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Strengthening Body, Mind And Spirit Through Dance

Photo credits: Debra Lee, Peter Paradise and Aria Michaels

"In dance you have to hold your own space, but you have to know what’s going on behind you, beside you, and be graceful about it."

Shirronda Almeida, Director of the Mel King Institute in Boston Massachusetts, came to belly dance through a desire to move her body. Her passion...

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Navigating The Uncertainty of Life: Faith in the Unknown Vs. Fear and Rigid Beliefs

When we hold too tightly to our beliefs, it’s often because we are afraid. We become defensive and resist opening our minds to new ideas or perceptions. Beliefs make a ‘known’ of the unknown. Beliefs make presumptions about what is yet to come, how it will be, what it will mean and how it will affect us. Beliefs are a way of...

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One Simple Step For Getting Unstuck And Finding Possibility

What is the one simple step?

One step literally. One tiny tangible action. That’s it.

  • Simple? Yes.
  • Easy? Not aways.
  • Do-able? Absolutely.

Ideas on getting unstuck abound. Find your purpose. Define your vision. Sign up for something big. Believe in yourself. Change your habits. Identify your values. And so the list goes on. All good and...

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Sustaining Courage and Combatting Stress Through An Active Lifestyle

Canadian lieutenant colonel Soo Owens reflects on her tour in Afghanistan, the Secret Marathon for Women and how endurance sports fuel her mental and physical wellness.

Soo Owens is a lieutenant colonel in the Canadian Army. Her 25+ years of service include a tour in Afghanistan for nine months in 2012-2013, where she was a senior advisor in...

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How Childbirth Prepared Me For Dealing With Uncertainty And Finding My Inner Strength

Guest Post by Lyndsay Barrett sharing how she prepared for the unknown experience of giving birth and dealt with unexpected circumstances. 

It wasn’t until about six months into my pregnancy that a really obvious thought dawned on me: I was going to have to give birth. This baby I’d loved since it was the size of a...

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Access Unlimited Potential With Intentional Daily Practices

In my leadership and mentoring work with organizations I use the metaphor of relationship being the container within which work gets done. It’s with and through relationships that teams and organizations learn, develop and achieve their goals. Individual accomplishment is a result of the relationship you have with yourself. In order to...

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Always More: Let Discomfort, Fear and Frailty Be Your Cues To Accessing Your Unlimited Potential and ‘More-in-me’.

I’ve been experiencing fear over becoming 60 and it’s making it challenging to embrace this new decade of my life. I get fulfillment in my life from my accomplishments, relationships, and mentoring work but there’s still a part of me that’s afraid.

Afraid to say “becoming 60”. Because 60 is OLD! Me turning 60...

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The Impact of Community: When ‘Less’ Results In So Much ‘More’

Last week I posted about feeling so low that I had no more-in-me. I was sick. My dog Zoey is sick. “How would I make it through the day?” I wanted to share my experience of feeling at the lowest of lows rather than my usual optimism and accomplishment. Being sick for an extended period of time helped me appreciate how other...

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How Do I Make It Through Today When I Don’t Have Any More-In-Me?

I am sick. Really sick. So sick that lying in bed is a challenge because my muscles ache. My throat feels like it was scraped with steel wool. My head hurts like it was hit with a sledge hammer.  I’ve spent seventeen of the last twenty four hours sleeping. I’ve been weepy and my ability to cope seems to have vanished. I do not...

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Love Is In The Air. How Do I Practice Self Love?

It’s February and love is in the air. The most significant love affair is the one we have with ourselves. The question I hear from women is, “how do I make self love a priority?” My sense is that what these women are really asking is, “how do I make time to ‘do’ self love? I don’t have the time and...

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