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Not meant for you
"In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you." 

 I've been in a period of letting go of the things not meant for me, both in work and in my personal life (and the gray area in between). For those of you who started WholeAugust with me, I hope you're finding yourself in the same kind of predicament. We're two weeks in. The hardest parts of change  (sugar detox, lack of energy, first decisions) are probably over, but the awesome results (joy, calm, ease of rhythms) have not shown up just yet.

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Day 1: Motivated and Nervous

Last night, I said farewell to all my favorite food-friends. This morning, I'm drinking black coffee and eating eggs, bacon, fruit and avocado. Not too shabby. Since August starts today, I'm "easing into" my Whole30 and WholeAugust over the weekend. 

Hopefully you've had time to think about what your goals will be for our WholeAugust. If not, go ahead and do that this morning. It's not too late!

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Grace in rhythms

My middle name, Ann, means "graceful" and I feel like I've been struggling to live up to it my whole life. I've always been clumsy, quick to put my foot in my mouth or joke about the wrong thing at the wrong time, fumbling through a trial and error type of life. I've only figured out recently that grace is not what I thought it was.

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Sustainable Rhythms

When you get into a good flow, where you've found the things that give you the most life and the best times to do those things, your rhythms can feel like they're sustaining themselves. It's the cyclical, centered pattern we talked about last week.Until you're in that groove, things can seem a little clunky.

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Intentional & Integrated Rhythms

One of the very first things I do with a new coaching client is check for motivation. This is one of the best things I can do for you as a coach. If you’re ready and motivated to make progress on your goals, we can accomplish a lot together. If you’re not ready or not that motivated, you’re going to find it really hard to get anything accomplished and we’ll both be frustrated. Motivation leads to intentionality.

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Resting well

Over the weekend I was reminded of the many types of rest I need as a foundation to life-giving rhythms.

Rest can look like many things in many seasons. It can be a conversation with a friend, a movie night in, a time for writing and reflecting, dancing out your feelings to a song you love, or a cabin in the woods that you can get away to when you need it.

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