All is not Lost

By Tiffany A. Dedeaux

“Why do you want to live in Bellingham?” my husband has often asked me. I kept trying to explain and then one night on the way home a large buck strode up a driveway near the car. “That’s why,” was and will continue to be my reply. As I continue to revisit what Deer can teach me I find it interesting that each year they grow their antlers just to shed them and eat them. How you think about this could be an indication of how you see your own efforts when it comes to your career or lifework. Does shedding the antlers just to replace them the next year seem like a waste? Or does it represent your growth? Just like the antlers, this shift in perspective might just heighten your perception. You are who you are because of everything you’ve gone through. All is not lost. It informs your work.

How have you grown in the last year? How will that inform you in the year to come?

Suggested Reading

Animal Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small by Ted Andrews

About Tiffany A. Dedeaux

Tiffany is an ICF Career Coach and a cross-pollinator of ideas with a background in broadcast journalism, social and ecopsychology, and coaching. Tiffany’s nearly two decades of experience has helped her to identify the power of story in connecting us to each other as well as to our environment. A believer in the power of reflection, practical application, and celebrating victories, Tiffany understands that the more we all live our dream, the more we can model it for future generations.
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