After the Election

It seemed as though most of the world was watching the recent U.S. election with bated breath. There was good reason for this, because (from our perspective) the past U.S. administration didn’t operate from a coaching culture and had no plans to do so in the future. We are now optimistic that the new administration here in the U.S. will put forth a culture of respect and listening, direct feedback, fairness, inclusivity, and collaboration. Our hope is that all the structures of consciousness will also…

The Multiple Perspectives of COVID

As our alumni and students have experienced, our coach training has it’s foundation in Jean Gebser’s Structures of Consciousness, or ways of thinking and being. In simple and practical terms, this means looking at situations/scenarios/relationships etc. through multiple perspectives/structures. The Archaic Structure: The perspective where all is well, where you are connected to all that you need. A place we try to inhabit when we meditate. All is one. There is no time or space. The Magic Structure: The perspective where tribe is important. Intuition…

How Do You Want to Use Your Resources?

  As the month of March ushers in, all we can think about here at Wisdom of the Whole is “marching forward!”; the dead of winter is now officially over, and we can come out of hibernation! When we start “marching forward” though, it’s easy to become overwhelmed; there are so many choices to make, and things we could do. Many people struggle with how to best use their personal resources because in this day and age, when many outer structures are crumbling or changing,…

A New Year, A New Decade

  Congratulations! We are not only at the start of a brand new year, but a new decade! It’s quite something to think about…being in the year “2020” seems monumental! We’re curious, did 2019 end the way you wanted it to? It’s useful to reflect on the past year, and the past decade, to clearly see where you want to go now. (ie. We aren’t going to visit the past and stay there, but use the information to gain new awareness and move forward.)  …

Birthing the New

Image by Wolfgang Borchers from Pixabay     The world is going through a birth. This isn’t a new concept, but it’s helpful to talk about what’s going on in our lives from this perspective. What we can do to help the birthing process is to let go of things that no longer serve our highest good, and then ponder what we want to create instead.    Here are some questions to consider as we complete the last two months of 2019: What do I…

Transitions

    Many people are in the midst of transformation right now, both in their personal and professional lives. This transition from the “old” to the “new” can find us smack-dab in “the gap”; the place where the “new” hasn’t landed yet, and we’ve come untethered from the “old.”   If you are currently in “the gap” right now, consider these coaching questions: Are you comfortable in “the gap”? Do you try to avoid it at all costs? Do you jump right over it? Do…

Chaos

  Changes in this world are happening quicker than we think and it can be hard to adjust. It feels like chaos here in the United States. Political parties are pitted against one another, extreme weather is becoming the “new normal”, and stories of gun violence are populating the news. This in addition to personal issues, relationship issues, financial issues, and/or health issues that we (or those close to us) are experiencing, can add to a cocktail of instability mixed with fear with overwhelm.   …

Using Intuition for Your 2019 Vision

  We talk about intuition in our coach training courses; how we all have the ability to tune into our inner knowing, and that we can do this in all sorts of ways. Some of our students get a “gut instinct” and they just know the truth, some see pictures/images in their mind’s eye, some “just know” when they do muscle testing, or when all the hairs on their arms stand on end. Some receive intuitive guidance through dreams or meditation and then they are…

Progress

    At the core of coaching is respect and empowerment…and historically, the political system in the United States has been very slow to demonstrate a lot of respect or empowerment, particularly toward women. As we look to the future, at least politically, there seems to be progress. More than 100 women have been newly voted into Congress, along with more young people, and more diversity.   This holiday season, we can at least feel grateful for moving toward more respect, embracing more diversity, and…

Featured Graduate Lillian Farrell

Lillian Ryan Farrell RN, BSN, MS, CHES, CSWN-NJ, HN-BC, NC-BC lives and works in Sussex County, New Jersey. Lillian, better known as Nurse Lil, graduated from Rutgers University, College of Nursing in 1979. Ten years of hospital nursing on the post-op neurosurgical, pediatric, and hemodialysis units paved the way for her future nursing endeavors. While raising her four daughters, Nurse Lil spent 11 years managing and providing nursing services at a summer camp for blind and visually impaired children.        Nurse Lil received certification…