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I am with you. Take a deep breath. We’re going to be OK. When I lead retreats, I often begin by asking each participant, “What are the calming, self-soothing words you *most need* to hear right now?" Perhaps they…
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My jazz pianist son is downstairs in the living room (loudly) riffing on a John Coltrane piece while Skyping with his piano teacher, my husband is at the kitchen table on a conference call with his global software development team and I’m…
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Years ago I remember being in a workshop with Richard Carlson, a gifted teacher, father and the author of Slowing Down to the Speed of Life, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff (It’s All Small Stuff) and many other best-selling titles. Richard…
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For the past two weeks I've been waking up at 4:59 a.m. My fall is really full and my mind has been running wild about all my perceived problems: creating an ideal support team for my business, finishing my new web site, addressing my…
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I just returned from a month-long writing sabbatical in Brevard, NC, a journey I’ve made for the last three summers. Although the month was more of a lesson in being with what is (what a roller coaster June was!), I am always grateful for…
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Recently I watched the Ant-Man and the Wasp movie with my husband and son (always a huge feat to find something the three of us will like!). The primary antagonist, Ava Starr can phase through solid matter as a result of a childhood accident involving radiation from the “Quantum Realm” that caused her individual cells to constantly separate and reunite. She repeatedly phases in and out of reality, a condition that causes her constant, excruciating pain.
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Last month I received some news that was quite painful. But in the week that followed, my thoughts around what had occurred were downright tortuous. Until, in a Nia dance class, I heard my Wise Self say loud and clear, “Renee, don’t create more pain for yourself than is necessary.” This stopped me in my tracks. It helped me to realize my role in what was happening.
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At my last UNLEASHED ATX workshop in Austin, I was visiting with two long-time entrepreneurs who both shared they were getting signs it was time to let their business go so they could harness and redirect their energy towards “what’s next.” But, easier said than done. Both have spent years and a good chunk of change investing in their brands and felt torn around the idea of quitting, even if they knew it was the right thing to do (check out this great NPR podcast on the upside of quitting).
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Recently while I was at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health leading a women's retreat, I met an executive who was the dean at a large medical school. She said they had just added a class on work-life balance and resiliency to their medical school curriculum. But she wonders if her young doctors in training will see the value of this course for their patients–and themselves– as they navigate their intense pace.
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This month I have been managing so many moving pieces -- working on our new web site, training new team members, booking new speaking engagements and workshops, vetting new partnerships--that I have found it hard just to hear myself think.
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Recently I was leading a life balance workshop for a sales team on Building Your Support Network. When I asked the group to take a few minutes to sketch out what an ideal professional/personal support team would look like for each of them, the room got very quiet. Most in the room admitted that the idea of asking for and receiving help was a foreign concept; some said they even saw it as a weakness.
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Last week in the middle of my NIA class, I looked at myself in the mirror and thought, "Wow, you've aged, you really look tired." I was tired. Not "I didn't get a good night's sleep tired," but tired from the emotionally intense rollercoaster…