Welcome to a fantastic journey – one you never asked for, signed up for or (probably) trained for. As much as it feels that your world has come crashing down around you, or that you can’t possibly handle this, the truth is more complicated than that. The truth is that there will be high’s and lo’s to this journey that you may only be able to appreciate down the road. The truth is also that you already have the one key ingredient for success: you love your child.
I realized this week that there might be a fifth fear response: force.
That’s because all of us – whether high-flyers or bedridden – have more inputs coming at us every day than we can process, so all of us need some system for deciding which things to do and which things to put off or pass over.
A year ago I was sitting in bed mid-way through watching ‘Beauty and the Beast’ with my daughter when the phone rang. Through sobs and gasps I heard a very good friend utter the devastating words … “he’s dead”. Her world had shattered in a heartbeat – completely out of the blue. That morning herContinue reading “On Grieving”
I was sitting with a friend the other day and she asked me, “Heather, what exactly is a life coach? What do you do?” And I figured maybe she wasn’t the only one who was uncertain…
Sitting with requires that we allow ourselves to feel the feelings of loss and grief, fear, rejection, being silenced or abandoned. It’s difficult, but difficult isn’t the same as impossible.
Essentially, a liminal space is the space that we occupy in the midst of transitions. And there is something about a liminal space that puts us humans on edge.
What if the challenge of choosing to be present was only ‘hard’, not ‘impossible’?
Yesterday we talked about the value of being present in the midst of our activities – specifically physical activities such as running. Today I want to get a bit more curious …
One of the things you will often hear me grumble about in my race reports is when people where headphones during races. It’s about safety in part, but what if there was more to it than that?