Selfish vs Self-Full

I am sitting in the airport bound for some mountain medicine. Colorado here I come! Why? ‘Because it makes me come alive’. I have been saying this as a mantra to myself every since I booked my ticket a few months ago. When I saw the retreat being led by Martha Beck and Boyd Varty […]

Forget the Good Life. Go for Soul Satiated.

As an Alignment Strategist  helping people live and work in alignment with their Soul, I was beginning to feel like I wasn’t walking my talk. I had been feeling really out of alignment with myself for awhile. In a big way. In unexpected ways. A few months ago, I finally started paying attention to the […]

Feelings Aren’t Failure

  Feelings are Life expressing itself through you. Feelings are information. Feelings are meant to flow. Feelings become problematic when they are stagnant or suppressed. Most people who are afraid of their feelings are scared because they rarely use the release valve, and instead bottle and suppress their feelings until they can no longer be […]

Being A Hero Isn’t Defined By What You Do

Being a hero is not defined by what we do, it is defined by how and why we do it, and whether or not we are living in alignment with our true calling – David Howitt I recently landed on those words, and fell in love with them. I have spent much of my life […]

I Hate My Body + How I Stopped Being My Own Abuser

  Have you ever said to yourself ‘I hate my body’ ? Have you ever stood in front of your mirror and cringed? Have you avoided being in pictures capturing the events and shape of your life? Have you held yourself back from love, believing you weren’t worthy of your desires because of your size? Have […]

5 Lessons from Letting Go (from an expert hanger on-er)

I am in Costa Rica on a Qoya Teacher Training retreat and while it’s only been 2.5 days, so many lifetime lessons have emerged. Today, I was assigned to teach a Qoya class themed “Letting Go”. I initially resisted this assignment, being an expert “hanger-on-er” and all. I had to dig deep to find any […]

A Small Shift with Big Impact (like more joy & more energy)

Always start with what you love or enjoy. Especially on days where you have to do the things you enjoy least. I used to put the things I enjoy last. Personally and professionally. Initially, it started as a mental reward system – do the thing I really loathe and then I get the reward of what […]

Easy Endings & Magical Beginnings

I can hardly believe a year ago today I was packing and leaving China, moving back to Canada after years away, and saying goodbye to my career as a development worker to launch a business. Where were you a year ago? What are you capable of doing today that you weren’t 12 months ago? With […]

Just Stop Asking

The best way I know to change the world is to change the questions I ask myself. Posing a new question shifts my awareness and propels me to seek a new answer, a new experience, a new perspective. The quest for a new answer changes everything. Every time. There are a few questions that I […]

Receiving: Radical Truth, Generosity & What Giving’s Got To Do With It

I am good at giving. I am comfortable at giving and it brings me tremendous joy to give. Giving is easy, and delightful. I give freely and often. Giving makes me feel purposeful. Receiving? Not so much. Sound familiar? If you are anything like me, receiving can be uncomfortable, awkward and laden with a wide-range of […]