Month: March 2020

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Message to Moms From Coronavirus: It’s Time to Unleash Your Inner Mama Bear

This post was originally published on Medium As a mother, I’m feeling covid pretty hard right now. The realization that this world is not fit to house my children (or their children). The heavy sinking feeling that this planet won’t care for them the way it has for me. Viruses, environmental degradation, economic imbalance resulting …

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What COVID is teaching me about fear

I have to admit. I was an early COVID-denier. Initially, I discounted the science and dismissed the early news reports, denying the possibility that what was happening elsewhere could happen here. This is Canada – the land of lakes, maples and universal health care. Surely our cooler temperatures would help protect us or our geographic …

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2 Questions All Leaders Should Ask Themselves Regularly

“Like other great teachers, the Buddha was interested in what was true. But he was more interested in what helped.“— Rick Hanson Particularly at this time, but pretty much always, I am reminded of the power of story. How that, what gets our attention, what gets told and also what gets left out, can have …

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The Most Important Thing I Learned From My Father.

I’m scared to write about what I’m thinking these days. There’s a reason why only a third of Americans talk about their faith outside of their families. At best, talking about spirituality might get me ignored. At worst, it will get me labelled as a fanatic. But at the same time, I’ve learned things, that …

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Why equality for women starts with increasing confidence.

For many women, confidence is not something we are born with. It’s something we practice That’s because for generations we have been conditioned to keep ourselves small, to keep our eyes downward, to let others take the lead and to quiet our voices. We have been trained in summary to give up on ourselves. Whether …

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Finding Your Purpose: One exercise to tap into your creative brain.

Finding your purpose is a lot like getting married. Down the road, when the time is right, hopefully you meet someone that’s worth committing your lifetime to. But it always works best if you start with dating first. Have fun, be open, explore a few different options. And for everyone’s sanity, don’t put too much …

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Help for Anxious Times: One Practice For Anxiety That Has Never Failed Me.

If I had a spirit animal, it would be a rabbit. Not a royal bengal tiger. Or a saltwater crocodile or a bald eagle. But a rabbit. Why? Because, just like me, rabbits are riddled with anxiety. Their noses twitch, their hind legs thump and they are said to even be afraid of their own …

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What is Congruence and Why is it Important?

Try this exercise for a moment.* Tuck your chin into your chest, round your shoulders, hunch your back and gaze down at the floor. Allow yourself to settle into this position for a few moments. Notice the emotions and sensations that naturally accompany this body position. Now try to think the thought “I am having …

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