New vs Old … it’s your choice

“The price of your new life is your old life.”    It sums it up perfectly. All the power and the magic to be experienced in your life is in YOU! In that one pivotal moment of deciding for you. Yes, you can change the behaviors that don’t get you where you want to go...

What to do, what to do

Not sure about you, to me, the world is a crazy place these days and I am feeling this chaotic energy of anxiety (1 in 3 people suffer from it), drama, confusion, frustration … you name it. It doesn’t matter your opinion or feelings about what you see on the TV,...

One Hit Wonder moments

Have you ever had ‘One Hit Wonder’ moments? You know those times when everything you do seems to work out in the very best way possible? You’re driving to a meeting thinking that you might be a bit late only to have all the traffic lights turn green just at the right...

Time to come home

Yoo Hoo … These are the words my grandmother would call out when she wanted the Hansard kids to come inside … to come back to the house. It was her way of getting our attention in her sing-song voice carrying deep into the woods urging us to come home. To...

Change is a process

Change is inevitable. It is that process of becoming different. It is always a choice.  Sometimes it happens because you choose it. Other times it happens because it chooses you. How to Change with grace … Be open To listening to what others have to say not...

Why are we so mean?

To our own self? There is a common phenomenon, for women especially, that no matter how successful they are – they still talk ‘Trash’ to themselves. You know that little Mean Girl voice inside that only you listen to and respond to and would never say out loud to...

Why do we retreat?

Do you retreat as a way to escape, to withdraw, usually from the everyday challenges at work or at home? Or you may just want to run away from what you perceive as an epic failure you have experienced. You may even think about retreat as a way to seek sanctuary or...

Accessing the Power of Gratitude

The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, greater health, peak performance in...

Dear Stress

Let’s break up … As a kid, I was always a high achiever. There really was no other way to be. My older siblings always did well in school, so it was naturally assumed that I would be no different. The thing my teachers didn’t realize is that I stressed out on...

Is play a priority in your life?

Let’s Play As spring is right around the corner (or so I hope), my need to play is rising up within me. I remember as a child coming home from school, doing my homework quickly and then running outside to play before dinner time. Just to be outdoors in the sun and...