The Little Engine That Couldn’t (#67)

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Articles | 0 comments

Do you like children’s story books?  I do. And even though there’s a part of me that thinks fairy tales are delusional, the deeper sense that I have is that they don’t have to be. That’s why I coach and help people break through to things they never thought possible in their lives. I’m guessing you sense that untapped possibilities are available to you as well, leading to that fairy tale life. So you search and strive to find that opening. You know you’ve made progress in the past, and that gives you confidence to draw on. But then, there are the dark days. The days when you tell yourself it...

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The Dark Place Within (#66)

Posted by on Nov 11, 2017 in Articles | 0 comments

What’s the very LAST place you’d want to explore within your own consciousness? The thing you’ve never revealed to anyone… Nobody could make you go there, or pry it out of you. Maybe you don’t even know what it is, but you can feel it. Besides, why open up a can of worms when you can just ignore it? That’s what you’ve done ‘till now, right? But then, it does take a lot of energy to keep that scary stuff held in place. And you probably spend lots of time or money on diversions to distract you from the pain of facing it. Okay take a breath… Don’t you just love these fun conversations? What if...

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How Being Selfish Can Help Everyone (#65)

Posted by on Nov 4, 2017 in Articles | 2 comments

  When I think back over the best advice or tasks given to me by my awesome friends, naturopath and coaches, it always sounded like this: enjoy regular visits at the Scandinavian spa experience more time outdoors take more time off treat yourself to something special like lots of dark chocolate In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever been told to work harder or to be harder on myself; it’s been just the opposite: to take great care of myself and build more enjoyment into my life. I’ve seen the positive results when I listen to this advice; I understand how everything becomes easier and...

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Masters of Authentic Expression (#64)

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in Articles | 2 comments

“Video clips don’t do justice to the energy in the room generated by a performer who communicated more with a flick of the finger than anyone else’s high kicks.” -re Gord Downie (Maclean’s Magazine 2017) Every so often you come across a person who expresses themself fully and completely. Unencumbered by too many layers of conditioning, they allow you to see right through to their soul. Whatever means they use to completely let loose, whether it’s through music, art, dance or literature, one thing’s for sure: they’ll make an impression on you. It’s as if their way of expressing...

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Second Best (#63)

Posted by on Oct 21, 2017 in Articles | Comments Off on Second Best (#63)

Do you keep telling yourself you’re okay when you’re not? You know, by appearing as if you have your act together when underneath it all you really could use some help? Perhaps you don’t want to go to the dark places within, so you gloss over your own problems and divert the focus to helping others instead. Maybe you even habitually put the needs of others ahead of your own… Well I have some news for you that may stop you in your tracks. Each time you do this, you’re actually sending a signal to the universe that you’re second best. On the radar screen you’ve shown up as invisible or as if...

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The Truth Behind Being A ‘Nice’ Person (#62)

Posted by on Oct 14, 2017 in Articles | 2 comments

Today I thought it would be fun to banish a word from my vocabulary…at least when it comes to describing people. That word is ‘nice’. To be considered ‘nice’ is like a revered…no, an essential – life goal amongst people-pleasers, and now if I hear myself using the word to describe someone else, it just makes me mad. If you’ve ever lived in an environment where it didn’t feel safe to fully express yourself, you’ll know what I’m talking about. In fact, I’d wager a guess that you may have gone out of your way to be a nice person, just like me. Read on to see what’s not so nice about being...

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