May & Mental Health Awareness

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As I witness the abundance of nature’s energy unfold this month, I am grateful for the rebirth after a long winter and am especially hopeful for hot, sunny, summer days ahead. Having said that, with this surge of sprouting energy, I’ve had unexplained moments of feeling overwhelmed and anxious (…unless of course it’s the hormones again…).  During a routine acupuncture last … Read More

Are You Spending Time With Your Inner People?

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Are you spending time with your inner people - D by denise

During a recent client conversation around creativity and critical thinking I asked, “are you spending time with your inner people each day?” My client paused, and then requested clarification – whether I meant time with family and close friends. I clarified: “…your inner peeps… me, myself and I!” This prompted further conversation around the need for and benefits of quiet space to … Read More

Extreme Cold Warning: Combating the Winter Blues

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“Extreme Cold Warning” notifications have frequented my iPhone these past few months. We have even had far less sunny days in what is such a staple and familiar “Sunny Manitoba” winter. Although we know it’s out of our control, common dialogue upon greeting others begins with all familiar frustration over the weather. This winter though, it appears the Canadian Prairies wasn’t the … Read More

Hot Flashes and “The Change” in the Boardroom

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I couldn’t help but giggle reading an Instagram post of Sharon Stone’s a while back. The photo was a side shot of her smiling and driving, with a comment that said “happiness is knowing your seat heater is on…and you’re not having a hot flash”! It reminded me of so many cringe-worthy (yet laughable) moments of my own. As much … Read More

You Arrived: But You Didn’t Remember The Drive

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Have you ever arrived to a destination, to have no recollection of how you got there? Somehow, through auto pilot instincts, we navigated while our mind focused on something else, either reflecting on the past or fast forwarding ahead. Sound familiar? Our minds race backwards and forwards all day long and seldom do we actually allow them be in the present. As … Read More

It Happened So Fast…

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It was 6:45pm on Tuesday evening, middle of December. I was leaving a meeting in what I consider a “safe” neighbourhood, and walking into a well-lit parking lot. I was attacked by a man as I rounded the corner to my car. He must have been lurking in the parking lot, waiting. All I remember was a noise and him running … Read More

Perfectly Imperfect

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As a born perfectionist, I’ve learned many things the hard way, or simply put, through the wisdom and experience the gift of aging has provided. I have come to understand and embrace being “perfectly imperfect”. Many would agree hindsight is 20/20 and it’s something this stage of life gives us. But more importantly, how are we putting hindsight into action … Read More

Have We Forgotten How To Play?

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Last week I was out walking our furry family member, Chloe, before heading to work. It was the best morning walk I have been on in a long time, and the reason is, I was behind a little boy on his way to school. He became my inspiration not only for those few minutes, but everyday since. He was by … Read More

Behind Curtain Number 6: Realizing Our Best Asset

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A couple weeks ago, I celebrated turning 52. In the days leading up to my birthday, my General Physician referred me to a Gastroenterologist for a routine colonoscopy. He called it an “early birthday gift” that was well-deserved, now that I am “in my fifties”. This present did not come wrapped in a pretty box with ribbon, but instead a package … Read More

Simplicity

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Simplicity – the state of being simple, uncomplicated, or uncompounded (Merriam Webster). “Simplicity” is a word that has crossed my mind on a few occasions lately, for various reasons. Sometimes life and “things” can become just plain complicated. Or maybe, we just let them without realizing it.  Complicated… when it doesn’t need to be, when we least expect it, or least need … Read More