Category Archives: 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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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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Crossing the Threshold

Which do you choose? The blue pill or the red pill? You remember Neo in the movie the Matrix? The blue pill keeps you in the world as you know it, the red pill brings you new knowledge and awareness … Continue reading

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How brave we are

Deep in the Cedarberg mountains, deep in a valley, lies a deep pool surrounded by high rocks. Why would we shed our comfortable clothes and stand near naked on the cliff, willing ourselves to step off into the drop? A … Continue reading

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Flow

Flow is about effortlessly bringing the whole of ourselves to what we are doing and coming to that doing with sureness and confidence. “When in flow, the individual operates at full capacity,” writes Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the psychologist who has pioneered … Continue reading

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Conscious embodiment and the experience of flow

How do we do the big work and stay and expansive and inclusive – even under stress? Wendy Palmer’s work on conscious embodiment is profound. She teaches a centering practice to consciously make use of our larger energy field or … Continue reading

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Why rivers make you happy

If you cut through the rambling and rhetoric, nearly every religion, new-age spiritual guru, or latest self-help best-seller touts the same message: stop dwelling on the past and the future and be in the present. Truly, everyone agrees, fully experiencing … Continue reading

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