How to Mindfully Use Guilt to Fuel Personal Power

If you’re a woman, the feeling of guilt is a close and constant companion. But unlike a close friend, guilt doesn’t feel great to hang out with. For many years I felt guilty about everything: I felt guilty for working and then guilty when I wasn’t working. I felt guilty for doing too much for people and then for not [...]

2019-05-16T04:14:41+00:00March 2nd, 2019|Emotional Health, Relationships|

Strong Back, Soft Front- A Guided Meditation Inspired by Joan Halifax.

10 Minute Strong Back, Soft Front Guided Meditation:   What inner resources do you draw on during difficult or challenging times in your life? Where do you find comfort and shelter from the storms that occur in all of our lives? What I’ve found in both my own life and from the people I work with, is that [...]

2019-03-02T15:42:39+00:00December 16th, 2018|Emotional Health, Meditation|

Are Your Spiritual Beliefs Helping or Hindering You?

Last weekend I attended a retreat at the King’s Fold Retreat and Renewal Centre near Cochrane, Alberta. The theme of the weekend was inspired by Parker J Palmer’s work and his book Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation. It was a powerful weekend of reflection, spending time in nature and being with others in a way [...]

2019-05-16T04:11:40+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Emotional Health, Spirituality|

Don’t Blindly Accept Your Major and Minor Health Challenges

Have you ever contemplated what your role is in relation to both the minor and major health challenges that you or others you care about may be facing? Many of us are taught to believe that our health issues - whether chronic headaches or something more serious - simply happen to us and are out of our control. The thing [...]

2019-05-16T04:07:44+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Emotional Health, Health, Meditation|

7 Things To Be Mindful of If You’re Not Thriving in Your Life

On a daily basis, I talk with people who feel like they’re sleep-walking through life. They just do not feel like they’re thriving. Most of them can not understand why because they have so much to feel grateful for. This past weekend I was doing some research on how to care for my small salt-water fish tank. I read something [...]

2019-05-16T04:06:20+00:00August 8th, 2018|Emotional Health|
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