Blog Post Guide

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in About RAISING CLARITY | One Comment

Greetings! Welcome to the RAISING CLARITY blog. The purpose of this blog is to give you our work for free. The purpose of this blog isn’t to tell you about our work! If you’d like that: individuals, choose Coaching or Mentoring. Organizations: choose Consulting or Training. You can find out more about us here and in […]

Open Your Own Mail, Part II

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Cultivating a Self You Can Trust, Tools | No Comments
Open Your Own Mail, Part II

Say you took our last post to heart, and have started trying to read just your own mail: you want to deal with just the difficulties addressed to you. Say you are having a hard time discerning when it’s really your mail and when you should leave it unopened. You’re willing to let some difficulties pass […]

Open Your Own Mail, Part I

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Tools | 5 Comments
Open Your Own Mail, Part I

When [the Master] runs into a difficulty, she stops and gives herself to it. –Tao Te Ching chapter 63, Lao-tzu. Transl. Stephen Mitchell, 1988 A difficulty is like a letter with her address on it. –Stephen Mitchell’s commentary to his translation of the Tao Te Ching chapter 63, p. 109 I have spent a lot […]

Money and the Five Elements

Money and the Five Elements

I teach money as water.  But lately I’ve been thinking about money as all five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, water. This came about because of reading a wise woman moneyworker’s practical admonition that, “Money wants to be counted.” And I though: “Not my money. My money wants to move.” And then I realized both were true. Money isn’t […]

Using What We Know to Work with Devastation

I haven’t known what to write about Charleston. I have been besieged by my own emotions: guilt, sadness, outrage, in a spiral. I realized I was surprised anyone I know who is African-American is still speaking to me. I realized this when two African-American soul-colleagues arrived in my tiny town from the big city this […]

Integrating Your Body Into the Coaching Conversation

Integrating Your Body Into the Coaching Conversation

I was on this show last week! Doug is tons of fun. He thought I was fun! And we had fun talking about something quite serious–body signs you can use to tell you a lot more about what is going on in your face-to-face session with just about anybody OR your phone session! Because I […]

White Authors Fast Year Two: Post #9 in Our Series, What One (White) Person Can Do

White Authors Fast Year Two: Post #9 in Our Series, What One (White) Person Can Do

It’s been a year this month that I stopped reading books written by white people. I’m loving it, and going for a second year. The fast doesn’t mean I never read words by white people. Just not whole books. (In fact, the titles of the two books all year that actually challenged my fast are funny and […]

Desire: Control

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Cultivating a Self You Can Trust, Tools | No Comments
Desire: Control

I desire control. Desire wants this thing specifically rather than something else. I can educate my desire. I can shape the direction of my desire. I can learn to desire lack of control. “A Sufi finds joy in sudden disappointment.” This is not masochism but serenity. *One thing I love about blogging is the cool stuff I learn: From […]

Your Silence Budget

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in About RAISING CLARITY, Time, Tools | No Comments
Your Silence Budget

We often write about silence and the repose silence brings. We suggest you make dates for things like silence. But we’ve never written about it as a “budget” before. We thought the concept of a “silence budget” might get your attention. After all, many people come to this site to learn more about budgets. A silence […]

Messages from the Fire

Messages from the Fire

As you know, I experienced a building fire about a month ago. To summarize: I woke up early that morning, observed there was no way to get out of my third-floor apartment but the front windows, and called the fire department around the corner. They broke open and brought me out the windows. I returned a few hours later […]

Loving with Precision

Loving with Precision

I never feel I love enough. But RAISING CLARITY helps me love better, and better for me is with more precision. This person, I love by mentoring. This person, I love by offering mentoring.  Maybe they will take me up on it, maybe they won’t. This person I love by playing with words.  This person I […]

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