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x3 — sanctuary — heart Feb 25, 2024

It has been full on! In addition to the coaching group supervision session that I led last week I attended three supervisions: I was in an all day supervision training to further enhance my skills (always a student!), I had a group supervision session with my colleagues, and I had a creative...

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intuition, radical candor, & plant yourself Feb 18, 2024

Last week I did some hard things and some very joyful things. The most challenging thing was requesting a proof copy of a chapter I have written for a book. There seemed to be some hesitancy on sharing the pdf of the 'final' version — but I have been here before. Last year I had a...

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truth telling — Windsor Castle — welcome Feb 11, 2024

Me — If I ever say anything that starts to feel like too much you have full permission to tell me to stop.

PLT — Thank you. I know. But that's why I come to you.

Me —I try and say things that I know no one else will tell you.

PLT— That's why I come to you,...

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moving in and out of yourself Feb 04, 2024

Something I haven't done for a while on a Sunday was to cycle on my stationary bike. As I did my class this morning Robin Arzon, my instructor said 'You woke up today. Might as well be a bad ass.' 

That reminded me of the obvious - I did wake up today... and I have things to, stuff to get...

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reflect & renew Jan 28, 2024

January is a month of reflection and renewal for me. 

Renewal is a word that you might not naturally associate with January — it feels more like a December word!  I believe that ingredients of renewal include reflecting and then another review, followed by planning,...

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18 — breathe — 5 arguments Jan 21, 2024

How is it possible that seven days can be so long and so short at the same time? Sometimes even the weekend doesn't feel like the weekend, right? The third week of January felt like a catapult into 2024! 

On Saturday I attended an event where the Mary Oliver quote was discussed: 

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eighth & ninth day of the week Jan 13, 2024

I was speaking with a client mid week and said 'Happy New Year... is it still ok to say that?' 

I learned something... In German etiquette it is ok to say until the end of the second week of January - googled it to see if I could find a reference... I got stuck in a google mind trap for 20...

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a year of third things Jan 07, 2024

"A good third thing does not require people to work hard to understand it, but invites people to do the hard work of understanding themselves."

— Parker Palmer

I love the idea of the third thing. If you haven't come across this phrase before let me introduce you to the concept. 

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make new art Dec 31, 2023

(the image is a quote I saw a few days ago in Walthamstow, east London)

This week I have a few quotes that can act as invitations to reflect on the last year and look forward to the next...

 

"The horizon leans forward,

offering you space

to place

new steps of change."

 Maya Angelou...

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gifts that give gifts Dec 24, 2023

“Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.”

— Parker J Palmer, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation

I suspect in one way or another you have spent some time reflecting on the last year, what the...

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taking a step Dec 17, 2023

(on the video above go to 4:45 to see my actual graduation, and 25:20 for the Vice Chancellors speech)

You'd think for my sixth university degree I'd know what I was doing at a graduation — I had no idea and I had to go to Youtube to do a little preparation to calm my nerves. Until...

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noticing burnout Dec 10, 2023

This one starts with some important questions, feel free to come back to them at the end if feels like a lot to start with as you transition from weekend to week...

Are you getting enough sleep?

How is your nutrition?

Where are the breaks in your schedule?

What are you doing for self care?

These...

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