“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ”


It's a funny thing
How we look at the world
How we decide
How we know
Without a doubt
That we're right
And they are wrong

It's interesting
Don't you think?
To watch
To observe
To wonder
What makes people tick

Their actions
Our actions
Aren't we all
Just figuring it out?

My perspective
Your perspective
It's a choice
It's a coat
A hat
A pair of shoes
That we put on

The sadness
The frustration
The victimhood
When we are stuck
Stuck in our outfits

This is the time
To try on something new
Wear someone else's shoes
Put on a different hat
Try on a new coat

You'll be surprised
By what you learn
About them
About me
About you

~by Ken Carlson

More poetry here

The Poet's Way

Single Day Adventure & Discovery Retreat

October 6th, 10am-5pm

St. Charles, IL 

Ken Carlson and Carolyn A. Dragon are co-leading a day of discovery and adventure. Join us on Columbus Day Weekend -- discover, explore, create, express in a new and exciting way.

$110 includes full day retreat, meal, snacks and beverages - and extra helpings of awesomeness!

Sign-up on The Poet's Way website here!

The Poet's Way Retreat Testimonials

"When I was first approached about attending a Poet's Way event, I thought "Poetry? Really?"  But what ended up happening was one of the most profound and meaningful experiences I've ever had. There's something incredibly powerful and moving about articulating what's in your heart, and doing it creatively, all while surrounded by people who are in a similarly awkward and vulnerable position. The facilitators make all the difference, taking the time to actually hear you and meet you right where you are. Their ability and willingness to set aside the agenda for the sake of the people in the emerging community make TPW unlike anything you're likely to experience in any other setting." Tim Whitney of RuthlesslyCreate.com 

"If someone asked me what The Poet's Way retreat was or asked me to describe it, I would tell them I have no idea how to describe it. I would tell them, though, that I could guarantee them that they would have a magical day." Judson Maillie 

From the Blog: 3 Wildly Simple Things to be Happier Tomorrow

You are busy. You are doing your best. You have a good life—for the most part. You are not in desperate straights in any single area of your life.

You know that there are no easy answers for the nagging annoyances that make up your life and the average person's life.

  • Your boss doesn't understand you. 
  • You know you should eat better. 
  • You wish you looked better in the mirror. 
  • The house needs to be cleaned. 
  • You love your family but it sure would be nice if it wasn't so difficult to do life with them sometimes. 

The good outweighs the bad almost every day—and the big things that you want to be different are simply not worth the monumental effort required to change them. How do you change the things you can't control anyway?

Truth: most people don't hire a life coach unless they feel the urgency of some change that they want to make in their life. Hiring someone to walk next to you and help you ask the questions of yourself that you have been avoiding—that's stirring the pot much more than most people want. Frankly, the cost is not worth the benefit.

So—what can I offer you? The typical, mostly happy, not urgently seeking life change reader?

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What is it that your really want for your own life?

You make it happen.
You're successful.
You have a pretty good life.
You should be thankful.
You want something more though.
You want to move from success to significance.

We've all been there. I've been there. We chase the dreams of our 20s only to find in our 40s that what really mattered to us was something different. There is no judgement here. It's part of the journey we all need to take. Now is the time though. Time to live from here on out a life that excites us. A life of friendship. A life of adventure. 

Authentic Development coaching is all about living a life of meaning--no matter what stage of life we are in.

Coaching changes us because a coach and a client create together a path that resonates so deeply with us that we can't help but live it with passion. Schedule a sample session today. Even this simple step of trying something new will bring change in your life.  Learn more...

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