Powerful Questions

There’s a question in my coaching prep that I can never seem to answer. Debrief of last week’s inquiry. (a designated powerful question for the week – the power is in the asking of the question – getting curious and inquiring into its meaning for you.) Before each coaching session, I go through and answer […]

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Happy New Year!

I’m on my third New Year’s adventure. Last year I went to Montevideo, and the year before to Paris. I’m not big on the holidays, or on New Year’s resolutions, but I like this time of year to escape. The day to day slows down, and for all the markers of time are arbitrary, I […]

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Habits that Helped in 2017

My coach had been taking me through some things reflecting on the past year, which has been brutal on a number of levels. The word I set for the year was “thrive” but it felt a lot more like “survive” most of the time. One of the things I did at the end of last […]

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The Goals Spreadsheet

At the end of the year, my coach had me make a list of 40 goals for 2017. They range from the very professional to the very personal. From the serious to the purely for fun. Of course, I broke them into sections and put them in a spreadsheet. At the start of each month I […]

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Item: One Passport

I keep my passport in a case that says “without this I’m nothing”. I love this case, because I love the friend who gave it to me, and because that is exactly how I feel about my passport. I’m sure in German there’s a word for the adventurer’s fear of being separated from their passport. I […]

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One of Those Days

I had one of those days last week. I woke up later than I wanted to, and it took me a while to get moving. Then just as I was getting started, I realized that I had to deal with some insurance thing, which was – of course – a complete pain. Eventually, I was out […]

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This Week

Life Getting random beauty treatments here in BA. This week I tried this thing that my roommate and I call “Electrocution” (they name it something less terrifying at the salon). And also got a massage, which was good. Finally found good sushi! And hung out with people a lot more than has been normal lately. Checked […]

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This Week

Life Went to the spa for a random beauty treatment involving being frozen, and a facial, and laser. Also got a massage, which was great – needed! Worked out, read books, did a little exploring of the botanical gardens, and found some new places to eat. Work Busy – catching up with people before they […]

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This Week

Life Saw a little bit (well: one art gallery) of Philly, and then came “home” to BA. Trying to rehydrate and get back to normal life – had a really good workout, and went exploring. I went to the National Museum of Fine Arts and watched the sun set at the Floralis Genérica. It was lovely! […]

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This Week

Life Flew back from São Paulo. Managed to get a massage and a hair cut! Work First week out of support and in my role. Couple of intense days of 1:1s, then came to Philly for WordCamp US. Media Still reading Georgette Heyer, still re-watching Drop Dead Diva – love that show. Still plodding through Thinking Fast […]

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