You are Special

We all have special talents & abilities that contribute to the lives of those around us. Remember how powerful you are. Here’s my favourite Dr. Seuss quote which I share with you:

“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! Shout loud, ‘I am lucky to be what I am!…’”

Dr. Seuss

Copy this quote (handwritten or printed) and put it where you can see it often like your desk or a mirror. What happens when you think about this daily? You can read it out loud or silently, in your head. It works miracles!

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Celebrate Life, Celebrate You!

A fun video I made reminding you to celebrate the joy that’s life!

My birthday’s August 15, how about you? Do you treat yourself nicely or buy yourself presents just cause? Be the lover, the friend, whoever you want to treat you nicely AND give yourself fun things and experiences!

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This store features fitness- and workout-themed print on demand items. Currently, there are lotus yoga and tennis designs available. Stay tuned for more sport-related designs in autumn, thank you!

Oregon Nostalgia

“When I’m trusting and being myself . . . everything in my life reflects this by falling into place easily, often miraculously.”

Shakti Gawain

Sharing this photo of me grounding barefoot on one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon. This was taken awhile back and seeing this pic brings back memories of the many places I had the pleasure of being in including Florence, OR with its amazing sandy beaches. Frank Herbert was inspired to pen the Dune saga there!

#SoulfulSunday #travelpics #CanadianAbroad

Happiness: What You Need to Know

You’re going to realize it one day — that happiness was never about your job, or your degree, or being in a relationship. Happiness was never about following in the footsteps of all of those who came before you, it was never about being like the others. One day, you’re going to see it — that happiness was always about the discovery, the hope, the listening to your heart and following it wherever it chose to go. Happiness was always about being kinder to yourself, it was always about embracing the person you were becoming. One day, you will understand. That happiness was always about learning how to live with yourself, that happiness was never in the hands of other people. It was always about you. It was always about you.

Bianca Sparacino

What You Need to Know about Resilience

Resilience is the ability to maintain equilibrium during times of crisis, allowing you to bounce back to a calm, pre-crisis state. Some people call it toughness, I call it moving on. The American Psychological Association offers 10 suggestions for building resilience:

  1. maintain good relationships with close family members, friends and others
  2. avoid seeing crises or stressful events as unbearable problems
  3. accept circumstances that cannot be changed
  4. develop realistic goals and move towards them
  5. take decisive actions in adverse situations
  6. look for opportunities of self-discovery after a struggle with loss
  7. develop self-confidence
  8. keep a long-term perspective and consider the stressful event in a broader context
  9. maintain a hopeful outlook, expecting good things and visualizing what is wished
  10. take care of your mind and body, exercising regularly, paying attention to your own needs and feelings


Read more on Resilience from the American Psychological Association

What to Do on Valentine’s

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Oscar Wilde

Occasions such as Valentine’s are about LOVE: you get to define how that shows up in your life, not just on that one day of the year BUT every day in your life.

There are happily single people, wildly hopeful new couples, married people who have been together for decades. No matter the length of time you have been with someone, I think a good basis for a healthy relationship is from a place of self-love and respect.

This means you treat yourself as special, you take care of your mind and body. You do things that light you up!

I hope you have been nice to yourself. If you haven’t, there is still much time to do so. This post is a reminder that while you’re still alive, there are more chances to be, do, have what you truly desire. Enclosed in the image above are 5 Tips for Self Love.

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