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Why feeling stuck is not always a bad thing.

“AH AH AH CHOO! Oh no! I think I’m stuck. But all I did was sneeze?!” There I was, 18 years old, hunched forward in pain, and literally stuck. I had no idea what happened.  I tried to ignore it, hoping it was just a passing hiccup, but trying to ignore pain works as...

Children do as they see, not as you say

I don't know about you, but when I know something works for me, I want the whole world to have it.  I do this with my family as well.  A while back, I reintroduced meditation into my daily routine.  I was trying to find a way to calm my mind and focus my thoughts, and...

Mindfulness

We often spend our time in the past or future, worrying about what might happen or what has happened. Being mindful in the present moment is where all the power is. What is happening right now?Then why are you worrying about the other thing?

Thoughts become things

Every thought we create becomes something. Good things happen to bad people, and bad things happen to good people. We are not victims nor are we victorious. We are thought makers. True empowerment comes when we realize that we co-create how our life unfolds. Thoughts...

PKD – 3 letters that changed my life

PKD. Who knew these 3 letters would hold so much significance in my life. What is PKD? PKD or Polycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts in the kidneys. Over time, kidney function decreases resulting in kidney...

Is it an end, or a beginning? It’s all about perspective

We speak about endings with such finality, that sometimes it blurs our vision of seeing the gift of new beginnings.   Every experience we live is a mere chapter from the story of our life.  As one chapter ends, a new one begins.  That is life. I know this much for...

We stumble, we fall, we fly.

Life is never a straight line. There are lessons to be learned and insights to be gained. We stumble. We fall. It’s life. What matters is what you do when you’re down. Trust that when you fall, there is something meant for you to see. And once you see it, grab hold...

Write your own story

Writing has brought me new insights not only in the realm of the literary world, but in my world as well. I have become acutely aware of how I live my life- how I write my story. Every comma, every period, and every exclamation point makes a statement about what will...

The Secret To Overcoming Whatever Is In Your Way

It has been said that in order for us to achieve success, we must find that which stops us and give it a swift kick in the…. Ok, so maybe that’s not exactly how it goes – but you get the idea.  We all grow up with dreams, goals and aspirations and by all accounts we...

Is it true? Three magical words that will change how you think.

Have you ever heard of the phrase, “Change your thoughts, change your life” ? Easier said than done, right? We know that having a positive mindset and joyful thoughts are the keys to accessing the abundance of whatever it is we desire; Success, love, happiness,...

Set your station to JOY

Everything we want is available and accessible to us. By simply holding the thought and matching your vibration to that thought, an abundance of manifestation begins. Joy is the gateway to all of which is available. It’s one if the highest vibrations. Set your station...

Do you know what’s in your food?

I am not the “healthiest” person out there, but I do try and make good choices when I can.  I’ve always been a champion for finding more holistic ways to live; natural medicines, energy healing, and wholesome foods to name a few.   I shop organic when I can but never...

Shift your perspective

After such a long and dreadful winter – everyone has had their sights set on the beauty of spring.  Literally.   Take a walk outside and look up.  What do you see?  Sunshine, budding trees, chirping birds?  Now, look down.  What do you see? Mud puddles, rotting...

Upside down – a new perspective

As a child, I used to love acrobatics and dance. Next to music, using my body to dance, stretch and twirl made me feel good. It was fun, playful and expressive. Yet, as I got older, it was like I somehow forgot and as life got busier, being playful and having fun were...

Breast Cancer Awareness

It was another fabulous day at the 25th annual CIBC Celebration of Hope in Markham. An event of over 1000 women (and a few lucky men) gathered together to not only raise awareness and funds for cancer research, but to breathe new hope into the lives of many. Every...

The Peeing Mantra

Peeing and mantra…not exactly two words you would have anything to do with one another, let alone in the same sentence. What is it exactly? Well, here’s how it came about. A while back I was having a conversation with someone about some of the things we do that make...

Confessions of a working mom

My day started with me being forced out of my bed at 4am by my daughter who happily nuzzled her way in, landing a cozy spot on my head. Off to her room I went to try and catch the last few hours of sleep, only to toss and turn with my mind racing from all the things I...

How full is your child’s bucket?

I rarely watch the news, but for whatever reason, I tuned in tonight. Perhaps it was because it was talking about a 12 year old girl who committed suicide after she was being bullied at school. Images of this young, vibrant girl popped up on the screen while her...