First we had to endure our two-year pandemic, then the protests in Ottawa, and now this devastating war in the Ukraine? Our world can feel so vulnerable for us all because many of us have friends and relatives who are living through this recent Russian invasion. I often wonder if Putin is suffering from his own pandemic burnout…acting in these outrageous ways. What other explanation can there be for his threatening nuclear war and bombing so many innocent people in the Ukraine? It is SO sad to see families fleeing from their homes in Ukraine and every able bodied … Read the rest Read More
Accept it or not, aging is one of life’s great realities. How we face this reality is a matter of choice!! In many ways, what I’ve been observing is how nature mentors us to reinvent and stay flexible and to continue to grow our identities, our relationships, our activities and most profoundly… face our fears of becoming ‘too old’. Nature adapts. So can we. Every season is beautiful. Every day seems to bring some new invitation… especially here in Vancouver — is it Summer, is it Winter… will it rain… we are constantly having to adapt to what is. The … Read the rest Read More
Rise & Shine by Jo-Anne Weiler
What is your first thought of the day? Time for coffee… late for the gym… want to go back to bed for another hour… or are you excited about something new you are working on?
If your life has started feeling routine and your head seems to spin in circles with the pressures of day-to-day commitments, here are 3 steps to get yourself refocused, charged up and excited again.
First Step: Know what motivates you? Positive feelings, greater connection, a sense of contribution, positive feedback, building for the future, achievements, physical … Read the rest Read More
Bring Your Strengths, Your Positive Best This Year
September has always felt more like a renewal time to me than January. Maybe it’s all the excitement that comes with the back to school momentum or the simple freshness of our air… especially after all the forest fires we’ve had this past summer in British Columbia. It sure is exhilarating to see blue skies again!
I just love September for setting up personal & professional goals and new routines. How about you?
Imagine that this year is going to be your best year yet!! What if every part of your life … Read the rest Read More
Follow the lead of a wise child this season! I know you want to have the best experience this holiday season. It’s a time to enjoy your family, friends and community. And to enjoy it to the fullest, you are probably asking yourself how can you be in the best version of you– Relaxed and carefree?
So, I was playing with my 5 year old great nephew Mark yesterday. We were having a family dinner in a restaurant and Mark and I played ‘ninja toes’ under the table while the adults continued more adult points of interest. (Last time I … Read the rest Read More