Author Archives: JoMo

The First Agreement: Be Impeccable with your Word

We make agreements with ourselves and with others all the time, explains Don Miguel Ruiz in his book “The Four Agreements.” We also make agreements with ourselves around who we are, what we believe and how to behave. Often these … Continue reading

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What’s still unclosed for you?

I have a friend who inexplicably broke up with me. There’s something in this that still feels open and charged. Maybe if I knew the reason why I could close this chapter. But right now it still hurts. And it … Continue reading

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Are you ready to do the hard stuff?

Are you ready to do the hard stuff?   Apparently Mark Twain once said that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that … Continue reading

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Christmas Letter

It’s coming to a close, for better or for worse.  Here’s a little wrap from me and how I want to integrate this big and wild and crazy year: When the world locked down, we were asked to show up … Continue reading

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Grow by giving – practices for being in the world

For some of us it comes easy, and for others, like myself, giving sometimes feels awkward. I worry about the power issues, the “how much is enough” issues, and then there are the “is this really wanted” thoughts. It’s no … Continue reading

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Keep taking a stand against racism – practices for being in the world

I keep thinking about the people who raised Derek Chauvin, killer of George Floyd, and I keep thinking about the friends that must have affirmed him. I keep thinking about what messages his community must have sent him over and … Continue reading

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The Enneagram in Autobiography

Take a look at these covers of different autobiographies and see how the nine personality styles of the Enneagram allow insight into their famous authors. Of course, these are guesses into these authors’ Enneagram styles, but they are guesses that … Continue reading

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Practice for moving into flow

This practice is adapted from the work of Wendy Palmer. It is a way of re-centering the body and coming back into a place of flow.   Into flow   Sit comfortably and gently close your eyes Notice your breath … Continue reading

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Coaching and art

I am frequently asked to describe what coaching is. It can be summed up by a line from Leonard Cohen’s well known song, Dance me to the End of Love: “Show me slowly what I only know the limits of.” … Continue reading

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Death and dying

How do you view your own death? I was impressed by this delivery on the subject of death by Steven Jenkinson, ceremonialist and author of the book “Die Wise” (2015). He talks about how as a culture there is death … Continue reading

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