Hello, fellow housebound humans I love~
Now more than ever, we are being called to use our creativity. The way we live, work and interact with one another is changing. Like it or not, we need to change too.
Yes, there will be growing pains.
My hope is that you are spending this time reconnecting with your family and yourself, taking long walks and leaving your phone behind. I imagine you might be resurrecting that art project, and Facetiming old friends for happy hour. Or diving deep into a long, juicy novel, planting hydrangeas, fixing that broken lock, making apple cake or love, meditating, home schooling, hiking. Nourishing the parts of you that have been dormant or denied, making lemonade out of a pandemic. And I’m aware that none of that may be what's actually happening. You might be FREAKING out. Especially about work.
“Are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?”
When I heard Mary Oliver’s poem again last week, I realized I hadn’t been breathing at all. I hadn’t been letting in the darkness or the light, but steeling myself for whatever came next. When I finally took a deep breath in and out, it came with a much needed cry (I love a good cry!). It’s taken me a minute to recalibrate, find my footing, and recognize that it’s time to step up and serve. So I turned off the news, made some banana bread, and now I’m writing to you.
Here’s what’s happening: I have a gift for brainstorming and getting creative, even in (especially in?) the face of extreme constraints.This is my passion! It’s what I do with my coaching clients today, and something I did for 15+ years in advertising. It’s what I’m offering to you.
I'm blocking out Fridays, for the next month, for private (pro bono) coaching sessions. This is one way I’m here to make a difference to our community during this challenging, historic time. There’s no charge, and I consider it a privilege to be here for you.
This is for you, AND If there’s someone you know who you think would benefit from a coaching support call – to be a soft place to land, to brainstorm ideas or to find ways to succeed in these challenging times – let me know. You know where to find me.
Wishing you well, now and always,
Laurie Shiers is an LA -based writer, coach and experience junky on a quest to find meaning in the mayhem.