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Full Speed Ahead? Not So Fast.

    Are you going stir crazy or not yet? I am! Yes, I love the change of seasons. I even enjoy winter; given a warm coat, a bowl of hot soup, time by the fireplace, and not having to drive on icy roads . . . that is. The Seasons of Change model is the foundation of my coaching practice. There's a reason for that. Not only is there infinite beauty in each season but they also provide us with guidance that can ease our anxiety about change and infuse our transition - from what was to what will be - with meaning and purpose. Two days ago, I found three ants crawling ar...
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Warning! Unknown territory ahead!

How to get back on the driver’s seat when change takes you off course. My twin daughters are high school juniors. Our family of four is dancing -- or should I say spinning -- to the tune of change these days. Not that change is new to us. These girls have been changing our lives since they took their first breath and even before that. And you know what? I wouldn't have it any other way. The day I had my first ultrasound the doctor pointed to the screen and said, “Here’s one head and . . . here’s the second. Congratulations! You’re having twins!”  My husband jumped up. He couldn’t contain...
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Worth Singing About

This the time of the year when everything around us points to new beginnings, rebirth, and renewal. It's the time when we too have the chance to turn a new proverbial leaf and imagine endless possibilities! What is this season going to bring? What seeds are you dreaming of sowing? How are you planning to nurture your garden? What will bloom in it? What have you learned from past years that can help you navigate this new season? What has been lingering in your mind during the darkness of winter? Is there an idea, a hope, a dream that's tagging on you? Don't you think it's time to bring it o...
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In Between . . .

    Yesterday was a beautiful summer day; the kind of day that makes me wish that summer was everlasting. A far cry from the terrible, hot, humid, no good, record-hot days we've had so far. The sky was a brilliant, clear blue, the temperature was in the mid-eighties. It was a beautiful, lazy, summer day; the kind of day that makes you wish you were laying on a hammock, under the pine trees by the stream, listening to the buzzards, and gently drifting away. Yet, as I look towards the deck, I see leaves falling. There is already a thin layer of them covering it. The maples th...
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Spring Forward

On Wednesday, March 20 at 7:09 am EST, Spring, the season of pushing through and birthing what's new in our lives, made her entrance! It's difficult to tell where I live. There is still snow on the ground although it's melting fast. The weather report is warning us of yet another snow storm coming on Monday. It works like this, as one season gives way to the next; dancing the tango . . . two steps forward, one step backwards, and so we go round the seasons. Saturday morning, I made my usual rounds to the recycling center, post office, dropping the girls to their various activities and...
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