How to get images out of your head

Images can feel distressing. Do you struggle to get images out of your head? Mental images help you make sense of your world and yet at times, these images can trigger distressing thoughts, emotions and physical sensations. They can impact your health and your ability to enjoy life. Mental images are frozen energy structures that often do not change over time. Many people experience vivid, visual memories of experiences long after the initial event. In the case of traumatic events, … Read More

How to deal with food cravings.

Do you experience food cravings? Food cravings can certainly offer comfort in the moment. Yet the ‘feel good’ feeling doesn’t usually last long. Feelings of guilt, shame and discomfort are normal. There can be a lot of negative consequences to food cravings. Many so-called comfort foods are low in nutrient value and high in sugar, fat and caffeine. This can affect your mood, your weight, and other aspects of your health. The more you give in to the craving, the … Read More

How to change your beliefs.

Your beliefs feel like ‘fact’. It can be challenging to change your beliefs. Your beliefs help you to make sense of your world. They are conclusions that you have reached based on your experiences, your culture and the authority of others. Although your beliefs feel ‘right’, they are frozen energy patterns that can keep you stuck in a limited view of the world. This is a normal pattern of being human. It allows us to survive. When new views are … Read More

How reactions can get in the way during the pandemic and how to change them.

Why it is important to be aware of our reactions: Our reactions can get in the way of what is beneficial for our own health and wellness. Yet our reactions are often based on conditioned responses. We often don’t recognize them. We focus on changing things around us to make us feel better. It can be liberating to be able to change our reactions. We can then focus our energy on meaningful action. Learning to resolve our automatic responses also … Read More

How to feel better in the midst of a pandemic

We are living in uncertain times. Most people look forward to the holiday season. Parties with friends. Shopping sprees. Family rituals. And now we are told that we cannot do the things we enjoy. In addition, we are worried about our parents, our children, our coworkers, our businesses and more. We don’t feel safe when we go out in public, especially when other people are not doing what they should be doing. We feel the impact. Some of us feel … Read More

How to use your reactions to prevent Covid-19 Burnout

Burnout is a response to our environment. Burnout involves a state of physical and emotional exhaustion that reduces your ability to accomplish your goals. It is not a medical diagnosis. Each of us responds to what is happening in our world based on our patterns of reacting. If we are conditioned to work hard and the demands increase, we work harder. If we are conditioned to hurry up and suddenly more people need our help, we get busier. If we … Read More

Release feelings of intensity using Logosynthesis

Change and uncertainty can lead to intense feelings It can be helpful to be able to release feelings of intensity as a result of the amount of change and uncertainty in our world. I routinely use Logosynthesis to release unwanted feelings. My experience this summer has been one of relaxed focus to write another book. For me, life doesn’t get much better than to spend my days writing in my comfy chair by the lake. A cup of coffee or … Read More

Parenting in the pandemic

Acknowledge my situation I am parenting in the pandemic. I am living in extraordinary times. My life is not normal. I am not in control of the world around me. This can feel uncomfortable and even painful at times. As a parent, I feel additional pressure because I am concerned for my children. I may want to change the world to make it safer and more supportive for them. This can take tremendous energy. I have come to appreciate that … Read More

Human vs Humane

During our extraordinary times, we struggle between human vs humane. There is a call for more kindness and compassion. And yet we observe more intense, emotional and irrational behaviour that often feels angry and frustrated. When we encounter this behaviour, we react defensively. We seek more humane behaviour at a time when our human nature overrides these behaviours. When life doesn’t feel comfortable, we react. When our world doesn’t feel comfortable, our human response is fight-flight-freeze. Our automatic responses are … Read More

#Getreal about how we really feel

Learning to feel better. #Getreal challenges us to get in touch with what we are feeling. We are human. We react to change and it doesn’t always feel good. Growing up on a farm, I was introduced early to the idea of learning new ways to get the job done. The farming community was great at sharing new ideas and so, I was also introduced to the importance of learning from those around me. We didn’t have all the answers … Read More

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