Nathaniel Rateliff at the Colorado Symphony, March 4, 2023
I really love music– having grown up in a musical family and singing and dancing being a favorite way to connect with people and myself. I listen to a wide variety– though folk, indie rock, showtunes, soul/R&B, House and world music are some favorites. This […]
Tales of a Working Parent in 2020: The 3 Spheres of Attention
I used to be able to separate my work life from my family life pretty easily–divided by a commute and hours of the day. And my care for global issues (the environment, social justice, societal issues) were always with me, but I could generally compartmentalize them during my work day. Now, all of these three […]
Driving in Emotional Weather
Last weekend as I was white-knuckling my steering wheel, going 45 in a 60 mph mountain stretch of I-70 E back towards Denver, and shrieking as a truck splashed a puddle over my windshield, I thought–this is a really good metaphor for the emotional ride of life… If I survive this (dramatic, I know), I […]
5 Keys to Moderating a Successful Panel
I attended four panel discussions over the course of last week, between Denver Startup Week and a Symposium on Denver Design and Zoning, both wonderful events! I was reminded that panel discussions have great potential for good learning and inspiration, but also can be disappointing if not planned for and […]
Keep Your Labels To Yourself, Thanks
I found myself snapping at a cashier the other day. She was trying, like well-intentioned strangers do, to engage with my three year old. Which is great. But it ends up coming all wrapped up in expectation, and judgement, like so many of our adult interactions. So my telling of this story and reflections on […]
Empowering Children to Care for their World
Our role as parents is to take care of our children. And their role is to be taken care of. Simple, right? But never easy. And that’s only the beginning.
Being a mom has shown me a depth of care and compassion that I’ve never know before. And I’m so grateful to be in touch […]
How to Not Take Anything Personally–with the Enneagram
Understanding and accepting our differences actually helps us to see how we are the same. Does that sound strange? It is the best way I can describe how this reality has been coming to me lately. And has inspired this second post in my series on the agreement to “not take anything personally“.
How to Not Take Anything Personally—with Self-love and Forgiveness
Perhaps you have encountered The Four Agreements—a book and guide for achieving personal freedom. One of the agreements is “do not take anything personally” by which Don Miguel Ruiz means that nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality. I’ve always seen this […]
It is Not My Job to Save You
It is so tempting to try and save each other– whether in a romantic relationship, friendship, coaching relationship. When you care deeply for someone, and they lose site of themselves through an unhealthy relationship, depression, or addiction, etc. you want to help! And that is what true friends do, we help each other remember who […]
Deep Thoughts… on Potty Training and Life Stages
There’s a big transition going on in my life right now—actually there have been several this year. But this one is of the most basic nature. It is about independence. It is about growing and maturing. And about letting go.
It’s about peeing and pooping in the potty.
My child does this now.
Sign up for Helena's Blog
I am a coach, facilitator and program director in Denver, Colorado. I bring a high-performance mindset from 18 years leading in global corporations, startups, non-profits and Higher Ed. I’ve also honed skills in emotional intelligence and practical spirituality through training with ICF, Shadow Work®, Insights Discovery and motherhood. If you’re ready to do powerful inner work, and also get tangible results in your external environment, please follow my blog and reach out to talk about coaching!
- HelenaAnn on The Four Quarter Model
- Mariette Strub on The Four Quarter Model
- Brianna on Tales of a Working Parent in 2020: The 3 Spheres of Attention
- Ruth Buckingham on Driving in Emotional Weather
- Ruth on Keep Your Labels To Yourself, Thanks