Transitions

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You are exactly where you are supposed to be. Kerstin McInnis, Career Transition Coach

Fall is upon us. Kids are going back to school. The weather is changing. It is a familiar time of transition. Yesterday in yoga class our teacher also spoke of transition. She asked us to be mindful of how we moved from pose to pose. Did we take our time and breathe and go at our bodies pace or did … Read More

Gratitude For Summer

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Gratitude. Kerstin McInnis, Career Transition Coach

This morning I noticed that the air felt different.  Fall is coming.  Summer is nearly over.  I was surprised by this until I realized it was August 25th.  Where did the summer go?  It has flown by for me.  I’m thankful for the moments I had and the experiences I gained. I’ve taken a short break from writing this blog … Read More

Can You Find Balance in Relentlessness?

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Relentless. This word has been in my mind over the last few weeks. I’ve experienced relentless behavior by others, remembered it within my father, and recognized it in myself. There are pros and cons to being relentless. Merriam-Webster defines relentless as: “showing or promising no abatement of severity, intensity, strength, or pace”. Ouch. That sounds exhaustingly painful. I used to … Read More

Three Questions To Ask When Faced With A Tough Decision

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Last week I was struggling with an emotional decision. There is a person in my life, whom I love deeply, who really needed help. I thought to myself, if this was a stranger, would I help them?  If it was, I could help them, providing money to deal with their immediate needs and hoping that would make everything better. I … Read More

A Dozen Signs That It’s Time to Quit Your Job

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Are you miserable in your job? Here are a dozen signs that it’s time to quit and move on: Your job is all consuming. Do you eat, drink, and sleep work? Are you working morning ‘til night? Do you come home from work trips and collapse on the couch, never calling friends or making plans because you are totally and … Read More

It’s Not Okay

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I’m sorry. It’s okay. No it’s not. A few weeks ago, I found myself participating in this short conversation. I’d say, “I’m sorry”. The person I said it to would say, “It’s okay” and I’d respond, “No it’s not”. In each situation the person I was saying, I’m sorry to wasn’t someone I’d hurt. It was someone who I loved, … Read More

What I Learned From My Dad

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This coming Sunday is Father’s Day. My dad died in October 2006 from complications of Alzheimer’s. He was very influential in my life. We spent a lot of time together and he was immensely supportive of everything I did. He came to as many of my sporting events as he could, always embarrassing me with the loudest cheers. He taught … Read More

Use Your Words

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When I was in my twenties, I wasn’t very good at using my words or asking for what I wanted. I often went along with what everyone else was doing, saying “fine by me,” when it often wasn’t “fine”. I was very agreeable. I dated a man off and on for years during this time and never asked for what … Read More

Universal Tests

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Universal Tests. This statement really has two meanings – Universal Tests – A question or problem that is evaluated by the whole or applicable to everyone. Universal Tests – A question, problem, or scenario that the Universe places upon us as to help us better determine our values, goals, and desires. Recently, I received a (definition number two) test from … Read More