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Boldly Breaking Through

Welcome to my blog ... and to the magic of creating openings and breakthroughs in your life!

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Crossing the Threshold:  A Magical Midlife Moment!

Crossing the Threshold: A Magical Midlife Moment!

  Let me attempt to capture here, if even possible, an inner experience that literally stopped me in my tracks and left me completely out of sorts. It’s that moment when you notice an odd giant space between your thoughts. A truly vacant landscape. A clearing of sorts. In that instant, you’re unsure exactly how … ...
The Gift of Being Seen

The Gift of Being Seen

I’m sure you know the feeling. That moment when someone says or does something that lets you know they completely see and get you. You feel recognized and acknowledged for what makes you quintessentially you. It feels delicious, yes? A sense of aliveness and joy ripples gently through your body. Every cell tingles happily. It’s … ...
Gratitude For Sacred Safe Spaces

Gratitude For Sacred Safe Spaces

Your sacred space is where you find yourself again and again. ~Joseph Campbell To heal, we must feel. Yet, one can’t easily feel unless “held” in a safe way. We all need this. We need the experience of security that comes from feeling safe, where we can simply be and feel trusting there. In the comfort of such … ...
Cheering Our Sisters On!

Cheering Our Sisters On!

“She can’t, or she won’t. Regardless, she doesn’t.” These were the pained words my client uttered while sobbing, struggling to comprehend why her supposedly close friend of many years refused to acknowledge any of her recent accomplishments. My client was completely mystified and heartbroken. In that instant, I felt my chest ache and my breath … ...
Celebrating The Power of Kindness

Celebrating The Power of Kindness

I’ve witnessed so many random acts of kindness these past few months. The juxtaposition of these touching moments with the backdrop of a world which sometimes feels cold, confusing, or frightening, is striking to me. Let us contemplate and celebrate this outpouring of genuine compassion by diving deeper into this way of being. Let’s raise … ...
Pondering Life In-Between:  A Collaboration

Pondering Life In-Between: A Collaboration

By Beth Johnston and Maria Sylvester I, Beth Johnston, am 61 years old. I thought I had purpose in my life, but the coronavirus quarantine and its effects have left me feeling a bit lost. Family gatherings are my jam. A family dinner once a week is very important to me, especially since I became … ...
Hope Is Contagious

Hope Is Contagious

Hope is contagious—extremely so. Beware, it seems to be spreading at alarming rates. It presents us with daily unexpected surprises and challenges, especially in its capacity to ignite a fierce fire in our bodies, minds, and hearts. It’s a fire infused with determination and perseverance. And for some, the final stages of this condition may … ...
If Pleasure Was a Sport…

If Pleasure Was a Sport…

If pleasure was a sport, would you practice it? To get good at most anything takes practice. Sports are one example of this. Many of us eagerly take this challenge on, especially if the sport we are interested in playing really matters to us. We commit time, energy, and focus to developing and enhancing both … ...
Cultivating Spaciousness Inside & Out

Cultivating Spaciousness Inside & Out

If spaciousness were a muscle, could you flex yours easily? And what might you expect if you could? Cultivating the capacity for spaciousness in our lives is essential for a healthy and vibrant wellbeing. When I speak of spaciousness, I’m referring to both an internal, psychological spaciousness of mind and spirit, as well as a … ...
Relationship Secret Sauce

Relationship Secret Sauce

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.”  ~ Moulin Rouge We’ve all had to find our way when it comes to intimate relationships. There were no classes in school that taught us how to successfully “do” them. Granted, there have been thousands of books and articles written on … ...
Traveling Through Transitions

Traveling Through Transitions

One thing that life does not spare for any of us are transitions. Existing as a human on this beautiful planet of ours means that inevitably and intermittently, we’ll experience changes in our lives. These changes may come as a gentle pull forward or a sudden, harsh push. Regardless of whether or not we care … ...
Be That Person

Be That Person

“What if you were to be the person you needed when you were younger?” I’ll occasionally wonder this out loud to a coaching client who is experiencing emotional distress. I wait and watch. Typically, I witness a subtle shift — a moment of quiet, yet profound, transformation. The anxiety, angst, emotional struggle, defensiveness, or blaming ceases. … ...
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