Mindfulness is only good if….

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That’s right…you practice!  It’s like exercise. You can talk about it until the cows come home, but the cows will come home and you will see no change. You don’t need to learn anymore, you don’t need to know anything special, you don’t need a special spot or place or time. You don’t need to be smart, healthy, young or … Read More

A Mindful Practice to Build into Your Day

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Dear Readers,   I have a wonderful article to share with you that may seem simple, but the benefits are numerous. Read on to see how mindful eating can enhance happiness and joy in your life. I hope you enjoy it. Also, there are 4 spots left in the upcoming workshop: Identifying and Breaking Through Limiting Beliefs:  “Identifying and Breaking … Read More

The Power of Asking

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“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” Helen Keller   Do you try to do things all on your own? Does the thought of asking for help cause discomfort and anxiety? Do you think needing help (even subconsciously) means you are weak or not efficient?   The truth is that we all rely on each … Read More

For those of you who have ever felt left out…

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First of all, a special announcement: Do you know that you can feel better but you’re not sure how? Have you thought about counselling, or just yearn for a place to be seen and heard?   My home-based counselling practice has opened. I am offering a range of services from The Healing Home and I like that it is comfy, … Read More

8 Ways to Stay Present in a Busy World

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Have you ever woken up wondering where you have been all your life? Or at least for the last day, week or even the last 20 years?   We often don’t remember parts of our lives simply because we actually weren’t there.  I live in a beautiful part of the world surrounded by nature, mountains and beautiful sunsets. But even the … Read More

The Very First Thing to do with Difficult People

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  We all have them… ‘those’ people that you run across in your otherwise peaceful path that for no reason at all, make your life difficult. They can be rude, indifferent or downright aggressive.   Travelling recently I found myself staying in one location for a full week. As I always do, I found a coffee shop that I could … Read More

The middle way to peace with mindfulness

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Dear Friends,   A lot of what gets us and the world into trouble falls into one of 2 extremes: rage and numbing.   Everyday we can find examples of either extreme in ourselves or in the news. We seem to vascillate between the 2 like ping pong balls. This is the fight-or-flight response designed to keep us safe when … Read More

The Power of Words

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Good Morning Friends!   I don’t often bring politics into my blog, but there comes a time…   My work is about words. Teaching, writing, counselling, telling stories and changing the stories of our lives. The words we use and how we use them have a huge impact on those around us. The old adage “Sticks and stones may break … Read More

What to do when you feel down and a special offer…

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  Dear Friends,   To date, there are 103,289 books with the word ‘Happiness’ in the title listed on Amazon.com. That’s right: 103,289.   Do you think our forefathers and mothers were in such a search for this elusive thing called Happiness? Something is going on here as we now have the world at our fingertips in a phone, we … Read More

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