Certainly not

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I’ve been having a lot of conversations lately. They’re on Zoom of course, because where else do people talk? I’ve forgotten any other way. Lockdown-inspired sarcasm aside, I’ve been talking to lots of clients and students and colleagues and friends about “these times” we’re living in. We cover lots of different subjects, on the surface at least, but we end up arriving at the same set of questions.

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Certainty not

 

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We human beings love control and like to think it’s possible to get our arms completely around the course of our lives. We’re always trying to “get on top of things,” so “by next week (next month, next season…never) things will have calmed down.” But, if there’s one thing that will show you who’s boss with that theory, it’s life itself. You can fight it, or you can roll with it. Both can be pretty uncomfortable, but the latter is probably less so, and the discomfort that comes with it is the kind that can be turned into, well, growth, if you let it. How do you manage that? Inhale, exhale, and just be there with it. Some things, people, and events just are what they are. What you decide to make of that can either serve you, or trip you up.

Expectations are everything, right? Or, as it turns out, maybe not having any is the way to go.


Winds of change

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If by some chance you’d forgotten that Spring is a time of epic transformation, your itchy, sneezy nose and watery eyes have probably clued you in. Nature is up to all kinds of tricks this time of year, sprouting abundance where there was previously nothing, and filling the world with color, texture and fragrance of all kinds. It’s also time for big changes in our own lives, as from the pre-K to the MBA, classrooms empty out and diplomas materialize. It’s when beginnings reach their end, and become new beginnings again. It’s exciting, and scary, and as the dramatic swings in weather from day to day reveal, also full of uncertainty. But you love uncertainty, right? LOL…<<sigh>>… Read More