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Welcome to my blog, where you'll find substantive, well-researched articles that blend neuroscience, philosophy, poetry, personal reflection, and the latest life coaching tools in service of helping people engage their full potential. 

 

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On Belonging: How to Parent Ourselves

Kirstin Hotelling Zona

Whether you are celebrating today, or grieving, or aching... Whether you have children, have lost children, chose not to have children, wanted children and could not birth or otherwise raise children of your own... Whether you are with your children, or estranged from them ... You are, yourself, born of a mother, and you are, yourself, called every day into the profound life's work of learning to parent yourself. 

What does this mean, to (re)parent oneself? 

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Transition & Mourning, and a Poem

Kirstin Hotelling Zona

Transition is as much about letting go as it is about moving ahead, but too often we eschew the mournful emotions of loss and sorrow as at odds with the deliberate practice of cultivating positivity and presence. But the mournful emotions don’t take us out of the moment; by allowing ourselves to inhabit the melancholic ache inherent in moving on, we can feel even more fully the roundness of the particular moment we’re in, it’s aliveness: how it inhales and exhales into a body larger than itself, how it pulses in relation to history and hope. 

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