Archive for July, 2008


July 26th, 2008

July 26, 2008

After returning from the Big Island of Hawaii recently, I feel compelled to write about my experience of the volcano called Kilauea, possibly the most active volcano in the world.  It caught me by surprise.  Not only was it mesmerizing to watch, but it acted as a perspective-builder and a reminder of the power lurking beneath the earth’s surface.  We are only here for a short time as each of us borrows a bit of space on our planet.  Yet, the earth is re-generating and re-creating itself all the time as volcanoes and other natural miracles take place all the time.  My life feels so small in comparison to the magnificent energy that Kilauea possesses and it was truly awe-inspiring as I witnessed the “natural fireworks” where its lava makes its deposit into the mighty pacific.

Where does all of this leave me?  It certainly allows me to put into perspective my life and the day-to-day challenges that I face, and it also reminds me of how my recovery has given me the gift of taking myself on more adventures and being present for them.  Isn’t that the challenge for most of us?  How do we create adventure in our life and how do we stay present enough to experience the joy and wonder of the moment?  I wish all of you joy, wonder and adventure this summer and beyond and highly recommend a visit to Kilauea, the perspective-builder.


July 6th, 2008

July 6, 2008

On this Independence Day Weekend it reminds me of the freedom that recovery from addictive and compulsive behaviors offers each of us.  Before I stumbled into the world of coaching back in 2001, I had been feeling quite stuck and tunnel-visioned about what the future had to offer.  I had been working as a psychotherapist for more than 10 years and had been in recovery for 7 years, but something didn’t feel right to me.  I knew I wanted to create something different in my life and in my career, but I wasn’t sure how to make this happen.  As a result of working with a terrific coach, I began to open the aperture to limitless possibilities such as developing a coaching business, travelling more frequently and most recently, adopting a cocker spaniel after 25 years of living without a dog.  This is the freedom and expansiveness that recovery and coaching brought into my life, and I invite you to ask yourself what will create more freedom in this next chapter of your life.