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Time to Get Out of Our Own Way. Wait, how?!

“Just follow your intuition,” they said. “You already have all the answers within you.” Do I? Really??? Cause I can assure you I don’t feel like that’s always true for me. Can you relate? If it were true, why do we still feel lost at times? Directionless? Apathetic? Why does life / work / relationship […]

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I’m Sonja.
Leadership Specialist and Creator of The Expansion Practice. Also a travel enthusiast, dog lover, fanatic for all the books (on all the subjects), and an advocate for intuition.

Trigger Warning: This piece contains material of a highly sensitive nature, namely suicide ideation, and may be difficult for some readers. Please take care of yourself if you decide to keep reading. When I was sixteen, I had a life-changing experience. I had been struggling through high school, not just academically but emotionally. I had […]

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In honor of Valentine’s Day this week, I’ve been reflecting on love and the many ways it can show up in our lives.  For several years before my husband and I came together, I tended to feel a bit adrift on Valentine’s Day. It wasn’t easy seeing all the declarations of love between significant others […]

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I hope January is being good to you. It’s great to be back in session with clients, so many of whom have BIG plans for 2024! And with these big, beautiful, leaps out of our comfort zones… …comes the inevitable fear 😬 When we’re in a state of expansion or growth, it’s common to feel […]

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Happy New Year! I had a little extra time off over the holidays. thanks to covid, but I’m grateful for the slower start to this new year. It’s given me more time to reflect and listen to what my body and soul have been needing. As it turns out, that’s watching a lot of Harry […]

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Are we beginning to gear down or are we in the 5th gear of overwhelm right about now? Wherever you find yourself, I welcome and invite you to join me with my favorite holiday mantra: I release all the external expectations & self-imposed deadlines I’ve been hustling towards as the end of the year approaches. […]

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As I’ve been holding space for others these past few weeks, and creating space for myself, it is abundantly clear that many of us are struggling. It is not unusual to find ourselves in various states of nervous system dysregulation, meaning we may be experiencing increased irritability, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, or trouble focusing. We may […]

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It can be hard to know what to do right now. Difficult to even connect with how we’re feeling during times like these. If you’re struggling right now, please know you are not alone. My husband, Glen, and I sat looking at the TV last night, watching another long day of unimaginable destruction, pain, loss, […]

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I’ve had the privilege of working with many visionary leaders throughout the course of my career. They have been some of my favorite leadership clients, and some of the most difficult to work with. (Yes, you are. You know you are 😉) I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard a CEO say they […]

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The way we level up is to slow down. At first blush, I know this can sound counterintuitive. When we feel like we’ve hit a wall, a plateau, or we’re in a transitional phase that feels anything but clear, our instincts are often to keep going and push through. The logic is that if we […]

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