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Distracted

– 3 tips for grounding yourself when feeling distracted and ‘off your game’ Are you feeling more distracted lately? With our latest lockdown I’ve been feeling like I’m going a mile a minute and nowhere at the same time. Sound familiar? A case in point – last week I sent out an extra newsletter. Apparently…

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Permission to …

We all need permission. Permission to have fun. To feel all of our feelings and then to take a recess. Whether it is the ongoing pandemic or just the responsibilities of life weighing us down, we all need to have some fun. The permission comes from within. We can give ourselves permission. Do you remember…

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3 tips for Heart Lightening

In my recent work with corporate clients and their teams, and in my own personal experience, my observation is our hearts are heavy. Regardless of where we are in the world we are feeling the impact of the ongoing pandemic. We all are needing to feel a little lighter. What can we do when our…

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Inner Warrior Princess

When is the last time you felt you really ‘rocked it’? I’ve discovered that connecting with my ‘Inner Warrior Princess’ can help me to define a feeling I want more of in my life and business. Thanks to Nicolette Eus (hypnotherapist and coach to many a successful entrepreneur) for the writing exercise that guided this…

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Celebrating my 'Why'

March marks four years since the birth of my Heart Notes newsletter! That’s approximately 96 issues and at least 90 new blog posts. My list began in 2017 with my loyal homeopathy and Bowen patients. As I transitioned from health care provider to artist, writer and facilitator, some moved on. Many stayed and continue to…

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Take a closer look

In my neighbourhood I’ve been observing an increasing number of people walking along the harbour path with binoculars and cameras with telephoto lenses. They tell me they’ve seen hawks, cardinals and a bald eagle, along with the usual assortment of chickadees, bluejays, sparrows, starlings and merganser ducks. These are our typical winter birds, so why…

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Woman with white hair, red beret, holding a thermal mug of tea, wearing a parka and wool sweater. Winter tea on the deck.

Renew, Regenerate, Recoup

This is the time of the winter when I shovel off my deck, wrap up in my down parka and a cozy blanket to have my morning tea in the sunshine. Turning my face to the sun, to the light helps me to regenerate, to recoup some energy. When I allow myself the ‘luxury’ of…

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The struggle is real

I struggled with what to blog about this week. As most of you know, my brand is all about finding moments of joy and self compassion, along with colour, texture and creativity. When I left my 20 year career as a homeopath and Bowen practitioner, I promised myself I would do less pushing of the…

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Building community & connection in a virtual world

Are you tired of Zoom, of trying to connect over Zoom coffees or drinks? Are your team members feeling disconnected from each other and from the work culture? What makes a community thrive and what helps groups and individuals to feel a sense of connection? During this pandemic I’ve observed many groups and types of…

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What do you need right now?

As we begin the year, what do you need? Do you have a New Year tradition such as a word for the year? I typically choose a word to represent the year ahead. Usually the word is an action, something I intend to do in my business and personal life. This year I’ve taken a…

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A glimmer of hope … and a warning

Update 2021: We’ve now been in the pandemic almost two years. Vaccination rates are rising, restrictions in some areas are lifting, and there is the threat of the Delta variant worldwide. I was that university student who made it through the term and exams only to fall sick all through the holidays. Sound familiar? For…

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The waiting game – 3 tips for thriving during adverse times

Previous generations have had long periods of living under less than ideal conditions, such as world wars, famine, the Great Depression. Today’s adverse time is the ongoing pandemic. In Nova Scotia we are in the ninth month of restrictions and there are signs that these restrictions and possibly more will be with us for some…

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Pause, listen, create

A recent LinkedIn post from my colleague and friend Mary Jane Copps (aka The Phone Lady) got me thinking. Her post was about allowing moments of silence in conversation and how this can deepen a relationship. She said “The relationship resides in the silence I allow within my conversations.” Mary Jane got me thinking about…

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Red Cowboy Boots & other strategies for success

My husband laughed the other day as I walked into my home office wearing my red cowboy boots. I was preparing for an exciting virtual meeting with a potential client in Texas. I wanted to feel joyful and confident, two things I feel when I wear these boots. Because the meeting was virtual, there is…

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Dancing in the Wind – 6 Tips for staying grounded in turbulent times

Last weekend I spent hours cutting up tiny, beautiful, red crabapples from the farmer’s market and hot peppers from my garden so that I could make crabapple-hot pepper jelly. As I’m new to canning, it took several attempts to get all of the jars to seal (thanks Elizabeth Peirce of the book You Can Too!…

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