U P D A T E 7//8/16:
The news continues to disturb my sense of reality. I want something more for humanity. What if all this tragedy, suffering, violence, and sacrifice can be interpreted as an emotional wake-up call? Our ability to engage with the fullness of our humanity is deeply connected our willingness to feel, to be with our emotions, to expand our capacity to acknowledge the pain, as well as joy, of being alive. The dissonance of the past month is creating shock waves through my system. What are you feeling?
The world is calling us out—evolve or perish to the stranglehold of old beliefs/perceptions/ways of being. How terrifying. How exhilarating. We are on the brink of the unknown sitting in the mystery of possibility. This is where creativity thrives; imagination stirred by longing, reveals us to ourselves. Who do you want to BE? What is the world you want to create? What is the calling of your heart? You are the leader of your life. Showing up awake and ready to step into our most powerful being becomes a force of nature in the process of evolution.
At the same time the world appears in upheaval, on a personal level, my life has become more integrated. Upon connecting with a long held, deep desire to experience more of my "artist self", I've applied for an Artist Residency. Walking my talk as a coach means daring to feel the power of the dream I'm afraid to name because the longing is so strong. It is absolutely the stand I take for clients, to find the courage to want what they want and find ways to take action that honors their values.
Part of my proposal for this residency has to do with holding space for public conversations pertaining to life and fulfillment. I once believed that art had the power to change the world. Then I found coaching. Now these two passions are coming together in what I hope will be an opportunity to integrate both for the sake of expanding greater consciousness. It's quite amazing to feel a shift of energy as resonance pulls you into your future.
What drives my coaching practice, is a desire to see all people stand in self-authority and experience the power of their full humanity. What that means is knowing ourselves, trusting that knowing and expressing our calling by showing up for it. My desire is to work with people who want to make a difference, who want to use this precious life to make their biggest and best contribution, who want to be awake and part of the solution, who want to discover and use their gifts to manifest more love in the world.
Is there something you've been wanting to do and are tired of struggling to make it happen on your own? What would be different in your life, or in the world with full access to your humanity? Let’s spend an hour together discovering what that looks like. I want my time on Earth and yours to be well used. That's one small contribution I'd love to make and one we can create together. We ARE the change we’ve been waiting for.
U P D A T E 11/25/15:
Long time over due
My oh my, I’ve been absent from these pages for sometime now. Just after my last update (and yes, that was over a year ago), my husband Randy broke his neck. That would have been 6 weeks after my mother’s passing and well, all things came to a halt. I was set to begin a whole new chapter of life, starting with my CTI Coaching Certification and the Advanced Coaching Series on Neuroscience and Transformational Coaching from BeAbove Leadership. Unfortunately, putting one foot in front of the other was the call of the day and both of these were postponed. Fortunately, my husband had a full recovery.
Then in early 2015, Randy and I separated. Why do I share this? Because there was a shame I refuse to yield to and months of hard work to heal our relationship of which I am proud. Learning to have a happy marriage is not taught anywhere in our educational process, but can you imagine a world where it was?!?
I've proceeded in completing Lucid Living’s Great Story Program and credit this learning with a major shift in my approach to coaching and my life. (More to come on that later.) I continue to cheer on the Bay Area Co-Active Community as a Representative and have been enjoying sharing the role with other wonderful coaches through out the region. The most significant change has been a return to my studio for the first time in years with a renewed passion and fervor. I got the message that life is to short not to follow your heart and found my way home once again to my essence.
Each experience has been a process of un-layering the next level work to be done, revealing discoveries to be incorporated in service of my clients. I’ve learned much about the spiral of life. Nothing is ever truly linear. We move up and down, in and out and through. Staying fluid is the goal. Learning to respond, becoming response-able to our choices, our impacts and our desires moment to moment is a practice of mastery. And the good news is, we are never done.
What’s next? I start the Certification process again in January. I am actively rekindling my coaching practice with special offerings for new clients, including packaged programs at a significant reduction. Just connect through this link to learn more. In the meantime, the studio beckons and life continues to unfold its mysteries and blessings in disguise.
What calling will you heed next?
What spark is ready to catch fire and light up your life?
U P D A T E August 2014:
This past year, I slowed down my coaching practice as I cared for my mother during the last chapter of her life. I learned some important lessons, like just how vital fulfillment is to our happiness and sense of place in the world. I came to see self-love as one of the greatest gifts we have to offer. It allows us to share ourselves fully with others and to receive them as well. Knowing self love is also particularly helpful when it comes to gracefully exiting this world in peace.
In July, I completed CTI’s Leadership Training and am continuing as Bay Area Ambassador for the Co-Active Community for a second year. As of September,
I'm jumping back into my coaching practice. I’ll begin my Certification process with CTI, along with BeAbove's Advanced Coaching Series to learn more about the Neuroscience of Coaching. I’ll also be joining Lucid Living's "Great Story" Coach Training. It's like starting Grad School for Coaching and I'm so excited to share all the learning with my clients. What an incredibly fertile time of growth, exploration and discovery.
In the meantime, I continue to host Sonoma County Death Salon through MeetUp, as place to explore what death teaches us about life. We meet monthly in Santa Rosa. To learn more, please see my Blog or click this LINK for information on the MeetUp Group. Check back for more updates as this “work-in-progress” evolves.