June 13, 2023
3 Things to Know When the Ground Shifts Under Your Feet

Change happens often like an impending storm. The air intensifies.  We feel unsettled or uncertain. We have a sense of life shifting and we dig in…or we head […]

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May 23, 2023
The Mindset for Change: 3 Crucial Shifts

My daughter took this photo at the Mauna Kea Observatory a few years ago.  We had come to Hawaii for a week of exploration – the tropical forests, the […]

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April 9, 2023
The Impact You Seek: Mastering Presentation Skills

Our wisdom, honed through our experiences and knowledge, is often the highest gift we can offer others.   Sharing that wisdom, as presenters, educators, coaches and consultants, is an […]

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March 2, 2023
How We Get to Happiness in Difficult Times

So many of us have had exactly this kind of moment in recent months – that sense of aloneness in the presence of a vast sky, mostly dark, hoping […]

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January 29, 2023
Leading Conversations that Matter

How might I honor my desire to write and hold fast to the work of my life?  That is one of the questions I have been living into […]

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November 21, 2022
The Weight of it All

In this photo, I’m getting ready for a speech, the audience is settling into the conference room, I’ve taken a selfie to send home to my family to […]

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November 20, 2021

“Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth, are never alone or weary of life. Whatever the vexations or concerns of […]

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April 20, 2020
Grief, Darkness, Light

On Friday morning, as my daughter hauled laundry from her room, and I shifted the towels of the house to the dryer, noting that my partner’s daughters had […]

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April 20, 2019

Published, Kripalu online, April 2019 “To be fully alive, fully human and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. Pema Chodron A small robin […]

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"Life is harsh, crazy, capricious and unjust and wondrous, surprising, bountiful, and beautiful. Both are true. How we navigate these realities is the challenge of living today. We cannot adhere only to despair else we dismiss all that is life-giving. Nor can we deny the awfulness of life; that would be delusional. We must find a way, within ourselves, and with each other to acknowledge, recognize and diminish the dark wherever we can while elevating the good."

Maria Sirois