Adult Fairy Tales

We adults thrive on Fairy Tales that destroy our quality of life.  Fairy Tales such as being ‘perfect’; making ‘perfect decisions’; doing everything on our agenda (and fitting 20 hours of work into 7.5) and working at our 100% best.  These...

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Today is an important day

Today is an important day.   Today is complete and self-contained, yet it’s also an essential small step toward the future. Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about this: each day is totally self-contained: independent of any other day, complete on...

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The missing link to obesity, anxiety and depression

I am not surprised at the results found in a new study on Canada Federal Government Executives, which shows a sharp rise in obesity, anxiety and depression (1).  The number of executives battling depression has nearly doubled in the past...

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Burnout prevention 101

Burnout story – Dayna is a caring, dedicated manager and single mom with three children, one of them with learning disabilities.  She puts in long hours at work, and cares for her aging parents as well.  She gets home...

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How will you take care of yourself, today?

It’s easy to forget that your life is housed in your body.  Being alive is being housed in your body.  For as long as you live.  You take care of your car, fuelling it regularly, getting it around for...

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From multi-tasking to mindfulness

I used to be a world-class multi-tasker.  I could make phone calls, chop vegetables, feed the dog, and get dressed, all the while checking my emails.  I thought that multi-tasking allowed me to do more in less time.  Not so. I was...

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Empowerment is about creating time and space for what matters

I’m taking time to enjoy what IS this summer – you know, that feeling of contentment you get when everything is ‘just so’?  I have been slowing down, creating time and space for me; de-cluttering demands from everything: work,...

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De-cluttering life for what matters

Shouldn’t I know this?  I am a grown woman (at least that’s what people say when you are my age).  I am a Life Coach, and I have coached many, many people in the past 20 years.  And then, I...

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A 10-minute solution: action generates motivation

The 10-minute solution –   Doing something today is always better than postponing, hoping to find a perfect moment which may be tomorrow – or never.  I have learned that what works in life is using time, no matter how...

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A summer to slow down: happy, satisfied and well

Am I happy?  Am I satisfied? And, most important, am I WELL?  It’s summertime, and it’s such a different, slow summer, as I am for once taking real time off.  I finally allowed myself to slow down, and I...

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