Welcome to 2023Feb 17, 2023
It is a delight to be connecting with you again.
You may have boldly begun your year where everything is slotting into place, and you are sure this year will be your year to love more, dance more, create, and rest more.
Or your plans may not have turned out the way you had hoped; mine has certainly had some twists and turns.
In January, I was meant to travel to New York and Puerto Rico, but the night before I boarded the plane, I found myself in the emergency ward with severe abdominal pain.
It was a major health scare at the time, and although the cause has been resolved, it does mean I will have surgery in the next couple of weeks.
I do not often find myself in the medical system, but when a family member or I do, I am deeply aware of how lucky I am to live in a country where (although sometimes flawed, like us all) we are taken care of and supported.
This week was my first week back coaching, and I am grateful for the dynamic and committed clients I get to walk alongside as they take responsibility for what is and what is not working in their lives while at the same time navigating their power and unique contribution in the world.
When I was training with Brenè Brown, she said, “I work in diverse environments because I want a diverse life”, and those words hit me and settled deep inside me. And from that moment, I decided that I wanted a diverse coaching practice because I also want to live a diverse life.
Diversity is many things, and I am still learning and unlearning.
Last year I was invited to write, rehearse, and give a TEDx talk. The event’s theme was ‘Beyond the Binary’, and listening to the other speakers filled me with hope for a future where more people feel they belong in more spaces. It also reminded me how much I have to learn to create and facilitate those spaces for others.
My TEDx talk is now live.
If you have thirteen minutes, I invite you to watch, like, and comment (kind comments!); the Tedx trolling is quite a thing.
May my talk remind you of your power, ignite your power, and give you permission to share your power in a way that allows others to feel their power too.
It really is soul nourishing to connect with you again.
How has your year begun?
Has there been magic and mystery?
Challenges and calamities?
A mix of both?
Wishing you a weekend of loving more, dancing more, creating more, and resting more.
As always, I would love to hear your insights, thoughts or musings.