Articles on Self care

3 November 2020

Pause, listen, create

fall leaves with sunlight shining on them, red berries in background

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 […]

14 September 2020

Two strategies

Red rosehip with green leaves

It’s the start of a new season (fall in the Northern Hemisphere, spring in the Southern Hemisphere). For many people, this season represents a beginning of a new school year, the end of summer vacations and the fall harvest. This year, so much is different. There are many changes to how we move through our […]

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 […]