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August Musings

August has nearly flown by this year, due in large part to the rapid pace of life these days for me, but also by virtue of the daunting blank page that has been staring back at me these past several months. 643 more words


Oliver Sacks - 1933-2015

“My father, who lived to 94, often said that the 80s had been one of the most enjoyable decades of his life. He felt, as I begin to feel, not a shrinking but an enlargement of mental life and perspective. 537 more words


July...She Will Fly...

“July, she will fly,
And give no warning to her flight.”

–from the Simon and Garfunkel song, “April, Come She Will,” 1966, “Sounds of Silence” 523 more words


I Asked the Wrong Question

By Leon VanderPol

In preparing to write this article, I posted a question to a transformational coaching forum to hear how others in the field viewed coaching and its role in bringing the human spirit alive. 107 more words

Coaching Research

Avenues to Spirituality

Some of the most personally compelling spiritual experiences of my life took place long before I could even identify them as being spiritual. My earliest memories of childhood were punctuated periodically with moments of a kind of “unconscious awareness” of energies or forces beyond my direct experience of the world; occasionally precipitating unplanned and unexpected eruptions from within me, which would often feel like being immersed in water for a brief time. 4,369 more words


Free download! The Beckoning Sunrise: A Short Story

As promised, my short story The Beckoning Sunrise will once again be available as a free download on Friday, June 26th.

If you didn’t get your free copy the last time, here’s your second chance.     8 more words

John D. Ottini