Working on your behalf

Liz Sumner Coaching, Ease, Fear Leave a Comment

A client mentioned to me recently that she has deep desire to streamline her life and get rid of unnecessary clutter, but at the same time she has a strong urge to hold onto things– like out-of-date reference material and folders she hasn’t looked at in a dozen years. She explains it as a hoarding instinct inherited from Depression-era parents. …

Don’t Sweat It

Liz Sumner Ease, Forgiveness, Stop Doing What You Hate Leave a Comment

It has been viciously hot here recently. It’s like all that solar energy just saps my own reserves and makes me good for nothing. I’m not yet wishing for winter but I’m surprised to find myself grateful that it’s only 30C/90F today. Never imagined saying that. The expression “turn up the heat” implies making something more urgent, but when it’s …

Turning timidity into confidence

Emotional Alchemy: Turning Timidity into Confidence

Liz Sumner Courage, Ease, Fear, Self Worth, Trust Leave a Comment

I recently fulfilled a dream of singing a solo with a big jazz band. We did four performances. They all went well and I loved it. I received lots of praise afterwards. This morning while I was having coffee with a friend a woman I’d never met came up to me and told me she’d heard me and had to …