Resurrecting Hope In Loss This Season

I wrote part of this email as I was traveling down the 401 after visiting with my dear friend Ainsley. Ainsley, as you may recall has Down’s syndrome, and is the sweetest and most loving person I know. It was sad leaving Ainsley, as this was our visit for Christmas, and we will not be together again until later in …

Peace In The Chaos

Calm the Chaos of Christmas I hope you have been enjoying my short clips on Thursdays at 7 pm for tips to Calm the Chaos of Christmas! As of this Tuesday tip we are only 3 weeks, 21 days to Christmas eve! Ahhhhhhhhh! Inner Peace doesn’t just happen!  You are likely just like me trying to get organized for Christmas, yet trying to do what you usually …

3 Techniques That Create Inner Peace

Last week, I shared about my mother in law being so ill and nearly dying on us. This stress and the juggling of horse care, family care, and care of friends, means more self-care. Yet as my friend Lana tells me, “You don’t take care of yourself. You just keep stretching yourself to care for more people.” I think many of us care …

A Pause in the Chaos

I am writing to you from the hospital room of my mother in law who is having complications due to radiation treatments for cancer. Yesterday we were ready to say our final goodbye, today she has rallied and is having more testing done.  What a difference a day makes!  So, remember, whatever you are going through, this too can change. We never …

Calming Fear

In this last week I have had a couple of big disappointments that truly got me down. It’s not that I don’t expect them, because the only time we will not have some disappointing stressful moments is when “the undertaker understakes to take us under”! The funny thing is that many people feel it is bad to talk about, acknowledge, …

Calm the Chaos

Do the Contradictory to Calm the Chaos It is Time to Calm the Chaos This week I have been making a conscious effort to do meditation each morning to decrease the anxiety I feel as I open my eyes and anticipate the chaos of my day! Do you ever feel that way? That even before you get out of bed …

Pause the Chaos

Have you paused during your busy day to do the NeuroMindSHIFT™ Super Hero Pose that I shared with you last week? I know you may have thought this was silly, but standing this way… with your hands on your hips, your chest slightly puffed out, chin up, and your feet shoulder width apart …really does make you feel confident, strong, …

Boost how you feel every day!

Happy post-Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends! And a pre-happy Thanksgiving to my American friends! For many Thanksgiving is a grand family event. Oh the food! Turkey, ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, and on and on the list can go! My family gathered around the table this Thanksgiving and yet it was quite a feat to get everything ready at the same …

Taking Care of You

Take a Break! I think many times we are harder on ourselves than anyone else. This drive of self-inflicted perfection, striving to meet idealistic expectations, and raising the bar higher and higher creates an enormous amount of stress and anxiety. I know after my accident I couldn’t perform as I used to. Even daily routines of meals, self-care, and simple …

Beating Anxiety

Overcoming the Anxiety of Difficult Days ​​​​​​​ Many of you likely saw my FaceBook posts about being in Ottawa on International Women’s Day speaking to 500 women. Truly it was a dream come true for me to speak on a large stage and share the story of my fall and the “Life Lessons Straight from the Horse’s Mouth” to decrease the …