Inspiration

Inspiration

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes” Mark Twain There are a lot of articles encouraging us to find and follow our passion.  It sounds lovely, but sometimes in the day to day of our lives, when we have obligations and responsibilities that leave us wanting…

Stillness

Stillness

I think 99 times and I find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in silence, and the truth comes to me – Albert Einstein. “Can we be quiet enough to hear ourselves, through the noise, the endless noise of expectation?  Who are we when we slow down?  Who are we when we listen to ourselves rather than…

Nourish

Nourish

“She had a truly revolutionary idea: she would make more time for life’s truly important things.  First on the list: breathing” Amy Rubin Flett It has been a long, cold winter here in Eastern Canada.  March’s Spring Equinox with her gift of extra daylight, promises us that the grip of winter is loosening: The ice…

Money Stories

Money Stories

  Recently I have been making some decisions to invest in my business which, as I work alone, really means investing in myself. These decisions have created a lot of scattered thinking as I yo-yo between what I want and fear of spending money that doesn’t have an immediate and obvious outcome. Noticing the powerful…

I’m a Reluctant Runner

I’m a Reluctant Runner

I grew up thin… I think skinny was the term used most frequently when I was a child.  Like most women, and many men, I focussed on my perceived body-image when I was young and seemed to be frequently apologizing for my size.  Social judgement creates lots of assumptions and myths.  One assumption is that…

Creating Sanctuary

Creating Sanctuary

I love my home. It is a little brick bungalow nestled among larger renovated homes, quite hidden amongst these big, grown up houses. What I love about my home is its littleness. Its ability to wrap snugly around me. Yes, it has too much furniture, and the kitchen is dated and minuscule, and the layout…

How to give yourself a time-out

How to give yourself a time-out

10 steps to give yourself a time-out. If you haven’t remembered to breathe out recently, this is for you: No 1. Get yourself an old VW camper van (ideally pre 1990s), and air-cooled if possible. (Ok, so if that’s not immediately possible, maybe you could find a tree-house, a garden shed, a shepherd’s hut or…

Managing Overwhelm

Managing Overwhelm

I think the most common word I hear in my counselling room is Overwhelm.   For many of us this Holiday period is the season of a particular kind of overwhelm.  An overwhelm made up of trying so hard for everything to be perfect; of feeling financial pressures as we try to please our children,…

Feeling Blah

Feeling Blah

It’s summer in the city, the sun is out the sky is blue, I have just returned from the rest and relaxation of a family vacation, and I tell myself I should be rested, energized and grounded.  But I’m not.  I’m feeling blah. As I tend to live in my head, my reaction is to…

Reclaiming energy and finding motivation

Reclaiming energy and finding motivation

Do you have a hundred ideas before breakfast?  Do you crave more creativity, meaning, community or connection?  Are you finding the motivation and energy you need to move forward with your ideas and desires? Many of us have strong inner critics which influence our actions, or in-actions.  Phrases such as “procrastinate”,”sabotage”; “wasting time”; “unproductive”; “lazy”…

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