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Why My Clients Make Progress Working With Me

I used to feel like a victim.

Like, all. the. time.

I’ve always been intuitive, empathetic, compassionate, sensitive. What my family calls “tender-hearted.”  And I call a tender soul.

I was born this way.

And it made me different from my family.

 

The more they tried to “toughen me up” and teach me to be strong the only way they […]

Learning to Appreciate…You

I’m a bit of a weeper.  Always have been.

 

Whenever I’m around real emotion- good, bad, love, anger, you name it- my eyes fill up with tears.  It’s part of what makes me…me.

 

This part of me has been tricky over the years.  And has totally influenced my appreciation and acceptance of myself.

 

For some people tears are […]

What You’re Really Saying Goodbye to When You’re (finally) Able to Let Go

 

Goodbye’s can be hard.

 

Even when you’re ready to say goodbye.

 

Even when they lead to your purpose.

 

Which used to confuse me.   And make me wonder if I was making the wrong choice.  After reading The Alchemist I realize what’s really going on.

 

See, everything has a soul.  A purpose.  A reason for its existence.

 

And whatever “it” is […]

Do You Edit Yourself?

Last week was a big week for me.  A metamorphosis occurred, I’m pretty sure.

 

See, I’m fast approaching my goal of blogging once a week for a year.  I set this goal 48 (!!!) weeks ago because I wanted to find my voice.

 

And, when it comes to blog posts, it’s totally worked.

 

Which is a good thing.

 

And […]

When Shift Hits the Fan: Emotional Hangovers

Lately I’ve been hitting it hard.

 

By “it” I mean writing.

 

Not just writing.  More like soul-searching, core-level, life changing expressing myself.

 

See, I’ve known for months that I want to create a new website.

 

I’ve also known for months that my old website writing chops weren’t up for the job of creating what I have pictured in my […]

This is Why Self-Care Routines Feel Like Such a Challenge

If you’re anything like me you know in your head that good things come through repetition.

 

You know, practice.

 

And yet repetition/routines are so hard to get yourself to do.

And even harder to stick to.

 

 

Like last week….

It was beautiful totally sunny spring day in Seattle.

 

I was cruising down the road doing my Joel Osteen homework.  Declaring out […]

How Goodbyes Lead You to Your Purpose

For most of my life I sucked at goodbyes.

 

You’d think I’d be good at them since we moved 9 times before I graduated high school.  But, like all kids with abandonment issues, being forced to say goodbye over and over actually made it worse.

 

So it’s no surprise that I’ve recreated this pattern in my adult […]

Why You Shouldn’t Ask for Help

OK, I started writing a blog post about when to ask for help.

 

I wanted to remind you how differently things go when we ask for help before we need it.

You know,  when we have a plan + support system in place.

 

But it felt like total BS.

 

See, I’m working on my new website. (Can’t wait till […]

How to Know if a Coach or Program is Right for You

Lately I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with lots of potential new clients.

 

I love this part of the job!

 

But, there’s one aspect of these calls that often breaks my heart: shame.

 

Often disguised as fear.

 

Shame is something we feel on the inside that tells us we’re not good enough.  Something’s wrong with us.   We have to […]

The Dark Side of Intuition: 4 Fears That Keep You Avoiding You

I’ve always been intuitive.

 

I often know my friends are pregnant before they do. I’m a 20-Questions champ. And know when my hubby’s put the empty jar of peanut butter back in the fridge even before I’m home.

 

And I’d always just left it at this. A funny party-trick, if you will.

 

But the longer I work with […]