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The Choice – Which Door?

There are certain times in life when we are faced with major choices that change the course of our lives significantly… when we choose to marry, or take a job overseas, or bring a baby into the world. And then…
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“HOME WE’LL STAY 😘” During this unusual time of being required to stay at home, there’s a beautiful invitation being presented to us to discover and create a new, fulfilling equilibrium. It’s classic science from grade school… when a system…
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Empowering Life After Trauma

The opportunity in life after trauma is to engage in intentional post traumatic growth while on the recovery journey. Personal growth using the power of the mind enhances the the healing and recovery work.
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Coping Self vs True Self

There’s something about yourself that you may not realize. And it’s begging for attention. It’s the way you’ve been coping with life. As children we are extremely adaptable, and learn to improvise, stretch and adjust to our environment and those…

Coaching Buyer Beware: Know What You Need

Coach shopping has become incredibly challenging. Many online and offline ‘coaches’ are actually trainers and mentors. And it’s important that you know the difference. Because coaching is not a regulated industry, anyone can hang a shingle on their office door…

Prioritizing Personal Growth Goals

What if we prioritized personal growth goals as much as formal education? Our world, and your life, would be very different. Hateful attacks would be eliminated because people would look within themselves to find the source of their negativity and…

Grief Resources

Loss is inevitable in life. And it hurts. Yet our western culture doesn’t know how to handle grief, much less support someone in it. The grief journey is a shockingly disorienting experience for anyone, especially those experiencing it for the…
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Rebuilding After Loss

Endings and losses are inevitable in life. As much we dislike change, and do our best to create stability, it’s impossible to avoid endings. Sometimes endings are planned, sometimes there is some advanced notice, and other times they are completely…
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What’s Your Growth Plan?

How intentional are you about your personal growth and professional growth plans? Most people put more effort into planning their vacations than they do their own personal growth and evolution. Yet vacations are fleeting, while investing in self development will…
Everyone has mental health issues

Everyone has Mental Health Issues

Everyone has mental health issues; only the brave ones admit it and address it. Somehow our society has reserved the term mental health issue only for mentally-challenged folks or for severe psychological imbalances such as bipolar disorder.  Yet if you…
lessons from loss

Lessons From Loss

When someone we love dies, our world shatters. Although these situations fall into the common category of grief, each loss is unique, depending on the relationship to the deceased, the nature of the death, and many other circumstances. And every…
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Spiritual Meaning in Netflix Travelers

The spiritual meaning in the Travelers series is thought-provoking and powerful. At the time of this post I wasn’t able to find any reference to this on the web so I decided to share it myself. The Canadian-based Netflix series…
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Pause and Reflect on Life

It seems to roll around every year at this time, although this year it’s significantly more poignant and meaningful for me, for a number of reasons. The days are shorter, the trees and plants have shed and are pulling their…
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5 Ways We Give Away Our Personal Power – Part 2

You are the only person who truly knows what you want. If you’ve chosen your profession because of your parents, or you’re deferring to your spouse about your vacation location, then you’ve given away your power. Knowing what you want and intentionally going after it, is empowering.