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    January 22, 2017 by Darlene McC

    Over the last few months one of my post-natal clients and I have spoken a lot about maternal care in …
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The axiom "don't meet your heroes" does not apply to @angeladuckw - what a delight it was to get to be her student! . . We use our heroes to bring out better versions of ourselves. To model the things we don't know if we're capable of. Angela modeled the kind of instructor I want to be: comfortable, funny, humble, curious, and geez is she smart! . . When have you met someone you admire who exceeded your expectations and what did you learn from them? . . #characterlab #grit #gritparagon #angeladuckworth #hero #meetyourhero #tt #throwbackthursday
How are you keeping yourself in balance? (and helping those you love to do the same?) ... So often now we hear about work/life balance - I think there's more to it than that. What about the balance of screen to sleep? Group and solo time? A balanced diet? Each of us has different needs to consider; but we're presented with information as if there's a "right" way. ... โš– How do you keep yourself in balance? โš– Where do you struggle to? โš– What questions come to mind when you like about juggling all the elements in your life? ... #worklifebalance #deepquestions #findbetterquestions #balance #lunaalignmentyoga #acroyoga #balance #yoga #beach #beachlife #legsfordays ... ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ with me is @alliolson23 | we were studying at @luna_alignment_yoga with @talswissa |
Going into Monday like ๐ŸฅŠ๐Ÿฆ . . We've all got beasts to wrestle. Things we want to accomplish that seem to big; or inner struggles that are overwhelming. You have to believe you can do it before it becomes possible; and likely struggle before it's done. . . Step up and get after it. What beast will you tackle today? Hit up some comments... mine is below ๐Ÿ‘‡ . . #eatthefrog #getafterit #lion #wrestleyourdemons #roar
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2019 you threw me for a few loops โžฐโžฐ . I broke 2 teeth and some of my self limiting beliefs. ๐Ÿค“ . I got a new car ๐Ÿš—, (only) 1 black eye #bjj , and into the grad program of my dreams: Penn's Master's in Applied Positive Psychology ๐Ÿ“š . Some of my projects flew, and some of them failed; all of them taught me important lessons. ๐Ÿค” . I helped clients grow, change, get lean, gain self awareness and confidence. And they grew me as a coach and human being. . Coach @meganhellerer suggests in her end of year post that we name the year. 2018 was all about breaking down... 2019 is The Year That Built Me Up. ๐Ÿฅณ . Take a page from Megan's book: what would you name your year? Share in the comments ๐Ÿ‘‡ (and follow Megan. She's a boss.) . . #2019lessons #lookingback #building #penn @uofpenn @pennsas #pennmapp #mapp15 #reflection #buildingup #nameyouryear #legsfordays #curlyhairdontcare #curlygirl
My first goal for 2019 was "reclaim Darlene Marshall" - I started the year with a divorce and name change, and I wanted to release the pain and confusion for something else. ๐Ÿค” One of my biggest successes this year was standing firmly in my sense of myself. Taking up space. Knowing my power and growing a life I'm proud of. ๐Ÿฅฐ There's a lot of excitement coming in 2020; but I'm proud that 2019 was a good year. #top9of2019