The current pandemic has heightened our stress and anxiety levels. In the best of times we all have our moments when we feel the tightness in our chest, the heat rise in our bodies, the sensation of feeling like we're free falling with no bottom in sight. Some call this anxiety. Some call it gripped with fear. It's like we see the wall coming at us and we can't slow down the inevitable crash. The current pandemic has heightened our stress and ... Keep Going about Anxiety and Fear
An invitation to stay in the tough conversation... WOW!!!! What a month June 2020 has been. Our world is inviting us to stay in the tough conversations with our restlessness for things to start opening up, racial killings in the US that captured the world's attention, protests happening everywhere united around the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, and the recent removal from our parliament of an MP who stood up to racism. Through it all I watched ... Keep Going about What’s Normal Anyway?
Community is the gateway for expansion to take place. In conversation with a dear friend I heard her say two words that send ripples through me. Vulnerability and Victim. Discovery happens in layers... Back in 2014 I ran a conversation series entitled Wounded and Warrior. At the time, I realized a dance was being played out inside me. The warrior aspect would rise up to defend those spaces and places I felt vulnerable. Then, I would beat ... Keep Going about Vulnerability and Victim
What does it mean to feel connected? It's something we all strive for, and, each of us defines differently. The Webster dictionary defines connected as: joined or linked together having the parts or elements logically linked together Not very helpful...why? Because, we can be joined, or linked together, with a person, or a group, and not feel connected. How often have you been in a situation where you were surrounded by people and ... Keep Going about Connection
A return to our natural rhythm A new phenomenon is re-emerging...the return to our natural rhythm. Have you found yourself waking up without an alarm clock? Going to bed either earlier, or later than you used to? Do you find your eating patterns are shifting? That time feels as though it has expanded? Or contracted? Each of us comes into the world with our own rhythm, and slowly we adjust to fit into what society wants... When we're in ... Keep Going about Our Natural Rhythm
Creation in the pause... Expansion and contraction is our natural way of being. Contraction, is the gateway to expansion to creation. It's how new life begins. I believe the first month of our physical distancing invited us to be in contraction mode. We held our breaths. Waiting for things to return to normal. We're being invited to consider what expansion could look like. As we sit in the pause, the space where creation lives, who do we have ... Keep Going about Expansion and Contraction