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Healing the Wound of 2020

If there was one big gaping public wound to be healed from 2020, what would it be? The epidemic of fear and anxiety? The pandemic of Covid? The exposure of racism? The need for anger management? I would say there is an underlying, much more covert yet equally corrosive, contagious and dangerous virus… shame.  Shame

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If it Ain’t Broken….

“I will panic when it’s time to panic… and not a moment before.” I’m not sure who said that, it could have been my mother, but it is a quote that has stayed with me.  We spend so much of our lives panicking when there is no apparent threat in the moment. This is called

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You are not alone…

If you are feeling restless or agitated in your body, you are definitely not alone. Whoa, the world is heating up out there. For some, it feels like boiling point. And a helplessness to do anything, to take action. Be careful, this combination of stress, even trauma, and helplessness can get us stuck in a

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Are You Lost? Here’s How to Find Yourself

Today, right now… where are you? Where are you, really? It might sound like a silly question.. I am here, in my room, looking at my computer.  Ah, yes, that is where your mind is focussed, but where is the rest of you? At a time where many people are feeling like they’ve had enough..

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Ladies… listen up, this is for you..

Dear Friends,  It’s so frustrating! Lately, I have been having amazing conversations with amazing women who clearly have great ideas, heartfelt truths and an unwavering commitment to a better world within either themselves, to their lives, their families or relationships, communities or to the world.  BUT…. their voices might never be heard.  Their ideas might

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How to Ease your Suffering and Free up Energy

I was involved in an online conversation recently where I could see that people involved in the discussion were becoming polarized (not hard to do these day when the world seems more divided than ever). I went to bed after stating some truths for me that I knew in my heart would likely aggravate the

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The Year of the Body

Is 2020 the year of the body? Now before you start thinking that I mean fitness, eating well and strong, healthy bodies, that’s not what I mean at all.  Although it might include that. I mean the reclaiming of our bodies as an integral part of the whole. Our wholeness.  In many ways we have

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Is This the Underlying Cause of Your Fear and Pain

Previous Next I have pondered for a long time what is it in these moments in the photos above that touches me so deeply. Is it the enduring spirit of human connection to heal? The tender touch, the soft gaze of love or joy? What the heck is it? If you haven’t seen them already,

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The Limits of Mindset Change

“Just don’t think about it.” “Change your thoughts.. think positive!” “Don’t be such a downer.. “ Have you ever heard this? How does it make you feel when you are worried, or keep re-playing events or situations in your mind? Or if you have recurring body tension, sick feelings or fear about certain events or

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The One Step for the Biggest Change

“I’ve tried to change,  but I just can’t seem to do it.” “I’ll think I’ll always be stuck.” “I guess I’m just not cut out for this.”  These statements break my heart when I hear them. Addictions, behaviour patterns, relationship patterns, anger, flying off the handle… these are all patterns we try and try to

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