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Hardship and Herdship: We Need Each Other

By now, you might feel like a caged animal. Well, you kind of are. We are human animals in captivity. COVID-19 has put most of the world in this surreal lock-down experience, and our lives have slowed down beyond recognition. I’ve been referring to it as The New Abnormal. I use these words to remind…

The Nature of Closure - Beth Killough

The Nature of Closure

Winter has been whispering at our closed doors and windows for a few months now. Frigid air, cloud cover, fewer rays of sunshine. The colder weather and shorter days affect us, whether we are aware of it or not. Our bodies have instinctively been instructed to pull the curtains hunker down. There is this palpable…

Working with the Fires of Fear - Beth Killough

Working with the Fires of Fear

What can we say about 2020 at this point? I find it difficult to choose words to capture the pain, anxiety, and losses that our human species has been facing. As a writer and lover of language, rarely have I been at a loss for words. This moment in time, The Great Pause, has forced…

We Need Each Other by Beth Killough

When the World is On Fire, We Need Each Other

When the reporters started calling, I figured they were after the story about the harrowing evacuations in the middle of the night, horse trailers weaving through the emblazoned Santa Cruz mountains, and the hundreds of displaced animals settling into unfamiliar barns. We’re located in the south Bay Area where we were quite literally surrounded by…

What Lights You Up? Fanning the Flames of Your True Self - Beth Killough

What Lights You Up? Fanning the Flames of Your True Self

I’m fascinated by the phenomenon of pressure. Okay, it’s a full blown obsession!! I have found that practicing “pressure awareness”  is a game changer in how we lead ourselves and how we show up for others. I’ve been a lifelong student of pressure and my teachers have been my animals. Dogs and horses are always…

She Stuffed the Anger... - Beth Killough

A Boundary Story: She Stuffed The Anger and Her Own Feelings

I want to share a boundary story that a friend told me recently. Like the rest of us, my friend has been on quarantine lockdown for weeks, running a household, raising two little kids, wrestling with the homeschool phenomenon, and working from home. The other morning, she was putting the finishing touches on breakfast for…

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A Virus Woke Us Up: Now What?

I must admit I was asleep at the wheel. Let me be clear, the things that matter to me have had my full attention. For those of you who have spent five minutes with me, you know that I’m an awareness pusher. It’s my thing. But as the global pandemic crept toward California, it stayed…

Reclaiming Leadership: A Crucible for Women - Beth Killough

Reclaiming Leadership: A Crucible for Women

The alarm clock of change is buzzing. We’ve been pressing snooze. At first, the seven minute intervals of sleep were warm and cozy and delicious. But not so much anymore. We’re annoyed, even angry. It’s time to wake up! There are significant turning points in our culture when we can see our human development and…

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World’s Okayest Mom

I’m done with this “beautiful mess” crap. I’m over the exquisite authenticity of it all. If I hear one more vulnerable-manifestation-of-this or conscious-intention-of-that, I may find a pack a wolves and run off with them. I write this after 20 days with very little solitude and the absence of my structured life, a schedule of…

Circle Up Experience Blog: Are you an emotional butler?

Are You an Emotional Butler?

Maybe you consider yourself a people person. You’re someone who just loves doing nice things for others, favors, listening to problems, or finding ways to include the odd man out. Or perhaps you find yourself in a peacekeeping role, righting the ship, and calming down the storm so the heated meeting or friend group drama…

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