Polarization

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably noticed how divided and polarized our society has become. Without even being dramatic, we believe this is one of the most pivotal points in human history that will determine the fate of humankind as we know it. As a society, we are currently arguing over masks/no masks, vaccinate/don’t vaccinate, social distance/don’t social distance, mandate/don’t mandate…and this is missing the bigger picture of what’s happening on a cultural level. No matter what your stance is…

Choosing Love Over Fear

Once fear sets in it can be all too easy to just get more and more afraid; this is part of the dynamic of fear. But how do we get out of fear once we are in it? Let’s explore choosing love over fear. Making this choice and raising your vibration can be a difficult task, however it’s imperative to consciously engage with your thoughts and actions and ask yourself some important coaching questions: How can I engage with this world in a way that…

Happy Interdependence Day!

Yesterday in the United States we observed Independence Day. Traditionally, the day is filled with parties, picnics, great food, and fireworks. Since the start of the pandemic however, areas in the country still might not be open for gatherings. Did you change how you celebrated this year? Today, July 5th, Dr. Linda Bark likes to call “Interdependence Day,” a day to celebrate connection, collaboration, and working together to form the whole. Independence and interdependence are both important to celebrate. As social beings, we have a…

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

  Most of you are probably familiar with this book by Dr. Seuss. Linda remembers gifting a copy of the book to her daughter for her high school graduation…and now she is gifting one to her granddaughter for her high school graduation! (Linda also referred to the book during class and graduation ceremonies when she was teaching at JFK university!) We’ve been thinking about the book recently because there are many people starting new things right now. Many of our students and graduates are starting…

Integral Assessment

  Overall, how aligned do you feel your life is with your sense of purpose and values? Fifty percent aligned, ninety, or maybe only ten percent? We have been noticing many people expressing desires to live a life more aligned with their integrity, authenticity, and with meaning…and making substantial changes as a result. We’ve updated our former Holistic Assessment to a new Integral Assessment because we are addressing this issue as well. It’s a tool to help you identify which area(s) of your life need…

What Changes Do You Want To Keep?

Being a coaching school, talking about change goes with the territory…it’s what we do best! And we know that no matter how things may seem at the present time (whether we are talking personally or globally), we can count on our current circumstances changing. What’s important to underline though is that we can respond (with awareness) to our current circumstances and make choices to support the most positive outcomes available to us. Over the past year, many people have experienced lockdown, quarantine and/or social isolation…

Stop, Start, Continue

Well, here we are in 2021! We know it continues to be a strange and difficult time in the world at large, and when the clock turned midnight on New Year’s Eve it didn’t magically turn right-side up. It will take our fortitude and resilience to keep moving forward and make positive changes in both our lives, and the world. We think a simple process of identifying what you would like to “stop, start, and change” this year can be a tremendous help, and make…

Panchakarma: Linda’s Experience

As some of you know, Dr. Linda Bark was in Hyderabad, India, for Panchakarma, until late November 2019. The Raju Panchakarma Health Center is in Hyderabad south India. It is run by 13th generation Ayurvedic physicians…it’s the “real deal!” The fathers and mothers in the family line prepare some of the medicines for their children to give when they become physicians…because some preparations can take 50 years before they are ready to administer! Here was Linda’s schedule for a typical day at the health center:…

Interdependence

    Everyone here in the United States will soon be celebrating Independence Day. We often celebrate with parties, picnics, great food, and fireworks. Then, on July 5th, Dr. Linda Bark likes to celebrate what she calls “Interdependence Day”; a day to celebrate connection, collaboration, and working together to form the whole. To be clear, it’s not about celebrating independence OR interdependence, but about coming from an integral perspective and celebrating both. As social beings, we have a desire to connect with each other, make…

Transparency

  Linda has been thinking about something she heard years ago: that there are no secrets. Do you think that’s true? It’s an interesting question to ponder…    If there really were no secrets in this world, there would be no need to manipulate; people simply wouldn’t do it because the truth/facts would be in front of everyone and we would have better, open, direct communication. Our energy could then go to solving problems and creating solutions to the issues we face. “Backroom deals” would be…