• Three Powerful Techniques for Creating a Year You'll Love

      Hello 2018! Creating a visual representation of your goals and dreams is a powerful technique to support purposeful action. The representation (or anchor) acts as a strong reinforcement of the energy and intention driving your goals and helps you focus on what is truly important to you as the year unfolds. I've used many different techniques over the years, from creating Vision Boards - simple collages on poster board using words and pictures torn or cut from magazines, or more fluid versions using corkboards and tacks (nice because you can easily add or rearrange as changes occur) -

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    • Mindful approach, deeply conscious online and off

      Take charge of our data and organize our digital lives. We live in a time of strange tension between the digital and analog worlds. Technology advances at a mind-boggling pace. The constant demands of social media, email and the fast-flowing Internet can be overwhelming, in part because of our drive to connect and socialize. To keep up requires a certain kind of adaptability and an attitude of willingness to explore new ways to work, play and communicate. It is taken for granted that everyone has access to, and knows how to use, the Internet. Nearly all of us are spending a good part

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      2018 Loon Lake Writing Retreat

      This three-day retreat is a deep dive into writing and creative exploration at beautiful Loon Lake, just outside Maple Ridge BC. Shared accommodation, meals and guided sessions included. The 2017 Writing Retreat SOLD OUT, so reserve now for 2018!

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      #UNTRENDING: A Field Guide to Social Media That Matters

      The tiny book all about how to post, tweet and like your way to a more meaningful life. Get your copy today! 

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    • She is gone, but her cookie recipe is not.

      Hubby and I are experiencing what I call the ‘holiday upheaval.’ I don’t know what happens at your house at this time of year, but at our house, bins and boxes deck the halls, and the kitchen is a factory with a production line of cookie tins and ribbons, where we sweatily cook by the gallon for potlucks and parties. Work deadlines press as clients realize it’s nearly year-end, and

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      On Saying No to Shortbread: 5 Tips for a Saner Holiday

      One of my coaching clients recently posted a question in our online group about how to be good to yourself during the especially hectic holiday season. This post has stayed with me, and I have been pondering it while on vacation in beautiful Arizona. This year hubby and I chose to take a month off and have our Christmas holidays away from home and from most of our family and friends. We were

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      Decluttering gives the future self elbow room

      Ease and flow are the hallmarks of a peaceful life. Along with a sense of time abundance, these are vital components of true in-the-bones contentment, or what I call ‘everyday happiness.’ Too much stuff cramps your style. Fussing and fumbling to find things, encountering daily disorganization and clutter creates chaos. This is the antithesis of peace. My intention is to enter 2018 in a

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      We are a competitive tribe.

      We used to compare ourselves to people we knew within our circles of friends and family. A week or so ago, I heard a compelling CBC radio interview with Payam Akhavan. He is a renowned United Nations prosecutor and human rights scholar and his 2017 CBC Massey Lectures, In Search of a Better World: A Human Rights Odyssey, is, to quote the CBC website, ‘a powerful survey of some of the major

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      Keep Your Online Expectations Real.

      The Internet is filled with advice about how, what and when you should post on your social media feeds. Pundits and the Internet Famous offer us a constant barrage of best practices notionally guaranteed to create engagement, raise profile, and sell products and services. For example: post five to 10 times a week on your Facebook page (engaging, thought-provoking, interesting posts), five

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      A line in the digital space

      My family recently experienced a loss. I received the call while I was at my laptop, noodling over topics to write about. The call wasn’t entirely unexpected. We’ve been navigating this territory for several months, knowing the end was drawing near and sadly hoping for a peaceful, painless passing for our dear one. It is a blessing that our secret prayers were answered. Our loved one

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