So many of us suffer in our worklives. From overwork to miscommunication in the office to the pain of not knowing what it is we’re good at, there’s a lot to sort through. But oftentimes we go overboard and buy into stories about the pain (and ourselves) that aren’t true. The unreasonable expectations of a boss become a story about how we can never get enough done, or about how we’re not savvy enough to keep up in today’s world. Or the snags in a job search become a story about how unemployable we are and how we’ll never find work again.Read More
As some of you know, I was planning on opening enrollment for the Spring cohort of my in-depth coaching program, A Wild New Work, on February 13th. The launch plan was laid out in detail, the program was outlined, and preliminary announcements were made. All signs pointed to pushing forward with my thoughtful plan.Read More
One of the hardest things we face in our careers is knowing when it’s time for something to end, whether it’s a career path, a job, a business partnership, or an idea for a project or offering. I’ve found that the problem isn’t usually whether we or not we know it’s the end, it’s the questioning and second-guessing that we put ourselves through.Read More
What can tulips teach us about reinventing ourselves at work? In this podcast episode, we’ll learn about the tulip’s life cycle and the alchemical process it undergoes in order to bloom each year. From ancient celebrations of new life to Aquarius season and beyond, this episode is full of wisdom about how to work with the energy of early Spring.Read More
In the Winter, the cold weather and shorter days encourage us to stay indoors and do less. For most of us, our worklives are quieter in January than in the bustling Spring and Summer months to come. No matter how busy you feel right now, this is an excellent time to clear some space in your career so that when it’s time to plant new seeds in the Spring, you have the energetic space for the kind of work you desire.Read More
I mostly hate New Year's Eve. If you'd been able to peek in on me on December 31, you would have seen a very grumpy woman whose fight, flight, or freeze system was in overdrive because of all the fireworks going off. Who even uses fireworks anymore?! Miraculously, my toddler stayed asleep and I was in bed by 10.
Even though I feel pretty anti-NYE, I always enjoy New Year's Day. The sense of hitting "reset," the feelings of newness and threshold-crossing, and the palpable opportunities for change are really lovely. I feel all of those things, but I'm also really tired and craving wintry rest.
As we transition into the active half of this year and cross the threshold into 2019, I encourage you to consider what is worthy of your sacred ambition. What is worthy of your singular focus and energetic devotion this year? What mountain is so appealing to you at a deep level that your heart whispers or shouts "yes!" when you imagine ascending it? Your mountain could be a new career, a promotion, new education, a better relationship, or anything that deepens your alignment with your soul's purpose.Read More
Winter is upon us, and as the plants and animals around us prepare to hibernate and deeply rest, we ramp up for a busy holiday season and new year. Despite our shared need for rejuvenation this season, we can ignore the wisdom of Winter and perpetually stay in a cycle of urgency.
In this month’s podcast episode, I explore our innate need for rest this time of year and how we can use it to flourish in our careers.Read More
Wolves play an important part in their ecosystems. They ensure that ungulates like deer and caribou don’t decimate grass and other flora by overgrazing the same areas over and over again. The wolves’ presence keeps deer, coyote, and other populations in check so that all organisms in the ecosystem can thrive.Read More
Are you trying to find ways to make money that won’t make a negative impact on your recovery? Recovering from addiction can be a long, stressful process, so you definitely do not need the added stress of worrying about your finances. Still, expenses and bills need to be paid, so how can you make it all work? If you need to make ends meet while you are in recovery, you may want to read through these helpful tips.Read More