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How did October get here so fast?

Updated: Nov 18, 2021

Can you believe it’s October already?

But the earth knows. The skies have opened and England is upholding its well-deserved reputation for rain. It’s interesting to sit in the cozy little sunroom here and alternately experience glaring sunlight or relentless showers—like a spectator watching the world go by from a safe nook.

Terry the cat is curled up cozily alongside me, dozing peacefully. At some point I’m sure he’ll awaken and try to climb onto my lap(top). He’s a great comfort, because I’m feeling a little trepidation.

This afternoon Robin goes off to London alone for a week—he’s having cataract surgery on both eyes. This has been coming for a long time, and we’re finally doing something to remedy it. But of course I’m nervous: first, because surgery involving eyes always unnerves me; and second, because I’ll be here all by myself (with Terry) all week.

Robin has left me behind for a few stretches while we’ve been abroad when he was traveling for training or attending a retreat, but this will be the first time since the onset of Covid that I’ve been left behind. The cupboards are stocked and everything is handled, but still I’m not thrilled about the idea of being left while he goes off to have eye surgery. (Send him luck or prayers or healing vibes please.)

Having said that, I plan to get a bunch of things DONE. For one thing, I have been in a program for the past month and we are entering the certification phase. Woohooo! I’m very excited about it, and it will be a great asset to my coaching practice, and even complement my typology preferences. Each time I’ve worked with this approach, the results have seemed magickal. My next steps are to choose practice clients and go through the process with them on Zoom, recording the sessions, and then to submit the recordings for review. Wish me luck!

The other thing I’m looking forward to is attending Rick Tamlyn’s upcoming event, ProduceU. I’ve known Rick for maybe 25 years now, and he was one of my first coach trainers. These days he’s helping people “put their good work out into the world.” This coming Wednesday/Thursday/Friday he is putting on a live Zoom event, and I’ve signed up to attend. (I attended one of these events once before and it was a lot of fun!) In fact, I’ll invite you to join me; the link is:

Because you’re on my mailing list, I can offer you a generous discount coupon. Type in SAVE50 in the coupon box and the price will drop to $47, which is pretty amazing for a 3-day event.

I was surprised by how much I got from attending this last time, so of course I have my fingers crossed that I will double the learning this time. I don’t know what you’re up to in the world, but if this speaks to you, I would love to have you join us.

Last weekend, Robin and I managed to visit a little church named St. Chad’s, dating to the 14th century. They had a couple of lovely gargoyles on the roof outside, and the stained glass inside was radiant. Of great interest was a stained glass window that is an early work of the renowned Arts & Crafts pioneer William Morris. TItled “Water Babies,” the left panel features a Virgin Mary with auburn hair that is obviously a portrait of the top model of her day, Jane Morris (Morris’s wife). Apparently it was rare and unusual to show the Virgin Mary with auburn hair, so this is an unexpected treat.

It’s always astonishing to trip over museum-quality treasures such as this in these ancient churches. It’s what makes church crawling so delightful.

I’m expanding my coaching services a little bit and adding some new tools to my toolbox, including the one I mentioned above. I’ll be saying more about this in the days to come, but of course I still offer my reliable ongoing tools, such as my Type Discovery program. I just completed with someone on the process this week, and they were delighted by how much they learned about themselves in the process. 

If you or someone you know would like to peek “beneath the covers” of typology and take things to a deeper dimension, please have them contact me so we can get started right away! It is a tremendous gift to attain so much remarkable understanding about people.

Until next time….


-Dr. Vicky Jo

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