Making decisions can be tough. Who do I listen to when something needs to change? How do I find the courage to follow my heart? How do I know my wisdom voice from the self-critic? I've wrestled with these questions and many more.
I've always been a seeker. As a child, every wish I made on the night's first star or annual birthday candles was "I wish one day I'll be happy." Finally, I am! Even in those moments when I'm not, I've developed the habit of being grateful for the gifts or learning opportunities those times bring. I'm grateful I am able to feel, and grateful for the experience of being alive.
Turns out what I was seeking was myself. To know myself, and to construct a life that felt like mine. A life of choice, not what society prescribed and poorly adjusted parents demanded. But who said it was supposed to be easy?
Perhaps you have a sense that you could be doing more, as I often do. Seems I am always longing for something more, or at least something different. Sometimes it's hard to hear what is calling me. That's when writing helps. Seeing my thoughts on paper often reveals a wisdom beyond my judging mind. On paper things seem clearer than when they roll around in my head like billiard balls.
Like a butterfly whose wings grow strong enough to fly by struggling, I sometimes struggle to find my way. In my seven decades of life I've had jobs, careers, businesses and relationships. I've coached people in transition, CEO's of Fortune 100 companies wanting to shift their culture, and non-profit and government agency leaders needing to build collaborative teams. I've taken or led hundreds of workshops, trainings, therapies, body works, books, retreats, podcasts, rituals and more in search of my truth. I volunteered in public school gardens, founded a community leadership program, started companies, owned a restaurant, wrote poetry and published my books.
It gives me great joy to say I've survived! And I've learned a thing or two from a traumatic childhood, two failed marriages, infertility and three major health crises, as well as from my successes.
The threads that form the tapestry of my life sometimes seem to weave themselves. Other times I agonize over which color thread to choose: "Take that job," "Make that phone call," "Say yes to that invitation," "Stay married or finally leave." Lucky for me I've learned to find and trust my inner wisdom.
The courage to share my writings has not come easy. The generous encouragement of friends and guidance from caring coaches has made it possible.
My hope is that my words may help you access your inner wisdom, catalyze insights, and enable you to make choices that lead to a life that feels authentic and truly meaningful to you.
If you are reading this you probably have some choices you are thinking about making. If you are confused about which path to take or how to proceed, I'd love to help you find and follow your inner wisdom.
With deep appreciation for your struggles and persistence, and a heartfelt desire to be of service as you traverse your unique path,
"Delia's poetry is like Dr. Seuss for adults." Marti G
Delia Marlene Horwitz
Your Life Coach for a Change