Trust Life

The doing arises from the being.

We’re all born of mother: the sea, the lakes, the waters of the amniotic fluid in the womb. We long for actual mother without understanding that it’s the great mother who’s always available to embrace us in her loving-compassion, waiting in the wings of our hearts for the invitation of yes. 

When we drop down into the center of Self, we find that place of inner mother and our self-trust is restored. When we trust in the flow life, we remember how to live. 

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Summer 2015

It’s my time to write. But I don’t want to write. If I write now it will come from effort, pushing, the time pressure that this is my hour to write so better get busy. Nothing ever flows that feels good from that place. I’ve written enough that the discipline is in place and I can … Click here to continue reading...

Time to Unplug: Will You Join Me?

Tonight, like every Friday night, I bookmark, quit out, shut down, and unplug. I made a commitment several years ago to honor the Sabbath in a way that feels feasible and meaningful for my life. It’s not always realistic not to drive on Saturdays and I can’t get behind not turning on lights, but I can certainly allow my little computer to rest for 24 hours and, in doing so, take a break from emails, the Internet and Microsoft Word. As I wrote in my first post about this commitment:

The first time I unplugged was in May 2007. It was such a small act – to shut down my computer (not sleep mode but a full shut down) and pull the plug out of the wall – but the effects didn’t feel small at all. Almost immediately, I could feel the redirection of energy from outward to inward. I … Click here to continue reading...

Conscious Transitions TV: Being Sick

In this week’s video blog, I discuss the transformational opportunities that present themselves when we’re sick or when our bodies turn up the volume in their communication in other ways, like getting injured. I use an example of a client I worked with during pregnancy who couldn’t slow down, and thus attend to the essential emotional work of this transition, until she broke her ankle.

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Written by Hand, Published at Dusk

Tonight, like every Friday night, I disconnect from the electronic world. I notice the momentary resistance, then I bookmark, quit out, shut down, and unplug for the next twenty-four hours. Just as I reset my computer, so I reset the direction of my focus from outward to inward. With the simple act of unplugging, I slow down and align my rhythm with nature’s pace who, despite our miraculous inventions in technology, moves at exactly the same speed that she’s moved since her birth.

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Slowing Down Into Retirement

Grandma with my brother

A woman named Erin from Ann Arbor, MI recently sent me the following email:

“I am currently helping listening to my mom as she struggles with approaching retirement and redefining herself as retired woman/grandmother/etc. I would love to hear your thoughts on your blog or wherever about this transition… It is so surprising to me how similar her sadness, mourning, and life reflections are to what I went through during my engagement. I’ve been translating your work and recommendations for her to address the retirement transition and it’s provided a great deal of comfort to her.”

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