Coaching by G

Anger Meditation

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Do you know that feeling when you are looking for something to make you feel better?

I don’t drink or use drugs and I rarely eat sugar; TV generally bores me and I don’t play video games. I read, I like to garden, I work out, I cuddle (play?) with my dogs, I sit in my yard and I write, but sometimes none of my “go-to” activities do the trick. I still need that “something”.

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What are you up to in the world?

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What are you up to in the world?”  This question was recently posed to me and it was food for thought.

“Once a man was about to cross the sea.  A wise man tied a leaf in a corner of his robe and said to him: “Don’t be afraid.  Have faith and walk on the water.  But look here – the moment you lose faith you will drown.” -Sri Ramakrishna

As above, so below. 

As within, so without.  

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Winter is the loooongggest season in Chicago

Winter…in Chicago.  While making some winter plans for myself, I have thought a lot about how we can make the most of this time.  It’s a dreary time of year in Chicago for me. It’s cold and gray and to my surprise, there is far less snow than I thought there would be when I moved here 15 years ago.  Wow…15 years!  I never imagined I would be in Chicago this long.  Since I opened Coaching by G on Chicago Avenue eleven years ago, a lot has changed, but here I am, wintering in place because there is a pandemic.  Little feels normal right now…whatever normal means.  In reality, our version of “normal” is just a construct.  We construct the things we need when we need them.  Isn’t that kind of fabulous? It is, and yet sometimes we construct things that don’t actually serve us well. 

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This time is not different than any other time.

In today’s post, I want to talk about something besides fitness.  Just like you, I am a multifaceted human being with a varied background.

As you know, I always write about fitness, nutrition, ways to get inspired to change, and ultimately I will find a way to write about health.  But now I’d like to talk about the things happening in our world, because I am not at work in the same way and likely, neither are you.

I must also amend my earlier description of this pandemic as a “forced pause,” and call it what it is…a “hard stop.”

So while we are STOPPED, why not read a book that transforms your reality, plant a garden, build a fire-pit, learn a new spiritual practice, take up a new sport, learn to cook? I have a million suggestions!

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Zoom my ass.

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Greetings! 

I genuinely miss seeing you in my studio, my dear clients.  I hope you are thriving and that your sense of humor is intact.  During this time, I have been reading a lot, training with purpose and really thinking about how best to connect with you during the quarantine.  I miss watching you flourish in our shared physical space. If you have suggestions for connecting, please email me!

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Making the Most of Quarantine

Here we are in the midst of a global quarantine.  For some people working from home or schooling from home is a relief, social distancing is already a preferred way of life.  For sure, this generation is adept at virtual social gatherings. As an introvert, I can get behind a great degree of social distancing. Some people are truly extroverts, though, and they really are having a hard time feeling confined and alone. 

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