Author Archives: JoMo

Keep taking a stand against racism – practices for a turning world, week 3

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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Educated by Tara Westover

This quotation sums up the book for me. It is about the choice and the cost of following our own truth: “I will offer, one final time, to give you a blessing,” he said. The blessing was a mercy. He … Continue reading

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Deep work by Cal Newport

Adapted from a post in Smarter Living on the New York Times on 14 January 2019 Deep work is the activity of focusing without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It describes, in other words, when you’re really locked into … Continue reading

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying

Marie Kondo says that we should hold each item in our home and allow it to speak to us, we should ask ourselves the question: “Does this spark joy?” If not we should acknowledge and appreciate the purpose of that … Continue reading

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If you sit still….

All that you are seeking, is also seeking you. If you sit still, it will find you. It has been waiting for you a long time.” CLARISSA PINKOLA ESTES

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Zen Practice

Watch your mind, how it comes into being, how it operates. As you watch your mind, you discover yourself as the watcher. When you stand motionless, only watching, you discover your self as the light behind the watcher. The source … Continue reading

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