Anything is possible

On what would have been my brother’s 45th birthday (August 20th, 2016), I went with some family and friends to see a psychic medium. It was a small group session (40 people total), and in true Stephen style, he was the first spirit to come through. The medium had A LOT of messages for us from my brother. One of the best things she said (in my opinion) was “Oh – I just love his personality! He’s one of those guys who just likes to ‘fuckin’ give’r’!” And we really got a laugh out of that because he absolutely was like that. No holds barred. Flat out. Wide open. She also said (without asking his age): “He may not have lived a long life, but he REALLY LIVED  all of his twenty something years”. Indeed, he did. And it got me thinking… Where have I been being complacent lately about my life? (Going through the motions without really being invested in what I want – without even asking myself if the life I’m living is the life I want.) The idea that I have been existing but not really living got me totally fired up! Because that’s not who I want to be or how I want to live. I want to experience as much as possible! “I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find I lived just the length of it. I want to live the width of it as well.” ~Diane Ackerman~ This realization resulted in me booking a spontaneous trip to Maui to take a couple of workshops with Doreen Virtue. I...

Stop waiting, and start living!

“Are you waiting on a lightning strike? Are you waiting for the perfect night? Are you waiting ‘til the time is right? What are you waiting for?”  -What Are You Waiting For? (Nickelback) I’ve noticed over the years that I either tend to wait for things to happen in my life or I can’t seem to wait at all. When I was younger I couldn’t wait to go to high school. And I couldn’t wait to get my driver’s license. And I couldn’t wait to move to the ‘big city’. And I couldn’t wait to graduate university. And I couldn’t wait to take my first big vacation (to Australia). And I couldn’t wait to meet someone. And I couldn’t wait to buy my first house.  And I couldn’t wait to get that new position within the company. I just didn’t want to wait for things to happen. More recently, I feel like there has been or is a lot of waiting. I was waiting for people to sign up for my new program. I was waiting for more coaching and Reiki clients to come along. I was waiting to earn more money. I have been waiting to get super fit and healthy. I am waiting to meet my soulmate. I am waiting for my house to sell. I am waiting to buy a new vehicle. I am waiting to travel. I am waiting to write a book. I am waiting for things to (miraculously) change. “Life is not somewhere waiting for you, it is happening in you. It is not in the future as a goal to be arrived...

Take off your mask, and live from the heart

“You said it’s easy, but who’s to say that we’d be able to keep it this way, but it’s easier comin’ straight from the heart.” – Straight From the Heart (Bryan Adams)  Last week I had the privilege of seeing Bryan Adams live in concert. Finally! I have been a fan of his for over 30 years. That seems really hard to believe – especially when I say it out loud. I mean, how is that even possible?! But I digress. Straight From the Heart is definitely my favourite Bryan Adams song of all time, and it was beyond amazing to hear him sing it live! The entire night his singing felt like it was coming straight from his heart. Such a blessing. Since the concert I’ve been thinking about why I love this song so much. I mean it’s got a soothing sound for sure, but what else? It got me thinking about what it actually means to talk straight from the heart and to live straight from the heart, which is something that I absolutely love! I have so much respect and admiration for people who live life that way. To me, they are the people who are the real deal.  I don’t like fake because it just doesn’t feel good – and because I believe our whole purpose in life is to be who we really are. I believe that living with integrity and authenticity is what brings us a sense of fulfillment and ultimately joy. “When we turn around and come face to face with our destiny, we discover that words (spoken) are not enough. I...

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