Archive for September, 2009

It’s all about perspective

This week it felt as if all perspectives were traveling-in-pairs. They just kept showing up that way; both true and both valid. Then this riddle reappeared too. What do you see? A rabbit or a duck?

Taking the time to appreciate the duck when you are currently only seeing the rabbit, might be just what is required this weekend. There is always more than one truth.
Have a great one.
Candice

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Designing your relationship

September is a busy month at Red Barn. Just on the heels of the launch of RBC ONE, couples in the San Diego area are getting the opportunity to attend our workshop series on Relationship by Design.

What does your own relationship look like?

Have you and your partner spent the time to discuss what’s truly important to the two of you, or how you want to be with each other when it gets difficult? How do you relate as a couple to finances, careers, child rearing or stress? Creating an inspired, fun, warm, loving relationship (and all the other things you want it to be) takes time, energy and tools.

Listening tools, on average most of us hear 25-50 % of what our partner says to us.

Awareness tools, how emotionally intelligent would you say you & your partner are?

Discovery tools, how well do you really know your partner and their inner world?

These are just some of the tools and topics we will be exploring.

Workshops will be held on
Saturday September 19, and Saturday, October 10 @ 10:00 am
at
Chapman University
Room 104
7460 Mission Valley Road
San Diego 92108

For more information on taking part please email penny@redbarncoaching.com or call 619-990-1650

Please pass this information on to those who may be interested in attending.
Looking forward it!
Penny

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Kindred spirit

It’s been a very big week…time for a snooze.
We did however find a kindred spirit in London! Check out The School of life.

Very cool!
Have a fabulous weekend.
C

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A fifth season?

Every now and then I am harshly aware that I am ‘not from here’. Labor day is one of those occasions. In Britain we observe Labour Day on May 1, so it has absolutely nothing to do with the last Summer BBQ, getting ready for school or a quick last summer getaway.

It is very interesting to me, that this day, which is actually supposed to signify a stand for the 8 hour cycle – 8 hours of labor, 8 hours of recreation and 8 hours of rest, signifies something very different in the U.S . All week I have been reading the line ‘now summer is over’… which makes me wonder about the 15 days between 7th September and the 22nd September which is actually the first day of Autumn (because again I am not from here…). Do we actually have a stealth fifth season in the U.S? A pre-fall ? Or a post-Summer? It may just be me but it feels that this year folks are in an extra hurry to say goodbye to Summer.

It also makes me curious. If this weekend does signify a seasonal, or pace of life change for you, what will you remember about Summer 2009? What were your achievements? What were some of the not so great things that happened and the associated learning? Who did you hang out with, who did you play with, what new places did you explore and who did you fall in love with, for the first time, or all over again?

If Summer is almost over, then at least pause for a moment and take one last huge gulp of it and notice what it meant for you. Resist the temptation to rush into fall; the pumpkins can wait. Instead just stop right here for a little while, take a deep breath and notice what you are consciously leaving behind in Summer ’09 and what you will be choosing to take forward with you through that gateway of transitioning seasons.

On September 22nd, I will welcome the new season with open arms, but today I embrace what is here.
Candice

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