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How Mindfulness Helps in a Crisis and is a Life Saver

https://youtu.be/XIUibSQNicI   Looking for more of this?  I invite you to join me in two upcoming workshops:  Do you find yourself easily flustered, confused or rattled? Trouble standing up for what you believe in or setting boundaries? How would it be to have specific ways to move or be that can enhance your intention, let

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How to be Your Own Best Therapist

I have seen so many amazing clients over the years, and even over the last few weeks, but I am very clear with myself: my goal is to work myself out of job.  I want a world where emotions are normal and accepted, where we are kind to ourselves first, and we can see fearful

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For Those That Have Been Told They Are “Too Sensitive”

What do you naturally do when you are hurt or in pain? Perhaps cry, yell, feel scared or sad, or even angry? Sound pretty normal, doesn’t it? Our bodies are built with innate, automatic physical and emotional responses designed to keep us alive and safe.  So would it not make sense that as empathetic, feeling

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Perfectionism, Paralysis and Painting

Every week I talk people into their dreams.  Dreams to do something, to speak up, to do the thing everyone says is crazy, or to make that simple change they know would make them feel better.  ‘Playing it safe’ has become a mantra that, if you think about it, can be dangerous and the biggest

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Everything is a Passage

The other day I had a misunderstanding with my teenage son. It was a situation where from one moment to the next, we were both in a place that felt hurt, angry and confused.  He is also sensitive, as I am, so we can bounce off of each other like a squash game.  Of course

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Homesickness and Finding Your True Self

I remember homesickness.  I was maybe 10-11 years old and had gone to a summer camp. This wasn’t unusual, I had been to camps before. But this one felt different.  I felt like I didn’t fit in, although I was surrounded by old neighbour friends and my siblings.  I couldn’t get comfortable, find my place.

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When Emotional Pain Becomes Physical

“I felt like killing him.” “I could have wrung her neck.” “I wanted to punch him.” “I felt like jumping off a bridge.”   What is your reaction to these statements, and how would you react if someone said that?   Although these statements are not always acceptable to express, let alone act upon, what

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The Look that Connects Everything

I was out on my morning dog walk along our usual trail when I saw a man up ahead sitting in the middle of the trail with his back to me.  As I approached him I could see there was a dog sitting in front of him and he was hugging him from behind. I

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You Are a Powerful Connection

Before we had a name, there was an awake awareness. That was completely connected, did not know differences. Before we entered school, there was an alive, sensing being. Ready to play, learn and expand. Before we were categorized and compared, there was already a perfectly whole being. Before we realized we were in a culture,

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