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Starting small…the power of turtle steps

After writing my last post and taking out my journals to photograph them, I got curious. What was I writing about in 2014? What was happening in my life? I remembered sketching the pattern of the window screen as the shadows fell on the page of my journal. Maybe I didn’t have much to say.

I started writing in February for 15-20 minutes per day. I used a little red tomato timer that ticked loudly and had a jarring alarm. I got rid of it shortly thereafter and switched to a less noisy way of telling myself it was time to stop.

Some of those early pages were barely filled. I spent time just day dreaming. What did I want to write about? I complained that my hand and arm hurt from writing. I wrote “Tonight I’m writing that I don’t know what I’m writing about.” I asked myself “Is this important?” I worried that it was selfish of me to spend 20 minutes doing something for myself. I wrote “Keep writing & see if I can get up the courage to start a blog.” I told myself “Feeling afraid is okay.” I drew a mind map from a Google invitation to make the world a better place. I wrote about possibilities and how they made me feel. I started writing with glitter gel pens. I wrote a letter to my Muse and sealed it in an envelope.

I found this poem that I wrote in that first book and wanted to share it with you because we never know where our first small steps may take us.

If You Plant a Seed…

If you plant a sleepy seed will it grow into a dream?

If you plant a crayon will it grow into a rainbow?

If you plant a stone will it grow into a mountain?

If you plant a note will it grow into a song?

If you plant a raindrop will it grow into a river?

If you plant a feather will it grow into a bird?

If you plant a fingernail will it grow into the moon?

If you plant a diamond will it grow into a star?

If you plant a smile will it grow into a friend?

If you plant a kiss will it grow into true love?

If you plant a brick will it grow into a house?

If you plant a tear will it grow into the sea?

If you plant a whisker will it grow into a kitten?

If you plant a cotton ball will it grow into a cloud?

If you plant a word will it grow into a book?

If you plant a wish, what will it grow into?

What seeds do you dream of planting? What might they become?





Breathe Mom 2.0

When I started this blog three years ago I had no idea where I was going with it. And to be honest, I’m still not sure! Between the time I started the blog and now I’ve gone through several transitions. For the past several months I’ve been enrolled in Martha Beck Life Coach Training and I’m ready to start coaching.

So what is life coaching?

First of all life coaching is NOT therapy. If you have a serious issue that’s affecting your mental health, please see a therapist. Also, life coaching is NOT me telling you what to do! Using a variety of tools I help you uncover your own answers, through examining your thoughts and beliefs, and getting clear on what you want.

  • If you’re in a time of transition or feel the need for a change, life coaching can help you negotiate the steps.
  • If you feel like something is missing, maybe just out of reach, life coaching can help you to find it.
  • If you want to explore and rediscover your creativity, life coaching can help you find your dream and make it a reality.
  • If you want to find time for something that’s important to you, a meditation practice, being in nature, or spending time with your family, life coaching can help you identify your priorities.

If you’re interested in learning more about life coaching please contact me for a free 30 minute initial phone consultation. If it seems like we’re a good match we can schedule time to work together for longer. You can schedule here or send me a message.

I’m looking forward to connecting with you!