Posts Tagged ‘New Job’

Breathe Easy

Monday, July 9th, 2012

The theme of my life over the last month has been to focus on breathing. I attended a spiritual retreat the week of my birthday. There were opportunities for group meditations and we were often reminded to pay attention to our breathing, inhale and exhale. While in Colorado there were many large forest fires burning. As we drove back though Wyoming billowing clouds of smoke filled the sky. Focus on breathing clean air. Shortly after I returned home I came down with pertussis – aka. Whooping cough; to breathe in and to breathe out was extremely difficult and accompanied with coughing spasms.
As I write this I’m recovering, with gratitude for my Mind Body bridging. These are skills I teach in the Managing Stress at Work and in Life class. Listening to the back ground noise, noticing tension in my body, resting into my breath, feeling gravity on my body, managing my breathing: I practice, practice, practice. I’m amazed at how helpful this practice has been in managing and transforming my body’s stress.
Join me starting on Wednesday, July 18th for Managing Stress at Work and in Life, a four-week small group coaching program practicing Mind/Body Bridging.  It works.

I Can SEE Clearly NOW!

Monday, May 21st, 2012

I can see clearly now…the clouds have gone.
I love clean windows and this weekend I cleaned my windows inside and out. It was a lovely day on Saturday in Salt Lake City. (I get inspired when I clean.)

I started to sing the song I can see clearly now:
I can see clearly now the rain has gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s going to be a bright, bright sunshiny day

I think I can make it now the pain has gone
And all of the bad feelings have disappeared
Here is the rainbow I’ve been praying for
It’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day

Look all around there’s nothing but blue skies
Look straight ahead nothing but blue skies

Johnny Nash – 1972

Wow what inspiring words. A few weeks ago at the Career Success Network, participants were asked to remember who they are and their purpose. They were reminded that you don’t need to find it – it’s there and has been all along. Everyone felt inspired by the amazing statements some came up with during our short time together. Others left that night to ponder their intentions, their outcomes – to report in on June 5th when we meet again.

My partner commented on the way home, “You should have told them about the tests.” These sessions are so uplifting and energizing and I suspect too much information dampens the lightness in that moment when you remember and profess your authentic self. In June we will confront the universal tests by asking that time-honored question; “Are you sure?”

Back to the windows. It’s brilliantly clear looking out the windows right after they are washed. It wasn’t that I couldn’t see out but I realize now that they were covered with a thin layer of grime; and what I could see was a bit fuzzy and unclear. And it’s true that I know the windows won’t stay clean for long. Just like those windows, life can become a bit unclear; and isn’t this true of our career life as well?

My younger twenty-something clients are often very clear on what they want, where they are going and how it’s going to be. Those in their forties and beyond feel lost, unclear and exhausted. The sparkle of who they are can no longer be seen through that layer of grime.

Getting back in touch with your life purpose and creating a compelling intention and outcome for yourself can help you clear that layer away. Checking in with a trusted career consultant is something you should consider as part of your spring career cleaning. Like washing windows it helps you to see clearly.

I can help you bring the sparkle back to your career path. Join me and Susan Waldron on June 5th at the Career Success Network and I will explain the universal tests and the importance of revisiting your vision and setting clear intention.

Until then,
It’s a bright, bright, sunshiny day!