The power of mindful eating

When we were children, our intuitive sense of when and how much to eat prevailed. Meals were re-fuelling stops in between the important business of playing, exploring and being a child. However, as we grew older, food began to serve many purposes and the simple relationship between hunger, eating and satisfaction became wrapped in complex…

Repeat after me…no!

No, nope, no can do, never, NO! No is a strong word, some say a negative word. I say it’s a beautifully short word, one that’s clear and makes sure that you can look after yourself first, especially when everything feels like too much. Here’s why I feel it’s important to say no when you want to:…

Release from judgement

I have always worried about what people think of me.  I think it stems from the fact that I grew up in a small suburb of Chicago where a lot of people knew each other and where it was difficult to go unnoticed. Rightly or wrongly, I felt that people were judging me. In my case,…

Question for today…

Today was a busy day. I left home really early. Traffic was slow. I was a little late for an important meeting. I ate breakfast at 11:30. More meetings. I ate lunch at 15:30. Then time to work. When I finally got out of the building – I looked up, the sky was blue, the…

What do you need to let go of today?

Here are some tell-tale signs: 1. it’s a thought that has been irritating you for days 2. it’s been weighing you down 3. you talk about it with anyone that will listen 4. you’ve spent a considerable amount of time trying to make sense of it 5. it makes you want to withdraw 6. it…

Take our five minute adventure

At this moment you are here. Now grab a piece of paper and pen or use your computer, tablet or phone to write down what comes up for you. Set a timer for five minutes, find somewhere quiet and work through the following. Picture this, for the next 12 months everything is taken care of; your…

We all deal with grief differently

When I say the word ‘grief’ it stirs up a lot of emotion inside of me. It’s a word that conjures up deep feelings, tears and memories. For some there is a visible expression of grief and for others it’s a silent inner dialogue. Whichever it is there is always a constant wondering of why…

Notice your ‘firsts’

Do you remember the first time you flew on an airplane? These are the types of ‘firsts’ we never forget – we’re either full of excitement or nervousness. April is Stress Awareness Month and we are asking when experiencing your ‘firsts’ do you find them effortful or effortless? Maybe you’ve had a baby Started a…