Protect yourself from the energy and emotions of others

Our words and our story affect us and those around us. In a previous post, “You are the writer of your own story” I shared the importance of being the editor of our story. Today I want to share ways to protect yourself from the impact that both our own story and the stories of Continue Reading

When things go wrong as they sometimes will

Sometimes I feel like life just knocks me down with a Rocky sized punch. You know those days when things go wrong in a way that reminds us of just how human we are. And that being human means I have needs to be met, and if I don’t meet them I’ll crash. Today I Continue Reading

Ending the burnout from giving… sometimes the giving has to be to yourself

Burnout has been a big part of finding my self-awareness and healing Burnout for me shows up in many ways. At the beginning it starts with when I start noticing that I am not completing everything I set out for the day, week etc. Insert self doubt and judgement here! This usually brings on the Continue Reading

The truth, no matter what I tried nothing changed, until…

If effort equaled the result we would all already have everything we wanted! We already have the desire for the result, we deeply and truly want to fit in those jeans, or have a certain body type, or have the life we want. No question we all believe that it will “make us happy if Continue Reading

How to live life with less stress and more energy

After over 20 years of being a coach and trainer, I have seen my fair share of stress in my clients and students. Even within my personal life stress has had its own grip on me at times in my life. I recently read an article by  Eric Larson, PCC in the International Coaching Federation blog where Continue Reading

What it really means to hold space for yourself

Why taking care of yourself matters A recent lesson as a mom reminded me of how important it is to hold space for yourself. As a mom there is nothing worse that your child being sick or hurt. Recently we went through a very difficult experience with our son. The look of fear in his Continue Reading

Recognizing and changing our patterns

Have you ever noticed the pattern of how easily we respond with “I’m ok” or “I’m good” without actually checking in? Maybe this is a result of our culture, how fast paced the world can be. But I wonder, could it be that we’ve forgotten to trust ourselves first? Or are we simply telling the Continue Reading

5 Ways Executive Coaching Can Reduce Your Stress

Stress is a now common part of everyday lives. According to Statistics Canada “Stress is a common aspect of life and can have negative consequences for health.  These consequences include direct impacts on mental health and the onset and progression of physical illness1,2. In addition, stress may also influence health indirectly through health behaviours such Continue Reading

Turning Self-Awareness into change vs New Year’s Resolutions

Turning self-awareness into change isn’t an easy thing to do. You can see this in so many daily life examples that turn into New Year’s Resolutions. How many of the following list of  Time Magazine’s Top 10 Commonly Broken New Year’s Resolutions have you tried? Lose Weight and Get Fit Quit Smoking Learn Something New Eat Healthier Continue Reading

How I’m getting out of the way of my goal

I’m not gonna tell you that I have everything that I want or that I live a mistake free life. As always when I’ve reached a goal I tend to pile on more. In a never ending pursuit of change, wanting more from and for myself. I’ve learned that whether it is knowing we have Continue Reading