Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – That’s A Wrap

Has it already been twenty-four days since I started on this year’s Advent Calendar Blog? I intended the topic for 2022 to be a reflection on change, and how to face it with courage and dignity, whether it was brought in intentionally or not into our life, yet it seems there were a few otherContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – That’s A Wrap”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Grounding in Times of Stress

The energy around me is shifting and unsettled today. There is the usual frenzy out there as the final preparations for Christmas have kicked in, and millions of people across the planet are moving in planes, trains and automobiles to be reunited with loved ones. But the intensity has been kicked up a notch nowContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Grounding in Times of Stress”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – The Power of Affirmations

I let go of what no longer serves me. This is an affirmation that I repeat to myself daily, as a reminder that I do not wish to hold on to grudges, resentment and the need to be right. A while ago, I decided that I wanted to create a life for myself filled mainlyContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – The Power of Affirmations”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Having Coherence with the Universe

There are a few people in my life with whom I have synchronicity. I will think of them, and seconds later a text from them will arrive, or I will send a friend a clip from YouTube and she will tell me that she had been focused on that very topic. Yesterday, I reached outContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Having Coherence with the Universe”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – What is your gift to give away?

Could you name your five greatest talents, if asked? By talents, I mean a natural ability to do something, like having a green thumb, or a beautiful singing voice. Perhaps you can learn and execute new dance moves easily and masterfully or you can organise an event like no other. I have always been intriguedContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – What is your gift to give away?”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Embrace Imperfection, Know that You Will Be Judged

Do you have the courage to be authentic today? Not only ready to be true to yourself in your thoughts and actions, but willing to present the wonderfully flawed and imperfect you in your interaction with others? Are you able to have lunch with some friends or your boss and admit that you don’t haveContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Embrace Imperfection, Know that You Will Be Judged”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Doing Your Best

We’ve all been given the advice to « just do your best » at one time or another and I wonder if like me, you are left pondering what exactly that means. Do we even have the same definition of doing « my best » because I am not the perfectionist that my friend mightContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Doing Your Best”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – The Voice

Can you name something that you are doing, but might not be aware that you’re doing it? How about self-talk- as in talking to yourself, your inner voice? Self-talk is the endless stream of unspoken thoughts that run through your head, influenced by your subconscious mind, revealing thoughts and beliefs about yourself and the worldContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – The Voice”

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 – 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 – 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 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”

I Love A Rainy Day

I love rainy, gloomy days. I find they offer such potential. You don’t need to add much to it, for the day to look brighter. When you think about it, gloomy days set your expectations low. Not many people will get up and say “Yay! It’s raining..this is going to be a great day!” AnythingContinue reading “I Love A Rainy Day”

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