Tagged with transition

Old Newsletters and Silt

To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. -Agnes De Mille This week I’m in clean slate/fresh start mode, purging old files and documents. And in the process of digging through my hard drive I’ve unearthed some old newsletters that I wrote in years past. Yes, back in the day … Continue reading

Introducing Meaning Mondays

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. -Annie Dillard Happy New Year! My holiday was refreshing, but it’s also nice to be back in my cozy blogging cockpit. My engines are revved up and I feel ready to fly into 2010. So. We made it. Another year. Another decade. … Continue reading

Before the New Year

These days, I am far more interested in self-acceptance than in further improvements. Seems to me that a good deal of pop psychology is thinly veiled self-rejection. Of course, I want to continue to discover more about life and myself. I just don’t want to miss the quiet knowing that has always been present. –Jonathan Young … Continue reading

False Evidence Appearing Real: The Movie

The Scene: With Vivaldi’s Four Seasons as background music, the camera pans across a college campus on a fall afternoon in late 1999. The trees are almost bare and the ground beneath is covered with leaves. Students walk quickly to class, bundled up in bulky sweaters that suggest winter is not far off. The camera settles … Continue reading

Education: A Good Thing

I almost decided to skip posting this week because I’m immersed in a boatload of new learning experiences: relationship coaching with Lisa Kramer; Gottman Institute level I training for working with couples; and dream/archetypal pattern analysis teleseminars with Michael Conforti at the Assisi Institute. My studies take me through to the early part of next … Continue reading

Ten Qualities of Self-Renewing Adults

People in self-renewal live simple lives. They are awake. They listen. They feel. Their thoughts seem linked to a deep well beneath them and to the skies above, and they are ready to live the truth as they know it, and no less. -Frederic Hudson, The Adult Years: Mastering the Art of Self Renewal The … Continue reading

Five Ways to Increase Your Comfort During Transition

Last week I wrote about self-reinvention, which usually happens in tandem with transition. I’ve lived through a number of transitions myself, and am living through one right now. In fact, sometimes I think life is simply a series of transitions, with little spaces in-between. I was going to say, “with little spaces in between for … Continue reading