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
I hope you get to dance today
It’s not the partner you are with
or whether others are up for it or not
It’s all in your own choice and in your own stride
I hope you get to smile today
knowing you are loved in all your connections too!
You make love happen in every held moment
With every random act of kindness
I hope your hand touches someone
who needs you
It may be that one small gesture that sparks love
We are so happy when we are generous
I hope you are forgiving
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Have you noticed your inner perfectionist showing up a little more lately with stronger judgements, reactions, and more worry (especially at night)? It’s tough being a human, especially when living through a two-year war on COVID-19. A lot of us are feeling it these days. There is a rise in anxiety and depression in populations around our Globe. Perfectionism can be a major contributor to unhealth and isolation. We just expect a lot from ourselves and others. And this may be a time for more compassion and empathy. Relationship research is showing couples feeling closer than ever or coming apart. … Read the rest
Happy New Year!!
Wishing you and your families love, peace and every joy you can dream of for 2022!
Focus on your JOY this year.
J am with those you love!
O pen to new possibilities!
Y es to every freedom this year as we transition from pandemic to endemic.
May this be your year to… turn up love! xo Jo-Anne
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Do You Love Me?
So my husband & I are vacationing in Maui and I just have to share a little story of magic, mojo and beached serendipity… with a little twist at the end. I think it may help illuminate the value of having conversations that keep you feeling connected and in love.
It all started last night…or maybe 17 years ago when my husband Joe proposed to me on this special Island. 15 years of marriage later… two pandemic years of no travel… and all the realities of life, this has been a holiday well in the … Read the rest
Have you been feeling like you are sliding into home plate through September trying to keep up with all the schedules? Summer Bliss can feel like a lost memory real fast! Personally, I love the energy that September brings… friendships returning… the smell of new books, sorting out schedules, choosing or re-choosing activities… fresh air that comes with the mix of weather…turning of leaves and the colours of nature… September can feel awesome or dreaded… its your choice. You can skip the chaos and feel more in control this year. Here are 5 ways to support your family good VIBES.… Read the rest