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It could be worse






These 4 simple words have saved my sanity a lot over the last few months. When I first got divorced in 2008 a friend shared this with me. At first I thought it was quite harsh advice. But over the years it has stopped me from having crooked thought patterns and going into negative overdrive. Last night it saved me…






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How choosing progress over perfection can lessen heartache






Sometimes I just need to focus on this simple truth that ‘good enough’ and ‘done’ is more important. Baby steps toward a better future. There is no rush. My timing is perfect. It will all work out how it should. Even though I may feel sad AF. And it feels like my heart is shattering into a millions pieces. I…






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Overwhelm vs. Resilience – which one will win today?






Who is going to be the winner today?? Or will I just succumb and spend the day crying in my bed… Dealing with tough personal issues can be overwhelming and lead to numbness and not taking action. I have learned that it is ok to flirt with sadness, but not start a relationship with it! So this morning I had…






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Tension saps your energy…






If you live with constant tension in your life, whether from work, relationships or health issues, it will really put a drain on your energy reserves. Finding ways to relax and recharge that works for you is essential. Deep breathing, meditation, taking a walk in nature or along the beach, journalling or making your favourite beverage, are all things that work for…






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When New Years resolutions already start in November…






2016’s New Years resolutions are suppose to start on January 1st, right? Well, I just couldn’t wait that long, I had to start in November 2015. Well, technically that is not true. Since they were my old 2015 resolutions… I waited 10 months to start, but hey, who’s counting, right? 2015 was the year that I turned 40. That dreaded mid-life-crisis…






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How collages can help you live a better life






This past week my daughter has been feeling a bit down on herself and I wanted to try and help her. Because I have been having so much fun with my own doodling and art journaling, I thought we could do something creative together. The end result was a morning spent collaging. I collected some old magazines, glue and scissors and we…






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When Perfectionism Sends You Running for Cover






Every year I start of with the idea of following a theme. This year was no different. The theme I picked was Mindfulness. I called it “2015 Mindfulness”. Because, you see, I have picked mindfulness as my theme for the last three years and I wasn’t particularly successful at managing the practice at all. Hence the repeat action. Practice makes perfect!…






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