Sunday, September 13th 2015, a cool, damp morning…perfect for a 5k! This year, I participated in the Jeff Coombs Memorial Road Race. This organization was founded by the wife and family of Jeff, who was on Flight 11 on 9/11/2001. They founded it two short months after that terrible day. They had received such an outpouring of support from their community, they wanted to pay it forward…and do they ever!
I found out about the road race from the yoga studio I practice at, Cardinal Yoga. They were putting a team together and I enthusiastically joined. Those of you that know me, know I’m not very athletic and have an interesting relationship with 5ks. Here’s the abridged version: Read More
It’s said that every journey starts with a single step. The first step can be a physical one, like stepping out the door to a new adventure, or it can be an abstract, nonphysical step, like signing up for a class. Any type of journey can have an impact on you. It can reveal you to yourself if you let it.
My single step was signing up for a Teleclass, Exploring Your Life's Mission. I was at that point in my life where I wondered what was next, what my purpose was. I was, and am, happy in my life in general but felt a nagging sensation that something was missing. I expect that’s a familiar sensation to many of you. I think we all feel it at times in our lives for one reason or another. Read More
As I'm writing this, I am sitting outside on a beautiful summer day...warm and sunny with the scent of fresh-cut grass wafting in the air. I just had an epiphany, how lucky am I that I get to do this, here, in this wonderful place at this exciting time in my life! I'm exploring coaching as my next chapter. Truth be told, I've been coaching people in one way or another for most of my life, I just didn't have the label to put on it.
If I pursue this dream, I would have the opportunity to really focus on helping people see their worth and the possibilities in their lives, a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. If I pursue this dream, I could work from my deck rather than a desk whenever the weather permitted, a perk if ever there was one! Read More
Several months ago, I found myself in a quandary...I was searching for something, I didn't know what but I knew I needed help. I came across, and signed up for, a Teleclass, "Exploring Your Life's Mission", that sounded like just the ticket! It was a four week, one night per week class and I was all in! We spent the time discussing who we really were at our core, what we wanted from life and, how to get it! ...Fabulous stuff. One of the first things we got to do was define what a successful outcome of the class was for us. Mine was "to be content with who I am". Sounds like a pretty simple goal. Through this Blog, I'll let you know how I went from simply wanting to "be content with who I am" to a new goal (already in flight)...
"To allow myself to enjoy the dreams I have achieved and to love myself enough to go after those yet to be"
It's been a remarkable journey so far, and so much more is yet to come. Read More