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My journey with grief began when I was just 15. We all grieve differently and every loss is different. Sudden violent deaths are way up there on the devastation meter, whereas death by natural causes can be not as difficult to deal with. But again it depends on who you are, your life experiences and how you deal with hardship and heartbreak. I know grief can be confusing and hard to manage. Please don’t deal with it alone. Find friends, or maybe an organization, therapist, counsellor, elder… whoever feels right for you.read more
You know that moment when everything is going just amazing for you, and then poof, something puts a wrench right in it? All this beautiful expansive energy in motion for so long and then it just dissipates. But does it? So I get to this amazing sweet spot of pure joy and expansion from hours and hours every day of working on my next music album a couple of weeks ago… Total bliss songwriting, practicing, singing, recording, experimenting, and then…read more
So you know how we all have kind of our own unique style? And that shows up in our homes, workplaces, clothing, makeup, hair etc. Or doesn’t. How much of that are you doing for YOU? How much of that are you doing to please other people? How much of YOU do you really really love? That’s what I explore in the video, with some tips and dares for you. And of course one of my cats had to join us lol! Sukie is our rescue cat, our youngest. She’s so sweet.read more
I don’t know about you but sometimes it feels like life is kicking my ass. The past 3 months have been mostly a living hell for me. I kind of knew this was going to happen, because losing a child to murder leaves you with court, the media, unanswered questions and unbelievable grief. Since it’s been beyond my control and very foreign to me, I had no idea what was in store for me. It’s true that the only thing we can control is ourselves – our choices, responses, actions, thoughts, and how we choose to live, given whatever circumstances we have at any moment.read more
Resolutions. To do or not to do? What to do instead? New Year’s Resolutions rarely work, because they are based on peer pressure, which is based our innate instinct to fit in and belong. What if you make this year about what you desire, about self-celebration and commitment to YOU? What if you create an action plan that works for you and build in supports and resources to help you if self-sabotage comes up? Here’s how to create a year of accomplishment, success and happiness…read more
Chronic pain, grief, loss, heartbreak and stress affect a lot of us in different ways. On top of that, winter can be challenging to get through, especially here in eastern Canada where we experience all 4 seasons (and sometimes all 4 in the same day lol!). With Winter Solstice coming up, the Sun will soon bring us more light each day, but even then, we have a lot of cloudy days, and difficulties can sometimes seem to take over our lives.read more
Instead of being able to fully celebrate and have a party like I do every year for my birthday, I won’t have the energy, time or headspace to pull that off because I’ll be at the murder trial, holding space for justice for my son. NOW is always a good time to celebrate yourself.read more
Time is relative and human-made. The past – our treasured and even not so treasured memories – have so much to teach us. Being fully self-aware and growing into who you are becoming means living in the present and on the edge of the future you are choosing.read more
When you uncover truths through these questions, awareness sets in, which is always the first step to genuine transformation. Then you can ask your deeper self what your next steps are. Trust whatever comes through for you, even if it seems to be nothing at first. When you ask with the intention to KNOW what to do next, your next steps will arrive and often in a package you aren’t expecting. In other words, keep all your senses open to receive and pay attention to your intuition.read more
I did this video for you on the fly, no script. The big message here: Sometimes in order to keep on going, you need to stop. Stop to celebrate yourself. Stop to reflect. Stop to take stock on what you’ve accomplished, where you’re at and where you’re going. When you’re creating BIG transformation, your spirit is already there but the rest of you needs time to catch up, so give yourself the time you need…read more