Money’s role in relationships

As our adult children experience growing financial stress – or the pressure of sustaining a lifestyle comparable to that of their neighbours, the answer is not as simple as parents stepping in to ‘fix’ financial woes. Sometimes we need to step back and assess what is best for our family – each situation is unique, and it…

For the Here and Now, Let Go of the “Should”

The purpose of life, after all, is to enjoy it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.        Eleanor Roosevelt, American politician, diplomat, activist When chatting to clients, I am often surprised at  how few think it is important to spoil themselves.  Many feel doing…

Being happy – not a secret!

What is the secret to happiness? The findings of the longest recorded research project suggests that the quality of our relationships is the deciding factor. Over the years, it has become my custom in Life Planning meetings to assert that no area of the Wheel of Balance is more important than another. And, for many…

Goddesses never age

Can a number really tell you who you are? There are some books you read that you know will change your life.  I recently read Goddesses Never Age by Dr Christiane Northrup and was so inspired that i want to encourage all women to read it. Apologies, men, this one is for us women, but be assured…

Rising Strong

When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending. Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: vulnerability—the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome—is the only path…

Change-charge your brain

Here are a few simple exercises to keep yourself poised for change. Fold your arms (as you usually do, without thinking about it). Now fold your arms the other way (reverse your usual way).  Just experience how that change in habit feels.  Easy?  Or a bit uncomfortable? Consider where you habitual seating place is: in…

A blend brings flavour to life!

In the November issue of Inflight I was inspired by how much the generations can learn from each other and how this cross-pollination sweetens our lives!  You may have heard Irish playwright, George Bernard Shaw’s belief that “Youth is wasted on the young.”  Presumably, he thought that only maturity allows you to make best use of…

Gratitude – the elixir of life

Gratitude is one of those emotions that is regularly overlooked in our busy, overworked lives.  Often gratitude seems so obvious and simplistic that we tend to forget it is there.  Yet it can transform our lives and the lives of others if we simply pull it out of the bottom drawer of our minds and…