Why this blog?

I challenge people almost every day to push their comfort zone for the sake of harnessing the power of their values. I am walking the walk by starting this blog. If I hadn’t had the support and compassionate nudging of respected people around me, I’m not sure I would have been able to get through life’s challenges including starting a blog.

I believe I have something to offer you, and the visual that comes to mind at this moment is that of an assembly line. The line starts with the raw materials of your life: your experiences, feelings, thoughts, body and spirit. As your life moves along on the ‘belt’, I see myself as one of the stations that adds a bolt, screw, or washer which helps you move forward. The assembly line of life is a continuing process with many stations, obstacles, breakdowns, and ups and downs along the way. The end product is the best version of yourself, which is guided by your core values.

In the blog, I hope to share with you useful, practical information, tools and skills to improve your time on the assembly line of life.
June 9, 2021
Effects of Trauma in Childhood

Trauma experienced in childhood can leave long lasting impacts throughout your life. Just about everyone has had some kind of challenges in their childhood. You might think about trauma as being on a spectrum, from ‘small t trauma’ to ‘big T Trauma’. Small ‘t’ trauma may include: having your feelings invalidated; moving to a different […]

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April 19, 2021
Mindfulness can help with the challenges of the past

How Mindfulness can help you move beyond the challenges of the past: A sense of calm, healing, and personal growth comes from the skill of mindful reflection. Mindful reflection is the process you can use to retrieve yourself from ruminating about the past, or being overwhelmed and fearing the unknown of the future. It teams […]

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April 13, 2021
What is Mindfulness?

What is  Mindfulness? Mindfulness involves experiencing self-awareness….at this moment in time…without being judgmental of self or others. Listen to this 3 minute audio recording and I will explain. I have included a black & white colouring page from my book - Life's Guide: Self Discovery Through Art, Therapy, & Mindfulness. Please enjoy! Mindful vs Mindfull […]

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April 4, 2021
Life's Guide: Self Discovery Through Art, Therapy, and Mindfulness

I have created this self-help infographic coloring book - ' Life's Guide: Self Discovery Through Art, Therapy, & Mindfulness' If you are interested in psychological concepts that will help you move through the past, and into the present, while giving you hope for the future, this infographic coloring book is for you. My book contains […]

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March 8, 2021
Seven Day Breathing Routine

SEVEN DAY BREATHING ROUTINE Breathing is the foundation on which holistic balance is built. Using the skill of ‘breathing’ will assist you with mental, emotional, physical, and social stability. If you let it, the relaxation and self-control that comes with a helpful breathing practice can change your life. But first you have to actually try […]

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December 8, 2020
A Christmas Carol – 2020

How do we inspire ‘Hope’ for ourselves and others during this Covid Christmas season? This post uses Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ as a model for thinking differently about your own circumstances in this challenging year. I love classic Christmas movies. One of my all time favorites is ‘A Christmas Carol’.  This story speaks to me […]

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December 7, 2020
Breathing Exercise - 60 seconds X 2

This video series illustrates how you can change your breathing for better mental, physical, and emotional well-being. The following 3 segments will take a total of 11 minutes to watch, and will be well worth your time. Part 1 - This exercise provides an opportunity to observe your current breathing process. Part 2 - This […]

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November 30, 2020
Pathway to Grounding & Centering

The following concepts described here go hand in hand. Grounding is the process of connecting with the reality of your external world.  You can focus on stimuli or sensations you are experiencing in your body and your surroundings.  This helps you to detach from negative thoughts permeated with emotional distress. One could describe this as […]

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November 8, 2020
Notice - Grounding Exercise

This brief exercise is meant to show how simple and effective ‘grounding’ can be when you find yourself ruminating, disconnected, distressed, having trouble breathing. Participate in the exercise as you watch the video.

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October 25, 2020
Intro to Helpful Breathing
Through Centering & Grounding

Some people are easily able to focus on their breathing, because they may not experience bodily distractions that interfere, and for them the benefits of helpful breathing are immediately revealed.

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