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Respect the Pace of Your Own Journey

We have all heard Nietzsche’s famous saying.....’ what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”, and for those of us who have experienced hardship and loss (which of course is ALL of us), we know there is profound truth in these words.   But what is also true is sometimes...

Never Sacrifice the Going for the Getting

What is more important -  the going or the getting?   When I was young my father used to ask me that question as I was waiting for something specific to happen (summer vacation, Christmas, or being in a long line up for ice cream). Sometimes this helped me to be less...

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Conflict is a Mindset

What is your mindset toward conflict?  If you are like most people you don’t like conflict.  And for good reason. Conflict feels bad. It is uncomfortable, frustrating, even infuriating. It makes us feel upset and out of control - negative emotions we would rather not...

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Conflict Creates a Space Between What Is and What Could Be

Most of us understand that change is hard and growth is uncomfortable. But simply knowing this is seldom enough to motivate us to expend the effort required for sustainable change. Instead, we continue to engage in behaviours that feel safe and comfortable thus...

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Transform or Repeat

Years ago when I had a corporate job my co-workers and I would talk about our work culture as if it were an entity. We called it 'IT'. And we assigned IT a life force all its own. When timelines were missed we said IT is happening  Expectations felt fuzzy because of...

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Do You Want to Be Right or Do You Want to Be Honest?

Conflict lives through polarized truths. I have my truth, you have your truth and we both believe we are right. And we will always find reasons and evidence to support our truth. Communication, if there is any, amounts to proclamations and efforts to convince others...

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Between the Certain and Unknown Dances the Mystery of Life

I tend to chase certainty. I want to feel confident and guaranteed that my choice will have an expected result. This creates a belief that I can only act when I feel ready. Yet time and again I discover that I only become ready through action. As important as planning...

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Wisdom Begins in Wonder

“Wisdom begins in wonder” - Socrates Our deepest problems have secrets to share. If we are willing to listen.   So often, in an attempt to resolve a difficulty I rush to judgment by asking, 'Who is responsible for this mess?' The answer results in some negative...

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Choosing Our Struggle is the Path to Freedom

The struggle is real.   Life provides us with no end of frustrations, disappointments, and even heartbreaks. Small or large, expected or unpredictable, inconsequential, or life-changing; everyday most of us are facing some variety of life problems.   Most we...

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