Author Archives: Marcia Chadly

Hands holding and pointing at an old hand-written map..

Looking for the Big Picture

When I’m feeling unsure or even confused, stepping back and seeing the big picture helps me to find my bearings and get grounded.  Are you a big picture person too?  Some of the ways that I find my big picture are looking at maps, exploring new places to know where things are, and finding analogies…

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A photo of a field of blooming sunflowers with blue sky dotted by white clouds above.

Summer magic – 2020 style

Do you remember thinking – back in March when our lives were suddenly changed by the pandemic – that by summer things will be back to “normal”?  Not so much…  In fact, even more change is underway both personally and collectively.  Anti-racism work is an important learning edge for the two of us.  This is not something for…

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Looking at people walking in a city street through the warping view of a large bubble.

Community is Not One-Size-Fits-All

Communities come in all sizes and shapes.  It’s a good thing!  Different communities work better for you in different situations. One of the gifts you can find in community is empowering support to move through personal shift.  Pause for a moment and think about one of your current challenges or areas of growth. What gift…

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Where are you going?

Life is shifting again.  The world is starting to regroup and recreate itself as COVID-19 restrictions are changing. This is an unusually potent opportunity to rethink how you want to live and to design a new future for yourself.   The coronavirus pulled the rug out from under your previous life.   The past several weeks have…

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Two dogs in a Zoom call

How to Avoid Zoom Call Fatigue

Connecting online using Zoom or other meeting tools has gifts and challenges! While you are staying close to home Zoom calls can bring you together with family, help you work, offer learning, and provide entertainment.  And… By now you’ve probably noticed (and read about) how those calls wear you out.  Zoom fatigue is real. Attending…

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Chocolate truffles with Happy Birthday written beside them.

Surprises and Gifts

Today is my birthday and  celebrating birthdays is a big deal for me!  It has been every since I was growing up when I got to invite as many kids as my new age to a birthday party. Inviting 58 people to my house for cake and ice cream doesn’t work so well with our…

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