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Does Mindfulness Mean I will Lose my Edge?

This is one of the most common questions that comes up with students who are starting to practice mindfulness or are curious about it. At first glance, mindfulness seems to fly in the face of our driven-goal-oriented lives. To let go and be in the moment can seem like giving up, giving in and never

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Fear has to go somewhere…

I sat with my client as she reflected on her chronic pain that was steadily increasing and becoming more and more unmanageable. She did not want to increase her medications any further and was becoming more and more despondent and demoralized. As her pain spun out of control, she understandably became more and more fearful.

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One Simple Shift Out of Fear

“She’s so..  he always… she’ll never… I always… ” The list goes on. Have you ever stopped to notice how much you assume, judge and predict the world based on the past? It’s a natural human tendency. We had to predict danger and assess our environment in order to survive. But is it holding you

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Can You Allow All the Joy that is Available?

Everyday I am shown the healing power of mindfulness. The ability to pause, and rest in the awareness of being. That might sound lofty, out of reach, or just plain boring. But, I ask you… When you look back in your life, do you now see all the moments of joy and complete freedom that

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The Biggest Fear of the Ego

Sweaty palms, tight throat, tense muscles, racing mind: “What if they don’t like me?” “What if I mess it up?” What if they get angry, turn away, disagree with me? “What if I don’t get the job?” Does any of this sound familiar? Or how about when we start guessing or mind-reading: “They didn’t text

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The Importance of Your Worth

How is it that the underlying, toxic belief of our unworthiness is so pervasive? It’s like a virus in our software that the powers-that-create have not found the right anti-bugging program for! It invades our interactions, our relationships, our material wealth and our ability to be who we are, show up and create a truly

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How to Take Your Energy Back

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all well and enjoying everything that comes with spring… a new season, a new stage, in this ever-evolving life. I have a few things on the go lately. I am excited to be offering sessions online through Skype to help people far and wide to move through fear and

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True freedom is….

  Sit still for a moment and notice. Is there a voice inside your head? What is it saying? If you are alive, you have a voice. Maybe one or two, even a chorus of various committees telling you how to live this life.  As you sit down to relax, read a book or watch

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Make Mindfulness Easy: Picking Weeds or Watering Rosebuds?

Hello and Good Day Everyone, Last week we looked at some of the underlying drivers of behaviour that could be in the drivers seat when it comes to automatic, busy or unwanted patterns. You might want to go back to read it if you haven’t already. This week is all about what might be getting

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