Choosing Slow

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If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know I like efficiency. (It’s the hallmark trait of an Enneagram 3). The faster I work, the more I get done. If I get more done, I’m more likely to be seen, recognized, successful, valuable. Or so the logic goes. And so, I move quickly. I drive, as I …

Come Be With Me

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“Come be with me.” I probably said that a dozen times during the week when our son was home from college. It was good to have his presence here again. His words and laughter filled the empty spaces. More food was eaten. I did his laundry. Cut his hair. We ate out as a family, but other than that, it …

Learning to Walk (at an Unhurried Pace)

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I shopped at Costco recently, and I realized, “I’m casually browsing.” I don’t remember the last time I casually browsed anywhere. Most of my shopping expeditions are like ninja missions, “You have eight minutes. GO!” This is one of the by-products of reclaiming my life. It began a few months ago when I made the decision to step out of …

Finding Balance in the Seasons

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Years ago, I had a delightful life coach and mentor by the name of Dayle. She encouraged me to make a personal development plan for that season of my life. Being a planner by nature, I was excited to show her what I thought was a well-balanced plan. She took one look at it and said, “Gina, I’m exhausted just …

To Truly Be Still

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It’s completely quiet in my house right now. For the first time in nearly 20 years, I have a week alone. My husband took our two kids to Vermont this week to ski, and I opted to stay home, work, and take care of the dog. To me, skiing is an expensive exercise in trying not to kill yourself in …