I am not a huge fan of Halloween although admittedly I enjoy the candy. If I wish to be horrified I watch the news and would prefer that to a full-grown vampire, or blood dripping corpse at my door. Yet, what redeems the night every year for me is one kid. She shows up in different costumes but through the course of the evening she always appears. She is the child who looks up in your eyes when you open [...]
Hope your new year is off to a good start! I was planning on doing a webinar this month on how to make the most out of 2023, but instead, I decided to do something a little different. Below a 3-minute video on 4 key points to keep in mind this year. Check it out and pass it on. If enough people like it, I’ll send you another one next month.
By Dawn Kohler|2023-02-03T16:35:54-08:00January 26th, 2023|Comments Off on New Year
I saw my first whale spout of the season this morning. A beautiful reminder of the rhythms of life. It also made me flash back on one of my most popular blog posts. Hope you enjoy!********************** This morning, I took a beach walk. The high tide from the night before had ebbed to a fresh palette of sand and the only creatures on the beach were a few birds and a distance dog walker. Still in [...]
By Dawn Kohler|2023-02-03T13:56:59-08:00January 19th, 2023|Comments Off on Real or Imagined
It’s the holidays once again. For those of us that like to please others this time of year can be particularly stressful. The word “yes” just keeps popping out of our mouth. We agree to help with the office party and the school play; to take our parents gift shopping or do it for them; and we accept four more invitations than we want to attend. Before we know it, we’re too tired, sick, or overwhelmed to live up to [...]
A friend is a loved one who awakens your life in order to free the wild possibilities within you. -John O'Donohue. . . It is easy to take one another for granted. Our friends, family and co-workers become familiar faces and can all too easily drop into the landscape of our environment pushed back by our busyness, striving, or insecurities. What we miss in these hectic moments is not [...]
I have a colleague who recently told me she was trying to find her purpose. She also shared that last year she was asked to chair a board for a hospice that has grown exponentially under her leadership. I asked why she didn’t see that as a purpose. She quickly dismissed her efforts and said, “No, that’s too easy.” It should be easy. Purpose is the by-product of developing our natural gifts and giving them generously. Whether it’s helping people [...]