A sign reading "choose your own adventure" stands before a path in the woods that splits at a fork

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” -Viktor E. Frankl Being mindful and aware at each moment allows you to choose your response to the stimulus, whether it be a real tiger or an argument…

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I have said I’m never going back to the way things were in the workplace and I too demand better conditions, for myself and others. In fact, this was part of the impetus to start my own leadership development and strategic coaching business, JKirley Collective. When Covid hit, I had my dream job as the…

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When you want help with something, how do you ask for it? What word choices do you use? Do you tend to be overly apologetic and “explany” about it, i.e. “Sorry to bother you, but….I know you’re busy, but….Usually I don’t need  help, but….” Or, are you righteous about your request: “I need you to…

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What does December 21st mean to you? So many different holiday celebrations in our country, in each country, and yet Dec 21 as marking the return of the light is universal for us in the Northern Hemisphere. The Winter Solstice. For me, living in New England, November is a bleak and colorless month – following…

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Have you ever started something new – a new important role or project that took courage and guts, requiring you to be vulnerable and take risks? And then that “new start” hits a breakdown along the way? What was your internal story about it? How did you move through the breakdown – or not? How did…

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