Three Questions To Ask Yourself In A Time Of Change

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Bridge. Kerstin McInnis, Career Transition Coach

“Drive across the bridge.  You don’t have to understand it all right now.  Information and understanding will come later.  You’ll get to the other side.  For now, trust and experience what you’re going through.  Know that this time of change is sacred, too.”  ~ Melody Beattie My life has felt as if it was in a “time of change” for … 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

What Would You Do For Love?

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Have you ever done something for someone but gone about it kicking and screaming? Maybe someone asked you to help them move and you really didn’t want to but knew it would be nice if you helped out. Or someone asked you to attend an event that you really didn’t want to go to but you went anyway. We often … Read More

Permission

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When I was little, like most young children, I had to ask permission to do most things. Could I go to a friend’s house? Could I take a class? Permission was required from my parents because I wasn’t an adult. I wasn’t capable of doing these things on my own. I most likely needed their help to accomplish whatever it … Read More

Wishing

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Within two blocks of where I live, there is a wishing tree.  It’s a beautiful tree filled with tags that have been filled out with passerby’s wishes.  Some are innocent and sweet.  Some are pleading and desperate.  Most are heart-felt and honest. I love that strangers have stumbled upon this tree and taken the opportunity to share their wish with … Read More

I Heart Boundaries.

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Boundaries are an amazing and powerful tool. Boundaries help you clarify what is important in your life. They tell the world and yourself that your needs are important. When I was younger I had no concept of a boundary or what that even meant. I worked when I was asked to work. I skipped workouts to spend time with friends … Read More

Timing Is Everything

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This year started off with a bang but over the course of the last two weeks, it feels as if everything has slowed to a crawl.  Progress appears to be happening and I get glimpses of success but it’s all taking so much longer. I’m not very patient.  When my sister Peggy and mom refer to me, they often present … Read More

Accepting What Is

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This can be the worst place to be sometimes. Because accepting what is, means that it’s not how you want it to be or how you thought it should be. How things “should” be is a whole other issue & living your life based on “shoulds” isn’t authentic to you or your values. Accepting what is means that you aren’t … Read More

Trust. Have Faith.

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I’ve been holding on very tightly recently.  So tightly that I worried myself sick.  In the middle of the night, while I was awake worrying, I heard my two favorite yet most challenging words whispered to me: “trust” and have “faith”. These two words are the answers to all my worries yet they often seem so far away. Trust. Have … Read More

Moving Past the Fear.

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I posted on my Facebook page a link to today’s Daily Buddha post, “Love Your Work”.  We’ve all heard this message so much and I think we all truly want to follow this advice.  I believe in this advice. For many people though, loving your work & following your bliss, may require a leap of faith from your current situation.  … Read More