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What does the space between opening and closing feel like?

And just as importantly, how do you increase your tolerance for sitting in that middle space? No matter where you are stuck or overwhelmed, how does increasing your awareness about the importance of skillfully opening and closing, as well as moving fluidly through the middle space, support your optimal health? I notice that some people are naturally drawn to "opening" - work projects, relationships, gardens, life goals. It can be exciting to open something new. And some people excel at "closing" and completing. To close it up and tie it with a string makes room for something different, maybe something better. The messiness in between is where it gets interesting for me and for my clients..

What does the space between opening and closing feel like?

And just as importantly, how do you increase your tolerance for sitting in that middle space? No matter where you are stuck or overwhelmed, how does increasing your awareness about the importance of skillfully opening and closing, as well as moving fluidly through the middle space, support your optimal health? I notice that some people are naturally drawn to "opening" - work projects, relationships, gardens, life goals. It can be exciting to open something new. And some people excel at "closing" and completing. To close it up and tie it with a string makes room for something different, maybe something better. The messiness in between is where it gets interesting for me and for my clients..

"You are my muezzin..."

True, I am a woman and true, I am not Muslim. And yet... No matter where you are stuck or overwhelmed, how does putting intentional markers in your day to pause and reflect support your optimal health? One of my very favorite clients has been doing strenuous work in a Muslim country for the past several weeks. She has been hearing the muezzin call the faithful to prayer five times each day. It is a beautiful, meaningful sound. And even though she is not Muslim, the sound of the muezzin's voice reminds her to stop and breathe, stop and reflect. Several times during her time away, I invited her to do this simple exercise... "Tell me three words." And back, from across the ocean, would come

How well do you understand relationship bids?

"Boy, I sure had a hard day." "I would love to hear more." "I wish I knew more about what you do all day." No matter where you are stuck or overwhelmed, how does being aware of relationship bids and choice support your optimal health? These are relationship "bids." Through making a comment, someone invites us into relationship with them. They make a bid and we can notice the bid and turn towards, or ignore the bid and turn away. Successful relationships involve more leaning toward bids with empathy and kindness than turning away. Sometimes the bids are easy to translate: "I wish I knew more about what you do all day..." That one is easy. But what would you do with this bid? "You alway

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RICKA

Hello, I'm Ricka -

I'm a Nationally Board Certified (NBC-HWC) Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coach. I specialize in working with physician leaders, corporate leaders, non-profit executives and their families to navigate complex work and personal issues so they can strengthen their relationships, heal, and feel hopeful about the future again. 

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