It occurs to me, this year especially, how valuable communication rituals are. What we talk about, we get better at. What we get better at, the more freedom, creativity and connection we have. Hopefully, discussions are happening around our dinner tables that will keep us better connected by helping us to understand our differences and the unique ways we experience some moments. Who doesn’t want to live and thrive unburdened. Our Shine can do with a little polish sometimes.
It starts in the way we bring up our kids. Research supports the ritual of shared family dinners as a means … Read the rest
Do you ever wonder what creates the feeling of FLOW? It just feels so incredibly fabulous when it’s happening to you. I see it and experience the joy of it sometimes in tennis. I was watching my son Justin play tennis yesterday at the Provincial Tennis Championships at the Jericho Tennis Club. In the first set, he was on fire, cracking his serve in and clearly in flow, winning it 6-0. Then in the second set, he tightened up at the beginning of the set as his opponent started playing better and won two games… I could almost see Justin … Read the rest
Self-Confidence You Can Count On
I don’t know about you, but self-confidence seems to be an illusive, ever changing belief state. I’ve often wondered how we might cultivate a deeper, more constant state of quiet , calm, rock solid self-confidence. Just imagine what we could do with a confidence like 5 months pregnant Rhianna who sang at the recent LVII Super Bowl?
We often think of self-confidence in terms of having a well-developed war chest of extraordinary singing talents, education, emotional intelligence, or skills that we have accumulated in our work, playing sports, or our hobbies, or … how fast … Read the rest
Love like Water this Valentine’s Week
Imagine surfing your way into Valentine’s Day on your own massive wave of love. Waking up this morning, why not take a moment and connect with your core strengths? You might recall positive moments from last week when your strengths showed up. Or you might write down some positive goals for your week ahead.
You have, (actually we all have), phenomenal potential. And like water, the intention with which we start each day may manifest as a ride of vibrancy, joy, and creativity… or a last crash into a shoreline of despair. Easy choice … Read the rest
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
to … Read the rest