Allowing the emergence of who you are becoming

Your circumstances will conspire to support your growth I’ve been practicing taking up space in my life by not showing up in many of the places where I am in the habit of showing up. ⁣ Friday afternoon the line to our WiFi was cut. No WiFi = no internet ⁣ I work from home so this means no email, no zoom, no YouTube, no access to online documents and projects, and no access to social media which IS part of my job. ⁣Since Friday...

Why hire a guide?

We all do better with a guide ⁣In this article I want to address a few of the frequently asked questions about "coaching"   What exactly is a "coach"? ⁣ Why would I need a coach? ⁣ Who hires a coach? ⁣ Are people who hire coaches messed up? ⁣ Does it cost a lot of money to hire a coach? ⁣ What do coaches DO exactly? ⁣ ⁣⁣ What exactly is a coach? ⁣ ⁣A coach is someone who pushes you, challenges you, provokes you, holds...

[ < firestarter > ]

the cannibalistic cycle ⁣⁣of miserable determination ⁣⁣consumed by the me ⁣⁣i now be ⁣⁣⁣⁣the fire ⁣⁣still alive in me ⁣⁣transformed ⁣⁣by me⁣⁣the scathing, self-loathing ⁣⁣giving birth to the breath ⁣⁣of liberation ⁣⁣⁣⁣finally willing to feel ⁣⁣the flames ⁣⁣allowing them to melt ⁣⁣all of the me ⁣⁣i spent my life⁣⁣pretending to be ⁣⁣the pretty me⁣⁣the polished...

Wants upon a time…

I took this picture four years ago⁣to the day⁣January 3rd, 2015⁣⁣I remember this moment⁣I wanted to capture it⁣⁣I was sad and pissed⁣in a good way⁣Fired up⁣ about my own self⁣⁣I'd been working with a coach...Involved in personal development...Attending live events...Doing all of this for just over a year⁣...And in this moment...Standing in the kitchen in my condo⁣...⁣I was done pretending⁣faking it⁣acting like...

[ < i don't know > ]

i don't know i know it's not cute but it is a hit that feeds the addiction calms the twitching that beast within is becoming extinct she's dying and she's afraid so she rages in her attempts to cling to life she scratches on occasion i can smell her fear i know i no longer need the sanctuary of that old story i know i no longer need the high of your attention i know i no longer need the protection of my pretending i don't know because the...

[ < permission to be me > ]

i spent years... so many years... S O M A N Y Y  E  A  R  S trying to become working to embody P E R F E C T I O N i'd convinced myself i fully believed P E R F E C T I O N was the thing i needed the finish-line i had to cross H  A  D    T  O  and IF if i could cross that line if i could make it i would be enough finally worthy of attention of approval of love i was exhausted continually performing in an act a show that never closed...

Do you trust yourself to try?

One week ago today, I was one day home Having arrived late in the evening from my most recent trip to California Transformed, but in ways not yet fully detectable by me Aware of a stirring Unsure what it meant or what to do with it Have you ever been in that space Felt the longing... Pulling toward something new... Knowing you don't belong where you are And yet... Unsure Uncertain Unclear       What does it look like? What's my...

3 steps to quitting

I recently read an article by Erika Bruhn.  She says, "The truth is, quitting isn't really giving up. Maybe, when you look further, the words "I quit" could really reflect a person's self-awareness, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence. What if we, as friends, family, and colleagues, looked at the act of quitting as empowered, one that creates space for self-reflection, dreaming, and appreciation for what no longer serves someone? Could the...

6 steps to welcoming your sabotage

"But if these years have taught me anything it is this: You can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in." -Junot Diaz Identities.  I mean, I'm certain I have heard the word before... But you know how you hear something that you've heard before and for some reason at one particular moment in time it lands with you in a new and different way? That describes my relationship with identities. I was at a coaching mastermind just a couple of...

Permission to be a work in progress

Permission to be a work in progress. This week I was on a call with my coach where he asked me directly, “What growth activities have you been doing since we last connected?” Me:  "Um, what are growth activities?" Him:  "The activities that are going to launch your business forward.  There really aren’t that many.  It could be 1:1 coaching calls, speaking, or calling people to book 1:1 calls and/or speaking opportunities.  What...

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