Integration is about the relationship between parts. It is seamless and resonant. It offers space for what is different without undermining the greater sum of the total. Bring integration to your summer this year.
I abandoned new year's resolutions a couple of years ago. The pressure to commit to a new habit precisely on January 1 was too much pressure, and often led to a major binge of bad choices in late December. Since then, I have set a theme for each year. A word or idea that I want to explore, play with and start a journey towards in my work and personal life.
"Mom, he was mean to me?"
"I just asked him to pass me a toy!"
"Yes, but how did you ask him?"
This theme of "how" seems to be a common thread in multiple areas of my life right now. From a friend anticipating the end of a work project, but feeling sad and hurt by how the manager is choosing to handle it. Another friend, starting a new job but who felt grilled and disrespected by a unorganized and lengthy hiring process.
Last week, I felt stuck. Stuck and a little overwhelmed. I hope that revelation doesn't shatter your beliefs that as a coach, I have it all together, all of the time. Nope. I'm human and face the same challenges as everyone else. It was actually a little infuriating because I knew all of the things I needed to do and I had the tools to do it, but I just couldn't shake off the stuck-edness. So, I called my coach.