Empowering ourselves to live into the fullness of who we are, rather than performing from the smallness of who we've been told to be, may be the biggest challenge and the greatest adventure of our lives.
Navigating the White Water of Stress & Disruption
Yes, even in the midst of a pandemic
Recent studies are documenting that what qualifies stress and trauma, is not so much a particular event, but rather the way we respond to those events. Our brains are wired for meaning. We create stories (both consciously and unconsciously) to make sense of the world and our place in it. When life no longer fits into the story structure we have used to frame ourselves and our world, we are catapaulted into the white water of disruptive transformation.
There are specific skills that can be learned in order to successfully navigate the white water of disruptive life events. These skills have to be integrated with the unconscious stories that exist like invisible riptides in our psyche in order to be effective. This process is not a one-size-fits all self-help formula. It is a customized approach to understanding and working with the currents that chart our destiny.
Live Your Life, Not Others Expectations
Dance, read, lead, teach, speak, wear skinny jeans, wear my hair long.
These are some of the things I've been told not to do either because I was a woman or because I was "too old." Much of the first half of our lives is focused on living from the outside - in. We learn to adapt, adjust, conform to the expectations of others in order to fit in. In that process, we exile or silence important parts of ourselves - often our creative selves, our powerful selves, our soulful selves in order to fit a culturally proscribed template.
Living into the adventure of the second half of life, requires that we un-learn some of the cultural myths about aging that we have internalized. Rather than seeing the second half of life as a season of increasing invisibility or irrelevance, it can become a season for creating some of our most meaningful and powerful work yet. Part of this process will ask us to dare to lean into hidden away parts of ourselves and discover the adventure of living from the fullness of who we are, rather than the smallness of who we've been told to be.
Ways We Can Work Together
I offer a variety of ways for you to work with me. You can choose the path forward that works best with your schedule. The first step is scheduling a complimentary 30 minute session where we can get to know each other and determine your best way forward in creating a life of meaning and fulfillment.
A few places I've spoken and taught
Loralee holds a graduate degree in inter-disciplinary studies from Goddard College, is a certified MBTI consultant with Consulting Psychologists Press, a certified Life Coach via the IAP Career College, and is an active member of the International Association of Jungian Scholars and the Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies.