It's so interesting to me how the PGGs I choose to send out resonate in ways I don't anticipate, since I start thinking about what the theme should be at the beginning of each week. This one floated to the top, as I feel many of us are in a deeply transformative time (whether you're conscious of it or not!) and then I realized this Sunday was Vesak , celebrating the birth, death and enlightenment of Buddha! Inherent in the experience of transformation is death in order to give birth to new life. And death has come up in a few ways this week -we lost Doris Day, Tim Conway and I.M. Pei - but we also are watching the "death" of women's rights over their own bodies, having to do with their role in the creation of life. I won't go into anything more about that, was just noticing how things can be both symbolic and literal on many levels.... Anyhoo, if you are someone who is ready to let go of a past persona and step into a new and improved version of yourself, this is a great time to do it so be sure to check out my Meaningful May Power Hour or any of my other packages to get some clarity, direction and support in the process - I'd be honored to be your midwife :). In the meantime, here's my PGG Video of the week where I describe the transformation of a caterpillar, and my Instagram post where the great Dolly Parton is talks about why she is the way she is. As always, please feel free to let me know y our feedback about any and all that I'm doing :) Big hug <3 Kristina
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And S/he Was
(Originally published on May 27, 2011)

One of my current clients has done a tremendous amount of work in a very short time: She has had major revelations in noticing past patterns, stripped away unhealthy relationships and is beginning to tap into who she really is , not who she became to please everyone else . It takes an immense amount of effort to do this.

For the caterpillar, transformation literally means disintegrating its old form to become ‘goop’ while protected in the cocoon prior to emerging as a butterfly. You can imagine the energy required to do so, and it can’t be very comfortable being formless and not able to see much, if it can see at all — it’s not easy being goop!

Conscious or not of its eventual destiny, the old self, having served its purpose, is dying a type of death and a natural grieving process occurs. In consoling my client about letting go of her past, I mentioned how Cher had a hard time because intellectually she had grasped what was happening, but she became very upset when she realized the voice of her child was changing; her daughter was now becoming a son. And although the person that she gave birth to was very much still there, she was losing Chastity in order to welcome Chaz.

Chaz Bono , and anyone who is transgender, has to deal with perhaps the most extreme of identity issues. The amount of courage it takes to make such a transition, especially in the public eye, is truly inspiring. Not only did Chaz have to know and be comfortable enough with himself to make such a seemingly drastic decision, but he also had the poise and confidence to articulate so graciously and effectively how and why he needed to do what he did, demonstrating a profound lesson for us all in ultimate self-awareness and love.

Chaz’s story is an important and powerful one because no matter how we identify ourselves, we all go through various forms of transformation throughout our lives - some more internal, others more external - in order to evolve into the best and fullest versions of our own humanity. His experience teaches us to be true to ourselves, accept and honor all of who we are, and trust that those who sincerely care for us will do so as well, even if it does take some time to adjust. Chaz is more content in his new body and his new life than he has ever been; the more of us who get to that place, the better off we all are.

Whether you want to find your voice , be more comfortable in your body , or express more of your Sal or Sally , I can be a mirror and guide for you in the process, peeling back the layers and providing a cocoon of support and space for you to go from goop to glorious , like a Butterfly !

Remember, you can always see PGGs from any month or year going back to 2010 on my website at and visit my social media pages for more inspiration throughout the week! Want to share my PGG? Use my Medium page for friendliest posting version.

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