Extreme Self-Care for the Holidays

Extreme Self-Care for the Holidays

Health & Wellness life balance Lifestyle Personal Growth

How to get your needs met so you can enjoy every moment

Dear Brave One,

You deserve to be relaxed, rested and fulfilled during the holidays, and it demands extreme self-care.

Who’s job is it to get your needs met?

Yes, it’s yours. Too often we have this unspoken expectation that others will know what we need and take care of it for us.  And sometimes, when that doesn’t happen, we feel resentful and bitter.  Well, not anymore…

The Holidays… Your Time!

In this little guide, I’m going to show you how to maintain your energy and your sanity during the holidays, by getting clear on your needs and planning your time to get them met!  It’s your responsibility to get your needs met.  And your life will be incredibly more fulfilling when you do!get your needs met first

We’re often so worried about being “selfish” that we neglect ourselves terribly. And the result is stress, frustration and burnout – certainly not a combination we want for the holidays.  It is your job
to be selfish because if you don’t take care of your Self, then you won’t be able to give of yourself to those around you who need you.

Strap on your seat belts and join me on this little journey…

How Do You Want to Feel?

First, get clear on how you want to feel during the holidays.  What are your desired emotions for this magical time of year?  Use the list of Emotions at www.suebowe.com/emotions-list and select your top 15 emotions, then narrow it down to 10, and then select your top 5 emotions that reflect how you want to feel during the holidays.  Write them down now.

Which Personal Needs are the Priority?

Using your top 5 feelings as your guide, and the list of Personal Needs at www.suebowe.com/needs-list, go through a selection process again, first selecting your top 15 needs, then 10, then top 5 core needs that are a priority for you this holiday season.  Write them down in a column on the left side of your paper.

Now for each of your top 5 needs, make some notes on ideas for healthy ways to meet that need, and how often you would want to have or experience each thing.  Get specific.  Here’s an example…

 

Personal Need Healthy Ways to Meet that Need How Often
Solitude

 

Luxurious epsom salts and essential oils bath with candles and music for 45 min 1 / week

 

Schedule it in Your Calendar!

Now, pull up your calendar, and schedule the blocks of time into it now, in this order:

  1. The time for the activities (above) to meet your prioritized needs daily and weekly (even if you don’t know the specific activity yet, block in the time!).
  2. One entire unstructured, unscheduled, delicious day to do whatever you spontaneously choose to do!
  3. The events you’ve committed to with family, friends, and work.

… in that order.

Protect your self-time in your calendar with a passion, and you will be happier and more pleasurable to be around!

You did it!  You’re ready to enjoy the holidays with balance, ease and grace.

Until next time, be free… and wild!

Sue

How to Create your Life Strategy for the New Year

How to Create your Life Strategy for the New Year

Leadership life balance Lifestyle Personal Growth self development

It’s already December and it sure did sneak up on us quickly!  Within days, we’ll be into the holiday hustle, layering in more socializing, more shopping and more preparations into our already overloaded schedule. But life continues after the holidays! When will you build you 2017 life strategy?

It may seem like a strange question, but we create a strategy for almost everything else in our lives: our career, our business, our home renovations and moves, our children’s education… but what about a strategy for your happiness and fulfillment? For your learning and growth? For your relationships?

Here’s a Life Planning exercise you can go through in one evening or afternoon over the holidays, or sooner. I strongly suggest committing to a time with your partner and/or loved ones for this, to make sure you do it.

There’s a downloadable worksheet which you can grab here (no email required) to help you capture your ideas.

  1. Set your intentions and expectations for this process. You might decide to expect it to be lighthearted and fun, and that it fosters strong bonds and more alignment in your respective visions for the future. You can also set the stage for this activity – get some chart paper and markers, gather in a comfortable place (eg. around the fireplace), and maybe have a nice bottle of wine to share. What would make it an enjoyable tradition for you and have you look forward to it every year?
  2. Mine the current year for insights and learnings. First look at where you were on January 1st and what you experienced and learned through the year. What accomplishments are you proud of? What setbacks did you face and how did you respond to them?  How does this inform what you want to create in 2017?
  3. Revisit and re-dream your vision for your life. Spend some time imagining your dream life, and making any changes to it based on what you’ve gleaned from the past year. This is the place to get into your right brain space, assume anything is possible. Spend some time in quiet reflection and stillness, listening to the small voice within – your heart and soul. You may choose to solidify your vision with images and words as a vision board.
  4. Explore each area of your life to identify what you want to aim for in the coming year. Is it having something? Doing something? Or being something? Is your intention for a feeling or an experience or a tangible item? Consider every area of your life and ask yourself: “What do I want to create in this area of my life in 2017?”

That’s it!

Of course you can get much more detailed with strategies and action plans, but this is the high level direction for your year.

Be sure to take your analytical mind offline for a while in the process to really tune in to your heart’s wishes and your soul’s desires.

If you’d like some one-on-one help with you life strategy, please consider a session (or a few) with me to get more clarity and direction.

I’d love to hear what you’re planning for 2017. Leave a comment and let me know!

Until next time, be free… and wild,

Sue

Mindfulness leads to Joy and Productivity

Mindfulness leads to Joy and Productivity

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We are hard-pressed to find a leader, an entrepreneur, or an employee who doesn’t want to be more focused, more productive, and less stressed. We live in the most fast-paced, over-stimulated, multi-tasked time in history. And focus has never been so challenging!

In fact, during 47% of our waking hours we are thinking about something other than what we’re doing. Another way to look at this is that roughly half the time, we’re not actually focused on what we are doing. Half the time!  We won’t bother speculating on why that is, however we might surmise that if we could change it, we would.

Mindfulness is the solution.

Mindfulness is the mental state achieved when focusing one’s attention on the present moment. That means we’re not focused on the past, reviewing events, analyzing what’s taken place, or feeling bad about what’s happened.  And we’re also not focused on the future, planning our next steps, imagining what if, or feeling worry or anxiety about some future possibility.  Mindfulness is having your full attention in the moment, on whatever you are doing, feeling, saying or hearing right now.

There are many ways to practice mindfulness, one of the most common being meditation. And while thousands of corporations around the world are offering mindfulness training to their employees, there are so many different approaches, that there is still much confusion about what it is.

The benefits of mindfulness at work include

  • Improved mood and morale (increases positive emotions and reduces negative emotions)
  • Improved productivity (increases focus, changes brain regions linked to learning and memory)
  • Better teamwork (fosters compassion toward others, enhances relationships)
  • Reduced sick leave (boosts the immune system)
  • Reduced stress

The simple approach to Mindfulness that I teach is mastering the combination of relaxation and awareness, so that the mind can remain focused, clear and present. This is a skill-building process.  Learning the skill of deep relaxation and the skill of heightened awareness, while training the mind to enter these states at will, provides us with a powerful asset.  Imagine what’s possible when your mind is able to remain calm and focused, regardless of what is going on around you and what you are experiencing.  That’s the beauty of mindfulness.

Here is a simple exercise that can help you right now.  It’s called Pausing to Breathe. It takes just 2-3 minutes, and even that will be challenging for many of you.  Begin by putting your pen or your device down and turning away from any screens.  In a comfortable seated position, close your eyes and bring your attention to your breath.  Proceed to take 5 deep breaths in and out, while you keep your focus on the breath.  Notice how it feels as the air passes through your nose and mouth, how it fills up your lungs, then how it moves out as your lung push, and the feeling of the breath passing your lips or nose on the way out. Use curiosity about the breath to keep your attention on it.  And ignore distractions for the full 2 minutes.  If your mind wanders, as soon as you notice it wandering, then bring your attention back to the breath.

Do this Pausing to Breathe practice several times a day and you’ll feel refreshed, centered and more focused.

And if you would like to bring mindfulness training into your workplace or group, let me know.  I’d be happy to discuss possibilities with you.

Until next time,

Sue

Why Do You Want Money?

Why Do You Want Money?

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Why do you want money?!?  Sounds like a silly question, right? Like, duh! I want money because…

How did that sentence end for you? What was your first thought?  To be happy?  To relax? To buy X? To do Y?

The fascinating thing about money is that everyone wants it, but most people don’t know truly why, or are unclear as to what it will actually get them.

Money makes the world go round

Money happens to be the vehicle of exchange in our society, and is required in order to pay for shelter, goods and services. And so, while many of us might wish that we didn’t have to deal with money, that fact is, is that it’s a necessity.

In my experience working with clients on success and fulfillment, many people are chasing more and more money believing it will make them happy, but this is a trap. Research has shown that once a person has their basic needs met, there is no correlation between more money and more happiness.

You can, in fact, train your brain to be joyful and happy regardless of your money circumstances, but that’s a blog for another time.

Joy and happiness can come indirectly from what money can help you do, be or have, but if you are not clear on what those specifics are, then happiness will elude you.  In fact, if you are chasing money for money’s sake, you will never have enough. The acquisition of the money will feel empty, without some meaningful outcome that will bring you happiness.

Now, there are always money stories that we’re carrying that are not serving us.  These need to be released and healed.

And there are always fears and doubts around money, no matter if it’s about having too much or too little.  These need to be released and healed.

Regardless of whether you are wealthy or poor, whether you have an abundance mentality or a scarcity mentality, whether your money situation is up and down like a yo-yo… unraveling your relationship with money in order to create a healthier one is life-long work; the layers run that deep.

The first task is to get clear on the impact that money will have on you. And to understand what you want to do with it to improve your life and create happiness.

What’s important to you about money?

The key question to uncover the meaning of money for you is:  What’s important to you about money?  When you uncover the deeper nuances of this question, you will know precisely what you want to create in your life with money in order to reach optimal levels of happiness and joy.

So, go ahead… Find your money-happy!

If you’d like to explore this further with us, our Money and Meaning Mastermind group starts in Aurora, Ontario on February 8th, 2016. Contact us to see if it’s a fit for you now.

And leave a comment to let me know what you find out about yourself.  What did this bring up for you?

Until then, be free… and wild,

Sue

Who Are You When You Retire?

Who Are You When You Retire?

Business Lifestyle Retirement self development

Well it was bound to happen. The boomers are booming. Statistics Canada reports that a full one third of working Canadians will retire in the next 5 years. More and more of the business owners I meet are wanting to plan how they are going to exit their business as their retirement approaches, and they are wise to be planning ahead!

The main question for a business owner is, “Do I want to sell it, close it, or pass it on to a family member?” And the decisions and action plans are different depending on this overall objective.

Yet the bigger issue that would-be retirees face is what they are going to do, or be, once they retire. Because our identity is so connected to our work or business, it can be difficult to feel confident in our own skin when we are no longer in the work world.

Who am I when I’m not working?

Planning for retirement has traditionally involved financial and lifestyle changes, however there are other self-awareness and psychological issues to address as well.

Here are 4 important issues that need attention as you approach retirement…

Connections, Groups and Affiliations

It’s important to have communities and interests that you love outside the home BEFORE you retire, so that the sudden abundance of time can be filled in part, with things and people you are passionate about.  If you’ve been working so hard you’ve forgotten what you’re passionate about, then you have more self-exploration to do in preparation for retirement.

Productivity and Impact

Knowing how you want to make a ripple in the world after your work life ends is also important.  We can fill our retirement days with fun and leisure but at some point, we’re going to feel the itch to be productive.  This might be in the creative arts, or it could be through volunteering, or perhaps it’s the legacy you leave by being a caregiving influence in your grandchildren’s lives.

Align your Intimate Relationship

Long before you reach retirement you will need to create a shared vision with your spouse or partner. Inevitably your individual dreams are going to differ, and, there is always a way, if you’re willing to find it, to have those dreams to harmonize into a joint future that you can build together.

Freedom to Be Whoever you Want to Be

When the expectations of the work world are behind you, and you’re facing the final phase of life we call elderhood, what is it that you need to give yourself permission to do, be or have, that you never allowed yourself before?!  Will you be that eccentric renaissance man, or that cheeky, tell-it-like-it-is hip grandma, or will you simply wear something previously considered ‘outrageous’ and walk around town not caring two hoots what anyone else thinks?  Why would you do this?!  For the sheer joy and freedom of expressing your true nature!  And because we live most of our lives conforming to other people’s rules about right and wrong, and the final third of our lives is the last chance to shed all that and finally be who we really are!

So, dear Wild Ones, I ask you this:

What is it that you need to let go of in order to be free to enjoy your retirement?

Post a comment here and let me know your answer. Or contact me for a conversation about how I can help you create more Meaning and Fulfillment.

Until next time, be free and wild,

Sue

How to Find your Passion – Part 2

How to Find your Passion – Part 2

Lifestyle Personal Growth self development

In Part One in this blog series, we discussed how no one ever taught us how to find our passion, and yet that’s what is expected of us to make the most of life!  We revealed the first 3 secrets to discovering your passion, and now we have 3 more, including the most important and most often missed strategy…

  1. Create New Experiences. This is the most important step in finding your passion and the one that is most often missed!  Thinking about what you’re passionate about is not enough. You can think and ponder, and wonder and brainstorm all you want, but you’ll get nothing more than hints and ideas from this practice. You must DO IT to find out if you really enjoy it.  You will never know for sure unless you experience it. This is the most powerful and most missed strategy for finding your passion: Embark on an ongoing series of experiential experiments! Years ago when I was feeling a lack of fun in my life, I was tasked by my coach to DO something I’m passionate about EVERY DAY for a week (you might choose to take this task on yourself, hint hint). When I was growing up we visited some relatives about 2 or 3 times a year and they had horses! I learned to ride and became comfortable with horses at a very young age, and I often thought back to that time fondly, and felt a longing to re-connect with horses now as a adult. So I booked a riding lesson at a nearby stable for one of my passion days, and re-acquainted myself with a horse. It turned out to be fun, but I didn’t feel called to do it again or continue regularly.  After that day I was able to think about those childhood horse-riding experiences fondly but not wistfully, as I’d satisfied my curiosity about whether or not it was a passion for me.  I would not have known that without going out and DOING it.  So take the ideas that you come up with mentally in strategies #1, 2 and 3, and get into action on them. Call up a friend who’s into something on your list and ask them to take you. Sign up for workshop or a course from your list. Find a MeetUp group about something on your list. Arrange to job shadow in an area that piques your curiosity.  Or just go out and do it. The simple act of doing something on your Potential Passions list will teach you SO much about yourself!
  2. Make it a Life Long Quest. Because by the way, you’re never done! Finding your passions is not an end point. It’s not like you can sit back one day and say, “Good. That’s settled.” Because you are human, you are always changing. As you live, you grow. And as you grow, your passions will evolve. Deepak Chopra, in his book The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire, describes how he and his wife Rita instilled only one priority in their children, and that was to find their soul’s desire (or purpose). Chopra describes how life is one continuous journey toward finding deeper and deeper versions of your desire.  And so it is with your passions.  I invite you to make this a fun and exciting life practice.  You get a hint of an activity that sounds interesting and you immediately set out to find out more and to sample it experientially, and so on, and so on, and so on.
  3. Do Anger in a Healthy Way. Yes I know this is a repeat, but this time I’m going deeper. <stepping on my soapbox now> Repressed anger is an epidemic and I’ve observed that people who repress negative emotions, by default experience repressed positive emotions too (read: flat line).  So when we dim the light on any emotion, we dim the light on all emotions.  If we want to feel joy more, we must learn to feel sorrow.  If we want to feel excitement more, we must learn to feel fear. Want passion? Find your anger. Here are my healthy strategies for feeling anger:
    1. Resolve the old stories about anger. You may be holding beliefs like “I’m not a good girl if I get angry.”  “Anger is dangerous.” Or “I’ll lose control if I get angry.”  These are limiting beliefs that need to be released.
    2. Anger is useful so learn to use it. Anger tells us that something must be protected or restored, and that we need to put a boundary in place or reinforce one.  Anger also tells us when one of our core values is being violated, and can point to what is most important to us and needs to be honoured.
    3. Nothing good ever comes from repressing anger. It eventually erupts as rage, or manifests as dis-ease in the body, or simply consumes massive amounts of energy as we work to keep it bottled up. So let it out…
    4. Healthy anger release involves allowing ourselves to feel the emotion (internal) and express the emotion (external). When we feel anger, we may flush, our pulse may quicken, we may clench our fists, etc.  We can learn to be ok with these physical sensations, even though they may be uncomfortable.  And then we need to express it without doing harm to self or others.  Here are great ways to express anger:  scream in the car, hit a punching bag, use a foam bat on the furniture, vent to someone safe who will listen calmly, dance, stomp, throw rocks in nature, etc.  Many people use vigorous exercise to dissipate anger, but there’s a caution here: exercise will release the physical tension, but it may not allow the anger to be fully expressed if you’re not feeling it (internal) while you’re exercising.

Learning how to do anger in a healthy way is key to raising the threshold on ALL of your emotions, both the positive and the negative ones, so that you can experience all the aliveness that life has to offer.  And, so you can find your passion!

What passions have you found using these strategies?

Until next time, be free… and wild.

Sue

How to Find Your Passion – Part 1

How to Find Your Passion – Part 1

Lifestyle Personal Growth self development

(Even if you think it’s too late)

Passion. Everyone wants it. Few people have it.

Too many of us are just going through the motions, flat-lined on life. We live life expecting that when we find our passion, when we’ve got our mojo on, we’ll be happy. But most people don’t know how to find their passion.  From our vantage point in the alternative health fields, while depression is at an all-time high in our society, we see it too often misdiagnosed and over-medicated. Often the problem is not that the person feels sad and low, it’s that they haven’t learned how to find and fuel their passion.

The fact is finding your passion is not passive mental activity. It’s an experiential, physical and emotional quest! Most people sit around waiting for their passion to jump in front of them. Or they make a list, or surf the net, and they think about the possibilities.  But that’s only one tiny first step.

Sometimes when I ask my clients, “What are you passionate about?”  I get a blank stare and “I don’t know.” Then there’s an awkward silence and the client feels embarrassed because she thinks she should know.  But how could she?  She was ill-equipped to find her passion.  At 16, she was forced to choose her career path in school, with the help of a career assessment that told her she would make a great Magician. And then her teachers and loved ones urged her to follow the money and find a career that pays well.  And so, she never really sought out her true passions because there was no point.

Our passions are what create the aliveness of life.

They put the zest in our chest, the sparkle in our eye and the spring in our step.  It’s our passions that make life enjoyable, and when we aren’t fueling our passions, we wither.

So, here’s the long-overdue instruction on how to find your passion, at any age…

    1. Get Angry. About something… anything! Look around you. Feel into the pain in the eyes of your neighbour as you pass on the street. Notice the news headlines that irk you.  Give your pet peeves some air time and vent by writing or talking.  And if you can muster up enough anger to surpass annoyance, frustration and irritation, then find a physical way of letting that anger energy out of you without harming yourself or others (this is a key healthy emotional strategy by the way).  And then focus on what you would like changed. How would you do it? What would you create to solve the problem? What is it that you feel most revved up to do?  This is pointing to your passion. It could be an after school running club for tweens in your neighbourhood. Or maybe cooking healthy meals for seniors who can’t cook anymore.  Or maybe you want to increase the odds of success for women new business owners by providing marketing training, or teach university students about managing money so they don’t get dupped by credit card companies.  The possibilities are endless when you open up to the things you really care about in the world, by allowing yourself to get angry!
    2. Find Clues from the Past. When I was growing up everyone said I should go into a helping profession. In high school I was planning to go into social work because I was so good at listening to people and helping them.  For some reason I changed my mind when it came time to apply to university and I followed my grades – all my math and science marks were high, so I applied for a Biology degree program.  Then 15 years into my career, I wound up becoming a personal coach.  There’s wisdom in the clues from the past!  Think back to what you dreamed of being when you were a child – what’s still true for you about that now? What were you naturally good at as a child? One client said her siblings always said she was bossy. The wisdom in that is that she became an awesome team leader because she was good at directing people. Consider your favourite hobbies as a child – were you making crafts or playing soccer? Building with lego or sculpting with clay?  All of your childhood interests and dreams are clues to your passions.
    3. Tune in to your Inner “Wanter” Muscle. When did you decide that it was safer not to want things? You wouldn’t get your heart broken after all. Nor would you ever have to be disappointed. So you learned to want less and expect less and your “wanter” muscle atrophied. To build this muscle you have to use it. You have to re-learn how to tap into your desire. Give yourself permission (decide that it’s safe) to want things again.  If you don’t, you won’t get what you want, because you haven’t acknowledged what you want. And you probably wouldn’t recognize it when if you did get it!  So it’s time to do some daydreaming and window shopping in life.  Start looking at the world like a window shopper – I want that, I want that, I don’t want that, I want that, and so on. The more you want and don’t want, the clearer you get, and the stronger your wanter muscle gets.  And spend time daydreaming. Take an idea and expand on it, add details, play with what if’s. Revel in the power of the imagination and the fun of directing it with your desires. Have you ever bought a lottery ticket? It’s $4 for 15 minutes or more of pure wanter muscle work… If I won, I’d do this, buy that, give so and so this, go here and there.  It’s so much fun to daydream!  Go on, build up your wanter muscle today!

Click here for Part 2 in this blog series where we’ll cover the last two ways to find your passion plus a bonus tip! And you’ll learn the most important, and yet most often missed strategy for finding your passion.

Until then, be free… and wild!

Sue

Do You See What I See?

Do You See What I See?

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I see a future that is different from most. And I see it deliberately, because I choose to hold a vision of the future that I want to create. Some believe in business as usual, others think we’re doomed.  I choose to believe that human ingenuity and compassion will steer us into a very different way of life than we have now.

We can’t keep going like this after all.

We’re using up the world’s natural resources faster than we’re replenishing them. We’re destroying the elements – earth, air and water – at an alarming rate; natural elements that we depend on to breathe, drink and eat. We’re struggling with a financial system that relies on illusion and fabricating money to keep it propped up. We’re at war for control over lands and oil, and killing our fellow human beings in droves. And sooner, rather than later, this will catch up with us; likely within our lifetimes.

More and more of us are waking up this reality and choosing to change our ways. It can only be done one person at a time, one family at a time. We’re reducing our consumption of disposable goods, we’re simplifying our lifestyles and learning how to supply our own food and other needs, with far less energy than if we purchased items shipped halfway around the world. And we’re becoming better stewards of the land and plants and animals, and learning that if we take care of it well, the land can sustain us for all of our basic needs.  And we’re learning that…

…we don’t need to buy into the material growth agenda, and that simplifying your life and reducing your cost of living can actually increase your quality of life.

So I see a future where we are not so concerned with who owns what, and we work together to make sure everyone is cared for. There is no need for boundaries on the land, because the land does not belong to anyone but Mother Earth. We are free of fear and that freedom allows us to express the truth of who we are, and we are accepted for who we are, quirks and all.  We work to live, and our work is an extension of our unique gifts and talents as we help others and contribute to a better community.

It all starts with each of us individually, taking charge of our lives, empowering ourselves to focus on what matters and create more meaning and freedom.

Will you join me in dreaming this future into being?

As always, I welcome your feedback. Please leave a link back to your own blog too if you have one, via the commentluv feature right here on the site.

Until next time, be resilient.

Sue

Do I Have a Life That’s Good?

Do I Have a Life That’s Good?

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Fall is a wonderful time to reflect on things. Back-to-School feels like a new year, and the Equinox asks us to honour the balance of light and dark in the world. So while the plants are pulling their energy down into their roots for a regenerative winter, I like to express gratitude for everything that contributes to a life that’s good.

Sometimes we can get caught up in seeking goals and material possessions that we think we want, but we want them for the wrong reasons.  We think they’ll make us happy, but often these acquisitions offer short term pleasure and we’re quickly looking for the next fix, whereas what we really need is fulfillment and satisfaction at a deeper level.

This video by one of my favourite artists, Sarah Blackwood of Walk of the Earth, is a gentle reminder that it’s the simple things – two arms around me, a roof over my head, four wheels to get there, a family who always calls me home – that really make a life that’s good.

Questions to consider… Do I Have A Life That’s Good?

  • Do I feel a sense of belonging and love in my home, in my community, and at work?
  • Am I making a difference in the work that I do and the people that I impact?
  • Do I have my priorities in order and in line with my values? (family, friends, passion, fun, health, etc)
  • Am I growing and stretching into a better version of me each and every day?
  • Am I meeting my needs and living within my means? (meeting basic needs without debt, and with some leftover for fun and enjoyment)

If you’re satisfied with your answers to these questions, then I invite you to celebrate and pat yourself on the back for creating a life that’s good.

If not, then decide on one thing you can do immediately to change it, no matter how small that action might be.

As always, I welcome your feedback. Please leave a link back to your own blog too if you have one, via the commentluv feature right here on the site.

Until next time, be resilient.

Sue

The Simplest Way to Create Your Family Emergency Preparedness Plan

The Simplest Way to Create Your Family Emergency Preparedness Plan

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Contact: Sue Bowe McKee

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The Simplest Way to Create Your Family Emergency Preparedness Plan

Toronto, Ontario – In response to the natural disaster risks of unpredictable winter weather, self-sufficient living expert Sue Bowe McKee is making it her personal mission to make Emergency Planning available to every household in Canada, so that when emergencies happen, families are prepared, comfortable and safe.  Sue is helping parents get their emergency plan set with a half-day virtual workshop on January 3, 2015, for only $97. The workshop can be attended by phone or internet from anywhere in the world. “There’s just no reason not to be prepared this winter!” says Sue.

Sue is a survival and self-sufficiency expert who has been building personal and community resilience for years. With expertise in mental and emotional resilience, her work in the Transition Town movement, and as a co-creator of the Earth Wisdom Living program, Sue brings a unique and diverse skill set to practicing self-reliance and building an emergency plan.

“It’s heart-breaking to see the turmoil and suffering when natural disasters like the 2013 Ice Storm and Hurricane Sandy happen, when it can so easily be prevented with just a little bit of planning and preparation! Emergency preparedness is the insurance plan no one is selling you… you have to empower yourself to put it in place.”

This Emergency Empowerment Bootcamp is a half-day virtual workshop on January 3, 2015, where participants will learn the best practices from modern and ancient ways, in a robust workbook, with loads of done-for-you checklists and planning templates.  The best part is that during the frequent breaks in the workshop, participants will go and do what needs to be done to create their plan. It’s an action-packed, hands-on event, leaving participants with a working emergency plan for home, vehicle and evacuation.

For more information or to register for the Emergency Empowerment Bootcamp, go to www.suemckee.com/emergency-empowerment/.

Sue is a Certified Trainer and Master Coach with a Bachelor of Science and an MBA.  She works with career-focused moms to build life balance and personal power through nature connection, with the ultimate goal of creating personal freedom and a self-sufficient lifestyle.

 

For additional information contact: Sue Bowe McKee, www.suemckee.com, support@suemckee.com, 416.238.7966

A half-day online workshop from Wildfire Wisdom to create your household emergency plan on January 3, 2015: The Emergency Empowerment Bootcamp. See www.suemckee.com/emergency-empowerment for more details and to register.

About Wildfire Wisdom

Wildfire Wisdom is a nature-based training and coaching firm with a mission to help business owners who are struggling with going for their dreams without burning out. The Wildfire Wisdom teachings move people toward life balance, freedom and personal power, by re-connecting with nature, so they can create meaningful success and make a bigger difference in the world.

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