Jacinta is a career & life coach supporting individuals through their career and life transitions. With her unique spirit, experience and wisdom, she is able to guide her clients through their difficult, challenging or crisis moments.


Perspective on Choices

Posted on November 20, 2008

Sometimes we find ourselves stuck with the choices we made. Yet undoing them is hard. Walking away from a situation we created ourselves undermines our values. We believe we owe the people who are affected by our decisions or feel we are obliged to stick to them. The list of why we cannot overturn our [...]

Good Conversation

Posted on November 3, 2008

In my busy life I easily lose track of myself. My to-do list is long and everyday I am distracted by an endless stream of both important and mundane tasks. Yet, some days take an unforeseen turn. An unexpected encounter with an old friend turned out to be an opportunity to review and reflect on [...]

Owning our Truths

Posted on September 25, 2008

The truth always supports you, my teacher says. I let his words sink in, and realize how true they are and relevant for my current state of mind. Then why are we often so frightened of the truth? We tend to see the truth as some form of judgment, sentencing us to make changes we [...]


Posted on August 1, 2008

In the train the other day I observed a somewhat disturbing scene between a man and a woman. She, red-eyed and teary, was looking for his attention to which he was completely unresponsive. He was slightly turned away from her and had his eyes closed. Perhaps they had recently broken up, or she had just [...]

The Purpose of Pain

Posted on July 15, 2008

When I am in pain I know I am experiencing the coming together of emotions of the past, present and future. A blast taking place in a split second. Often pain visits me when I least expect it and tends to stay for a while. A happy quest feasting shamelessly on a banquet of fear, [...]

From Default to Choice

Posted on May 26, 2008

I am heading home from a day of surfing. It has been six months since I last visited the beach and I wonder when I stopped having time for what was once a non-negotiable weekly outing. I am exhausted, but utterly content. Every single muscle in my body is hurting, yet I feel more alive [...]

A Conscious Mind

Posted on May 5, 2008

In the gym the other day it occurred to me I was feeling guilty for spending time there. While my rational mind made me feel good about working out, the taking-care-of-others part of me was in disagreement for wasting time on taking care of myself when I could be responding to my many emails. I [...]

Hidden Answers

Posted on April 24, 2008

My client was struggling with a decision, so I asked her to revisit the original reasons that had brought her to the situation she was in. She struggled with that too. Then she came across a piece of advice that gave her the answer she had been looking for: have high intention and low attachment [...]

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