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A few words on a personal note

My journey back to health has been interesting and diversified. 
Just about four years ago I went through breast reconstruction  in Vancouver. Six months after the reconstruction I underwent the first of what would be three breast reduction surgeries. I was also being followed by the hematology clinic in Vancouver, to keep an eye on what had become my new normal in very low platelets and blood counts. Several appointments and tests later, I was told that I now had a condition that would eventually lead to the need of a bone marrow transplant. I'd be very susceptible to infections and bla bla bla. 
Everything in me screamed "NO!" After all the surgeries and medications and complications I had endured during my battle with cancer, I was bound and determined that there was no way I was going to be sick or succumb to anything else. I'd been called a warrior, a trooper and a hero all throughout my varied treatments and knew at some deep level that my body just needed to r…

The Continuous Journey

As part of my own journey to be the best version of myself I can be - I face the same challenges that many of my clients face. Although I have done a lot of my own self work - and encourage my clients to do the same,  I too often forget that life is a continuous journey. I get caught up in the same vortex of "I'm not ready," " I' need to do/learn more" and even the classic,"I'm not good enough" as most of you do.
I tend to forge that like most people on this amazing journey, I too have many layers of  "shiz"(my teenage niece's favorite word for shit) to get through. Sometimes, things that I thought I had cleared away a few years ago - have revisited me in another way.., just to give me the kick in the pants that I need to actually do something to move forward.

Recently I was challenged by my mentor & guru to take some time to reflect upon and the write down all the things that have changed for me in the last 2 years. The exe…

Resistance Is Futile!

Yes I did say that!

We are all such creatures of habit that any appearance of change in our lives promotes an immediate and visceral gut feeling of NO! And we resist. And resist, and resist, until finally we are forced to accept whatever change happens. Whether it is a job loss or transfer, the breakdown of a relationship or even just finding a sign of aging - CHANGE is inevitable.

In my line of work, people often call and ask about the therapies I offer and some will actually come for a session. Some will say it was awesome and some I never hear from again. Or I hear that it didn't work.

News flash folks - to affect change in your life you MUST BE WILLING to change. You must be willing to accept that CHANGE is a natural progression.

Sometimes changes happen in our lives that make the inner child jump up and down and scream or cry, "I don't wanna!"  And I can admit, without shame, that my inner child has ranted & railed on more than one occasion in my life. And i…

Autumn reflections

In all honesty, as I spend more and more time outdoors with my animals, doing daily cleanup chores and generally getting things ready for winter, I find myself doing a lot of reflecting.

I never quite understood why my horsey friends used to say they loved spending time cleaning up their pens. After having our two beautiful boys join us about six months ago, I find the lure of being around them very soothing. I can be out in the paddock in the lousiest of weather and find I can smile at whatever they may be doing.

Neither boy is too fond of the hose being turned on to fill the trough and don't like to be bothered when eating. While I push the wheelbarrow around to collect their manure, one or both will come up to investigate and have a 'cuddle'. Floyd, our big paint gelding tends to be the more curious of the two and will quite often come up and snuffle me, nibble at my jacket sleeve or will just hang his head over my shoulder to have his chin and throat stroked. Quite of…
First of all let me assure you that Clinical Hypnotherapy is NOT the ooey-gooey "I will control your mind" nonsense that Hollywood has portrayed for many years. Nor is it that guy making you dance around like a chicken at a stage show.

Well... no... let me correct that. Stage Hypnosis is real. It is an art all on its own and takes a lot of practice to finesse.

However, CLINICAL Hypnotherapy is an accepted form of client-driven therapy that has been backed by numerous studies and was recognized by the American Medical Association in the mid 1950's. Here in Canada, as with any "new" therapy or treatment, it took a lot longer to gain approval. It wasn't until 1996 that Clinical Hypnotherapy gained credibility with the Canadian Medical Association. It is one of the fastest growing and cutting edge therapies available to people. And that is because all hypnosis is Self-hypnosis.

Let me ask you: Have you ever zoned out in front of the TV, a movie or a book? Found…


By this point in my life I shouldn't find myself surprised at the twists, turns and changes that seem to occur at a rapid and seemingly random pace.

Yet I am.

The past few months have seen many changes and I am finally and very happily announcing that we are in our new location and ready to hit the ground running on our new project. Well, actually an old project revisited.

The project, my "Animal Assisted Wellness" is where I/we work with clients with trauma or just life issues that need help getting back to life. Combining aspects of living rurally with animals and the holistic therapies I practice, with other health practitioners, clients are able to heal at their own pace, while being in a completely safe and non-judgemental atmosphere.

Finally, at the beginning of this month, we found our new home. A nice little 10 acre property between the little burb of Lone Butte and the town of 100 Mile House. Over the past couple of weeks THE MOVE was on. I spent an entire we…

4 weeks in...

So it is four weeks in to the new year. How are YOUR resolutions working out?

Did you find yourself starting this year full of determination and resolve, only to discover that by now, week four, you've slipped back into old habits? That you quickly fell back into the same old patterns of eating, not exercising, going off the diet or still smoking? And maybe, in spite of all the positive affirmations you have started repeating to yourself, you just feel like  you are experiencing a negativity backlash? Frustrated at the lack of ability to change things in your life?

The reasons and excuses we make to self-sabotage ourselves are as infinite as the universe. Yet there is only one real reason why you are facing such difficulty. It is because your subconscious is still running old programs. The ones you have been running since you were a child. Until you are able to re-write those old thought and belief patterns, you will continue to face challenges on making the changes you want.


New Year, New Beginnings

While things were really busy leading up to the end of 2015, there is no sign of anything slowing down for 2016 - and that is a GOOD thing!

To begin with - I don't make resolution's.  I view every day as an opportunity to learn and grow and try something new. Doesn't necessarily mean that I do anything really differently every day, just that I am open to new thoughts, ideas, feelings or things. Sometimes new beginnings coincide with the beginning of a new year or a new month, or a new moon. Big or small doesn't matter, it needn't be something earth shattering. Just know it's different for all of us and whatever that 'new' is for you, embrace it.

My new this year is that I signed up for a workshop that concluded this weekend on an amazing process called PSYCH-K.

PSYCH-K was developed by a gentleman named Rob Williams and is fully supported by Dr. Bruce Lipton, a world renowned cell biologist & author of "The Biology of Belief" and "T…