Posts tagged change
How Loss Taught Me How to Rise

I was not prepared to experience this kind of pain. For me, rising in grief has become a regular behavior, one I constantly learn from.

When I feel the doom set in, I rise in the acceptance of the things I cannot control. On good days, I rise in the memory of what I cannot have. Some days I rise to love myself enough to feel the pain of this loss. I rise in grief. I rise in love. I rise in discomfort. I rise in gratitude. Over and over again, I rise.

Trigger Warning. This post discusses pregnancy loss.

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How to Embrace Your New Self After a Major Change

After a period of feeling lost and disorientated, of dismantling all the layers that made up our old identity, we’ve taken the time to go within and explore who we want to be in our next chapter. Finally, we feel the energy rising to make moves and become that person. Except…we don’t know how do to that. Based on research with high performers in transition, learn the three step process that will help you navigate your next steps after a major change: explore, define, embody. 

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You've Changed. Now Let the World Know.

An internal revolution has happened, yet the world around you has not changed one bit and you need to re-emerge and find your new place in it. You now need to be seen again and in order to do that, you need to be willing to show yourselves.

How do you do that when you’re not sure what you’re showing because you don’t know who you’ve become yet?

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Struggling with Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Duality

Growing up as a tomboy is difficult. Coming out and coming to terms with my sexuality in my teens was more difficult. Fighting the urge to conform to societal standards and finding confidence to be myself was beyond difficult. In the battle to choose between male and female, I was losing myself. It took time, a number of unfortunate situations, and a hair cut to help me figure out exactly who I was meant to be in this world.

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I Fell Off the Vulnerability Wagon

I hid behind perfectionism in order to not be seen. My particular brand of perfectionism was made up of self-righteous overachievement combined with a healthy dose of internal shame and contempt. Flawless and selfless on the outside, and indignant and sad on the inside. I found a way out through the practice of vulnerability…and then I fell off the vulnerability wagon.  

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The Courage to Create Your Life

And then I heard it. Far away, a rumble that was getting louder, and louder… You’ll hear it too if you listen closely enough. It’s a deep inner knowing, it’s a sensation of peace and quiet determination. Nothing can stop it. When you hear it, you know that something has to change but you have no idea how to go about it. So what do you do after you experience that rumble for change?

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