Work & Purpose Explorations

Rejection

Sharon Cavanaugh

Getting rejected sucks. It seems like we can't control how long it lasts. We might find ourselves doing things to distract ourselves or to escape the feeling, but when we check, the discomfort is still there...

Judging Yourself

Leah Pearlman

Sometimes we can get really down on ourselves when we believe we have some characteristic or personality trait that is keeping people from loving us, or keeping us from feeling successful, or useful, or safe. It can be very tempting to either succumb to this abuse OR try to get away from it...

Not Knowing

Leah Pearlman

For most of us, when we don’t know what to do, we get tense.  We want to fill up our not-knowing with figuring out or rushing ahead, or clenching around a particular outcome that appears ideal...

Insignificant And Worthless

Leah Pearlman

Sometimes we are overtaken by a sense of feeling personally insignificant and worthless. It can be so tempting to resist these feelings and try to deny them, rather than to notice them as feelings. This exploration will help you face these uncomfortable suspicions head-on...

EP 2: No Motivation? No Problem (Podcast)

Sharon Cavanaugh

Something that you might not know about Welcoming, is that we can facilitate without needing to hear the background story. We don't need to hear content or any details about the issue you are bringing up...

Big Life Transitions

Leah Pearlman

Many of us have been taught that there are steps required on the path to freedom. Maybe meditation or yoga, inquiry or compassion, or something else. Yet we have also been taught that freedom is here, now...

EP 1: I’d Be Happier If..

Sharon Cavanaugh

Welcome to our first Podcast Episode featuring a live Welcoming session! We are happy to start bringing you examples of what it is like to work with us 1:1 or work with us in our live Welcoming Way Community Calls...

Decision-Making #2

Sharon Cavanaugh

Making decisions is something that we do every day. Usually clarity comes quickly and easily -- and then there are those times when we feel stuck or stressed around a decision we are facing...

Unmotivated

Sharon Cavanaugh

When we are feeling unmotivated, it also comes with a sense that this is a problem, that we‚Äôre not in control, and that it means something about us. In this 5 minute exploration, we will examine the story of ‚Äúunmotivated‚ÄĚ and open to the possibility that something more peaceful is going on.

Feeling Obligated

Leah Pearlman

So many of us do things in life out of a sense of obligation rather than a sense of choice. This recording explores the underlying thoughts and feelings that can contributed to a resentful, or choice-less sense of obligation, as well as our motives for doing what we do.

The Courage To Choose Happiness (Story)

Leah Pearlman

This is a short story about someone who challenged his beliefs in order to choose happiness in his life.

Listen To Live Welcoming With Leah (Live Facilitation)

Leah Pearlman

Would you like to hear the practice of Welcoming in Action? Leah was recently a guest facilitator in ‚Ā†The Releasing Community‚Ā†...

Financial Insecurity

Leah Pearlman

Do you ever experience "Fin-somnia," the lack of sleep due to financial stress? Then this exploration is for you.  Sometimes our financial fears are rational, sometimes they seem irrational, but either way, they can be highly unpleasant...

It’s Ok To Struggle

Leah Pearlman

Do you sometimes struggle, and then struggle with the fact that you're struggling? What if struggle isn't really a problem? What if it's just what's happening sometimes?  In this exploration we'll release the struggle with struggle.

Afraid Of Being Too Much

Leah Pearlman

Many of us have fears of "being too much" for oth…

Working On Goals

Leah Pearlman

Do you have a goal you're wanting to achieve? When you think of that goal, does it bring up any fear, doubt, or resistance? If so, this exploration helps welcome and dissolve the feelings that are often triggered by working toward goals we care about.

Is Life Figure-Out-Able

Leah Pearlman

If you find yourself getting stressed or contracted while trying to "figure out" life, this exploration is for you. It looks at the tensions that come up when we believe we should be able to control life, or understand it, and we can't. Hope you enjoy!

Exploring Stuckness

Leah Pearlman

It is so common to feel stuck in life or around a particular topic, and feel SUPER frustrated by that. If you are feeling stuck, then this exploration helps to discover the underlying thoughts, feelings, resistance, and contradictions that may be contributing to that experience.

Putting Yourself ‘Out There’

Sharon Cavanaugh

Many of us have felt resistance when we think we have to do something that feels vulnerable. This could be going for a job interview or selling our services as a coach or a freelancer, as examples...

Clean Up Constriction In Any Relationship

Sharon Cavanaugh

Is there anyone who comes to mind that you would like to feel better about? Maybe someone you have interacted with and you keep thinking about how it went. Or someone you plan to interact with and you are anticipating how it will go...

The Feeling Of Being Trapped

Sharon Cavanaugh

When we Welcome the trapped feeling that is already here, the sense that it is personal and any wanting to control it, there is a release or an opening that occurs. Try it and see for yourself!

Aversion To A Person

Leah Pearlman

A welcoming meditation exploring the feelings that come up when we feel like we have aversion to someone.

Aversion To A Project

Leah Pearlman

Are you feeling frustrated or stuck around a project? Do you feel like this project is somehow in between you and your peace and happiness? Rather than try to push yourself through or avoiding the topic entirely, you can use this exploration to investigate the feelings and thoughts beneath your frustration.

If Only I Were Better In Some Way

Leah Pearlman

Do you finder yourself more fixated on becoming who you want to be than really being honest about and satisfied with who or what you are?...

Fear Of Disappointing Someone

Leah Pearlman

Sometimes we're afraid that something we did or are going to do might disappoint someone. This video explores that particular feeling in a deeper granularity that will allow it to loosen and release. Feel free to listen as often as you need.

Love What You Create

Leah Pearlman

A welcoming meditation for creators who sometimes fear the negative feedback of others.

Unfinished Tasks

Leah Pearlman

Do you have any unfinished tasks that seem to causing stress or tension? These twelve minutes will relax the tension and create more space for choice.

Judging What You Create

Leah Pearlman

Have you put yourself out in the world, or something that you created, and now you're feeling a bit disappointed, discouraged, or embarrassed about it? This exploration will help diffuse some that experience.