There is nothing to get over, only stuff to embrace!
~Rick Tamlyn

Blindfolded

Have you ever wondered?
Truly been curious
About the darkness
About mystery
About what you can never know

What would it be like?
To embrace what you don't know
To accept that life is full of illusions
To understand that you are not in control
To assume that truth is slippery

How would it change your life?
How would it change your conversations
If you could stop arguing 
Stop convincing
Stop defending your beliefs
And simply be

Peace is found here
Real life is found here
In this place of embracing mystery
Living with not knowing
Sitting with curiosity


by Ken Carlson 

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Authentic Autumn

Authentic Development's 
9-Workshop Series at Lucky Monk in South Barrington, IL

Come join us for any or all workshops this fall! Authentic Autumn is a series of workshops on living your life to the absolute fullest.

Workshops will be held on most Thursdays from September to December from 11:30AM-1:00PM

Details below and on the website:

September 29th
The Power of Choice

October 6th 
The (not-so) SECRET

October 20th
Making Friends With Failure

October 27th
Coming Out! Of Our Closets

November 3rd
Your Bullshit Stories Are Keeping You Down

November 10th
Creating Your Own Hell: Riding the Triangle

November 17th
Your View is Your Reality: Perspective Shifting 101

December 1st
Embracing the Mystery of the Season

Details Here!

From the Blog: I Want To Be Afraid!


You know the feeling. The anxiety. The lump in the throat. The tingly arms and wobbly legs. It happens to all of us—the only difference is how we get there. For some of us, getting in front of a a group of people sets us off—for others it's having a hard conversation with a close friend that disrespected us. 

Last week I embraced that feeling and came out of the other side breaking down and in tears. I also found a new courage.

The truth about me is not much scares me. At least not debilitating fear. Challenge me to do the impossible and I'll sign up just because you think that I can't. I've run a dozen triathlons and finished multiple marathons. I'll speak in front of any size crowd and I won't hesitate to have that difficult conversation in order to bring resolution to conflict. I get a little creeped out by heights but the joy of rock climbing or rappelling far outweighs the butterflies.  

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How's That Working For You?

You're ambitious.
You're successful.
It seems you have a pretty good life.
You know though--that everything isn't what it seems.

We tend to do the same things over and over again in our lives expecting different results. We chase the dreams of our 20s only to find in our 40s that none of those things really mattered. What we really wanted was a life of joy. A life of friendship. A life of adventure. 

Instead, we find ourselves living for someone else's idea of a perfect life.

Try coaching.

Coaching changes lives. Coaching will bring you new discoveries. Coaching works! Give us a call or drop us a line. We'd like to provide a kick-ass, fighting for your heart, no holds barred coaching session. We guarantee that you will be called to action on something critical in your life and that call will come directly from inside you.  Learn more...


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