With the Holidays fast approaching, many of us are looking ahead and anticipating what the holidays will look like. Perhaps it’s about upcoming celebrations, a long to-do or shopping list, and the exciting buzz of preparations for gatherings and surprises. For others, the reflection of Christmas past, that included loved ones or cherished moments may weigh on expectations of what this holiday will be, as it draws closer. If you are considering Christmas past, or Christmas future, the reality … [Read more...] about Now is the Ultimate Present for the Holidays
We often think of a vacation as a trip, off to some far-flung destination away from our immediate surroundings (at least I do!). We can spend days and even months anticipating the trip, telling ourselves that “being away” is the ONLY time, we can allow ourselves to fully relax and joyful. But when time or budget doesn’t allow an “away” holiday, what are your options to get the break you need? Most people don’t consider that it’s actually possible to experience this feeling of relaxation in … [Read more...] about Mastering the Staycation & Enchanting Your Everyday Life
Life often feels like it’s passing us by. We rush from one thing to the next, trying to keep pace with our accomplishments and the hectic pace of life. We cram our schedules morning to night with activities because we feel we have to keep up. But in reality, rushing to check off another thing on our to-do list can then sometimes make us realize more tasks, which then get added to the list of things we need to do. In this way, we become even busier and less “present’ in our daily lives. What … [Read more...] about Savouring the Sweetness of Summer
If you look at your overall life, there are always things that you could be thankful for that we sometimes forget to see and appreciate - whether that’s the gift of health, the comfort of a home, a loving family or friends or small moments that brighten your day, like a kind gesture. These are the sorts of things we know we should be grateful for, but sometimes forget or take for granted. Beyond that, when we look deeper, we can also foster gratitude for even the most challenging experiences … [Read more...] about The Sweet Spot of GRATITUDE
So many people live their lives feeling they have so little choice. We are in relationships we have grown weary of, in careers that we don’t find purposeful and our days are filled with tasks that we feel obligated to do. Quite often, in our minds, the life we hoped for and the life we are living are not in alignment or even what is an extension of our purpose. If your day is filled with well em… “filler” for lack of better term, then it may be time for a reset. In a society where busyness … [Read more...] about Why It’s Important to Live Your Life & Career with Intention
The Heavy Price of Avoidance We live in a world where "achieving" is paramount. We are encouraged to be the best, forge ahead and produce results to apparently prove our success and worth to the world and to ourselves. But how much do we really buy into that philosophy? Are our goals and drive to achieve helping or hindering our wellbeing? While satisfaction and contentment about where and who you are in life are not bad things, our perception of past success or failures can keep … [Read more...] about Are Your Goals Helping or Hindering Your Wellbeing and Personal Growth?