Day 21 :: What ask can I make today?

What ask can I make today?

30 days, 30 questions, day 21: What ask can I make today? When you read this question, does it make you recoil, conjuring up feelings of fear, shame or inadequacy? Making an ask isn’t easy. Somewhere along the way, asking others for support became something shrouded in shame, embarrassment and vulnerability. Whether it’s an entrepreneur asking for investment, a mom wanting a hand with raising children or someone just needing a listening ear, there’s a sense that asking for anything is a sign of weakness. But it’s not and the Ted Talk by Amanda Palmer on the Art of Asking … Read More

Day 20 :: What is my body telling me?

What is my body telling me?

30 days, 30 questions, day 20: What is my body telling me? From Richard Strozzi Heckler: “if we live at a distance from the life of our body we’re unable to feel ourselves, and if we are unable to feel it’s difficult to learn, change, and transform ourselves.” This is why I chose Integral coaching, because of the heavy emphasis placed on the heart, the mind AND the body and their connection to each other. So how can we even begin to feel back into our bodies? Start small. Notice your breathing. Is it slow and full or fast and … Read More

Day 19 :: What loving action can you do for someone today?

What loving action can you do for someone today?

30 days, 30 questions, day 19: What loving action can you do for someone today? Compassion, care and kindness – how can the spirit of these words be infused into something you do for someone else today? It can be simple, like giving an extra long hug to your partner, buying coffee for the person next in line, or surprising a friend with a bouquet of flowers. Or giving change or a sandwich to the homeless man on the corner. It can even just be a few words of encouragement to someone who needs to hear them. The best of part … Read More

Day 18 :: What mattered today?

What mattered today?

30 days, 30 questions, day 18: What mattered today? What would it be like if the quality of your day wasn’t judged by it feeling good or bad or the quantity of things done, but by whether or not your actions reflected what truly mattered to you? For example, having a really difficult conversation in the hopes of resolving a deeper issue leading to a better relationship. Or getting rejected over and over while seeking donations, knowing it’s a worthwhile cause to keep trying for. Or doing absolutely nothing but rest because it’s what the body calls for. Today, it … Read More

Day 17 :: What is my sentence?

What is my sentence?

30 days, 30 questions, day 17: What is my sentence? Today’s question is inspired by my friend Terri Simon, who shared an article with me about finding your passion with 8 thought-provoking questions. From the article: “[this is] a question designed to help you distill purpose and passion to its essence by formulating a single sentence that sums up who you are and what, above all, you aim to achieve.” We live in a world of single sentence descriptions, thanks to social media profiles and short attention spans. But they are handy when people ask what you do and you rather … Read More

Day 16 :: What am I grateful for?

What am I grateful for?

30 days, 30 questions, day 16: What am I grateful for? There are so many benefits to practicing gratitude – more than I can list here. Caught in the inertia of the day, sometimes tuning in to gratitude doesn’t happen until the end of the day. A simple way to build in this habit is to ask yourself one thing you’re grateful for as you settle in for sleep. Along with saying goodnight, my boyfriend and I often exchange answers. Such a great day today! I’m grateful for my work projects going smoothly, a chance to connect better with someone … Read More

Day 15 :: What can I release today?

What can I release today?

30 days, 30 questions, day 15: What can I release today? Set free. Let go. Liberate. What in your life can you unbind from, that is no longer serving you or holding you back? It can be just for today, or maybe the week, the year, or forever. Full moons are considered a powerful time to release and with an eclipse, even more so. It’s a time to step out of the old and into the new. Whether you believe it or not, today’s as good as any to let go of anything keeping you from moving forward in your … Read More

Day 14 :: What is possible today?

What is possible today?

30 days, 30 questions, day 14: What is possible today? “The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” – Robert Frost. The perfect quote to describe today’s question. What may the day bring that you didn’t anticipate? Can space be created for new possibility to thrive? I feel like a lot is possible today. For me, I frequently feel hopeful at the beginning of the week. While I have a framework for what I’ve planned on, I’m often excited and looking forward to what will show up if I stay open and give space. Meaningful connection, fulfilling completion and glimmers … Read More

Day 13 :: What have I enjoyed today?

What have I enjoyed today?

30 days, 30 questions, day 13: What have I enjoyed today? A simple question to ask at the end of the day, before bed, to reflect and appreciate. I really enjoyed sleeping in, taking a walk in the sun and finally making a home cooked meal today. The perfect way to spend this Sunday.

Day 12 :: What is most important to accomplish today?

What is most important to me to accomplish today?

30 days, 30 questions, day 12: What is most important to accomplish today? Why? It’s not always a matter of quantity, but quality. There are probably plenty of things to be accomplished, but what is the most important? It likely changes day to day, even moment to moment. Coming from importance helps to ground actions into what truly matters. Today, what’s important to me is to get present. To not think about the week ahead, trying to sneak in some pre-work. To get outside and enjoy the sun. To free the space in my mind that’s normally filled with work … Read More