The Pause, which I (and some great guest bloggers) wrote about over 3 months ago, morphed into a full-fledged hibernation. I have been virtually absent recently because I needed to retreat completely into my comfy and well appointed rainforest valley cave and tend to myself, my loved ones, and my environment. The Pause signaled that a change was brewing in terms of my businesses, my internet presence, and Your Wise Voice, and I could see the dotted outline, like an unformed image in a connect-the-dots coloring book, but I couldn’t yet decipher the exact picture.
So I waited and stayed quiet.
I felt the strong need to stay internal and tend my resources. I wanted to spend my time reconnecting in a very powerful way to those people, things, and situations that I could touch and look in the eye. I honored my desire to retreat.
I knew that by honoring these strong urges I was allowing the change to form and to fill itself out. I was steeping, like a good pot of tea.
And, slowly but surely, like an unfurling blossom, like a slowly waking grizzly, I began to recognize that my spring was arriving and the hibernation retreat was coming to a close.
I could feel the dots begin to connect. The sparks of creativity began to prickle up the back of my neck once again. I began to want to write, and create, and connect.
And, I had painted enough walls of color in my house and perfected lots of different soup recipes!
It was a much longer process than I anticipated, and I know that many folks out there in internet land have forgotten or lost interest in me. But I simply couldn’t have done it any other way.
I couldn’t push the noodle. It had to move itself.
The changes that are coming are big, but not earth shattering. I am actually stepping into myself and what I offer the world in a much more authentic way.
So, here’s what’s coming:
I am owning out loud in the virtual world that I am a psychotherapist and a teacher. My main business and source of income is my private practice here in Kailua Hawaii. This is where I do my work of helping smart open minded women ditch damaging beliefs and habits and master new tools that will create a Life Just Right. Previously I had split myself into a virtual based and a brick and mortar presence, and it just didn’t work right. I had two websites and was trying to craft two different messages. The change is that I’m now one presence – primarily a bricks and mortar service provider with a lot of great wisdom to offer those who can’t visit me in person.
My website is going to change. There will be only one. It will provide information for those who want to use my services in face to face therapy, as well as continued informative blog posts and a newsletter so I can share the wisdom that I’ve learned over my 20+ years of helping people. There will be a smattering of products and perhaps other virtual offers as time goes on. However, while the redesign is in process, everything will look the same as you’re used to. I’ll be sure to have a big ‘ta da’ when I’m ready to reveal the new web-me!
What does this mean for you?
Not a dang thing if you like what I have to say. You will continue to get periodic, insightful, and growth oriented information from me. When the website redesign is rockin’ and ready to go, you’ll be the first to know.
If you’re not interested in my new and more personally true direction, that’s OK. Unsubscribe if I don’t float your boat. I’m not a big fan of keeping clutter around and I don’t want to be clutter for you.
I’m looking forward to bringing this long brewing change to life. It’s exciting! Part of my mission has always been to be transparent and hopefully show other women that there are many ways to live a fulfilling and satisfying life. I want you to know that sometimes the direction of a change is obvious and clear in an instant, and sometimes it just takes time. Neither is right or wrong. Only you can know what is right for you.
How has change happened for you? And, how do you know when it’s time to quit percolating and act?