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 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

How to end mind chatter

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  Hello Everyone! Have you ever gone through a task, a walk, or a day literally ‘lost in thought’? That is, so caught up in the world of the mind that the outside world fades in comparison? I sure have, and those thoughts and ideas can grip so tightly they seemingly won’t let go.    It’s not a bad place … Read More

As we enter a new year..

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  Hello Everyone, Despite some challenges with internet and wifi, I have been posting some videos leading up to the New Year that I thought you might enjoy. It is a time for reflection, letting go of what doesn’t serve you, and setting intentions for the next year. I’m not a big fan of resolutions as by February they are … Read More

The Sweet Spot of Effort

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Dear Friends,   First of all here’s what’s happening: Tune in to The Come Up: Steps to Success Podcast with James Lawson and Courtney Stephen after December 19th where I chat with 2 great interviewers about my work and evolution in my career. Let’s start the next year on a fresh foot. If you haven’t already signed up for our … Read More

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