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Remembering the essence of you

Remembering the essence of you

This photo is the essence of me. It’s one of my favourite photos of myself because it’s a perfect representation of who I am at my core: loud at times, happy, bold, playful, unconcerned with what others think, unafraid to use my voice. My body posture is open, which...

Are you living in harmony with yourself?

Are you living in harmony with yourself?

Life just feels easier when you make choices that are right for you, doesn't it? When you know what you need and want, and you believe you deserve those things, you are more likely to get them. This isn't to say that you should be selfish and not care at all about...

What image are you projecting to the world?

What image are you projecting to the world?

This week, I learned what image I'm projecting in the world. A few days ago, during an online exchange with a friend, she reflected back to me the values she sees me living. I was shocked at how close she came to naming each of my top 5 values exactly. Two were bang...

What your favourite band has in common with personal values

What your favourite band has in common with personal values

In our society, the idea of limits is generally frowned upon. Limits = bad. Freedom = good. Just think of how many ads tout the "life without limits." But a limit can actually set you free. I was thinking about this the other day and the idea of an audio limiter came...

Life’s greatest heartbreak

Life’s greatest heartbreak

Have you ever done something to please others even though it didn't make you happy? No matter why you make this choice, it's a recipe for disappointment and possibly resentment. It's wonderful to help others get what they want; just not by sacrificing what's right for...

Listen for the sound of the genuine in yourself

Listen for the sound of the genuine in yourself

During a yoga class last year, my teacher shared this quote and it hit me like a ton of bricks. If, at any point in your life, you have been caught up in the achievement lifestyle or worked hard to meet the expectations of others, it probably resonates with you too. I...

How to be happy

How to be happy

This beautiful quote is at the core of my coaching business. Until you know who you are and what is most important to you in life, you are more easily influenced by others. And when that happens, your words and actions are based on someone else's beliefs. By...