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You Choose

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

You Choose

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” ~ Annie Dillard   The road to well-being is paved with good intentions… and decisions… and actions. Obvious? Maybe. But how many of us fail to exercise the powerful force of our own will to create the kind of life we desire? Or, I should say, co-create?   While there’s no stopping outside circumstances from derailing our plans, the way we focus our own attention is always under our control. And, whether we like to believe it or not, our capacity to execute the formula directed attention + choice + aligned...

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Savor (part 2)

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Savor (part 2)

Savor the dance of life… it sounds good, right?   The word savor brings up images of sipping a delicious hot soup on a cool winter day, taste buds tingling from the heat, flavor erupting in tiny starbursts in your mouth. Taking time to inhale the aroma before indulging. Enjoying the anticipation of moment the liquid touches your lips. Most of us associate savoring with experiencing the good things in life.   But how do we know what to savor?   In her groundbreaking research on positivity, psychologist Barbara Fredrickson suggests that the positive emotions are a good place to...

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Savor

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

Savor

“Thank God for walking the dog,” was my first thought as I looked back across the days tracked carefully for standing, sitting, exercise, sleep, indoor and outdoor time.   As a contractor working from home, despite my extensive training in movement and human psychology, I still fall out of habit. Between writing papers, proposals, blogs, emails and phone-based executive coaching sessions, it’s easy to slide through an entire afternoon of desk work.   But Sheba, whose internal clock is more sensitive than my own, has an impeccable sense of timing. It’s been a few hours –...

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Permission

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

Permission

There’s a way that I keep it locked up tight.   It’s mine. And you can have some. Maybe. If I’m feeling generous. If nobody came along to challenge me today. If nothing has thrown me off my center. And if I’m in JUST the right mood. But that doesn’t happen very often.   Don’t get me wrong. I like to share. So it’s not about not giving it to YOU. No… it’s far more personal than that. It’s about me. Not giving it FROM me. Because somewhere along the way, I learned that giving it wasn’t safe.   I am sitting in the grass, under a shade tree in Central...

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Leveling Up

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Blog | 2 comments

Leveling Up

Do you know the kind of feeling you get when things open up and you can see the bigger picture? That’s what my weekend in Arizona at #InsideEdge was like.   The truth is, I could feel it coming. Whether or not we like to admit it, I’m coming to believe we can actually FEEL when we’ve been playing small. Emotionally, it feels like a sense of longing mixed sometimes with a bitterness that gets tweaked when you witness someone else playing a bigger game. Physically it feels tight, like a skin that doesn’t quite fit. It may come with a quick-paced, franticness, as the body-mind darts...

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Depth: Honoring Past, Inviting Future

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014 in Blog | 2 comments

Depth: Honoring Past, Inviting Future

Lean forward. A little more. Feel the sun on your face. Feel your shoulders pressed into the space ahead. Open your eyes. Look out at the world. Don’t just look…peer. With a sense of searching, of curiosity, of yearning, let your gaze pierce into the unknown before you… In your body, there is a sense of alertness. And openness. In your mood, a sense of anticipation. “I’m ready,” you think. In the discourse of Somatics, the front of the body, and the space ahead, represents the future space. Our relationship with creation, with longing, with vision and with drive can all be...

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