How to Choose a Slow Living Lifestyle

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Written by Lighthouse’s Founder, Cathy Goddard: How to Choose a Slow Living Lifestyle   We all have choices to make. However, our current state of slow living wasn’t one of those choices.  And yet, it resonates in so many ways.  It feels that things are moving in slow motion.  Certainly, many are struggling to get … Read more

The Allure of Poetry

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In my earlier years, the allure of poetry was always strong.  So, when asked to write essays in high school English classes, I would sometimes submit poems to tell the story.  However, some teachers welcomed my creative approach with praise, whilst others didn’t appreciate rule-breaking behavior. I continued to write poetry well into my 30s.  … Read more

Grieving the Loss of Normalcy

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The discomfort you’re feeling is grief.  That was the title of a recent Harvard Business Review (HBR) article.  And it is a new reality because many of us are actually grieving the loss of normalcy during this pandemic. Not to mention the loss of so many others things: financial, emotional, mental and physical.

David Kessler, a leading expert on grief is interviewed in the HBR article. Kessler co-wrote with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross a legendary book on the topic: On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief through the Five Stages of LossThis book revolutionized the five stages of grief.  

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International Women’s Day 2020

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As we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, we are reminded that the campaign isn’t for just one day.  It runs all year long and we can must continually pledge to move from talk to action within our own spheres of influence.  Collectively, we can make change happen. Collectively, we can each help to create … Read more

Reclaim Your Time and Reduce Overwhelm

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That’s right – reclaim your time and reduce overwhelm. Tell me this – are you happy with how you spend your time? Or does a sense of overwhelm regularly dominate your week? Maybe you often feel one step behind because there aren’t enough hours in a day?  How often does the word ‘busy’ seep into … Read more

Your Ultimate Guide to Saying No

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People (okay women mostly) cringe when you offer up an ultimate guide to saying no. And reaction to the coaching course I’m taking has been interesting too.  People are intrigued by my belief that the tools taught in this course are transformational, but hesitation creeps in when I divulge the name of the course – … Read more

What’s Your 2020 Theme?

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The new year hits hard and fast, doesn’t it?  Even so, I love the feel of January. It’s like starting a new book with endless plot possibilities.  The reality is that life gets faster all the time.  We always want to be moving forward.  Never stagnant.  But one of the most valuable planning tools to determine … Read more

3 Easy Steps to Set Your 2020 Goals

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Setting goals is a hot trend.  And not setting goals is a hot trend.  No matter whether you follow the mainstream adages or not, there is no denying that it’s a good feeling to start the new year with a clean slate and some direction of what you want to achieve. But for all the … Read more

Being Sober Curious

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FEATURE STORY – Pique Newsmagazine, May 30, 2019 People are re-visiting their relationship with alcohol in a trend that sees lifestyle choices reimagined By Cathy Goddard Jules Taggart started questioning how much she was drinking after she had two children and starting to work from her San Diego home-office. Because it was more difficult to … Read more