beginnings.

I’m not exactly sure when I first started repeating this little phrase, or mantra, to myself. I remember watching the movie Temple Grandin, and being curious about her continuous visual reference to a door. When Temple was in difficult or uncomfortable situations, she imagined a door – and herself opening the door. It created a sense of relief and possibility. Empowerment.

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new.

When we attune to a balanced state of well-being, we access the whole of who we are. We create our next steps. We create a sense of our desired outcomes. We ponder and reflect on how we desire to show up and express ourselves. The source of well-being is abundant. It can’t be limited, but we can limit our access to it.

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resistance.

We are wired for advancement. Staying stuck in the same thinking, that creates the same outcomes, does not lead to sustainable change. Discomfort is a function of existence. It gets our attention. We grow each time we move toward it.

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love.

It was exactly what I needed to grasp the broad view of not only what it meant to be a school mental health provider, but what it meant to trust love.

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self-awareness

I am certain that there is no greater skill to improve your general state of being: more satisfied, more in control, more creative, more open, more free, more (fill in the blank)…

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