Category Archive for "Getting to know me"

You can heal your life – Louise Hay’s Affirmations

Louise Hay and affirmations are a big part of our family’s life now. My corporate brain has a hard time explaining this to others because it sounds hokey. But they work! When I first created CTU, affirmations and “I” statements were seen in the mainstream market as selfish / self indulgent. Now, I think more and more people understand the power they have for healing, self empowerment and peace. I’ve used them for years in my health healing but it was only recently I started using them with the kids. Last year our son started getting hives and we did…

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Dream Doodling – Guatemala

Dream Doodling – For some reason I’ve been drawn to the country of Guatemala. One of our dreams is to take the kids back with us to help build a school. This doodle is my version of a vision board of my family there. Years back, before kids, I spent 3 weeks travelling on my own throughout the country. The entire time, I felt safe. I spent a week with a widowed woman in a little village off of Chichicastenango. I got the chance to head into the jungle to collect medicinal plants with a group of village women, tried…

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Jumping in with Two Feet

Jumping in with two feet today! I recently stumbled across @bymariandrew and did her Skillshare course. OMG did I love it!!! The first exercise was creating this pie chart of resilience. This exercise was very therapeutic as I was able to see moments in my life where I crumbled, thought the world was over or I wished it should have been, and how I made it through. And how it’s now a part of the fabric of who I am. For example, In my 20’s a break up with a guy I moved in with – way too young –…

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Reentry Back into Being Creative

Reentry back into the creative artistic me has been much harder than I thought. Doodling for the purpose of being creative is where I know the magic has always been. But the entrepreneur , business brain me is so incredibly dominant. These are drawings over 2016 where I was able to draw just to be creative. After 30+ days of 2017 , sitting idle, I’ve decided to ground myself in action by using this channel not to promote anything or sell anything but to play… because I know intentions matter & that I am willing to move slowly to not…

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Bringing the Family to the Table

I have been taking an incredible online course with Brene Brown on imperfect parenting. We spent this snowy Sunday bringing the family to the table to work on how to create a place,home & family where the kids felt like they belonged. It is amazing what kids (mine are 8&9) shared about how they see themselves in the world. And some of their real struggles even at such a young age. We worked on 2 projects today from Lesson 1 – what it means to belong in our family & what does love look like in action. Not just words…

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Breath of Bliss – Consciously Creative

Now if you have read this post and this post, you will know that I have been sharing about my experience from the Breath of Bliss course. My final overarching theme that happened to me was around Opening of the Solar Plexus Chakra. Sounds very woowoo, I get it. For those that might not be familiar with the language or spots in our bodies, Chakras are centers in our bodies in which energy flows through. There are many, but there are a main 7 Chakras. Read about it here. It is also known that when we have blockages in our…

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Breath of Bliss – Birthing Within

Is it possible to ‘give birth’ without giving birth to a human child when you’re a human being? Believe me, I asked the same question as I lay on the floor breathing. I am a practical person that likes practical reasoning, and the one thing this Breath of Bliss did for me was throw that practical reasoning out the window. Sometimes we need that – even if it is just for 2 hours. So yesterday I wrote about the 1st theme here. The 2nd theme that transitioned through me was ‘birthing’. As I lay on the floor breathing in circles,…

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Breath of Bliss

I have been searching – for a very long time – for something to crack me open more. In some circles of friends, I would be considered fairly connected to myself, someone that digs deep and contemplates my life. But like an onion, life (and people) are made up of many layers. There is always the itch that it’s the city I live in, perhaps the house I’m in, or the people I am connected with that needs to change for me to be truly happy and content. But after years of this “work” on myself, I know better. I…

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When the worlds collide

It’s happening – slowly but surely, my worlds are beginning to collide together. I have been very good at separating and boxing up the different pieces of myself. As I move more into trusting that it is all still me – I am beginning to open up to the possibilities of a world with everything on the table.   A few weeks ago, this was posted on our business blog for Live Work Communications: Over the last few months, the conversation at the office table – and the kitchen table – is how do we continue to nurture creativity in our…

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Everyday Angels

It has been a very tough couple of weeks juggling our very full lives. We honestly could not be doing it without the support of our amazing friends & staff in PG that stepped in to help out at a drop of a hat with the kids… and now after knowing I’m going to be on the road for a long stint – we have been down in Vancouver to get support from my parents and sisters. This morning I woke up early for the first leg of my trips to this awesome note from my mom on the stairs!…

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