indigo-orange eggs

When I first began my graduate studies, I was partnered with Ellen, a student who was in her last quarter.   Ellen is an amazing coach, and she once asked me what image symbolized where I wanted to be – as a woman, wife, mother, professional, friend.  What single objet  could be the emotional shorthand for all of the feelings I yearned for: being balanced, centered, grounded yet uplifted, hearing my inner wisdom…yada yada yada.  You know the drill.

I couldn’t see anything.  Nothing came to mind.  The harder I tried, the more illusive the image.  Then, once I relaxed (hmmm….life lesson) it suddenly appeared in my brain, fully formed.  A single blue egg, speckled beige and brown, sitting in a twiggy nest.

The next quarter, my colleague Laura and I teamed up to coach one another.  She helped me grow the single egg into three, and whittle down my laundry list of feelings into a simple un, deux, trois.  Being present, trusting, and letting go.

Creative magician Allie, my website designer, incorporated the three blue eggs into my logo and we evolved the feelings into a tag line of embracing. strengthening. releasing.

All of that is the background for the indigo-orange images I’m going to post today and tomorrow.

The first is a gift from my study buddy Allison.  What can I say?  Merci.


What do you Dream. Wish. Believe?   Keep me posted.

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  • Rachel Sklar June 20, 2012, 3:17 am

    I wish, dream and believe that YOU are an amazing coach.

    • admin October 30, 2012, 4:11 am

      thanks, Rachel. As I know you are.

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