Articles on Self care

5 May 2020

Choice

Dancing in the rain, detail

I was reflecting in my journal recently that I seem to have wasted large chunks of my life waiting for an event to arrive or for something to be over. Does that resonate with you? What if I could live life now and fully? What if instead of wishing for an end to social distancing […]

15 April 2020

Conversations and other signs of community

How are you holding up? What is lifting your heart, putting a bounce in your step these days? How are you holding up is the question that is absolutely lifting my heart at the moment. That’s because as I walk around my neighbourhood people are asking each other this question. We are stopping to talk […]

17 March 2020

These things I know

Update August 2020. As we start to come out of the pandemic lock down, summer in the Northern hemisphere is here. There is gradual re-opening, but the stress continues. My observation is we are all exhausted, from the prolonged stress and the uncertainty. To add to this, events in the US and Canada have brought […]

4 February 2020

Showing up

I’ve been thinking and journaling lately about showing up for myself and what that entails. Then I saw this quote from Brene Brown “Courage is showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” Showing up with my whole heart and enthusiasm to whatever is going on in my life – my work, my relationships, my home, […]

15 January 2020

Inviting light and ease – 5 tips

Some blogs and business coaches invite you to hit the ground running in January, to ramp up your proposals and sales calls. This has been my practice in the past. This year, I’ve decided to ease into 2020, to work at inviting some light and ease into these darker days. I’ve set ambitious quarterly and […]

16 December 2019

Tidings of Joy – without expectations

Full confession here – I struggle with the holidays. I was writing in my journal today, which is where I go when I have things I need to work out. These things can be business or personal, or both. My journal serves the whole me. I was writing – What if I could enjoy December […]

2 December 2019

4 Strategies for cutting through the overwhelm

Grounding

Do you have tools you regularly use when life gets busy? Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed and find yourself spinning your wheels instead of accomplishing what needs to get done. Here are 4 strategies I teach and that I find personally helpful at these times. Taking time to breathe. When I get too busy I […]

20 November 2019

Making room

Self Portrait Detail portraying an open heart

How do you make room in your life for new things to happen? Recently we invited our son and his wife to move in with us. They are saving to buy a home and were living in a mould-infested rental property. This adjustment has resulted in a huge making room event in our home. Having […]

1 October 2019

The One That Got Away

Spinning in the sunroom

How do you deal with disappointment? Just the other day I got the news – that a proposal I had submitted was not accepted. It was a potential piece of work that made my heart sing when I heard about it. I knew it was a long shot, but found myself deeply disappointed not to […]