The Emotional Side of Healing

We are privy to a wide range of emotions on any given day. It is not realistic to only feel emotions such as joy, happiness, and optimism because emotions exist on a spectrum. At one end of the spectrum exist the more uplifting or lighter emotions that we love feeling and on the other end of the spectrum lie the heavy or darker emotions you might rather want to sweep under a rug. We can’t avoid the darker emotions any more than we can stay on the happy train all the time. Don’t get attached to the cycle you are currently … Read More…

The Emotional Side of Healing

The emotional side of personal healing is one near and dear to my heart.Growing up sensitive and expressing my sensitivity in a self destructive way as a teenager (anorexia) was not the optimal way for me to cope with my emotional side. I have come a long ways since then but I still am extremely sensitive so therefore need tools to help me navigate the challenging spaces of my own personal reality. One of my light bulb moments was when I read about the need to be emotionally independent. Looking back on my life path, I realized that much of … Read More…

The Mental Side of Personal Healing

I wanted to comment more on the mental side of healing. You are only as strong as your beliefs. You need to have belief systems which will maximize your ability to heal on the mental realm. What do you believe about your ability to heal? You must be unwavering in your belief  to heal from anything. People will try to convince you of your reality…’the statistics say this about your disease’.  Stay firmly convinced of your ability to heal from anything. Healing does not always mean curing but if you are focused on your own personal healing a greater capacity for peace, happiness, self acceptance … Read More…

The mental side of healing

The mental side of healing for me always posed the most challenge. This is because my mental head game was for many years my worst enemy. I was an athlete growing up and when I was playing field hockey in higher level matches I would be terrified. I wouldn’t think how exciting this is to be in the CIAU final playing field hockey. Rather my thought was I hope I don’t screw up the biggest match of my life. I didn’t expect to play well or get excited about the chance to showcase my skills. I took a fearful stance rather than an empowered … Read More…

The Journey of Personal Healing

If there is one thing that I am really familiar with, it’s the journey of personal healing. Dealing with anorexia nervosa as a teenager and later on being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, I have definitely been on a journey of personal healing in my life. Despite my challenges along the way,  I am grateful for the journey. And I have to say I have never felt better physically in my life than now. With each little step of self discovery which comes when you agree to really explore your own personal landscape, shedding light on all the dark corners of your existence … Read More…

Grateful for the Love

I had a great long weekend. It wasn’t as sunny as it was supposed to be but it was spent in the comfort of my partner’s house listening to the rain falling on the roof with a crackling fire in the fireplace; the predominant feeling that I am left with is I am grateful for the love. I am grateful for the love of my partner. I am grateful for all the people that I have come to know in Bragg Creek who are so kind to me. I am grateful for the people that work at the stores that I grocery shop at that acknowledge me. … Read More…

Being the best that you can be

Being the best that you can be is likely what everyone strives for. It is good to take stock, from time to time, where you are at in your life’s path; are you on track or off track and how do you get in the flow of your life. Ask yourself that question and see what the answer is.     Life requires that you be the best that you can be in every moment. Take stock of where you are off track in your life and take an action step to make it better. And most importantly, be consistent. Consistency is … Read More…

Being aware of your mask self

We all have a mask self. This is the mask we wear in our daily lives to make us feel less vulnerable.It’s the front we project into the outside world to make us feel safe. There are many different masks that we can wear. Is your mask apparent perfection? Do you march through life doing all the right things, holding down the perfect job, the perfect family, the perfect life? Are you ever real or do you just do everything on autopilot? Do you do the dance of perfection, not really enjoying your life? Do you follow the script that brings … Read More…

Be aware of what your filter is…

I am not talking coffee filters here but rather filters that are based on your perceptions. These filters result from your belief systems, your past experiences, your idealogy, your attachments…Think about what your filter is around coworkers for instance. How do you interpret their comments when they speak to you about something? What filter do you have up when you are receiving information from them? What do you expect their comments will be like? Do you perceive that their comments are going to be supportive or do you perceive that their comments are going to be critical? Start to pay attention to this … Read More…

Acknowledge one another

I was away for five days this past week in a place that I had never visited and the thought that stayed with me upon my return is the warmth you feel when you acknowledge one another. I was at a wedding where I knew only a handful of people to begin with and at the start my insecurities showed up…’I don’t know what to say to these people’, ‘I am just a third wheel’ ( I was accompanying someone to the wedding), ‘I am shy and socially awkward’ and on and on it went. As the week went on and I met some … Read More…