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Kelly Burkhart, Life Coach

Love – The Universal Medicine

What do you love? What makes your spirit feel light and your heart swell? Just a few minutes of watching the news, can set off alarm bells. Wrestling with a difficult choice, navigating an illness, the threshold of a life transition can make it easy to get snagged by worry, doubt, and struggle. Just balancing […]

Kelly Burkhart, Life Coach

Embrace Your Mastery

What are you insanely good at? When we’re making our way through life’s transitions, we can get preoccupied with next steps and forget to rest in our strengths. But we all have talents and skills that come so naturally, or that we’ve developed so gradually, that we barely notice them. On the moving surf of […]

Wisdom of the Seasons

I remember a conversation I had with a friend once. It was about 25 years ago. My first marriage was coming to an end under pretty unpleasant circumstances. (I don’t know – do marriages ever end under pleasant circumstances?!?) Anyway, it was a mid-December day and we were walking in the waning light. There was […]

Small Actions, Big Life

In it’s ever-changing way, life is constantly inviting us (sometimes gently, sometimes not so gently) to be clear about our intentions.  One of my favorite resources for all of us on the journey of conscious living, is Life is a Verb, 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally, by Patti Digh. The death […]

Nourishment When You’re Depleted

Throughout my life I’ve had a tendency to over-extend myself. I love to learn; I love to share what I’ve learned with others. Deep connection to the people I love, my community and my environment are extremely important to me. I invest a lot of time & energy in these areas of my life and […]

Step Into the Magical World of Poetry

I love poetry.  Well, maybe not all poetry. I certainly can’t quote all the great masters; it’s never been an academic pursuit. But there are certain poems and certain poets that have whispered their way into my heart, or shaken me by the shoulders. This week my recommendation is poetry as a way of letting […]

A Return to Wonder and Belonging

Last week when I was writing about the gifts inherent in developing a close relationship with nature, I was reminded of a book by Byrd Baylor, Your Own Best Secret Place.  Officially, Byrd Baylor’s books are classified as children’s books. (I first came across them a long time ago when my son was young.) But don’t […]

A Full and Courageous Life

My relationship with the natural world is deeply important to me. It’s often my place of refuge – whether in my back yard, a wilderness trail or any range of places in between. The earth, the sky, the sun, plants, birds, trees, squirrels – they all seem to offer a wisdom I rarely find elsewhere. […]

Inspiration for Your Heart & Your Mind

I’ve talked about values a lot lately. Mine include a deep commitment to learning, growth and personal development. Add to that – I’m a solopreneur, responsible for everything from the vision of my business to practical, daily implementation. Put those together & you’ll understand why inspiration and education are part of my daily diet.  One […]