Journal

by Nansee New

The West Company – being a local entrepreneur

  I have been a client of the West Company MicroEnterprise Program since the 1980s. Shorty after I graduated from the Mendocino Art Center’s Advanced Ceramics Program in 1986, I built a small studio on my property. That year I became a client of the West Company and joined many other women (and men!) who […]
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Biligual Weddings!

I am pleased to expand my business to include bilingual weddings in Spanish. I have spent many years living and traveling in Latin countries and feel a kinship with the culture and the language of my Latino friends.  Offering a ceremony in both English and Spanish honors your Hispanic roots. It is a way to […]
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My friend Erica Fielder

I am moved to write a series of blog posts about the extraordinary women in my life. I truly am sustained by them. I know I am not alone. The Mendocino coast is brimming with truly amazing women. We know it and we love it and we celebrate it often. Here is my story about […]
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Sylvia and Ray’s Wedding, Crying in the Rain.

    I was impressed with Sylvia from the moment she called me. Here is a mother of a 4 month old, a 5 year old special needs son and a 7 year old daughter planning an out of town wedding with her childhood sweetheart Ray, on a shoestring budget. Sylvia is a woman who […]
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A Traditional Filipino Wedding

Janice and Ray Jan, high-school sweethearts, dreamed of someday getting married. Throughout the years they worked towards this day which marks the joining of their lives. They are accompanied only by close family members, “For the ideals, the understanding, and the mutual respect, which you bring to your life together, had their roots in the love and […]
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Exploring the Edge as a Coach

To be effective and vital as a coach, I need to keep looking at those places just out of full view of my attention. This keeps me working on my own material, brings fresh information, and develops humility, compassion and skill. My most recent inquiry into these places just out of view was through dream […]
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Inward eyes

A few days days ago I had a conversation with a Huichol beaded mask. I stood before it, transfixed. I listened and watched mostly – with an utterance occasionally falling from my lips. I began to notice that when I had thoughts about the mask – like what the face meant – the look on […]
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Grace

  After spending a warm winter in Mexico, I return to a deliciously sprouting springtime in Northern California. And with me comes a knowing, finally and clearly, that my life is sourced from where I put my attention. Do I have my attention on fears and resentment? On love and gratitude? Where does my attention […]
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Becoming a Life Coach

Many years ago I was given a simple and powerful tool for how to live. It was offered to me as a mantra for life in the form of three words: Love Praise Gratitude Choose to love others, to love life as it unfolds, and to love one-self. Recognize that we are all bathed in […]
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My last days in India

I am in Tiruvannamalai, south India and the mercury is rising – along with my discomfort. I have not been feeling well and every time I eat I feel sick. I am burning up with the heat. Yet even in the midst of this swirl of dizziness and weakness, I am aware of the grace […]
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