Soul Tribe Live

On this Thanksgiving Day, I want to give thanks to myself. It’s not the normal thing you hear on Thanksgiving, but I’ll take a page from Martin Latulippe’s Instagram story this weekend and say thank you to me. Thank you for investing in myself for my own growth and development.

This weekend, my wife and I invested in ourselves by purchasing tickets to attend Soul Tribe Live in Halifax. This event was headlined by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love and Big Magic, among others. Not only did we invest in buying tickets, but we opted to splurge and buy the VIP package tickets on the day the tickets went on sale.

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Fat Shaming

Rants. Rants. More Rants.

It seems as though everywhere you turn these days, someone is ranting about something. Talking heads ranting about this or that on the “news”, talk show hosts giving a diatribe about something, even entire TV series devoted to delivering well scripted (and often humorous) rants (I’m looking at you John Oliver and Hassan Minhaj). And with the spread of social media and podcasts, everyone seems to have a voice in this noise storm. I suppose you could almost say this is my rant against rants.

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Signs & Synchronicity

I’ve always believed that the Universe provides us signs; that is, if we’re willing to look for them. As I’ve continued on my growth journey these past years, I’ve become more attuned to the messages that are being directed to me. In more recent weeks, I’ve embarked on a self-help program (for lack of better terms) with a view of resetting myself. How fitting then that the program is called Reset?

As part of the program, I am meditating regularly, writing out gratitudes daily, looking for patterns in my behaviour and seeing if I’m activating and following my values. While I’ve always considered myself an observer, I’m being much more heedful of myself and my surroundings as I work through the process. As a result, I’ve started noticing more signs, messages and synchronicities presenting themselves.

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The Trouble with Negativity

Show of hands – how many of you have that friend, that family member, that co-worker who’s just plain old negative? No matter what’s going on, they’ll find some way to complain and criticize something. I’m guessing that most of you have your hands in the air. (You can put your hand down.) Now, take a step back and wonder if maybe you’re that person in someone else’s life.

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Catastrophic Thinking

“What’s the worst that could happen?”

How often have you asked yourself that question?  It seems that it’s human nature to always go to a worst-case scenario when we’re looking at possible outcomes. Some of us do it because we’re mimicking the thought process our parents followed, others do it because of a bad experience that occurred that you just can’t shake. Or maybe it’s related to anxiety, chronic depression or other mental health issues.

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Charge of the Light Brigade

One thing that has been clear to me for the past few years is that I have a mission in this life.  What that mission is has never been fully clear to me, but I am now beginning to get a better understanding of what it entails.  With my initiation into the world of Reiki a number of years ago, I’ve become enlightened, both literally and figuratively.  I’ve opened my mind to the notions of energy, inter-connectedness, synchronicity and more.  One theme that continues to reassert itself into my life over these past years is light.

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Syndrome de l’imposteur

Il y a deux semaines que j’ai adopté un nouveau poste dans mon entreprise.  N’étant plus chef d’équipe, je travaille maintenant dans un nouveau rôle qui est encore en développement.  Bien que le rôle ne soit pas encore entièrement défini, il me permet de travailler sur diverses initiatives et projets.  C’est cet aspect qui m’attirait vers l’emploi – tout un nouveau défi pour entreprendre.  Mais reste que je suis en questionnement autour de mon poste.  Ou plutôt je suis en questionnement autour de mes capacités d’entreprendre ce travail. 

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