Personal Development

Spotlight – SoulCollage

2018 October’s Women’s Wellness Circle spotlight is on SoulCollage. SoulCollage® is an easy, fun tool for exploration and expression of the many parts of the Self. This is a creative process accessible to everyone–even those people who believe they have no artistic ability. Using imagination and intuition, each participant creates his or her own deck of collaged cards from simple materials: magazine images, photographs, scissors, glue, and heavy card. Each card represents some aspect of Read more…

Wellness

Spotlight – Wellness with Fermentation

2018 September’s Women’s Wellness Circle Spotlight – Fermentation! Did you know fermented foods contain bacteria, which are probiotic? The interaction of this bacteria with our own microbiome can improve digestion, immune function, mental health, increase energy, reduce inflammation, fighting food borne illness and much more.  Lacto-fermentation, also called lactic acid fermentation, is a way to preserve vegetables, dairy, dough etc. by using friendly bacteria. This process makes lactic acid which creates an acidic enviroment that Read more…

Being a woman

Self-care Checklist

Authentic self-care is provided for you, by you.  It encompasses anything from the physical, emotional and leisure realms of your life.  It is about nurturing yourself, taking care of yourself and treating yourself as kindly as you would treat others. Want to take some time to explore what self-care is for you?  Download my Self-care Checklist as a tool to explore. Self Care Checklist

Coaching

Are You Using or Hiding Your Natural Strengths?

How many of us know our natural strengths?  How many of us intentionally lead with them?  A large part of my coaching practice begins with establishing your foundation – what you love, your values, beliefs and desires. A foundation built from and intentionally working with your natural strengths.  I use two main tools in my practice  – VIA Institute on Character and Gallup Clifton Strengths (Strengths Finder 2.0). #1 – You can do the FREE survey Read more…

Personal Development

What’s Your Personality Type?

Are you an introvert or an extrovert?   Are you a Commander, Debater, Advocate or Defender?  Want to learn more about your personality type based on the Myers-Briggs Indicator test?  One of the most user-friendly and comprehensive websites that offers a FREE tool to determine your personality type is called 16 Personalities.  You can take the survey here. Tips! BE HONEST!!  A lot of people believe they have to answer how they feel they should Read more…

Feminine Energy

Saving the World One Woman at a Time – Part Three

Saving the World One Woman at a Time Part Three “The world will be saved by western women.” I’d like to share with you how you, as an individual woman, doing the work you do, facing the multitude of struggles and challenges, while having big dreams, and caring for so many, can make an impact that is felt here at home and across the world. This is about the health of the human spirit, your Read more…

Feminine Energy

Saving the World One Woman at a Time – Part Two

Saving the World One Woman at a Time Part Two – Let Your Feminine Energy Lead In the past 6-8 years, I’ve worked hard to lead from my values. Part of that has been to better understand my feminine energy. We live in a world dominated by masculine energy and for many of us; we’ve worked heavily in this energy most of our lives. If you feel drained, competitive, defensive, reactive or robotic, it can Read more…

Feminine Energy

Saving the World One Woman at a Time – Part One

Saving the World One Woman at a Time Part One – Why Core Values and Identity Matter *An excerpt from my talk at the Powerful Women Today urban retreat on March 23, 2017. One of the most prophetic messages for women in our time came from the Dalai Lama in September 2009 at the Vancouver Peace Summit when he said, “The world will be saved by western women.”  There is much to derive from this Read more…

Community

5 Reasons Why Tribe is Important

5 Reasons Why Tribe is Important (find this blog post as a guest blogger at The Village Hive) “Find your tribe” – I’m sure you’ve heard this bantered around a lot lately. I use this phrase all the time. But what does it really mean and what can it do for you? As human beings, for sale we have a need for tribe. Our three pillars of existence – love, safety and belonging – are Read more…