7 Simple Steps to Regain Control Over Your Life.

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When life isn’t going your way, do you empower yourself to make improvements or do you just accept things the way they are? Most people are great at getting themselves worked up into a state that’s anything but empowering. When things get challenging, we need to take a moment to release the emotions and then decide if you want to take that next step to making an improvement.

We all have the power to overcome our negative thinking and ...

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The Great Bean Experiment

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Let’s go back to elementary school for a moment. Remember when we were all very proud to bring home that bean we planted at school? How excited we got when we saw the first shoot emerge? How it got bigger and bigger and bigger…until it was ready to take home and show our parents what we accomplished?

If you haven’t tried this experiment in school, well guess what: I am going to ask you to do it today. No, you are ...

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Plant a Seed to Achieve Your Dreams

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I want to share an amazing story with you today that shows dreams really do come true. Before I do though, I want to ask you something. Are you working on your goals we talked about last week? Did you take one small action step towards that goal? Awesome! Give yourself a hug. If you didn’t yet, what is holding you back? Let’s try to pick one small thing we can do for ourselves this week. When we set a ...

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7 Tips for Writing Effective Goals

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Before you can see the flower; you must plant the seed and believe in its potential to grow into something beautiful.

What goals have you set for 2014? What changes or accomplishments do you want to make this year? To achieve greatness in your life you need to have a plan for how you’re going to achieve your goals.

Earlier this week my daughter taught me something amazing about achieving goals. She showed me that—no matter your age or the dream you ...

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being fully aware of this moment.

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Being fully present is about being 100 percent in the moment , using all of our senses to deeply experience the now. Being present allows us to take pleasure in the simple joys that we tend to glaze over as we go about our busy lives.

As a child I used to run freely in my bare feet everywhere I went. For some reason I never really loved to wear shoes. I can still hear my grandmother’s voice shouting out the ...

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Happy New Year 2014

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I want you to take a moment to reflect on 2013 and then I want you to let go of any lingering emotions you have tied to certain people, expectations or situations.  It’s time to let go of the past and open the door waiting for you.  I want you to make a wish today instead of a resolution. The kind of wish you made as a child that filled your heart with wonder and magic. I want you to ...

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and then he was gone

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December is a month for reflecting on the past and looking forward to the future. This is one of my favourite times of the year, but it is also the most bittersweet.

This month I look forward to family traditions, celebrations, and my oldest daughter’s birthday. This month also brings moments of remembrance for those who have passed away. My grandmother started to transition to the other side just after Christmas 6 years ago. She was one of my best and ...

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Time to Believe In…

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What are two things that you should believe in?

  1. “Yourself”- Believe in yourself.
  2. “Magic” – Believe in the magic that life has to offer you and the power of your thoughts.
I want to share a story with you. It’s about the impossible becoming possible.  Why am I sharing this story with you? I want to demonstrate how the power of your thoughts can change almost anything in your life, if you believe.

A few months ago I went on a trip to Nova ...

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How to Respond to Criticism

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“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt.”

Constructive criticism can be a good thing. It helps you improve yourself and refine your skills. Destructive criticism, on the other hand, is not and serves no good purpose, aside from hurting your feelings.

Destructive Criticism – What Should You Do? 

Try not to take it personally because, chances are, you’re not the problem. The person lashing out may be feeling envious or jealous, which colors their opinion. 

Destructive criticism tends ...

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Facing Your Fears Head On

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Fear has the amazing ability to either hold you back or propel you forward.  Depending on how you want to look at the situation you are in right now.

My daughter and I were talking about how to overcome our fears together.  We talk openly about everything and how we feel about life situations. The conversation started by my daughter asking me to go horse back riding with her someday.  My immediate answer was to ask another family member to take ...

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