Gratitude

Where is Our Gratitude Now?

Where is Our Gratitude Now?
In April 2020 I shared a post called a Tsunami of Gratitude. I wonder, where is our gratitude now?

There has never been a time such as this in our lifetime.

Our Facebook feed used to be full of thankful memes, now it's filled with misinformation and disinformation, designed to divide us.
Our homemade hearts that filled our windows have long since faded.
Car parades to help our kids celebrate their birthday in isolation have been replaced with funeral processions.
And at 7 o'clock in the evening around the world, no one is making noise to honour our health care workers anymore.

How to Use the Law of Attraction to Find Your Perfect Partner

julie and dan, smiling and happy together
I love sharing the story about how my husband Dan and I met, because I intentionally put into practice a few simple techniques to attract my perfect partner. If you are still searching for your perfect partner, I’ll teach you how to attract your perfect partner as I share the story of how we met and ended up together for more than 13 years so far (2021).

The Most Powerful Gratitude Habit I've Learned

The Most Powerful Gratitude Habit I've Learned
At this time in my life, I had a solid evening gratitude journaling practice. I was going through some challenges with our living situation and also struggling with self-esteem and self-worth. I knew there had to be a way to get through this with gratitude. And this practice of being grateful for what I didn’t appreciate was going to be it. I asked my friend Karen if she would join me. Without hesitation, she said yes. 

A Love Letter to Myself

A Love Letter to Myself
This weekend, I spent three amazing days at the virtual Most Powerful Women in Network Marketing (NWM) Event and was blown away by the incredible w...

Thoughts on Detox, Weight Loss and Diet Culture

Thoughts on Detox, Weight Loss and Diet Culture
Today marks the end of the 30 Day Whole Body Detox for me. The question remains, is this truly the end? Thoughts on Detox, Weight Loss and Diet Cu...

What I Learned From a Digital Detox

What I Learned From a Digital Detox
Learnings from a Digital Detox
I chose to stay off all social media from Friday at 6 pm until Monday morning, after sunrise. It was a great experience and I'll be doing it again. As I lean into Day 9 of the 30 Day Whole Body Detox program I'm grateful for all the ways we get to detox this month, should we choose to.

Why is it So Hard to be a Human Being?

Why is it So Hard to be a Human Being?
There are days when I wish I wasn't an Empath.
I wish I wasn't a Highly Sensitive Person.
I wish I was someone who didn't care what others think of me.
I wish I stood up for myself more often.
I wish I had the conviction to ask.
I wish that I wasn't afraid of being judged when I speak my mind.
I wish I had the courage to dream bigger.
I wish I didn't have the urge to run away when things get tough.

Practicing Gratitude Isn't the Only Way To Thrive This Season

Practicing Gratitude Isn't the Only Way To Thrive This Season

How to survive Thrive During the Holiday Season.

Some of you might be thinking, there is no way that I'm going to thrive over the next four weeks! For many, it's going to be a very difficult time and you might not know how you’re going to get through it. And if that's you, that's okay. Even if only one of the things I share helps you get through it, that’s a good thing.

However, if you're looking to thrive during the holiday season, I invite you to tap into two, three or more of the things I share.  This is a very strange and different time in our lives, as we navigate a global pandemic. How can we create a holiday season to remember?

 

30 Days of Gratitude Challenge

30 Days of Gratitude Challenge
It's my favorite time of the year! No, I don't drink Pumpkin Spiced Lattes but I do love fall and the month of October and November. With Canadian ...

Making The Difficult Decision to Unschool

Making The Difficult Decision to Unschool
The beginning of September brings with it early fall weather and of course, back to school. It’s traditionally a time where parents and grand-parents share photos of their little one(s) heading to school, some for the first time and others for the last time. And this year, the decision to head back to school has never been more complicated. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, families are faced with some of the most difficult choices ever when it comes to educating their kids.

A Recipe for Simple Gratitude

A Recipe for Simple Gratitude

A Recipe for Simple Gratitude (a short poem)

Ingredients for a grateful day:

Wake up and give thanks,

You’ve been given the gift of another day.

Finding a Community in an Unexpected Place

Finding a Community in an Unexpected Place

About a month before the pandemic hit in North America, my husband started a new side gig. He began streaming his video game play on Twitch TV. When he first started this, I was definitely not on board. I didn’t understand what exactly he was doing and I thought it was a waste of time. My husband has been playing videos games since he was a teen, and he’s really good at them. He had tried this ‘streaming’ thing before and it had been a major point of contention in our relationship. I didn’t want to lose my husband to online gaming.