real change implies the breakup of the world as one has always known it, the loss of all that gave one an identity, the end of safety.”
James Baldwin, Nobody Knows My Name

Any kind of change can be hard but the hardest changes are the ones that impact our identity and sense of self. After taking my 18 year-old daughter to college at the end of August, I experienced that kind of transition. Once she was gone and I was left with an “empty nest,” it wasn’t so much her absence that was the most difficult (although of course I miss her), it was the feeling that part of my identity had ended when she left. Read more

Getting Unstuck and Moving Forward

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If you are feeling stuck and unable to move your goals and dreams forward, you might be interested in the online course I co-created with Dr. Herukhuti entitled, Getting Unstuck and Moving Forward which will help you tap into your inner power and reservoir of potential.

Peace and joy,

Deb

Take a Moment of Reflection: Speak Your Truth

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Speak


Speak, your lips are free.
Speak, it is your own tongue.
Speak, it is your own body.
Speak, your life is still yours.

See how in the blacksmith’s shop
The flame burns wild, the iron glows red;
The locks open their jaws,
And every chain begins to break.

Speak, this brief hour is long enough
Before the death of body and tongue:
Speak, ’cause the truth is not dead yet,
Speak, speak, whatever you must speak.
-Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Clients often come to me because they find themselves struggling over how to engage another in a “difficult” conversation. They know they need to have the conversation but find themselves held back because of fear. It is only when they are able to realize how much more empowered and energized they will feel if they speak what “[they] must speak,” that they find the courage and the words to engage the other person.

How many times do you find yourself wanting to say something but squelching it? Is it fear of saying something stupid? Fear of hurting someone’s feelings? Fear of getting someone angry?

How many times have you found yourself standing in your truth and speaking your mind? Not to hurt or anger another yet not holding back even knowing that that might be a possibility?

Which feels better?

Take a Moment of Reflection: True Wealth

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Want to know how rich you are, find out how many things you have that money can’t buy.”
-Kushandwisdom

Two people very dear to me passed away in the last few months: Lewis Merrick and Joan King. I considered them not only dear friends but spiritual guides and leaders as well. Having them in my life has made me rich because of their love, compassion and wisdom.

Lewis, a black man, who lived until just before his 73rd birthday, knew how to love and create connections. He lived through adversities of all kinds – long-term physical abuse by his grandmother and everything that comes with being a black man in the United States of America. Instead of bitterness and anger, he walked through life with a deep compassion Read more

Take a Moment of Reflection: Let Go of the Struggle

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I had an epiphany in my yoga class this morning that seems like a great metaphor for life. It’s about being able to better move through life and achieve your goals if, instead of struggling, you simply let go and allow your energy to flow so you can move more easily and be more satisfied with the result.

The epiphany came when my teacher this morning gave specific directions for how to get into the Wheel Pose. The Wheel Pose Read more

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