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  • Mindfulness,  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…

  • Miscellaneous,  Wellness

    Remedies for the Election Day Blues

    It’s election day today, and many of my fellow American neighbours are no doubt, feeling a little anxious. In fact, I think the whole world is holding their breath.  I typically write and re-write my posts before they go live, but as today IS election day and it is not quite over, I wanted to first and foremost, remind you that if you’re feeling anxious about the results, then know that you’re not alone.  At first this morning, I thought, “I can’t wait for this day to be over”. The campaign and American news has been like a really bad tv show has come to life. Am I right?!  Now…

  • CoVid,  Miscellaneous

    Pandemic Pandemonium?

    From Overwhelm to Calm During the Corona Virus Outbreak The “end” is near! Is anyone else wondering where the time has gone?  It’s official, here in BC, Canada we are gearing up for CoVid measures to relax. Hurray! It’s hard to believe 2 months ago, what started out feeling like utter chaos, confusion, and panic has shifted and become a new normal.  Over these past few weeks I have ventured out of my home very little, but the change in air and the interactions from mid March til now are strikingly different.  No longer are we awkwardly trying to figure out how to bypass another safely, we just do. We naturally stand…

  • Miscellaneous

    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…

  • Miscellaneous

    Leaping Forward

    Happy Leap Year! This year we get a bonus 24 hours to the year! What a treat jumping into this new decade. I couldn’t help resist making a post for today simply for the date but also because I love the play on words that brings about a little boost of motivation! So in honour of Leap Year, I’m here to talk about leaping forward into the rest of your year through goal setting.  If you haven’t set some goals or visions yet for the year or new decade, then it’s not too late! In fact, it’s never too late! Goal setting gives you something to set your sights on. It’s a marker…

  • Miscellaneous

    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…

  • Miscellaneous

    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,…

  • Miscellaneous

    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…

  • Miscellaneous

    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,…

  • Miscellaneous

    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…