Tag Archives: awareness
Kelly Burkhart, Life Coach

Cultivating Belonging

There is a healing, nourishing, life-breath within connection. It is one of the most fundamental needs we have as human beings – to feel connected – to ourselves, to the world around us, to our community. Grounded in a sense of connection we feel loved. We feel like we belong – something essential to the […]

Kelly Burkhart, Life Coach

Cultivating Contentment

Nothing cultivates a greater sense of satisfaction than noticing beauty and feeling gratitude. I was in a class recently and to illustrate a part of the training we were encouraged to explore the space we were in, to notice and really take in what was beautiful or pleasant to the our senses. We were reminded […]

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 […]

Kelly Burkhart, Life, Well-Lived blog post

Today, Well-Lived

I love tea. The scents. The flavors. The warmth of the cup against my palms. The steam rising from the surface in an ascending swirl. A simple cup of tea can be a comforting, grounding ritual for me. Recently, I opened a bag of tea and read the little tag attached to the end of […]

Dissolving Avoidance

Last week I found myself spontaneously making a note on along the bottom of my calendar. “Make a choice. Yes or no. Do or do not.   Don’t waste precious time and energy on avoidance.”   Yes, part of that is stolen. Thank you Yoda. Here’s what can happen for me. I run my own business, […]

Grounding and Connection Practices for Calming Fear

Fear can be a tricky emotion to navigate. I’m a firm believer that our emotions, in their pure form, are useful and informative. They’re a source of insight and energy. And they can get distorted, amplified or disruptive when we don’t learn how to befriend them and work with them skillfully. The clear form of fear […]

A Place to Rest Your Worries

We live in a society that seems to demand an endless amount of rushing. From place to place, project to project, event to event. Where multi-tasking is seen as immensely valuable in spite of all the evidence to the contrary. Where the new, fresh, different, exciting and dramatic are exulted. Where communication is more and […]

Changing Your Relationship with Fear

Russ Harris has authored and co-authored numerous books. One that I really love is The Confidence Gap: A Guide to Overcoming Fear & Self-Doubt.   Russ defines the confidence gap as “that place we get stuck when fear gets in the way of our dreams and ambitions.” “You know you’re stuck in the confidence gap if you […]

Getting to Wholeheartedness through Discomfort?

Today I listened to a presentation by Dr. Brene Brown at Emerging Women 2015.  Of the many things she said that I enjoyed, the one that continues to hum at the back of my mind was in reference to the research she did for her latest book, Rising Strong.   Her research revealed that the […]

The Antidote to Loneliness

I’m working outside this afternoon. As the daylight hours get shorter here in the northern hemisphere, I find myself eager to soak in the sunshine while I can. Even as I write this, I think the birds and squirrels are on a similar mission, gathering in all the nourishment this season has to offer.  I came […]