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  • Coaching,  Mindset,  Tools & Tips

    What is 2020 Trying to Tell Us?

    As we reflect back on 2020, it has been an “unprecedented” amount of “unprecedented” moments.  We rolled into 2020 thinking this is it, this is the start of a brand new decade, another round of the “roaring twenties”.  This is my year!!! As if the culmination of wins and failures of the past decade were suddenly going to roll out to this milestone year of success.  Sound familiar? One thing for certain, 2020 has required us to pause, slow down. It gave us a chance to “focus on you” and “reflect on what’s most important”. Of the many lessons from this past year, those themes ran strong.   So if “Pause and Reflect” is the message of…

  • Coaching,  CoVid,  Mindset,  Self Care,  Tools & Tips

    Holiday Stress and Anxiety? Here are 5 Things You Can Do!

    Happy Holidays! Or is it happy? For some, it’s a time of stress, anxiety and overwhelm. This year without a doubt, looks a little different than most. So if you’re feeling like you need a little extra support to get through the holidays, first know that you’re not alone, and second, check out these 5 quick easy tips to help you manage stress and anxiety over the holidays.  1. Get Active. Winter is a particularly sluggish time of the year and getting your sweat on might be the last thing on your mind. At least 30 minutes of exercise will release endorphins, your body’s natural stress and anxiety reducing hormone.  Even…

  • Mindset,  Miscellaneous

    12 Ways to Express Kindness for World Kindness Day

    It’s Friday the 13th, but WAIT, it’s also World Kindness Day!  In today’s current state, it seems like no better time to be practicing kindness as much as possible. So let today simply be an EXTRA reminder to practice small acts of kindness – starting from yourself and your relationships, to your community and beyond.  Why bother? Well, research shows that altruistic behaviours are not only felt positively by the receiver, but that those giving will also experience pleasure responses in our brain. It’s a Win-Win! So, here are 12 simple acts of kindness you can do right away or any day!  Be Kind To Yourself It starts with you! And…

  • Coaching,  CoVid,  Mindset,  Tools & Tips

    May the “Force” be with You!

    It’s May the 4th, “May the Force be with you!”, an unofficial Star Wars Day!! Really, who doesn’t love Star Wars?!  Well, I’d been thinking recently about this concept of “The Force” so what better day to write about it? Do you remember when you asked someone, “How are you doing” (Or for my UK friends, “Are you Alright?”), the default answer was, “Good”?  Have you noticed these past several years the default has switched to “busy”? Busy. There is much to be said about slowing down during regular times but with a global pandemic at our door, we are forced to slow down. There’s no choice now, with the exception of our frontline…

  • Coaching,  Mindset,  Tools & Tips

    World Mental Health Day – Edition: Suicide Prevention

    Today is World Mental Health Day. Did you know that World Mental Health Day started back in 1992?  This year’s theme focuses on Suicide Prevention.  With the celebrity suicides we’ve been seeing lately, and the conversation around it being tied to feelings of isolation in an increasingly disconnected world, I want to take this opportunity to share a few tips for mental health in the digital age.  This list could be so much longer but I wanted 3 actionable ones you could take right away.  So here they are: 1. Ditch the comparison game. I’ve talked about this before but this one deserves a repeat mention. While social media feeds are beautiful forms…

  • Coaching,  Mindset,  Tools & Tips

    This is Your Journey

    Lessons For Your Mid-30s I started writing the below post on my 35th birthday. I didn’t quite finish it but the learnings are still relevant. So as I now turn 36, I wanted to share this with you! Age is NOT just a number, and 35 for a woman is a scary one. Aside from entering a new age bracket, it’s the age where according to science, everything begins to decline. You start to notice those fine lines and white hair, you realize the reality that if you want kids (naturally), your chances are exponentially diminishing.  You have however, mastered the art of “not giving a F*ck”, because quite frankly,…

  • Coaching,  Mindset,  Tools & Tips

    Embracing Change

    Well, hello!  The last few months I have been laying pretty low on the coaching front but I am so thrilled to be ramping it up again because of some major shifts and changes I have made in order to open up time and space for this purpose.  So, I wanted to take a moment to share my recent uncomfortable transition in hopes that it may serve you if you’re feeling stuck. About a month ago I had one of those days, a day where a collision of all my current responsibilities were pulling me in simultaneous directions. It was hard to stay both present and positive in the moment…

  • Coaching,  Mindset,  Wellness

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    With love and kisses from me! I know many people have mixed feelings when it comes to the “day of love”. But Valentine’s Day for me has become an opportunity to celebrate any kind of relationship in your life, be it romantic, family, friends, and even the one with yourself. Given the surge of “GALentine’s” and “PALentines”, we’re acknowledging this more and more. The people in our lives are a key aspect to happiness. As I reflect back on some of my relationships I feel fortunate for the lessons I have learned along the way.  Yes, even the heartbreaks – cue “Ariana Grande’s, “Thank you, next”!  So, in the spirit of Valentine’s,…

  • Coaching,  Mindset,  Tools & Tips

    Ringing in a New Year, What Comes First?

    It’s that time of year again, we say goodbye to one year and set new goals for the one ahead. This year is going to be different… As a goal setting addict, I get the thrill of giving old goals a re-fresh or the excitement of setting new ones. It is great to have things to strive for but in this day and age as we push to be better versions of ourselves, we often put our focus and attention solely on what society has deemed as achieving success. We focus on our careers and the next promotion, finding a special partner, starting a new venture, buying a house, losing…