http://www.cellular-wisdom.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/11_18_12.mp3 Click on the date above to listen to this week's "Jolt of Joan" As the end of 2012 draws closer and the holiday celebrations loom large, many experience stress in many forms. Anticipating being with family and friends may elicit concern over questions we are likely to be asked. “How are you doing? How [...]
Watching people meander, listening to music, enjoying food along the banks of the Mississippi River in New Orleans I am reminded of the immense value of relaxing, pausing and letting life flow through us. In our driven world of goals and achievements, we leave little time to just be, to allow all that occurs in [...]
Meaning lies at the center of our lives, pulling us forward, shaping our behavior, requiring unimaginable risks and ultimately filling us up. Carl Jung posits that “… the only aim of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” What meaning lights the darkness of your being? Too often [...]
This morning, the last day of the conference, Camila Batmanghelidjh. Enlightened us about the violent and ignored “vermin” children, chronically abused now living violent lives on the streets of London. She founded “Kids Company” to provide practical, emotional, and educational support. Their development has been arrested; they are calmed only by violence, not knowing or [...]
This morning ICF President Janet Harvey spoke the words of the mission of ICF to “lead global advancement of the coaching industry” before announcing the Prism awards given to organizations that embody the coaching culture. Recipients included Banner Health, Roche Turkey and the United States Secretariat. Honorary mention was given to the Royal Australian Navy. [...]
The first full day of the conference began with recognizing coaches present at the meeting from 56 countries. As each country’s name was projected in bold letters on two huge screens followed by the flag of the country, coaches stood up to be acknowledged with enthusiastic clapping. In addition to those attending in person, people [...]
Landed in London yesterday – the International Coach Federation Meeting begins – stay tuned for postings about the event!
Looking forward to meeting with a wonderful cadre of coaches in London. Wonderful to take the Underground from Heathrow airport to Hammersmith! I will post events as I experience them. Stay tuned!
Too little psychological stimulation and we are bored, listless, uninterested, no longer fascinated by life. Too much psychological stimulation and we are stressed, “slammed” we say, unable to be present in the moment, fragmented and distressed. In contrast optimal stimulation keeps us in the moment, fascinated by what unfolds before us, witnessing the great kaleidoscope [...]