One of my goals this year was to share more of my "self" and tell more of my story. I long to, as cherished and recently departed Maya Angelou put it, "... write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart."
Stories help us connect with others - and they help us learn. We learn from other people's successes and mistakes. And when someone stands up and shows who they are, we recognize ourselves and also recognize what we are NOT, so stories help people understand who they are too.
The seasons (cycles of the earth, moon and sun) are deeply rooted in our lives. In summer nature is growing, flowing and blossoming - the fruits are sweet, fat and deliciously juicy. Vegetable gardens are ripe for picking and vacations come, not a day too soon!
In the Northern hemisphere, summer is a time when we spend more time outdoors, in nature and/or near water. Flowers bloom, birds, butterflies and all forms of nature abound everywhere. Summer gives us many opportunities to be outdoors in nature, to relax and enjoy leisure time, to stop and notice the beauty around us. Read More...
Coaching Tools and 7 Other Life Vision Exercise Ideas!
I get a lot of questions from coaches who want to help their clients with life planning or life visioning. Often people - and their coaches - are looking for a catch-all tool, workbook, visualisation or some other technique to help their clients.
The thing is, there are endless life vision exercises and ways to come up with a life plan. Maybe that's why we sometimes feel overwhelmed and need help.
First, let's get clear about why people might want a life vision:
Well, if you don't know what you want Read More...