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Reflections and Projections

Reflections and Projections

Over the last few months, I have taken a hiatus from formal blogging while sharing personal musings in my monthly newsletter. Various projects have been underway during that time, including a re-design of my website.

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Family Constellations – Insight of Animals

Family Constellations – Insight of Animals

Family Constellations, created by Bert Hellinger, are one of the key transformational tools I discovered on my healing journey. Constellation work focuses on how our family of origin impacts who we are at a variety of levels, and in ways we do not even realize....

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Taking Steps Forward – The Blame Game

Taking Steps Forward – The Blame Game

Recently, I have been struck by the blame game highlighted in various ways throughout the news and events in the world. Sometimes blaming comes through directed words (it is all your fault), other times through hand gestures (pointing your finger at someone). In other...

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Pathways to Your Goals – Bridging and Chunking

Pathways to Your Goals – Bridging and Chunking

I was recently contemplating a wellness related goal I had set for myself. My first thought was I had not reached my goals, which felt disappointing. After further consideration, I recognized that while I had not fully achieved the goal as defined, I had taken several...

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Inclusion and Exclusion – Judgment

Inclusion and Exclusion – Judgment

In one of my corporate roles, I was considered to be extremely analytical and intense. Expectations of me, opportunities for me, and interactions with me were impacted by those “judgments” and “labels” held by others. After health issues started me on my journey to...

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Inclusion and Exclusion – Life Events

Inclusion and Exclusion – Life Events

Recently, I was watching a video about a first time meeting between a biological father and the daughter he did not know he had. After watching their heartwarming encounter, I was struck by how he acknowledged a new member of his family. He used words to the effect of...

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InSights – In-Consistent

InSights – In-Consistent

There seems to be a great deal of inconsistency in the world these days and it can sometimes lead to a sense of chaos and churn. While great things are born out of chaos and churn, there are times when consistency provides a more useful and clear message. Think about...

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In-Sights – In-Flexibility

In-Sights – In-Flexibility

In June, I had the opportunity to attend my first formal teacher training which was held at a facility in a small town in the UK. I had been told that the facility did not have hair dryers and I dutifully packed the travel one I had used in the UK before, along with...

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Flow and Alignment – Teamwork within Yourself

Flow and Alignment – Teamwork within Yourself

Stepping into flow sometimes happens when we set an intention and the world around us cooperates seamlessly. Think of it like a sports or business team that shares a common goal. All the players work together to make it happen as a unit, stepping into the energy of...

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Taking Ownership – Choosing How to Respond

Taking Ownership – Choosing How to Respond

Before I became focused on the world of personal improvement, I held roles in corporate America related to customer satisfaction and business process quality. There were several phrases that have stuck with me from that time: How come we never have enough time to do...

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Life Transitions – Honoring Our Unique Journey

Life Transitions – Honoring Our Unique Journey

Throughout our lives there are many transition points, but the personal significance of each event varies by person. For some people, milestone birthdays serve as transition points; for others events such as graduation, starting a job, getting married are when life...

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Life Transitions – Honoring the Generations

Life Transitions – Honoring the Generations

I was recently reading an item on LinkedIn referencing a term we sometimes call people that might be considered derogatory. I was scanning the comments and saw one that suggested that the use of this term should end with the last of the baby boomers. My first reaction...

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How We Receive – Feedback

How We Receive – Feedback

We all have many opportunities to receive and give feedback. As children, students, friends, employees, and team members, we are given formal and informal input on our behaviors, our looks, and our performance, among others. As parents, teachers, bosses, and leaders,...

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How We Receive – Perception and Judgments

How We Receive – Perception and Judgments

My last blog included a reference to the number of people from both sides of my family. After reading the blog post, one of my cousins pointed out an aspect that I had excluded – the difference in size of the generations. As I sat with her feedback, I came to see how...

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Connecting with Other – Exclusions

Connecting with Other – Exclusions

Having experienced and studied systemic constellations for over a decade, I have seen a pattern that creates an impact in peoples’ lives and the lives’ of the next generation – exclusion. During the luncheon after my mom’s service, I noticed that while there were...

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Connecting with others – Good Deeds and Mitzvahs

Connecting with others – Good Deeds and Mitzvahs

Before and after my Mom’s passing, there were synchronicities and signs that became apparent. One thing that struck me as I listened to her friends was how she liked to give of herself. Whether it was as a resource instructor helping students with learning challenges...

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A Letting Go – Creating New Meaning

A Letting Go – Creating New Meaning

To continue with things I’ve learned from the recent passing of my mom, I wanted to share an experience from clearing out her apartment. When she moved there nine years ago, my mom took beautiful artwork, tasteful pieces of furniture, and enough photographs to fill an...

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A Letting Go – Dedication to my Mom

A Letting Go – Dedication to my Mom

Over the last few months, I took a break from my blogging while my Mom was journeying through the final months of her life. I lacked the inspiration to write over that time, and felt my higher priority was to work through all the “end-of-life” twists and turns and...

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Pet Peeves – What They Might Say About You

Pet Peeves – What They Might Say About You

One day I was at the grocery store in the section that features pastries you buy in small quantities. I noticed a woman getting a box of small cookies and for every two that went in the container for checkout, another one went into her mouth. While I’m sure that...

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Differing Pathways – Achieving a Goal

Differing Pathways – Achieving a Goal

There are many different pathways to achieve a goal. Some people believe all that is needed is to create a vision, define a strategy, identify actions and take steps forward. While there might be obstacles, they can be addressed as they appear. My experience is that...

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Differing Pathways – Aligning with your Passion

Differing Pathways – Aligning with your Passion

As a manager and coach, I have been fascinated when looking at the career paths people have chosen. I have heard stories of people who knew from the age of 3 what they wanted to be – firefighter, doctor, or engineer – and they stay with that for their entire career. I...

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Two Ends of The Spectrum – Illusion or Reality?

Two Ends of The Spectrum – Illusion or Reality?

I recently took a picture of an outdoor scene and as I looked at it in my phone gallery, I noticed that it did not look “real”; it looked like an optical illusion with no fancy editing on my part. Then I saw a share on LinkedIn regarding the “Iceberg Illusion” which...

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Dangling Threads – People Dumping

Dangling Threads – People Dumping

During a class I attended recently, we were having a break time conversation that came around to the topic of what to do when a long-term relationship suddenly ends without any closure. Of course there are reasons such as death which preclude any type of closure....

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Parallels – Team and Individual Goals

Parallels – Team and Individual Goals

All of the corporate roles I’ve had involved teams - hundreds of them. There were teams driving process improvement, facilitating mergers and acquisitions, and overseeing the development of products and services, among others. Whether it was leading them, facilitating...

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Perspective – It Can Be All in How You See It

Perspective – It Can Be All in How You See It

The lens or filter of perspective has implications for how we receive and interpret the behaviors of others and receive the world around us. Perspective changes with new life experiences, when we take on different roles, and can call on us to be flexible when “looking...

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Perspective – Can You or Can’t You

Perspective – Can You or Can’t You

Many of us have seen the quote from Henry Ford - “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.” In speaking with several people recently, I’ve been struck by the influence of their can or cannot perspective and how it reinforces the point of this...

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Lesson From My Garden – Cultivating a Vision

Lesson From My Garden – Cultivating a Vision

In looking out at my garden one day, I realized how a vision I had several years ago had become a reality. I always loved the striking blue blossoms of certain hydrangeas but never had planted one.  For some reason, the idea stuck in my mind, so I decided to visit the...

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