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How to Stop Second Guessing Yourself

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When nothing else works, I turn to my trusted friends – books. I have three on my desk right now.

Big Magic, Anatomy of the Spirit and Do the Work!

Which about sums up my journey of a spiritually fulfilling life and business. 

Clearly, those weren’t the books I read as a child, but my inner child soaks in the warm, safe and accepting pearls of wisdom I find there now.

Because growing up I more often felt dismissed, flawed and alone.

Those beliefs created the same experiences in adulthood…

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Embrace the Shift

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There are three distinct times I remember my sense of my place in the world shifting. When I became a mother, when I lost my mother and when I became a mother to myself.

To the rest of the world, nothing had changed. For me, everything did.

 Those internal shifts, of who you are and who you want to be, are powerful motivators and thankfully don’t have to be tied to life and death.  

Every time you simply give yourself permission to become wholly yourself, express your gifts and live a life al…

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Why Learning Boundaries Is An Important Skill

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It's possible that it's a Canadian insider joke, but we apologize a lot.

Quite often “I'm sorry” is the first thing you will hear out of our mouths. Politeness aside, it's often habit rather than emotion because frankly, apologizing to the cat when moving it off the keyboard is just silly.

There's a bigger issue here and one I became aware of when listening to good people trying to say no to a request of their time or talents.

It often comes out with an apology. “I am so sorry but I just can'…

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How does your business garden grow?

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Over time of course.

Only Jack of the Beanstalk fairy tale fame plants a seed that grows magically overnight into the clouds.

Online, there’s a lot of promises about magical growth and magical formulas.

…Which might take you down a misleading path lined with flawed promises and embarrassing  expectations.

An inexperienced  gardener, misled by the smoke and mirrors of internet promises might be tempted to do things like –

Dig up the seed, throw it away and try a different one.

Forget about …

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When Your Energy is Aligned, It's Easier to Play Big

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Not to be Captain Obvious, but this year hasn't gone quite the way I thought it would. I know I'm not alone in that.

I certainly didn't see myself putting the speaking part of my business on hold and diving head first into expanding my mentoring/coaching to be the main thrust of my business.

Nor did I envision ending a relationship and moving into a new community.

And I for sure didn't expect that by doing so I'd be planning a future event that could go on to make massive impact for potent…

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What's Guiding Your Decisions? Fear or Possibility

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I think it's safe to say that 2020 has been a year with a lot of fear and not a lot of thoughts about possibility. Mostly we've just been trying to cope with the changes and pivot to what needed to come next.

But, 2020 is almost done and with vaccinations beginning, we can begin to think about our futures again. How does that make you feel, excited, uncertain or maybe even fearful?

 This time period that we're in just now could best be called transition and it's not the easiest place to be, be…

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Accepting What Is To Create The Life You Want

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Accepting what is, and not what you wish it were, is an integral step to creating the life you want.

The work of author Byron Katie teaches us to “love what is”. She uses four questions to prompt us. They assist the reader to get to the heart of the beliefs of what will make us happy. Much of it revolves on our perceptions of what others, or situations, must do or be for us to be happy.

It is a bit of a shock when we review how much we want other people to fall into line. Our checklists of sho…

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The Universe Has a Sense of Humour, Do You?

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2020 the year of great promise. Anticipated, optimistically excited. Right?

And then…

The universe laughed and said “Hey I’ll deliver on what you asked for, no problem.” And the ask, came from 2019 and the buzz word was “Disrupt”.

Regardless of the sector – corporate or non-profit the word of the year was “Disrupt”. Conferences, summits, meetings of all types – disrupt, disrupt, disrupt . Heck, I spoke at an event – Disrupt the Conversation.

And when I think of what we put out collectively, …

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What's your role in synchronicity?

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 Do you have a role in synchronicity? Well at first, it wouldn't seem so. Isn't synchronicity all about random events that just...happen? Like the call you receive from a friend you have been thinking about? Or the subject of a blog post that then seems to show up in conversations or books or a movie?

It's hardly as if you have any control, or at least not a conscious one. Here's the thing though, you do.

Where you put your thoughts, is where your attention and your energy flow.

Take for inst…

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Why Your Version of Life Matters

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In this thing we call life, each of us is meant to create our own version.  What we pull out of it, what we express and put into the world is different because we're different. None of us know how much time we have on this earth to express our version, nor how it will impact others if we're willing to fully live into our lives.

Inspiration, admiration and motivation can find us just about anywhere.

One evening I found it at a local music hall during an open mic night. Over the course of the e…

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