Category: heart

What a Horse Taught Me about Grief and Play

What a Horse Taught Me about Grief and Play

Earlier this month I was in sunny Pismo Beach, California, as part of Martha Beck Life Coach Training. Immediately following that event, I attended a one-day equus coaching workshop — that is, horses helping coach humans — hosted by coaches Renee Sievert and Dixie St. John. It was new, fun, and unexpectedly intense. Many of us came away from that day with aha moments. Carrie, a curly-haired woman who led a full moon ceremony for two dozen of us life-coaches-in-training by the resort pool two nights earlier, was shown that maybe there isn’t a “right way” to do anything. Mari, a quiet Scot, learned that she wants more teamwork in her life. That she’s been doing it all alone, which isn’t nearly as easy and as fun as with a tribe. I walked away with two big insights. First, because of my many encounters with animals throughout the day, I was called Snow White. (“You think you want to work with animals?” Mari laughed. “How much more of a hint could you get?”) Second, I had a breakthrough about grief and play.

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Writing Prompts to Inspire Play

Writing Prompts to Inspire Play

Play is one of those things that easily drops out of my life when I’m not intentional about keeping it here. Chores: check. Work: check. Relaxation: check. Play: wait, what’s play?

Today I’ve put together some of my favorite writing prompts to inspire play. Plus, you’ll find a straightforward way to add more play to your life right now.

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How I Found My Tribe

How I Found My Tribe

Guys, I think I’ve found my tribe. I’m so geeking out over here! For years I’ve read self-help books and scribbled answers to their introspective exercises in journals I keep tucked away in drawers. It’s always been a solo affair. But now? Now I have a whole tribe of people to work through this process with me!

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Belief Systems

Belief Systems

What beliefs spring up in your mind most days? How helpful are those beliefs? For those that you could live without… how do you replace them?

A belief is a feeling of certainty about something. A belief is not a fact – more so, a choice. We can change our beliefs, ditching the ones that bring us down (“I’m not good enough at this job”) and magnifying the delightful ones (“I’m generous”).

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DIY Retreat on the Cheap

DIY Retreat on the Cheap

Ah, to go on a retreat… so luxurious! To get away for a week (or more) and focus just on you – maybe it’s silent meditation, yoga in the woods, or even heart-pumping adventure. But what if you don’t want to spend the money or time? Or maybe it’s Wednesday and you realize you need a retreat, like, now! No problem. Here are some tips on how to plan your own retreat.

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