An Invitation to Live From The Inside Out

What is Soul Tending?

“Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey.”                                                                                                

                                                                                          – John O’Donohue


Soul Tending is the best way I know to describe the work I do with individuals and groups. My coaching is a blend of insight, inspiration, sacred space holding, and SoulCollage®, a powerful tool for self-discovery. Soul Tending is not about fixing something that is broken; it is about discovering that we are already whole. My clients and I embark on a dynamic process of growth and discovery that opens up the wellspring of energy and inspiration that resides within each of us. Soul Tending is way to bring our many roles into alignment with our soul’s deep longing for full expression. The result is more joy, freedom and a deep and abiding trust in yourself and in life.

Why Tend Your Soul?

“A life’s work is not a series of stepping-stones onto which we calmly place our feet, but more like an ocean crossing where there is no path, only a heading, a direction, which, of itself, is in conversation with the elements.”
 
                                                                                                – David Whyte
                                                                                                        
 

In my personal and professional experience, the direction we need to sail can only be found inside ourselves. Attempting to navigate our lives by controlling outcomes or fulfilling external roles and expectations eventually breaks down, leaving us feeling dislocated and lost. Finding the way back to our authentic, creative self — what I call the soul — can be elusive and confusing, even when we feel a deep longing to do so. Soul Tending is a way to cultivate the courage and clarity to navigate life from the inside out so that we can feel on course no matter where we are.

ABOUT KATHY

I am a convener of meaningful and transformative conversations. This is a common thread in my life and my work. It is my passion. In a variety of contexts, I invite people into conversation with themselves and one another in order to cultivate the capacity to recognize and follow their own deepest wisdom – to live their lives from the inside out. I bring a passion for the process of self-discovery, an ability to hold sacred space, and a unique set of self-development tools and experiences. Your life is an opportunity to create something meaningful and uniquely yours. I invite you to start where you are to create the life you want.

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"If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place."

Eckhart Tolle

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LiFT Groups & Retreats

LiFT Groups & Retreats

LiFT (Living in Flow Together) is an emerging, collaborative community made up of individuals coming together for the “soul” purpose of creating new possibilities in their lives, work and world. Friend and colleague, Susan Hyman, and I founded LiFT in response to the pervasive desire we saw among women to get unstuck, move through life’s transitions with more ease and clarity and find authentic community. The LiFT Network offers bi-weekly women’s groups as well as seasonal retreats and events in Chicago. Click here for more info on LiFT Fall 2014

SoulCollage® Workshops

SoulCollage® Workshops

While I occasionally offer introductory workshops in the Chicago area, I particularly enjoy creating customized SoulCollage® sessions for groups looking to engage their creativity in a meaningful way. Some examples of customized sessions include milestone birthday celebrations, organizational team building exercises, cancer wellness programs and weekend retreats. If you have a group or an idea, please get in touch. The possibilities are endless!

One on One Soul Tending

One on One Soul Tending

I am a coach, companion, catalyst and fellow traveler on this lifelong journey of aligning Role and Soul. My goal is to help individuals to hear and follow their own deepest wisdom. I bring an ability to hold sacred space, a passion for the process of self-discovery, and a unique set of tools and experiences to assist clients in living their most authentic expression. Like creating a powerful SoulCollage® card, your life is an opportunity to create something meaningful and uniquely yours. I invite you to start where you are to create the life you want.

To learn more about LiFT and Fall 2014 LiFT groups

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"The truth that is most potent and most relevant in our lives is the truth we find for ourselves. Hence it is vitally important to learn to consult, to honor and to trust this wisdom."

Seena Frost

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"When the soul wishes to experience something, she throws an image of the experience before her and enters her own image."

Meister Eckhart

What is SoulCollage®

SoulCollage®  is one of the best ways I have discovered to engage the natural intelligence that resides within each of us – our complex, often contradictory, unique and beautiful soul. Seena Frost, a practicing Marriage and Family Therapist in Santa Cruz, California, created SoulCollage® in the early ‘90s out of her passion for Jungian psychology, the arts and spirituality. Today, it is used in a variety of settings by over 2,000 trained facilitators worldwide. It is a simple yet profound intuitive process that requires no artistic talent. There are 3 basic steps to the process.

Step 1

Immerse Yourself in Images

Sifting through a feast of cut-out magazine images, you “grab what grabs you.” Using imagination and intuition you reassemble the images in new and surprising ways to create individual 5” x 8” collaged cards.

Often you do not know why you gravitate toward certain images – the meaning of each SoulCollage® card emerges through the very act of creating it and working with it.

Step 2

Honor Your Multi-Faceted Self

Each SoulCollage® card expresses a different aspect of your Self or Soul. By acknowledging and engaging the many parts of ourselves we are able to cultivate acceptance and appreciation for our own unique expression in its diversity and depth. A deck of SoulCollage® cards becomes like a visual journal. Holding your deck is like holding and honoring your Self.

Step 3:

Consult Your Inner Wisdom

Beyond the joy of creative self-expression, SoulCollage® cards are a powerful tool for consulting your inner wisdom.  We let the soul speak through the language of images. Then we ask the cards Who Are You?  and What do you have to say about…a particular challenge or life situation? We allow the responses to bubble up from our deep and intuitive knowing. What is revealed is often surprising. The meaning of the cards we create tends to evolve over time just as we do.

 

To learn more about Seena Frost and the SoulCollage® process, visit her website at www.soulcollage.com

To connect with the SoulCollage® community, Check out the links below

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"Integrity is the condition in which the life you are living in the outer world matches who you are in your inner world"

Alan Cohen

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Kathy’s Story

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For as long as I can remember, I have had a passion for exploring the nature of the Self and, for lack of a better term, the “meaning of it all.”

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The Body is in The Soul

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Often, the meaning of a SoulCollage® card further reveals itself to me through a poem or a passage I encounter. 
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Cancer as a Turning Point

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For me, having breast cancer was a permission slip to get real. The courage to show up exactly as I am was not a conscious decision in the face of a life-threatening illness.

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"Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen."

Brene Brown

Words to Live by

"You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a single drop. "

Rumi

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