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On Becoming Your Self

Posted by on Nov 11, 2011 in Sea Change Blog | 0 comments

On Becoming Your Self

“Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were meant to stand out?” — Ian Wallace There are those moments — sometimes in the dark where no one can see, sometimes a glimmer coming through the trees like a ray of sunlight — when you can feel the spark of possibility that lives inside of you.  It exists, like swans in the moonlight, whether or not anyone sees. And then it seems as though it is just as quickly gone. You no longer see yourself from the inside out; instead, you are looking from the outside in. ...

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Wellness and transformation — as important as golf?

Posted by on Oct 13, 2011 in Sea Change Blog | 0 comments

Wellness and transformation — as important as golf?

When I talk about sea change,  I am referring to the sometimes subtle shifts in thinking that transform the way you experience yourself and your life.  Sea change, by this definition, is exciting!  It feels good. But is it necessary? Women often feel wrong about committing time or money to their own personal growth.  “My time belongs to my family,” you may believe.  And, particularly if you aren’t the primary financial provider in your household, you may feel guilty even thinking about investing in your own development as if...

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The Window Seat in Your Heart

Posted by on Sep 28, 2011 in Sea Change Blog | 0 comments

The Window Seat in Your Heart

For kids who are trying to cope with competition from their siblings and maybe for you, too, if you’ve experienced certain kinds of emotional trauma in your childhood, sharing someone they (or you) love and need can create uniquely poignant pain and even panic.  I’ll try to give you some insight into this and an idea to help you — or your child — gain some control over these difficult feelings. Children have a very concrete notion about how much “space” there is in the heart of someone they love.  With the...

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Not Guilty, Your Honor!

Posted by on Sep 16, 2011 in Sea Change Blog | 2 comments

Not Guilty, Your Honor!

I often see clients living their lives under a cloud of guilt that becomes darker and more ominous as each day goes on.  The chocolate truffle that “should not” have been eaten; the dog who “should” have been walked; the child whose forgotten homework “should” have been delivered to school; the family dinner that “should” have been produced; the intimacy that was declined —  each is seen as a personal failing. By noon, the cloud of guilt and worthlessness is pitch black. It’s very...

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Exhausted? Try panning for gold.

Posted by on Sep 9, 2011 in Sea Change Blog | 0 comments

Exhausted? Try panning for gold.

Here’s something you can easily do so that you come to the end of the day feeling inspired rather than exhausted from the whirlwind of details you handle.If you’ve ever stopped here and there during the day to really analyze what you’re dealing with, you know it’s a lot more than you usually articulate.  You thought you were just trying to bring in the mail — but on the way, you found the puddle the dog left, the pile of socks and shoes in the den, and wouldn’t you know — the light didn’t come...

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Emotional thorns are tiny but powerful

Posted by on Aug 25, 2011 in Sea Change Blog, your daughter's voice | 0 comments

Emotional thorns are tiny but powerful

It’s well-documented that I should be excluded from doing yard work.  Any insurance company looking at my record would recognize the wisdom of immediately calling in the Coast Guard rather than paying the bills that result when I take the DIY approach.  This was particularly well illustrated the time that I, a novice, attempted to mow the lawn and fell into a rose bush.  Surely it’s obvious that the surgical removal of the thorn from my knee (read: injection, scalpel, etc.) was far more costly for the insurance company than a...

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Invincible Voice Podcast:
Keeping All the Balls in the Air

Posted by on Aug 24, 2011 in Invincible Voice Podcasts (2011) | 1 comment

August 26, 2011 — Keeping All the Balls in the Air This quick podcast will introduce you to a downloadable tool for juggling the priorities in your busy life so that you can continue on the path of becoming the person you’re meant to be. Download the “Balls in the Air” tool here. Right click to download. Invincible Voice is loaded with tips, insight, inspiration and conversation about vibrant, depression-free living. It’s all about moving from being invisible to being invincible. I’ll talk about why women...

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“We’ll get you there.”

Posted by on Aug 18, 2011 in Sea Change Blog | 0 comments

“We’ll get you there.”

One day last winter I was talking with a vivacious young mother of three — two little boys and a little girl.  I’ve long since forgotten her larger topic, because I was so taken with something she said almost parenthetically. Her little girl, age eight, she explained, wanted to be able to sail a boat someday.  Her dream seemed hopelessly out of reach to her.  In response to her mom’s empathic comments, the child said sadly, “But I can’t sail a boat…” Without so much as a thought, because it was so...

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The Target Fix

Posted by on Jul 28, 2011 in Sea Change Blog | 0 comments

It’s Saturday again, catch-up day.  You’d think what I’d be craving is a day to lie down with a tall glass of lemonade and a good book, especially since it’s 99º (again), but really what I want is to clear the thicket around me (picture Prince Charming hacking through the jungle in Sleeping Beauty).  My daughter’s cricket pads (really), the shoes that have made a home by the back door, the stove that hasn’t looked right since Rescue pads disappeared from the stores, a stack of things in the “Today!” pile on my desk, the parrot...

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Invincible Voice Podcast:
You Have a Secret Worth Gold

Posted by on Jul 16, 2011 in Invincible Voice Podcasts (2011) | 0 comments

July 16, 2011: You Have a Secret Worth GoldThe secrets that you do not share have the power to completely transform your life and how you feel about yourself.Right click to download. Invincible Voice is loaded with tips, insight, inspiration and conversation about vibrant, depression-free living. It’s all about moving from being invisible to being invincible. I’ll talk about why women give up their voices and how you can get yours back. In the process, we’ll look at parenting and how it affects children’s capacity...

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