It's that time of year again - allergies! That's when you really know change is quite literally in the air :) Nature is such a great reminder that things go in cycles, and the more you heed, accept and make use of them - in other words "go with the flow" - the smoother your life will be (hence, my next book plug: The Smoothie Principle ). Since we're smack in the middle of Spring it's a good time to check in with yourself for a little tune-up, and I'd be happy to help with that, so click here for my regular coaching services and keep an eye out for my Meaningful May Power Hour offer coming next week. And in sync with the theme of seasons and cycles, in addition to this week's PGG below, you can also check out my PGG Video of the week where I remind you that life is a process , and an Instagram post t o remind you it might just be time for you to blossom. 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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Tangible Schmangible
(Originally published on April 26, 2011)

The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat intangible..It is a little star-dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched. ~ Henry David Thoreau

There is no question that there is an unseen world. The problem is, how far is it from Midtown and how late is it open? ~ Woody Allen

Ah, the paradox between poetry and practicality, art and accounting, beauty and bottom line, meaning and metrics. Especially in the results-oriented, materially-focused, high-powered metropolis that is New York, it’s often challenging to communicate the value of things we are unable to touch, see or precisely measure.

I recently assigned some journaling to a client, and she seemed perplexed and not too happy about it. Her concern, she said, was that it would be difficult for her, an MIT graduate, not to have any sort of metrics or immediate tangible outcome to guide her or let her know she was doing it “correctly”, which her perfectionist self needed in order to be validated in the exercise. She was not the first to be challenged by or to question the effectiveness of the solution I offered, just the first to articulate it so well!

This type of scenario has been the bane of my existence. The world of the intangible has been my field of expertise and the “meat” of my work for most of my professional life – teaching or speaking, creating programs that promote intercultural understanding and women’s empowerment , individual and group coaching, even writing these little essays.  Most everything I do is impactful on an internal level, enabling shifts in perception and healing to take place , so my challenge has always been how to grade, evaluate, measure or assure the merit of such things: How do you quantify understanding, inspiration, identity, and transformation?

With flowers and trees now blooming all around us, remember that they didn’t just magically appear overnight, as unseen forces were at work during the barren winter months. The result is tangible, but the process itself is something, too.  Fertile soil, sunshine, water, time and Nature’s mysterious special sauce work consistently in harmony behind the scenes, making it all come together for us to once again enjoy the gorgeous potpourri of colors and shapes.

Feeling like your Spring needs to be sprung?  You might just need a little professional tending to your garden, fertilizing it with process, presence and patience – along with some Xray vision – so give me a buzz , I’ll help   bring on the blossom and have Everything Coming Up Roses for you again!

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