Good February, Everyone!
I have been informed that Punxsutawney Phil (who is gay by the way. I met his lover Harold the Hedgehog last year...) did not see his shadow, so we will have an early Spring!
This edition of the newsletter shares a variety of ideas and information, as well as a message from Harry Faddis, our board president. Did I also mention that he is adorable? :) I invite you to take a few minutes to read the latest news from your organization.
I recently found this quote on listening. I found it articulated the essence of listening and was spot on. With so much of coaching being about being present and about active listening, I thought it was a good reminder:
"When listening to another person, don't just listen with your mind, listen with your whole body. Feel the energy field of your inner body as you listen. That takes attention away from thinking and creates a still space that enables you to truly listen without the mind interfering. You are giving the other person space - space to be. It is the most precious gift you can give. Most people don't know how to listen because the major part of their attention is taken up by thinking. They pay more attention to that than to what the other person is saying, and none at all to what really matters: the Being of the other person underneath the words and the mind. Of course you cannot feel someone else's Being except through your own. This is the beginning of the realization of oneness, which is love."
Wishing everyone a good month.
Certified Professional Coach