Being Your Own Cheerleader

Relying on others to boost your confidence isn’t a good way to build self esteem. Social media has become a big culprit of this problem. Not everyone is going to always be encouraging even when you’re doing fantastic things. That’s their problem they are projecting onto you. Being your own cheerleader is a way to build your self confidence and self worth. If you’re doing great things and others can’t see that or push their opinions on you, you can recognize that and walk away without your shine being darkened by their negativity. Use your passions, talents and skills to uplift your self and others. Yes, there will be struggles,[…]

Struggle to Find the Good

Having compassion and a positive attitude with others is so important. It can be so easy to get frustrated with someone and roll your eyes. To get a bit deeper… Why are they frustrating you? For example: people who made excuses… It can be irritating but more than likely they’re scared of change. Show compassion instead of just getting annoyed with their excuses. ‘Be the change you want to see in the world.’ – Mahatma Gandhi Having a positive attitude, finding the light in the negative situation or just telling someone you care can go a long way. I challenge you to: 1. Compliment 3 people today: Give a deeper[…]

Easy Ways to Include Aromatherapy in Your Everyday Life

There are easy ways to include Aromatherapy in your everyday life. Essential oils can be a powerful tool to help boost your health and wellbeing. If you’ve ever wondered how then read on for some quick and easy tips! • Sniffing directly from the bottle. This is the quickest, easiest way to enjoy aromatherapy. Crack open your bottle of choice, inhale deeply several times a day or when needed. You may also place a drop or two on a tissue to sniff or place under a pillow. • Diffuser. Various styles are available but any will do. Electric with mist has a reservoir which you fill with water and several[…]

Busting Busy and Creating all the Time in the World

I am often told, “You are so busy!!!’ I’m not sure if people who say that to me are stressed that they can’t connect with me or if they are reflecting on the busyness (or lack of meaning) in their own life. Maybe most people relate ‘busy’ to mean ‘There’s no time to do all the things I want to do’. Here’s my secret to getting and doing so much: 1. Know what you want. Write out your future vision (or draw it) and list your values, purpose, and mission. 2. Align all the things that are key to bring you closer to fulfilling this vision. (Skills that you need,[…]

Turn on your brain in 10 minutes

Need some energy each morning but a shot of espresso just doesn’t cut it? Try a quick workout to turn on your brain, awaken your body and start your day off on a positive foot. 1. Know your ‘why’ and remember it when you’re getting started. Ex: To feel more energized or wake up your mind 2. Get a glass of a water and have a light snack/food (if you choose) 3. Get moving! Here’s your workout to try tomorrow morning. No equipment needed: • 30 seconds- arm swing/ hugging your self movement • 15 seconds- arm circles • 15 seconds- arm circles(switch directions) • 30 seconds- butt kickers (fast[…]

Serenity in Nature –“EARTHING”

I was most fortunate to grow up with parents who are nature lovers.  Our family vacations weren’t at five-star resorts or south of the border but usually within a few hours of home either camping, fishing in a little brook, going to the beach, or spending time at the cottage deep in the woods on a lake.   The serenity you feel waking to a sunrise reflecting off a lake, so calm, is like no other.  As I get older and more fully appreciate nature’s beauty it has become a place of spiritual connection.   I’m sad for those who didn’t have this opportunity as a child and continue to not understand[…]

Pain! Is Your Body Speaking To You?

How to listen to its advice and find a new world that is waiting for you. Why do so many people suffer with pain that, no matter how many medications or medical tests, can’t seem to find relief? As a therapist, I hear this complaint time and time again. “I’ve done everything and nothing works”, my clients will say.     Gabrielle Roth said, “When our inner world (soul’s journey, gifts, potential) is out of alignment with our outer world (what we are living and showing the world), the body becomes the battlefield” Many great therapists and mystics believe that the pain is coming from a deeper place within and manifesting[…]

Plan To Move

Do you work a desk job? Feeling sluggish during the day? Getting up and moving can make you think faster, be more productive and efficient. Getting up and moving allows more blood flow through your body and brain. Eating every 2-3 hours through the day, drinking enough water (see blog about water to calculate what your water intake should be) & movement will keep you feeling energized. Set an alarm every 30-45 minutes and get up. Walk to the photocopier, water cooler, washroom or talk a lap around the office. Healthy snacks between meals will also keep your brain alert and beat the afternoon sluggish/needing-a-nap feeling. Here are a few[…]

Exercise for Happiness

Happiness is KEY to finding what form of exercise is BEST for you body. Some people will tell you running is the best way to exercise your body. Others will say that weight training is the only option. We are all so different. Our jobs and daily life play a factor in what form of exercise works best for us. If you work a very stressful job you may thrive off of Yoga or you may love fitness classes because you just show up and are lead for 45 minutes and you don’t have to plan what you’re doing next. You may work a desk job and to walk or[…]

Essential Oils 101 – An Introduction, Including Methods of Use

Essential oils are pure and natural, they are extracted from plant materials such as flowers, barks, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant. Some refer to essential oils as the life force of the plant. They are extremely concentrated (ex. 100 lbs of lavender yields 1 lb of essential oil). They contain therapeutic properties used to enhance psychological and physical wellbeing. Essential oils are, in fact, not oily or greasy as they do not contain fatty acids. The molecules are minuscule, this allows them to absorb into the skin quickly and enter the bloodstream. Once in the bloodstream essential oils have to ability to go anywhere in the[…]