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Kelly Burkhart, Life Coach

Cultivating Peace Through Safety

Neediness gets a bad rap. We’re living beings. We have needs. That’s a simple fact. It’s not a character flaw. Too often, social conditioning teaches us to deny our needs or numb them out altogether. Unfortunately, both those paths lead eventually to more pain and a greater disconnect from ourselves. For those of us choosing to move […]

Calming Fear and Finding Peace

Over the last couple of posts I’ve been talking about the automatic mind/body response to fear. The practices I’ve offered help us shift from the reactive, fight or flight mode to the responsive, rest & digest state. You’ll likely recognize these as the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the nervous system.   Both the sympathetic […]

Remember, You’re Not Alone

You don’t have to do this alone. The truth is, even if you could do “it” alone, whatever it is, so much more is available to you. This physical existence is an amazing thing. It’s through this body that I experience my footfalls along the familiar forest path. These eyes witness soft snowfall and radiant sunsets. […]

Keeping It Simple

Some of the topics I write about most often are supportive connections, gratitude and oneness. They are central elements in my life and my work. They are qualities, experiences, actions that I attempt to embody and I often feel as if I’ll forever be learning to understand them. This week’s recommendation has been one of […]

Sometimes We Just Need Help!

It’s no mistake that I love using a holistic approach in my coaching. Getting my mind, body and spirit working together changed my life. But only because they had been so disconnected when I was a young adult. Somewhere early in life, on some unspoken level, I decided it was best to ignore what was […]