Trusting the Process

    Watching the news these days can make us feel like this world is falling apart, descending into chaos, or at the very least, stepping backwards on equal rights and social justice. When faced with challenging times such as these, it’s a bit tricky to understand what’s really going on. Is this a process of our evolution to become a better society? Or is that wishful thinking?   Linda remembers Ram Dass speaking at her graduation from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS).…

InTERdependence Day: How Will You Celebrate?

      Here in the United States, people all over the country will soon be celebrating Independence Day on July 4th. Americans are often known for their independence, creative and cutting edge work, individuality, individual rights, and individual responsibilities…so it seems natural that we would have a big celebration to commemorate the Declaration of Independence as a nation back in 1776.   But what about inTERdependence? When traveling abroad, Dr. Linda Bark has noticed other cultures are more likely to think from a community…

Happy Interdependence Day!

HAPPY INTER DEPENDENCE DAY!       Yesterday in the United States we observed Independence Day. This day commemorates our adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which states the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as an independent nation, The United States of America, and was no longer part of the British Empire. The day is often filled with parties, picnics, great food, and fireworks. Today, July 5th, Dr. Linda Bark likes to call “Interdependence Day,” a day to celebrate connection, collaboration, and working together to form…

Compassion and Coaching

February often brings up thoughts of love, hearts, and Valentine’s greetings; it’s the perfect time to talk about compassion…and more specifically, compassion and coaching. Compassion is a very useful coaching tool; it can help a coach be in a place of non-judgement during a coaching session.  What might compassion look like for a coach, before or during a coaching session? It could be: expressing kindness to oneself and to your client, replacing negative inner dialog with positive dialog, or experimenting with a loving kindness meditation.…

Multiple Perspectives

MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES       In our Mission and Vision statements for Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy, we talk about multiple perspectives and how this will help create a different and better world. Well, what do we mean by “multiple perspectives”? And how would that make a better world?It’s about looking at something from different angles, viewpoints, windows, or glasses, where each person makes an effort to see and understand things in more than one way. When we talk about this in terms of the “Integral”,…