Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Self Discovery Through Journalling

I started “freewriting” about 20 years ago. My mother gave me the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron and it’s morning pages technique is probably what got me started in stream of consciousness journalling. Let me stop you right now, if hearing the word journal immediately brought you back to your youth when oneContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Self Discovery Through Journalling”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Increasing The Positive Energy Within You

Hello creativity!! It is so good to have you back! You have been away for the last year, at least I felt like you were not present in my life. I searched and tried to invite you back in, but there were too many things going on. It’s good to feel the creative juices flowingContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Increasing The Positive Energy Within You”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – How did I get here?

How often do you take the time to sit with yourself and take stock of where you are in life, and assess if you are on track with your life goals? Im curious, because I am wired for planning and the need to measure myself against targets ( I admit that’s not necessarily healthy), soContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – How did I get here?”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Busy or distracted?

It’s my favourite time of the day. I rise before the sun, and all is quiet in the house. I don’t even like to turn on lights, so lately I light up candles, and the Himalayan salt light to give the room a warm glow. I have just made myself a warm cup of waterContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Busy or distracted?”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – When the Intention Is There…

If you are hearing a lot more conversation and posts about meditation in the last few years than you ever have, it’s because there are three times more adults in North America who have made it a practice, and according to thegoodbody.com, as much as 500 million people globally (about 6%) who are meditating onContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – When the Intention Is There…”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – We are what we repeatedly do

For a long time, I believed that the way to improving one’s self, was to set goals, carve out a plan and a realistic timeline to achieve them and then set the plan in motion. Like many, it was my belief that people began the process of changing by focusing on what they wanted toContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – We are what we repeatedly do”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – What You Get From Shifting Your Perspective

Looking at things differently, is a healthy exercise if we want to be empathetic, rational and more compassionate. However, shifting perspective is not merely about seeing things from the point of view of others. We can gain greater insights and gain deeper happiness. An up-side of gaining a new perspective is that it increases happinessContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – What You Get From Shifting Your Perspective”

Advent Calendar Blog -2022 – Leading the Changes in Your Life

We’ve often been given the metaphor of making our way down a road or path as a comparison to going though life. I agree that in many ways, there are similarities, for example the final destination is unknown, but we have a map, general knowledge of points of interests along the way, and we haveContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog -2022 – Leading the Changes in Your Life”

Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 24 – Joy to the World

I have had the chance to do a great deal of reflection over the last 24 days on the significance of Christmas in our lives today. As I researched and worked on this daily Advent Calendar blog it brought me closer to understanding the true meaning of Christmas, and I believe it is about learningContinue reading “Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 24 – Joy to the World”

Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 23 – Christmas is my Love Language

Love language is a concept that describes the ways people receive and express love in relationships,  According to Dr Gary Chapman who developed this concept as a result of years of relationship counselling, most of us have one or two preferred love languages and knowing what resonates most intensely with the people in your lifeContinue reading “Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 23 – Christmas is my Love Language”

Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 22 – Twenty-Two Gifts of Self-Care for Christmas

Any event, whether positive or negative, can have an impact on a person’s  level of stress and can even temporarily deplete health and energy. While Christmas has long been a stress-inducing event, it has taken a back seat lately to other factors that have become big stressors of modern times. Time will generally allow forContinue reading “Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 22 – Twenty-Two Gifts of Self-Care for Christmas”

Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 21 – Welcoming the Winter Solstice

Good day, good health, the sun shines upon us! Indeed today is a day of celebration for those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere. While December 21  may be the darkest day of the year in terms of hours of daylight available to us, this day being the winter solstice marks the beginningContinue reading “Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 21 – Welcoming the Winter Solstice”

Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 20 – Nobility and Perseverance

I am not exactly sure when I started noticing reindeer as a Christmas symbol, beyond just the figure pulling Santa’s sleigh but my fascination with reindeer has grown over the last few years, and I have been compelled to dig deeper into its significance and symbolism not just as it relates to Christmas but alsoContinue reading “Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 20 – Nobility and Perseverance”

Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 19 – The Exceptional Simplicity of Being in the Moment

It is said that a key to living a joyful life is to focus on the simplicity that is life and not get caught up in its complications. That would be the message resonating most with me at this time of the year – that the true meaning of Christmas lies in the simple joysContinue reading “Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 19 – The Exceptional Simplicity of Being in the Moment”

Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 18 – Christmas Candy

Candy is a big favourite around the holidays. We stuff it in stockings, give it as gifts, put it on our dessert tables, and set it out for Christmas parties.  I remember when hard candy mixes were standard fare in most homes at Christmas and my aunt’s best china or crystal dishes were filled withContinue reading “Advent Calendar 2021 – Dec 18 – Christmas Candy”

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