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#4 Holding Tensions: 4 Tools to Live Well

Holding life's many tensions is challenging.  So how do we do this well? We do it by... 1- Withdrawing to reflect on great questions. 2-Listening for the answers within. 3-Engaging the right side of our brain through music, beauty, art to inspire vision and creative solutions. 4-Being intentional about our community and who we invite [...]

#4 – Holding Tensions

Life is full of tensions.  Should I speak up or be quiet?  Is this a time for sensitivity or strength?  Do we engage the head or the heart?  Do I need to withdraw or engage?  Should I stay or should I go?  Do I contend or release?  Is this a time to rest or work? [...]

#3 – Making Space to Become

What holds us back from becoming who we want to be?  Besides the familiar triad of fear, guilt, & shame...oftentimes, it's as simple as not making the time.   As a coach and founder of our coaching company, Arise&Be, I provide space for women to focus on who they want to become as well as [...]

#3 – Making Space to Become…Grieving

Dear Friends, Have you adjusted yet to the time change?  It always reminds me that Spring is happening…the days are getting longer and the kids in my neighborhood are staying out later to enjoy another round of hide-and-seek, street basketball, or adventures on their bikes.  As much as I love the energy happening all around [...]

#3 Making Space to Become

Dear Friends Who Love to Grow, I love Spring.  I love this season that brings growth, fresh possibilities, new buds…and a sense of aliveness that pulses all around us.  As I look out my office window, I see a green lawn littered with pink cherry blossoms fallen from the cherry tree standing over our yard...a [...]

#2 Honoring Your Relationships – Be. All. In.

Dear Friends Committed to Loving Wholeheartedly, Be. All. In. I learned the value of being all in through loving a strong man for over 20 years.  And being no wilting daisy myself, conversations can get pretty intense.  Two strong people disagreeing is rarely easy. At the end of the disagreement…do I hold back?  Do I take steps [...]

Honoring Your Relationships in Goodbyes

Hello Friends~ How do we honor our relationships when we have to say goodbye? With our monthly focus on Honoring Your Relationships, (#2 truth from the blog series, Returning to What is True – 12 Truths for Wholehearted Living) we get to honor our relationships in saying goodbye well. In coaching individuals around the world, [...]

#2 Honoring Relationships

Dear Friends~ How do we honor relationships when it hurts? In talking with a woman recently, I heard her pain through the phone.  She had been abandoned and rejected by friends, lovers, and family members…her story was a long litany of feeling unloved.  My heart ached with her.  Haven’t we all experienced the deep pain [...]

#2 Honoring Your Relationships

Dear Friends~ With February being the month that celebrates relationships, I thought it fitting to focus on my second truth for Wholehearted Living…#2 Honoring Relationships. Recently, I facilitated a workshop for mothers and daughters.  As a mother of a 12-year-old girl, and the adult daughter of an aging mother, it is poignant to witness the [...]

12 Truths for Wholehearted Living — #1

In talking with a woman recently, I asked her what questions she had been asking and answering in her life.  Without skipping a beat, she rattled off: How do I win the hearts of people? How do I not disappoint? How do I please those around me? It was impressive how quickly she identified these [...]