Confidence

Running makes me feel confident. Music pumping, heart racing, feet pounding the pavement. Singing in between catching my breath, stretching my arms wide (taking up space, people), smiling and saying hello to people I pass (and in a mask I have no idea if they notice) Running makes me feel like I can do ANYTHING.…

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Receive

  Every Friday at 10:30am I have singing lessons. (Via Zoom, of course)  My teacher, Emily, starts the session with the same question: “Stacey, what do you need from your voice lesson today?” In the beginning I didn’t get it. “I just want to sing!” I’d tell her. The more she asked, though, the more…

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Hiding in a Box

  Labels hide our personality. Unless taped to a package with my name and address and delivered to my front door, I don’t like them. You know, words like: Introvert Extrovert Coach Consultant Techie Etc, Etc, Etc The Problem With Labels Labels lead us to tell a story that may not be true. Not sure what I mean? Here are…

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black lives matter

  Today I write with a heavy heart, full mind and jumbled words.  On Monday I spoke to my friend K. She is a black woman living a middle-class life in the panhandle of Florida. She has 3 kids and is married to an active duty military officer. His work brought them to FL. K…

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Good Energy

  Last week, I took an online yoga class on Facebook through Burning Wheel Yoga (located in Medfield, MA. I’ve never been to their studio and am enjoying their online classes.) And at the end of class the instructor, Jordan, talked about Karma Yoga. And, even though I’m a certified yoga teacher and avid practitioner,…

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Range of Emotions

  Emotional awareness is not only vital during a global pandemic but anytime you feel uneasy or unsettled. (i.e., like a meeting, pitch or client conversation.) To name and acknowledge your feelings, get curious about them, and take action to manage them effectively allows you to maintain a good relationship with yourself and others. And do good…

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Virtual Meetings

  I’ve had more Zoom video calls in the last two weeks than I’ve ever had before. Everyone, it seems, wants to stay connected virtually. And I know I’m not the only one. For example, my dad, John, retired to Florida a number of years ago and spends a good amount of his time teaching…

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Managing Stress and Change

  How are you holding up this week?  Me? I’m living in confusion and questions: How bad is this coronavirus? (I know, it’s bad) Why haven’t they locked us down? To charge a fee or not to charge a fee? How can I balance staying connected to others and still have quiet time to simply…

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