When it comes to finding stillness, I am a work in progress! Is anyone else feeling like the month of October is flying by? Sometimes I wonder if it’s my age or simply the pace of life that causes me to lose track of time. Whatever it is, I am trying to slow
As kids, we were taught to be ambitious and to avoid being content. I remember contentment being viewed as lacking drive, lacking lustre, just plain lacking. To be seen as thriving, we were encouraged to go after more and to strive for more. More knowledge, more things, more success. Essentially, we were raised
As a society, we have become reliant on what other people say and do. We seek direction from external influences for our pleasure and purpose. I wonder if it’s because our human desire is to be seen and accepted, so we follow who and what is getting attention. The downside of turning to
Self-awareness is the ultimate guide to well-being. It is knowing your emotional landscape and experiencing life in the present. On the path, we are exploring presence through vulnerability, creativity, joy, courage, and many other ways that help us get to know ourselves on a deeper level and respond to situations with a deeper sense
I recently gifted my friend, Deb, a tarot reading for her 50th birthday. I asked Deb to pull a theme card for her year (followed by 12 cards for each month). The theme card she pulled was transformation. At first glance, we were thrilled by the idea of transforming at 50! Then, we noticed
Rumi said, "It's your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you." Rumi's words remind me that my soul's journey is my sole responsibility to honour and experience. It is up to me to walk in the direction of my purpose by being
I’ve been thinking a lot about generosity and giving. Are they the same thing? If not, how are they different? For anyone who is caring for children and/or aging parents, you are likely giving every ounce of your energy and every spare minute of your time to loved ones. You are not alone! Although
During the pandemic, I couldn’t find inner peace by listening to the news or tuning into social media. In fact, the more I tuned into media, the more disconnected I felt from myself and my inner knowing. So, I turned to nature to guide me, and I used my heart compass for direction.
I am one of those people who struggle with a deep need to be accepted by others. The worst part of it is that I want to be accepted by people who generally don't appreciate me. Most often, this leaves me in a cycle of feeling insecure (do they like me?), followed by
Growing up, I remember my mom telling me to “act with integrity”. I didn't know what that meant so when I asked her for clarification she said "act in a way that is good”. I understood this definition of integrity as following the ways and expectations of other people. Do right by others.