You are what you think!

Thoughts are things – very big things. They can make you- or break you. If you believe you can do something, you are likely to achieve it. Likewise, the opposite is true. (If you believe you can’t, you won’t.) A lack of belief in yourself or your ability or in what you are capable of having can create your reality. These beliefs might sound like: “It’s not possible to have a job I love AND make great money.”, “There are no good men (or women) left. I’ll never have the kind of romantic relationship I want.”, “It costs a lot of money to eat healthy.”, “I can’t afford to go on a big vacation.” This is the lack mindset, and these thoughts carry a very low vibration (energetically). We do not attract the good stuff when we are in a low vibrational state. This means we don’t attract what we want – we attract what we are (which is often what we actually don’t want). So, see if you can bend those beliefs just a little… “It IS possible to have a job I love AND make great money.”, “There are good men (and women) everywhere. I am looking forward to meeting them.”, “It costs a lot of money to be sick.”, “I can start saving for a big vacation.” There, don’t those thoughts FEEL better?! Now, look for examples (or proof) of how these better feeling are really true (i.e. people you know of who have been successful in these areas or small ways to move toward your goals). (The brain can focus on the negative or the positive,...

Keep calm and travel on!

Recently I did one of my very favourite things and went on a trip to Ireland. I’ve been wanting to go there for awhile now and finally made it happen! To say it was magical would be an understatement. It was green and lush, the people were incredible, and the Guinness does actually taste better there! But it’s not even all that stuff which made the trip so special. We had many struggles along the way, and each time, The Universe sent an angel to rescue (help) us. Here are just a few examples: First, we got bumped off the flight to Dublin and had to be routed to Gatwick. I won’t even get into the details of that (confusing, frustrating) experience, except to say we had an extremely helpful agent assist us in getting a flight and checked in to Dublin. #angel When we arrived in Dublin, we knew that my friend’s bag was missing (as it had not arrived in Gatwick). The lady at lost luggage services was very kind and helpful in assisting any way she could. #angel My friend had developed a slight cold/cough prior to the trip. While we were sitting in a bar having a pint one day, the waiter sends his co-worker to the store to buy some honey and makes her a healing hot honey drink. #angel When the bus tickets we bought online wouldn’t scan, and we couldn’t figure out the bus schedule, a driver told us to hop on his bus and that he’d get us where we need to go to make our connection. #angel During the trip, we had been...

Getting what you need isn’t always pretty

“You can’t always get what you want. You can’t always get what you want. You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need.” –You Can’t Always Get What You Want (The Rolling Stones) So far 2015 has been what I will call ‘interesting’. I’ve been faced with some challenges and a little bit of change. I’m in what Martha Beck refers to as Square 1. The mantra here is: “I don’t know what the hell is going on, and that’s ok.” Sometimes it doesn’t feel ok though; it feels really crappy! Here’s a snippet of some of the small stuff that’s gone on: my website was under construction for most of January (making that just over 2 months altogether!), my dog got fleas, business has been slower, and I had to cancel a trip for a retreat (that was given to me as a Christmas present) because of a snowstorm. (I’ll save the big stuff for another day.) The small stuff can be super stressful if we let it. I’ve had days where I’ve questioned whether I’m doing the right thing by being an entrepreneur. I keep making lists of things I ‘need’ to do, and although I am getting lots accomplished, it still feels like there is a lot to do. Life seems very doom and gloom when viewed from this perspective (with the ‘I’ll never _______’ mindset). My brain has been very active as the ego is fighting to keep itself alive. The good news is I recognize it’s fear talking, so I take time to...

Every day CAN be this good! #grateful

“And it’s a great day to be alive. I know the sun’s still shining when I close my eyes.  There’s some hard times in the neighborhood, but why can’t every day be just this good?” -It’s a Great Day to be Alive (Travis Tritt) I recently spent a week in San Diego, California (for a little R&R and to attend the biannual Martha Beck Life Coaches Summit). It was absolute bliss (and a huge hug fest)! I got to connect with a bunch of the people I did my coach training with (and made some new friends too)! Surrounding myself with like-minded, non-judgemental, authentic people not only feels comforting; it serves as a great reminder for benefits of practicing gratitude. Too often we can become overwhelmed with what’s not going right in our lives (and the world at large). For example: ‘I will be happy when I lose weight/get a better job/meet the right person – fill in the blank.’ However, happiness doesn’t come just by getting the things you don’t have; it comes from appreciating what you already do have. What happens when we feed into the lack and scarcity mentality is that we actually create more of it. The Universe responds to us, and since it doesn’t know the difference between “positive” or “negative” thoughts, whatever we focus on expands. Look for the good, and you will find it. Look for the bad, and you’ll find that too. Why not use your imagination to manifest what you want?! “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have,...

Sometimes you get lucky and end up where you started.

“Thank God for hometowns. And all the love that makes them go ‘round. Thank God for the county lines that welcome you back in, when you were dying to get out. Thank God for church pews. And all the faces that won’t forget you. And when you’re lost out in this crazy world, you got somewhere to go and get found.”  -Thank God for Hometowns (Carrie Underwood) I was born and raised in East Gore, Nova Scotia. When I was in high school, I was itching to get out of my small town. I thought “there’s got to be more to the world than this!” I lived in Halifax for 5 years and then in 1997 I moved to The Northwest Territories for 5 years, before ending up in Alberta. I sold my place in AB at the end of May (yes, one month ago!), and the new owner wanted possession within two weeks… So, I sold/gave away my furniture and packed everything else up and put it in storage, until I figure out my next move (figuratively and literally). I already had a trip planned to NS for the end of June, so that’s where I headed. If you’ve ever been to the East coast, you undoubtedly noticed how friendly the people are. I’ve known this my whole life (having grown up here), but I think it took getting away to really appreciate it. It actually became crystal clear to me last fall, on a trekking trip in Nepal. Others in our group kept talking about how nice the Nepali people are. I couldn’t agree more, and I also couldn’t...

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