Homecoming: Part 2

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Ralph Waldo Emerson tells us the greatest accomplishment is to be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else. In his timeless essay, “Self-Reliance,” he warns of two common threats to going off track in our own creative mission and authenticity: 1) conformity, and 2) the “hobgoblin of a foolish … Continue reading “Homecoming: Part 2”

Homecoming: Part 1

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On vacation, far from everyday concerns, we can so readily remember we are spiritual beings on a human journey. Recently, several of my coaching clients have mentioned how camping, hiking, and other getaways to new landscapes are an opportunity to unplug and tune in to who they really are – to an authentic sense of … Continue reading “Homecoming: Part 1”

Befriend Fear

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We create from two primary emotional states: love and fear. The first, any variation of love, is expansive. It’s life-affirming. Our experiences truly open up when we consciously create from love. Fear, on the other hand, is contractive. Fear and love both function as magnets, attracting more of the same. Our thoughts create our experience. … Continue reading “Befriend Fear”

Ways of Persistence

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We look to role models in developing our ability to persist in the direction of a dream. Those who have succeeded before us can help us develop faith and resilience. Engrained in me now is Og Mandino’s famous line, “I will persist until I succeed.” He likens a successful person’s persistence to the force of … Continue reading “Ways of Persistence”

Activating Your Abundance

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This week’s post comes from the Life Mastery Institute. In sharing this message with you, I am reminded that abundance takes many forms. Think about your potential for creative contribution, glowing health, beautiful relationships, service and generosity, home and workplace harmony, time and money freedom, and your journeys on the earth. Think about your natural … Continue reading “Activating Your Abundance”

Slay the Dragon, Champion the Child

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We all get stuck sometimes. Moments come when we catch ourselves pushing against the current, instead of flowing joyfully and expansively in our experience. For years I’ve kept poet Mary Oliver’s words on my wall and in my heart: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” … Continue reading “Slay the Dragon, Champion the Child”

Elevate and Celebrate Your Life on a Walk: Part 2

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Welcome back! Last week in Part 1 on creating a recorded Elevation Script for a Vision Walk, I left you with two questions to ponder: What would you Love? and What is your Why? The first question points to your passion, the second to your sense of purpose. Passions can change throughout the evolution of a complex human … Continue reading “Elevate and Celebrate Your Life on a Walk: Part 2”

Elevate and Celebrate Your Life on a Walk: Part 1

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As I begin this third installment in the Creative Calls Vision Walk Series, I’d like to emphasize there is no substitute for a good old-fashioned, clear-the-head kind of walk. In fact, I’ve just returned from one! So when I write to you about walking and visioning, know it’s in the spirit of “both and” – … Continue reading “Elevate and Celebrate Your Life on a Walk: Part 1”