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Sufficiency, from your Inbox to the Galapagos

Listen to Gayle reading the blog aloud. Hello dear You, How’s the start of your 2022? Have you set intentions? Made New Year’s resolutions? Reviewed the past year? Cleared your in-box to zero? Finished the cha cha, a do-si-do, and a yippee ki-yay? Or have you...

Now, and the next breath

Listen to Gayle reading the blog aloud. Hello my friend, I sit a week away from my 61st birthday writing to you, and the day this arrives in your inbox will be my birthday. Happy birthday to me (and all of you Sagittarians out there!). I am also one week away from...

… And What Else?

On a good day I laugh. On the best days I laugh and cry. Listen to Gayle reading the blog aloud. Hello beautiful you, Talking with a friend, I shared the growing importance of three words—“and what else”—the ability to relate to present moments with curiosity and...

F*ck sparking joy. I want sizzle in my veins.

Listen to Gayle reading the blog aloud. Hello my friend, As I write, an online auction is running to clear out our basement and garage of three decades of family life. My feelings throughout our transition process (a phrase that sounds so well put together and is...

Did You Know Greed Liberates?

Listen to Gayle reading the blog aloud. Hello my friend, It’s risky to talk about greed. Few folks want to go there. However, I love you too much to let a little fear and discomfort stand in the way. Most often we think of greed in terms of money. A lyric from the...

Would You Like to Know About Saltwater Grief?

Listen to Gayle reading the blog aloud. Hello my friend, Until recently, I didn’t know there was such a thing as saltwater grief. But Patty Lennon, my friend, mentor, and colleague, shared her experience of it, and my body response with full on spontaneous tears...

It’s All Good… Um, Really?

Listen to Gayle reading the blog aloud. Hello my friend, It’s all good. This is what a friend frequently said after we had deep, true, uncomfortable conversations. It’s all good. The sentence softened surprise sore spots and popped us back to our gentle happy...

What is Somatic?

Listen to Gayle reading the blog aloud. Hello dear friends, happy Summer! Recently, a friend asked me if I would use another word instead of somatic when talking about Somatic Finance. She isn’t the first person to push back against the word as complex, or...

Are You On a Journey or a Quest?

Listen to Gayle reading the blog aloud. Hello my beautiful friend, Before you answer, let’s clarify this — a Journey and a Quest aren’t the same. A coaching colleague put it this way: A Journey takes us along a path to a specific goal or outcome. A Quest...

Have you had your vaccine?

Listen to Gayle reading blog aloud. Hello my friend, Take a breath. My question may have stirred up some stuff. It is not my intention to cause you discomfort. At least since January, most of us have been on pins and needles, saturated in fear, confusion,...

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