Category Archives: Energy

What are you proud of?

This was first published on Attorney With a Life. What are you proud of?  Tap into your pride and have more energy to contribute in a socially valuable way! Over and over again, women tell me that they want to feel proud of their life and work.    And yet, so many women are hesitant to…

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Feeling the Pull Toward Something Greater in a Mystical Landscape

I went with my family to see Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh & More at the AGO this past Sunday. The exhibition explores the mystical experiences in nature of 37 different artists.   It was a gorgeous  (if crowded!) experience.  I was so inspired.  At one point we were encouraged to focus on one…

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A Grounded Loving Tornado

I have been playing around with naming a very powerful source of energy that I have been able to tap into at times in the last couple of years.  I am calling it being a “grounded loving tornado”.    My sense is that this energy is a type of human spirit energy – connecting to something…

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Why I Love Our Street Party

It’s one of my favourite days of the year – the day of our Annual Walmer Road Street Party. My husband and I moved on to the street into our third floor apartment when we were fresh young adults, back in 1994. (We later bought the house).   We heard about the party because neighbours were…

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Harnessing of “The Upside of Stress” by Kelly McGonigal

Whenever I feel compelled to talk a lot about something I have just learned, I realize that it is an important idea. Further, when I feel compelled to tell a client in a coaching conversation about it, even when I don’t feel totally comfortable with the idea, I realize that it is indeed a very…

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Intuition is Key

Happy New Year! I was going to write about something completely different this week. But then I listened to my intuition.  Here’s what happened.  The other morning  when I turned on my phone after breakfast (I try to wait an hour after waking before turning on my phone), there was a FB message for me…

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AHA! Work-Life Synergy!

I had an epiphany on my yoga mat recently that I would love to tell you about, but first a quick back-story.   This summer, I was sharing with my coach that I couldn’t name the kind of coach that I am.  I have never felt like a life coach, or a career coach, a…

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9 Tips to Prevent Burnout – Voices of Experience

Nine terrific, and it turned out, very generous and experienced women, joined me as I hosted the lunch and workshop: Three Common Mistakes Professional Women Make that Keep Them Feeling Exhausted and Overwhelmed, with the help of my amazing assistant Kit Boulter (creator of the beautiful food trays pictured here). The group’s discussion became especially…

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More Joy – From Natasha Bedingfield’s Song “Unwritten”

I am not on top of pop culture – I rely on my family to keep me up to date, so I only really noticed this song: Unwritten, by Natasha Bedingfield (2004), in November when it was played as part of the Feminine Power Mastery course I am taking. I loved the song as soon…

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Finding Joy, Despite XYZ Stresses

Did any of you see this article by Gillian Livingston in the Globe and Mail last weekend about the study on stress: Survey Says: We’re Stressed (and not loving it)? So many of us are stressed way beyond our comfort zone. Some stress is good, but too much and unrelenting stress is bad, in a…

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