Grow in the Light Blog

June 2024 Gathering: Your Monkey Mind and the Pythagoras Tree

Jun 27, 2024

Day 7...Fireflies and savoring delight

Jun 07, 2024

Day 8...Enough or Not Enough?

Jun 03, 2024

Day 6...What does alignment feel like?

May 21, 2024

Doing More and Doing Less Aug 30, 2023
I did something this week I've never done before. I went with a friend to a group workout session including rowing machines, weights, and treadmills. It was intense and totally stretched me in where I am with my physical recovery. And I loved it! My body loved it and my brain loved it and my...
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Embracing Growth in Gathering gathering growth transformation Aug 28, 2023
You know how once you decide that you think you want to buy a Jeep, you then see Jeeps everywhere? I feel like that's how this statement has been for me this past week.
 
"Embracing growth means embracing _________."
 
That was that was the theme question for our Gathering of Light...
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Embracing Growth Means Embracing Mistakes comfort zone growth points growth zone mistakes Aug 24, 2023
I learned a new term at physical therapy this week. Error augmentation. It's an approach to therapy supported by brain science research that really is the fancy term for the intuitive belief that we learn from our mistakes. And since we learn from mistakes, we should intentionally increase our...
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About Toes and Growth delight growth points mentors struggle Aug 21, 2023
This morning Mother Nature and I both struggled to get out of bed. The weight of fog and clouds pressed heavily on the horizon, just as my blankets pressed heavily on me, challenging my commitment to the new early morning schedule. I just had to smile and extend self compassion, knowing that...
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Plant your dreams agency activated believe growth longings Aug 14, 2023

This dandelion may represent weeds or dreams, depending on how you look at it.

What is it your wish today? What are you seeking?  You don't have to see these desires or longings with weariness or fear and try and talk yourself out of them. Maybe others don't validate your dreams. They...

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Our Cracks Make Us Real authenticity belongingness Aug 02, 2023

Belonging. A core yearning of the human soul.

In 2008, while researching for my graduate studies, I learned about Self-Determination Theory. Edward Deci and Richard Ryan explain that one of the main reasons why human beings do what they do is because of a desire for a relatedness. This same...

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