Well Beyond Superficial #230

by Sue Hawkes

Well Beyond Superficial #230 Sometimes, you meet someone and there’s an instant connection. One you can’t explain fully, it’s deep and vulnerable and moves to a place that usually takes time and years of experiences to emerge into. I was going to pick up a gift for my husband Kevin and it happened. The acquaintance I’d only known superficially was…

Sue HawkesWell Beyond Superficial #230

A Safe Space #188

by Sue Hawkes

A Safe Space #188 Making it safe for people to tell you the truth is a muscle worth building. We all brush by opportunities to open the door and talk about deeper subjects, difficulties, vulnerabilities, and open wounds every day. When my Mom was in her years declining from Alzheimer’s, I longed to have deeper conversations with people about how…

Sue HawkesA Safe Space #188

Where Is The Music? #179

by Sue Hawkes

Where Is The Music? #179 Recently, I was reminded of a great quote commonly attributed to Miles Davis. The quote states, “the music is in the space between the notes.” But the quote is from Claude Debussy. Space affords us the opportunity to witness beauty. Have you ever seen the moon rise? It’s an incredible experience when you can sit…

Sue HawkesWhere Is The Music? #179

Space To Be #178

by Sue Hawkes

Space To Be #178 Recently, I was leading a retreat at an all-inclusive location. It was amazing, and because everything was taken care of,  it left us all to do one thing – take care of ourselves. For most leaders, that is a foreign experience. Simple things like sleep, the healthy foods which were abundantly provided, the non-digital environment which…

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Shattering Illusions and Lowering The Bar #173

by Sue Hawkes

Shattering Illusions and Lowering The Bar #173 Have you ever thought about the time when you decided there was a “right” way to live? Oh, we’ve all done it. It is easy to fall into the trap of comparing our lives to the lives of others. But where does that leave us? Diminished and discounted on both sides. We all…

Sue HawkesShattering Illusions and Lowering The Bar #173

Sometimes #158

by Sue Hawkes

Sometimes #158 Patience. I don’t have a lot of it, though my Mom always said I did. And I’d laugh. Sometimes, if you wait, things settle in and handle themselves. Often I’m not patient enough to allow that kind of magic to happen, but when I do and it works, it appears as a miracle. Deep breaths, kind thoughts, and…

Sue HawkesSometimes #158