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We Don’t Arrive, We Grow

November 27, 2018

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It’s common for any of us to become dissatisfied with work.   Whether we’re simply no longer happy or there is a longing for more meaning, it behooves us to address unhappiness at work and prevent it from spilling over to the rest of our lives. While work will never meet all our needs for personal […]

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Making Sense of Passion & Purpose in Career: My Story

September 18, 2018

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 “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”   Mary Oliver Mary Oliver’s question calls us to wake up and live intentionally, connected to the natural world.  Arriving at this “plan for your one life” and living it to the fullest is paramount. Some would call that our inner sense […]

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How Ego Can Get in The Way of Your Career (and Life)

July 24, 2018

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You’re Fired!  Career change often happens to people in an abrupt way—there is an event such as a termination or layoff.  The change event itself is momentary, usually lasting an hour to a day.  But it is the internal process of adjusting to change, dealing with shocked emotions, and managing our way forward—transition—that determines how […]

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Work, Life, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves

May 15, 2018

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Telling ourselves stories is how we make sense of the world — we all do it, all the time. It’s as if our minds are on automatic story-making-up and re-telling mode. Whether it is some variation of your own history that ends in “things generally work out for me,” or “I don’t have enough time,” […]

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Perfectionism: Mapping the Vast Interior Part IV/ Looking North

December 26, 2017

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This is a continuation of a blog about perfectionism that began with a posting on March 21, 2017:  “Perfectionism: Mapping the Vast Interior Part I/Facing East.”  Read it along with Parts II and III if you can. So happy to welcome you as we resume our journey around the Sacred Medicine Wheel, visiting the Four […]

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Perfectionism: Mapping the Vast Interior Part III/Going West

September 5, 2017

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This is a continuation of a blog about perfectionism that began with a posting March 21 2017:  “Perfectionism: Mapping the Vast Interior Part I/Facing East.” Read it and Part II/Heading South before starting Part III/Going West if you can.  So happy to welcome you all as we resume our journey around the Sacred Medicine Wheel, […]

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Perfectionism: Mapping the Vast Interior Part II/Heading South

June 20, 2017

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This is a continuation of a blog about perfectionism that began with a posting March 21, 2017: “Perfectionism: Mapping the Vast Interior Part I/Facing East.” Read it before starting Part II/Heading South if you can. Glad to welcome you all as we resume our journey around the Sacred Medicine Wheel, visiting the Four Directions and […]

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Perfectionism: Mapping the Vast Interior, Part 1

March 20, 2017

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Clients talk some about their perfectionistic tendencies. They share dilemmas from concrete to spiritual matters as they work hard to set their lives and careers on the right track.  But many are confused and paralyzed by their ideals, those goals that if achieved will make everything all right. It seems to be in our nature […]

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On Not Letting Work Pre-Occupy Our Lives

September 1, 2015

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How many of you who read the newspaper — be ready to symbolically raise your hand — read the obituaries? Hand-raisers don’t worry, you’re actually in good company, as over half of newspaper readers do. I do, and for me, these abbreviated biographies, the time and place of a person’s beginnings, their educational and career […]

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Job Search Zen – Part One: Perspective for an Oftentimes Hard Journey

October 13, 2014

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  Take out a white piece of paper. Breathe. What are your gifts? What have you accomplished? What is the work of your hands? Place this on the paper. Breathe. This is the hardest thing. There is help if you are stuck. A counselor. Breathe. Send your paper into the cloud. Push and pull from […]

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