Beyond courage. Freedom.

I would like to write something profound today as I bring one phase of my career to a close and open the door to something new and unknown. The word that has been capturing my attention lately is ‘courage’. The ability to do something that frightens one. There are lots of quotes on courage from Nelson Mandela to Winston Churchill, with the encouragement to draw on our strength in an effort to overcome our failures and achieve success. As life happens, … Read More

My uncles. My mentors. My interesting beliefs.

I can appreciate that people may not understand what drives my passion for Logosynthesis. For quite some time, I had a very rationale explanation. Despite reading lots of books and trying lots of techniques, I was unable to let go of my reactive behaviours. In fact, the busier I became, the harder it was to control. Logosynthesis was a unique technique and I was open to explore. I became highly intrigued and the more I learned, the more the work drew me in. … Read More

Transitions. Recognizing change.

This morning I read a post written by Dr. Willem Lammers, the founder of Logosynthesis, on work he is developing in the area of life transitions. As always, I am interested in applying the concepts to my everyday life.  Top of mind is the current labour dispute between government and the teachers union in Nova Scotia. Here are some thoughts for consideration: Kicked out of comfort zones: According to Willem, we tend to cope in life by avoiding discomfort and finding stability through coping techniques, … Read More

Diversity. A leadership dilemma.

Leaders assume important roles at all levels of our society. We rely on them to set the direction, focus the group and prevent things from becoming overwhelming. We expect a great deal of our leaders and often forget that everyone leads based on their own beliefs. And what each of us believes is different based on personal experiences and societal norms. My reactions are an indicator of the energy tied to my beliefs. We all react. In the reactive state, our energy is not available for productive, creative thought. Change and … Read More

Creative vs. reactive – at work.

We all react to everyday life events. Some reactions are beneficial to our success and others hold us back from achieving our goals. However I have come to recognize that even the reactions that are beneficial to an individual’s success can be damaging to the team. And reactions that are beneficial to the team, may hold an individual back. As leaders, parents and people of influence, what is needed to get the job done may be clear. The energy bound in … Read More

Igniting spirit!

My summer has been much like any other. Great trips to visit family, connecting with friends, watching my daughters’ soccer games, playing catch up at work and enjoying quiet moments by the lake. This year, however, I have experienced it through a different lens. I have become more aware of the energy I bring to these experiences. I take time to note my less-than-desirable reactions and to release the energy bound in my beliefs that fuel my responses. I feel less stressed and less reactive to … Read More

Oh, the things that bother me!

I am not proud of the fact that I tend to overreact when things bother me.  I have worked very hard over the years to manage my reactions using some highly recommended techniques: Exercise: A good run certainly energizes and recharges me. Sleep: A rested mind makes it easier for me to think clearly and objectively. Avoidance: Walking away is often better than escalating a stressful situation. Talk:  It is therapeutic to find a friend or coworker who can sympathize with my … Read More

Spiritual health starts from within.

Spiritual health is one of four dimensions to well-being as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), which include physical, social, and mental. Although spiritual health was not included in their initial definition of health in 1946, it has evolved to recognize that “the spiritual dimension plays a great role in motivating people’s achievements in all aspects of life”. The complete description of the spiritual dimension as articulated by the World Health Assembly in 1984 through resolution WHA 37.13 is as follows: The spiritual dimension is … Read More

An exciting new book on Logosynthesis!

Letting It Go: Relieve Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just a Few Minutes Using Only Words (Dr. Laurie Weiss, 2016) This book explains Logosynthesis in a concise manner that is easy for all to understand. It is designed with straightforward instructions to learn how to stop worrying about things you can’t control and to help manage challenging situations.  The following description about the author, provided on Amazon, speaks to the fascinating nature of this work: After over 40 years practicing psychotherapy and coaching, … Read More

Create in the present, not react to your past.

Why do I believe that Logosynthesis® can benefit everyone? We can all benefit from having our energy available to create in the present rather than react to our past. I believe Logosynthesis® is a unique approach to health and wellness because it recognizes our Essence (life energy) from a creative perspective and it guides us to identify and dissolve our unique emotional imprints that trigger us to react to our past. Most stress management techniques provide us with coping skills to manage our … Read More

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