Journal

5 Mindful tips to navigate the holidays

5 Mindful tips to navigate the holidays

The holidays are a time when we can reap the benefits of our dedication to our mindfulness practice because living mindfully is an on-going practice that ultimately makes life easier. Think of your favorite athlete, musician or anyone who is great at doing anything,...

3 keys to living fully

3 keys to living fully

Mindfulness, inner game and mindset are the 3 keys to living fully, or you could say foundations that I rely on to achieve all kinds of successes. I'm a firm believer that when they are cemented in place they make it much easier to reach our full potential on our own...

Entering a new chapter

Entering a new chapter

I'm entering a new chapter. It is not unusual for me to be more introspective during the autumn months. It is often during this season that I become less focusing on getting things done and start having a more open awareness of everything that going on in and around...

6 benefits of me-time

6 benefits of me-time

The summer officially ends on Sunday, 23 September. And to confirm that fact, the city streets are more congested as most everyone has returned from vacation, parking is harder to find, the school runs have begun and the days are also noticeable shorter. And in my...

8 ways to thrive despite the news

8 ways to thrive despite the news

These hot, sultry days of August are some of the hottest, most uncomfortable part of summer. But the heat doesn’t stop with the weather. Temperatures, or should I say temperaments, of all kinds seem to be running high. I see it most in the never ending flow of bad...

How to encourage ‘Aha! moments’

How to encourage ‘Aha! moments’

Relaxation is fundamental part of staying healthy, but did you know it can encourage ‘Aha! moments too?’ Robert Sternberg, American psychologist, psychometrician and professor of Human Development at Cornell University and his team define Aha! moments as “insight is a...

Nutritional stress: is your food stressing you out?

Nutritional stress: is your food stressing you out?

I’ve just come back from several weeks of intensive mind, body, spirit detoxing. The biggest takeaways have to do with health, but I can’t tackle the entire subject of health in a 1,000 or so words, so I’m going to share what's really got me all abuzz right now:...

Be fanatical about good habits

Be fanatical about good habits

It was Mark Twain who first said, "Good habits are worth being fanatical about." I couldn't agree more as my habits have become the backbone of my life. They are what keep me on the straight and narrow. They are the daily steps that ensure that my dreams come true....

How do they get it all done?

How do they get it all done?

I worked full-time while I went to university full-time. The schedule was grueling. I’ve often been asked how I managed to do that; up until recently the answer has been I didn’t know with a shrug. I’ve even watched and admired others who seem to accomplish so much...