As a woman, the word ‘cycle’ conjures up one pretty specific cycle that we go through about once a month. But there are many other cycles that govern our lives as well, even though we are prone to seeing time as being linear. Maybe it’s time for an update on time…
Sometimes we feel stressed without really knowing why. It seems our lives haven’t really changed and yet we are overwhelmed. But are we really seeing all there is to see?
Both giving and receiving feedback can be tricky, even triggering. Last weekend, I got to experience it as incredibly helpful and as very difficult (which in itself also proved valuable feedback).
We all have graves in our yards of things we buried long ago, things we don’t want to see or know. Sometimes, we even forget they are there. But knowing our shadow, and taking the time to look at it, is vitally important.
At one point, we were all innocent children. But would you still call yourself innocent? And if not, where did your innocence go?
Planning out your day is bound to confront you with the limitations of time. I ran into quite a bit of that confrontation in the past week, and here are some of the things I’ve learned…
Our boundaries are personal, and the way we set them often is as well. But there are some general principles that we can use to do so. The way we set our boundaries matters, and the energy behind them has an effect we often overlook.
Going somewhere on a whim, following your nose wherever it takes you, forging the iron while it is hot… doing something impulsively can be really fun! But what are the drawbacks? And is there a way to keep the good and let go of the bad?
What we want and what we need, or what we think we need and what we really need… sometimes it’s hard to figure out which is which and to strike a balance between those different needs.
Sometimes things seem impossible, or we are unwilling to do them in the way they are prescribed or the way we imagine them. At those times, it can be useful to see what adaptations you could make to turn your ‘no’ into a ‘yes, if…’