The Importance of Taking Baby Steps

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taking baby steps on the road of life

The Importance of Taking Baby Steps Do you know the story of the struggling butterfly?  The story goes that one day a man saw a cocoon.  There was a small hole and he could see that the butterfly was struggling to get out of the cocoon.  He decided to help it and cut open the cocoon so that it could … Read More

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

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

Noticing Resistance

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Have you ever had a task in front of you that you need to tackle but all you want to do is anything but that task? I have an assignment from a coach I’m working with. Every week that I have to tackle one of these assignments, I delay doing it. Once I finally sit down at the 11th hour … 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

Finding Space for Self-Love

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Most of us feel pretty busy.  Some days and weeks are busier than others.  Some weeks you have very little going on.  Maybe those weeks are uncomfortable.  You’ve gotten used to the busyness of the previous weeks. How can you find more space for stillness?  For wellness?  For creativity and activities that feed your soul?  For self-love? How much of … Read More

Baby Steps to the Job of Your Dreams

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I’m currently in Las Vegas for a tradeshow.  It’s not a tradeshow of any interest to me but I have to be here.  When I’m not coaching, I manage tradeshow production.  I’ve done this work for so many years I’ve lost count.  I can do the job with my eyes closed.  It pays the bills.  However, I don’t love it.  I … Read More

Letting Go

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“Can we still be friends?”  This is a phrase I’m sure most of us have heard at one time in our life.  It’s most often heard at the end of a romantic relationship, typically by the dumper and not the dumpee.  Sometimes it’s a question. Other times it’s a negotiation point, “but we can still be friends,” intended to soften … Read More

Active Participant in Life

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change the world, change yourself, Aldous Huxley

Last week I talked about my mom and how she’s avoided dealing with things in her life and the consequences of those actions. I’ve watched and learned from her experiences. Of course I’ve also avoided issues in my own life. At various times throughout my life I’ve avoided everything from having a relationship to my finances. Rather than face the … Read More

Getting Into Alignment

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Recently, I had the most interesting synchronistic week.  The week started out a little against my beliefs as I was working on Memorial Day.  I don’t like to work on holidays but I had just taken on a marketing consulting project the week prior and we had a fast turnaround.  I still do some marketing consulting work part-time and this … Read More