Welcome to Raise Your Oars!

Welcome to Raise Your Oars!  No this is not a rowing club or a boating site.  Raise Your Oars is a metaphor for not fighting the current of your life, to learn how to figuratively Raise Your Oars and let the current of life take you easily and effortlessly downstream.   Raise Your Oars is the culmination of many years of coaching and mentoring people of all ages struggling with who they are and who they want to be.  I have worked with young people trying to invent themselves as professionals or “somethings” in an attempt to reach their goals and more mature people (like me) trying to re-invent themselves.  We’ve graduated from college, gotten our first job, and had a career, planned and trained and now what?  Is it what you thought it would be?  Are you fulfilled?  Do you feel you’re in the wrong place more often than not?  Why weren’t there classes on how to be happy?  Where are the guides to help us match who we are with what we do and how we think?

Many of us believe that life is hard, that obstacles and circumstances conspire against us to prevent us from reaching our goals.  But what if the opposite were true?  What if you could live a life where who you are and what you want are in sync?  What if the bumps in the road felt like gumdrops and not speed bumps?   We know that when we fight our natural current, life can be exhausting, frustrating and unfulfilling.  It can just feel too hard. Raise Your Oars is a new way to look at an age-old struggle – How to live a happy, authentic life and how to get there with as little resistance as possible.   Join us on this exciting journey as we explore how easy it is to Raise Your Oars and Find Your Flow.

8 thoughts on “Welcome to Raise Your Oars!

  1. This is awesome! So many “twenty-somethings” are disenchanted by the paths that they feel they are supposed to follow instead of the ones that they really want to follow and then are miserable…or they find themselves completely overwhelmed by what is whirling all around them. They need a compass. They need advice. They need some help. And they sure don’t want to ask us parents for it!! I applaud you for stepping up and reaching out to them…you have changed my son’s life….and mine. You have a unique approach that truly works. In three months you helped my son find his self-worth again, and his life’s passion. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  2. Brillant ! its odd how despite thousands of miles, years of untold stories, people manage to synchronize in thought. perhaps it is because we all crave the same universal feeling of effortless motion. in synchro with our thoughts and lives.
    how to get there is a brilliant topic. so let’s get started ! blog ahoy

  3. Amazing Debbie. I would love to talk to you more about this.

    Great time of year to get us focused and doing more of what we love to do.

    Nancy

    • Jay,
      Scroll down to the bottom of the Blog page and there is a link to sign up for email updates. Please let us know if you need any additional help.
      Thanks,
      Raise Your Oars

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