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Growing up, our overachiever family placed a high value on competency. Often that translated into a critical mindset toward self and others, where we frequently saw the bad before the good. This way of being, like all patterns, became habitual…
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Last week I found myself sitting in my car in a downtown parking garage feeling exhausted. All day I had been juggling Austin traffic, conference calls, schedule changes and work requests from my team. Now, I couldn't find a parking spot, I…
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The words, "We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are," flooded in this morning. My coaching/consulting firm is in the midst of some structural/staff changes and I'm watching myself flail like a fish out of water without a full…
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I recently took a week off from work to unplug (no computer use, email, TV/movies and only minimal phone use). I spent the time pulling weeds in the early morning, journaling, doing creative visioning for my business, taking evening strolls…
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Last week, I had "one of those days" .... double booked appointments, a miscommunication with a vendor, tech gremlins gone wild, a lost check— and suddenly everything felt like it was going from bad to worse. I was trying to wrap up an intense…
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This morning as I prepared to head out to my usual morning yoga class, I remembered hearing about a beginner modern dance class that had peaked my interest. I'm an avid yogi and Nia fan but I haven't done any type of dance in decades. But, spurred…
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I was visiting with a good friend last week who was feeling exhausted, frustrated and saddened that her recent family vacation was not what she had intended. "We crammed too much in, checked our work email too often and didn't build in enough downtime. I don't feel like we really got to connect as a family or take full advantage of our magical surroundings," she shared.
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I just returned from Ireland and am excited to dive into a creative project I'll be working on this summer in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I am also exhausted from the intense emotional roller-coaster I've been on for the last six months and know I need time for deep relaxation. So this week I'm sitting with how I want to feel on Labor Day and where to direct my energy over the next 90 days. What's your intention for this summer?
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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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Whenever these calls come in, I try and encourage my friends to slow down, step back and approach this process with mindfulness and intention. Take your time to get this right; you’re going to be sharing your innermost thoughts and feelings with this person. I’m a big fan of psychotherapy as one of many healing modalities.
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This past weekend I was visiting with some friends who have been navigating recent loss and trauma. My friend Elena turned to me and asked, "Renee, what do you do when you feel shaken to your core?" I thought for a moment about all the hard times I've endured since my twenties and answered, "I do yoga."