How Do You Hold Space? 13 Experts Reveal Their Best Insights + Tips On Holding Space For Others

May 9th, 2016 | 5 comments

  Ah, ‘holding space’… It’s something you’ve probably heard about, but aren’t quite sure exactly what it means. Or is that just me?  I first heard the term a few years ago within a coaching context. Back then I wondered if ‘holding space’ was some sort of euphemism or secret code. Since then I’ve found myself in the presence of…

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A New Year’s Invocation

January 5th, 2016 | no comments

  Let me not seek A new me In this new year   Breathe into me An unconquerable courage To call back The lost or dead-end parts of myself That went into hiding Long ago   Let me alchemize my ashes Into bold new flames   Give me the strength To love all the lost-boys And feral-girls Within my psyche…

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Let it Grow. Let it Go.

December 14th, 2015 | no comments

A story of hair, heavy goals and healing.   I started the year with huge expectations. Of myself, mainly. And of life. Some dreams came true. Others died prematurely or simply faded away. Now that 2015 is drawing to a close, I’m resisting temptation to bypass the present, into the ‘newness’ of a new year. Because as tempting as it feels to…

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What Makes a Great Story, Anyway?

October 10th, 2015 | 3 comments

Why do we judge some stories as “great” and others as “nothing special”?   Is it mass appeal? Dramatic tension? Complexity? Simplicity? Meaning? Movement?   Three stories touched me this week. And this got me thinking…what makes a story “great” anyway?   What are the commonalities? Are they merely entertaining or told well or simply to my taste? Or is…

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