Some Thoughts on My Nana’s 102nd Birthday

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I feel deeply blessed to have just celebrated my Nana’s third birthday as a centenarian. It is a privilege to be in the presence of one who has come so far through time. Here she is with her father, circa 1922, beside their house on Oxford Street in London, Ontario. The last of three children, … Continue reading “Some Thoughts on My Nana’s 102nd Birthday”

Clarity: Your Top-5 Core Values “Palette” Revealed

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Great painters know the importance of selectively limiting a palette in order to achieve both unity and mastery in a work of art. It’s no different when it comes to painting on the canvas of our lives. You and I have the potential to create experiences which are truly works of art. Do that repeatedly, … Continue reading “Clarity: Your Top-5 Core Values “Palette” Revealed”

Results: A Key Distinction and an Old Irish Story

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Success begets success. You don’t have to be a success coach or professional educator to know that when you achieve desired results your confidence grows, and very often, so does your success. Neuroscience shows us that when you and I feel successful, the chemical dopamine is produced in the body; this neurotransmitter, sometimes known as … Continue reading “Results: A Key Distinction and an Old Irish Story”

The Story Beyond the Book

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“Build your faith in yourself, in whatever you conceive to be your creative source, and in the complete and perfect unfolding of your life.” – Birdlight: Freeing Your Authentic Creativity I stand by this message, which is as much a note to self as to anyone else. As I completed this book a little over … Continue reading “The Story Beyond the Book”

3 Empowering Ways to Increase your Confidence

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The focus of this second episode in my new vlog series is on confidence, and how you can continue to strengthen this vital element in the dream-building process. This post is on the power of connecting with your own sense of purpose and authenticity. Your unique character and calling. I encourage you to embrace being … Continue reading “3 Empowering Ways to Increase your Confidence”

Clarity: 3 Essential Shifts

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 The topic of clarity is near and dear to me, and it’s near and dear to the people who come into my coaching practice to work with me. Being clear and specific in our Vision is crucial to ANY of us working purposefully on ourselves and our lives in expansive and empowering ways. Why … Continue reading “Clarity: 3 Essential Shifts”

Self-Care for a New Year: Your Vibrant Body

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“Our body creates our soul as much as our soul creates our body.” – David Spangler “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” — Jim Rohn Happy Beautiful 2017! In this post, my intention is to share with you some of the holiday reading and viewing I’ve been doing … Continue reading “Self-Care for a New Year: Your Vibrant Body”

Birdlight: International Best Seller

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  My heartfelt thanks to all who have supported the highly successful launch of Birdlight: Freeing Your Authentic Creativity! On Tuesday, the book reached #1 in three categories on, and it hit the Best Seller List in the U.S., making it an International Best Seller within hours of its launch. By Wednesday morning, Birdlight … Continue reading “Birdlight: International Best Seller”