The Awesomeness and Power of Your Mindset

A close-up image of a leaf at the end of summer: It begins to dry up and curl around the edges, the colour starts to change from deep rich green to yellow and then orange. The node starts to loosen from the twig and with the slightest breeze, it falls off the tree and floats…

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Worry-Dolls, Snakeskins, and Spiritual Self-Care

A few years back, when my kids were still little, a close friend of mine bought me a set of worry dolls from Guatemala. These tiny little poupées are made from tiny (smaller than a toothpick) sticks wrapped with colourful scraps of cloth and yarn. Indigenous people from the Highlands in Guatemala created these dolls…

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Achieving Your Dreams; Lessons From Inside A “Perfect Pressure Cooker”

In Montreal, we’ve been experiencing a yearly phenomenon called “Spring Fever”. After a long, cold and snowy winter, when warmer breezes come our way and the sun gets stronger, people become euphoric. All of a sudden, we wear brighter more flamboyant colours, smile broadly with a skip in our step and a lightness in our…

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How to Recognize Your Soul-Lessons Within the Struggles of Life

Lillian came to see me when her marriage was in trouble. She told me David had been the love of her life and she felt at a total loss at the prospect of losing him after four years invested in the relationship. Lillian felt disillusioned and questioned whether she deserved anyone as good as David…

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The Heroine’s Journey: From Old Story to New. How to Shed Limiting Beliefs that Keep You Playing Small

I just recently met with Heather, a client of mine whose dream is to write a novel. This goal is all she thinks about. We dug into the high cost to her of not pursuing this dream in terms of her family, her finances, her sense of self and even her health. She’s got a…

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When is time is on your side?

You’re a sensitive soul and you feel things very deeply. You may be a healer, coach, artist, writer, midwife, gardener, or therapist. You know you want to develop your craft and use your unique gifts more fully to benefit yourself, others, the world. You might be a lot like Sarah. Sarah wanted to grow her…

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What’s in a name? A true story about finding hidden gifts in a business crisis

For the past two years my coaching practice focused on  helping highly sensitive women. Specifically, the entrepreneurial kind (or those with purposeful projects) who wanted to overcome blocks that kept them from bringing their important work to the world. It’s been a wonderful journey of discovery, research, learning and connecting with an amazing group of…

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How to Believe Again in Miracles, Magic, and Your Own Superpowers

Do you have a fertile imagination? Do you believe in miracles? I know I do and as a kid it was especially so (as is the case with most of us). No, not miracles like walking on water or raising people from the dead. Don’t get me wrong, I do believe in big miracles but…

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Who’s Ophelia and what do you have in common with her?

Ever read or see the story of Ophelia? Well, er… actually, it’s the story of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Ophelia is only a character in the play. As a young girl she’s carefree and happy. But when she falls in love with Hamlet (as an adolescent (“adolescence” didn’t exist at that time, but she would have been…

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Four Simple Steps to Overcome the Fear of Being Seen: My True Story

Over the past months I’ve helped some very special highly sensitive women entrepreneurs work through their issues around visibility and bring their work to the world with more confidence and clarity. Their success inspired me to share a little bit about my own journey with visibility. When I was little I was painfully shy. When…

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