Stacey Castor Life Coach

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the elusive beauty of truth

Posted on May 9, 2016 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

When we are children we are taught that truth is an absolute; we are reprimanded for not “telling the truth”. Life is often presented to us in terms of right and wrong, black and white, do it this way not that way. We learn there is a right and a wrong way to do things. We listen and we learn, and the truth of our caretakers an...

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a balancing act

Posted on May 2, 2016 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

We are a family of geeks, not just educated, but overeducated; Ph.D’s, an MBA, various master’s degrees, M.D.’s, and even patents. But more than that, we are information seekers, avid readers, researchers, and citers of statistics. Are you snoring yet? Exactly. We are a bit lopsided around here in the direction of cognition...

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not this

Posted on April 16, 2016 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

A few weeks ago I bumped up against something in my life that I knew in my heart was not going to work for me. I looked at my reflection in the bathroom mirror and said, “I don’t know what will be, but not this. Not this.” I didn’t know where I was going from that point, I didn’t have an alternative plan, but I was clear it would not be THAT. And that instant of clarity was enough for that moment. Enough to get me to stop. Enough to get me to think...

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growing pains

Posted on April 10, 2016 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

A lifetime ago, sitting at my Mother’s table, I mused aloud, that if we lived long enough we would understand the motivation behind nearly anyone’s choices. In other words, the longer we live, the more experiences we have, the more perspective we are able to take and (hopefully) the less judgemental we become. We begin slowly at first, catching glimpses of alternatives we would not formerly ha...

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sacred spaces

Posted on April 4, 2016 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (2)

Sometimes the most ordinary and common are also the most sacred; sharing a meal with someone, witnessing nature, and certainly being invited into someone’s living space, which is itself, sacred. This past week I did all three as part of my work. I was hired to declutter, organize, and create a functional living arrangement where there currently was none, a process that is an intimate ...

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Wake up! It's Monday!

Posted on March 21, 2016 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Admit it, we all carry within us an awareness that some of us just “have it going on” more than the rest of us when it comes to the ability of having insight or wisdom, or of maneuvering our lives in general. It can be called anything from maturity and being an adult to being more evolved or enlightened. And while we may understand what is meant by these terms, non...

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mysteries, mayhem, and magic

Posted on March 14, 2016 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

I do a lot, and I mean A LOT, of writing about growth, healing, finding our way, and letting go. I write about what seem to be mysteries; maintaining inner peace and clarity, and the art of living a flowing existence of non-resistance. This is probably because for decades now I have been seeking for myself, and teaching and healing others. My words come from a place where I o...

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listening with our hearts

Posted on March 7, 2016 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

We've all been there, wanting to share a story with someone about how difficult our day was. We want someone to listen--really listen--and hear how aggravating or upsetting it was when we encountered a careless driver or a hateful waitress, or that our child is been sick, or that we’ve been struggling with a bad headache for days. We're expecting empathy or compassion or a kind word. But often, what...

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purple cowboy boots

Posted on February 29, 2016 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Years ago, early on a Sunday afternoon, I was walking across a parking lot when I noticed a family getting out of their car. They caught my eye because not only were they dressed up, but they almost looked like they were from another era. It was clear their clothing was very intentionally chosen. That is until the last member of the family came out from behind their vehicle. A little girl, maybe three or four years old, a bow in her neatly brushed hair, and wearing a simple pal...

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stepping back on the path

Posted on February 22, 2016 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (1)

This is not the blog I intended to write this week. It is not the blog I’ve been working on like crazy. It is not the blog I was researching. But things happen. Life happens. And when it does I need to write. Especially when what happened was that I hurt, I struggled, and I lost my balance. It was only for a few hours, but still, it felt all consuming at the time. The sp...

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