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Well-being

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Body listening

This opinion may be somewhat controversial. I believe that our body produces symptoms when we are out of balance. These symptoms can point to emotional or spiritual issues that need addressing. By producing aches and pains, or other types of illness, our body is giving us clues that we are blocked on some level. By…

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An artist date? Tell me more.

Some of my favourite artist dates lately have been going to an art opening at The Muir Hotel  True Colours Gallery. I went with two of my favourite artist friends, and my mentor Deanne Fitzpatrick was one of the three artists with work in the show. It was wonderful to connect with old and new…

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Note to self

I’m taking my own advice and practicing self care this morning. Self care is easy to ‘fit in’ when life is not busy. It’s more challenging when I’m busier, or more tired. I know in order to be my best self I need to practise extra self care when I feel this way. When I…

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Accepting gifts and basking

It’s that season in Nova Scotia, Canada where we bundle up in our parkas and sit outside on a sunny day drinking tea and listening to the birds. Each sunny day feels like a gift. A gift of ease and potential warmth. Here’s an excerpt from my journal about accepting gifts and basking: The gift…

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An opportunity for listening

My experience is that if I get too busy and don’t make time for down time, quiet time, time to listen, the Universe sends me an ‘opportunity’. My most recent opportunity came in the form of a fall while running in mid-December. I tripped while going over a wooden bridge over the canal and landed…

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Create a bit of quiet

In my last blog post, I wrote about how to get started in discovering your next steps. The first step was figuring out what makes your heart sing. Listening to your heart takes practice and it requires some down time. Even if your life feels too busy to take some quiet time, try these suggestions…

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Getting started – 3 basic steps

I was sitting beside a woman recently who said “I don’t know what I should be doing. I’m 50 and my efforts to do x and y have been unsuccessful. I don’t know where to begin to figure out what’s next.” I told her “that’s exactly what I do! I help people figure out how…

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I am not lost

I am not lost. I’m exactly where I need to be, where I’m supposed to be right now. Sometimes when we are in transition (just left a job, a relationship, moved homes, are recovering from illness) we can feel a bit lost. Not sure about our future direction(s). It can be hard to remember that…

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Busting out – The Midsummer Night’s Dream Edition

Whether it’s because it’s halfway through the summer, or there have been too many heavy things happening in your community, or you just need a break, this blog post is dedicated to the play Midsummer Night’s Dream. It’s a time to be silly, playful and fanciful. Time to bust out your wildest dreams with a…

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Hello Wise Woman …

We have the answers within. Today I’m sharing an excerpt from my journal in response to the writing prompt ‘Hello Wise Woman…’. Hello Wise Woman… Thank you for being there, for guiding me. For being that quiet inner voice that cheers me on. You are like an old friend. Someone who listens and guides without…

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What is receptive, feminine energy?

What is receptive, feminine energy and how do I cultivate it? My natural modus operandi is to step up, reach out for opportunities, and work hard to make things happen. Does this resonate with you? Recently I’ve been more tired than usual. I’m finding it more difficult to pivot when negative thoughts or emotions intrude….

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Collective Heartbreak – coping strategies

This collective heartbreak is real. Even if we are not directly affected, if our community is dealing with a wildfire, the residual effects of a pandemic and a mass shooting, or all three, we are all feeling stress, uncertainty and a sense of helplessness. It can be difficult to concentrate, we can have trouble sleeping….

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