gratitude

clients bring clarity to my life…huge gratitude

November 29, 2012
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Sexual freedom, a deep appreciation for our military, and a renewed interest in my children: these are just some of the gifts my clients have given me. As I count my blessings, my clients top the list, for they bring depth and dimension to my life. The relationship between coach and client is holy because […]

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melody, harmony and gratitude for musical brothers

November 18, 2012
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  My brother, Steve Mullen, made music Rockstar Fabulous and approachable at the same time. He’s been interested in music as long as he’s been interested in baseball, which is to say all his life, and with equal, giddy fascination. All my memories with him are tied up with music. 9 years my senior, I […]

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the amazing grace of sharing songs

November 13, 2012
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I am 17.  I’ve spent more than an hour on my hair. I wear a dress that has absorbed a few swear words while my mother struggled with the sewing machine because the fabric is sheer and every seam is Frenchly pressed. Still, after all this time with my hair, I’m ready early and my […]

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community provides the background to see each individual

November 8, 2012
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I am grateful for aspen trees, especially at this time of year. Their leaves turn golden as if the sun has come to shine inside the white bark trunk of every tree and glow out the tip of each shimmering leaf. Are you aware that a grove of aspen trees is a single organism? This […]

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a month of soulful gratitude

November 5, 2012
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Nothing makes me happier than listing the things for which I’m grateful. The simple reason is that, as I notice things that make my life wonderful, the Beauty of the thing GROWS. Why is this? Focus brings clarity. So I’m beginning my gratitude month with photography. I have a cadre of photographer friends who have […]

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blueberries and facebook groups

August 28, 2012
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I hated technology. Until, like kindergarten, it gave me friends. On my first day of kindergarten I remember the way I clutched at my mother’s hand and how she wiggled her fingers away. Then I sat down with those cuisenaire rods. I fell in love with the colors of the rectangular rows. I sorted and […]

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how I solved my writing conundrum in 8 minutes by tuning into my brain’s neuroplasticity

August 7, 2012
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Sometimes I sit at my computer waiting for the words to come. And they don’t. So I fidget. And Google. Then I begin to panic. My amygdala (that little part of my brain that controls fight and flight) can’t tell the difference between this type of computer conundrum and a herd of angry cattle eager […]

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telling the truth with authentic gesture

July 27, 2012
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Dr. Nick Morgan is grateful he can cross his arms when he wants to be left alone, or that his lips turn naturally upward in a smile of welcome when his wife walks in the room. There was a time, just after his 17th birthday that he had to make a conscious effort for the […]

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colorado fires: disaster and delight

July 17, 2012
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The Colorado Fires snuck into the most normal moments of people’s lives. I was taking pictures of my son’s 4H archery practice located about 30 minutes from our home when I saw a slurry bomber fly overhead and snapped a photo. I found out later that plane was just returning from dumping bright orange retardant […]

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gratitude chases out fear

July 9, 2012
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I can’t hold fear and gratitude in my mind simultaneously. This is something Yvette Francino taught me as we partnered weekly.  It was a bigger lesson she was to learn while she watched her dear friend die. I am regularly fearful that I am not doing enough. I focus on the meal I didn’t make […]

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gratitude: using bitter to reveal sweet

June 12, 2012
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I sip bitter coffee and I’m grateful for the walks I took in deep forests with my father just after he left my mother. I was five years old. His steps were big to my little but we’d walk 2 hours at a time. My coffee today helps me understand why I treasure the loneliness […]

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