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How to Make Back to Work Blues Work for You

Are you feeling back to work blues after returning from a vacation? Many of us do. Going back to work after a vacation can be a depressing experience, especially when stuck in a career that doesn’t fit. Your heart tends to remain on vacation as you try to push yourself back into serious work mode.

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What’s Forgiveness Gotta Do with Finding the Right Career?

When was the last time you felt a deep sense of happiness, joy, freedom, or gratitude? If you can’t remember, you may be holding on to resentments. Resentments act like debris in the river of life. They clog the flow and keep you stuck professionally and personally. Every resentment you are holding, whether you are aware of it or not, is holding you back from finding the right career and living the life you love.

How do you get the river flowing once again, so that you can move forward in your career and your life? May Tanya’s story (not her real name) inspire you to let the clear water of forgiveness wash through the river of your life and wash away the debris that’s clogging up the flow.

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How to Find the Right Career for YOU

Are you wondering how to find the right career? Perhaps you have tried different career paths and are still looking for the ONE. Or you are bored with your current role and unsure of what’s next for you. You may even know where you want to be, but not sure how to get there. You have invested a lot in your career. However, for whatever reason, it is not fulfilling or worse yet, draining the life out of you. I completely understand. I’ve been there.

It is very common to look outside yourself for the answer to the question: ‘How to find the right career?’ Most people rely on job sites, career profiles, aptitude tests, the Internet and social media to find their answers. However, turning inward is key on your journey to career clarity. It’s this process of turning inward, tuning into your intuition and listening to your inner guidance that I facilitate when I coach you to get CLEAR on your fulfilling career.

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Find Yourself Thinking ‘I Hate My Job’? – Here’s How to Create Your Exit Plan!

Do you often find yourself thinking ‘I hate my job’? If you have lost your mojo at work, or no longer wake up excited about your day’s work, you are definitely not alone. I have been there; I know how frustrating it is. Unfortunately, very few people take action and make the necessary changes. Here are the three most common reasons why people stay stuck in a job they hate:

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what career is right for me?

What career is right for me?

Many people believe that following your passion is guaranteed to lead to success and happiness in your career and your life. While passion is an important aspect of finding the answer to the question: “What Career is right for me?” – it is not the only one. It is just as important that your career fits well with the rest of your life. As your life circumstances change, your priorities in life change. Parenthood is undoubtedly one of the biggest life changes you may experience. As you will learn from Caroline’s story, it is well worth reconsidering and adjusting your career direction when life circumstances change. There is a way to pursue your passion that also supports your family life.

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What to Eat for More Energy

Guest blog by Kristen Yarker

Often it’s a feeling of lethargy, of dragging ourselves out of bed and through the day, that finally gets us to look at our lives and careers with an eye for change. What we eat, how well we sleep, how much we move our bodies and what we do at work all influence how much energy we have on a daily basis. I am excited to give you two tips on what to eat for more energy.

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How to Overcome Limiting Beliefs

If you feel stuck in a job that doesn’t fit, you are definitely not alone. If you don’t know how to get out of this unfortunate situation, you are not alone either. Indeed you have the potential to find the career that is fully aligned with who you are: your strengths, your core values and your passion. I’ll show you how to take charge of finding that fulfilling career by building momentum for positive change.

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A Fresh Approach to Goal Setting

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A Fresh Approach to Goal Setting – Celebrate what went well last year!

For many people the beginning of the year is a time for goal setting. Unfortunately most New Year’s goals are broken within the first couple of days or months of the New Year. When we resolve to do things differently in the New Year, we focus on things that are amiss in our lives and overlook the things that are working well already. Why not take a fresh approach to goal setting this year? Take a moment to appreciate and celebrate what went well last year, so that you can naturally build on your success.

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Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures: Snow in Victoria

Simple Pleasures: Snow in Victoria

It recently snowed in Victoria. Unlike most other parts of Canada, the first snow fall may very well be the only one of the season, which makes it even more special. As I went out for a walk that Saturday morning, I revelled in the beauty of the winter wonderland. I love the crunchy sound of each step. I marvel in the brightness it brings and the quiet that enveloped our neighbourhood that morning. Snow has such a wonderful quality of muffling sound. When the sun came out, the snow crystals were reflecting in all rainbow colours, like diamonds. What a beautiful sight!

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How to Let Go of Holiday Stress

Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed by the approaching holiday season? Do you find yourself wishing you could escape all the frenzy?

My recipe on how to let go of holiday stress

My recipe on how to let go of holiday stress

Here’s my delicious recipe on how to let go of holiday stress, so that you can truly enjoy the spirit of the season.

The way I love to cook is to get inspired by the ingredients I find in the fridge, the garden and in our pantry. That’s why I always like to have a well-stocked kitchen. Once I have chosen the vegetables, legumes and grains, I get into a kind of zone where things seem to happen organically. My favourite part is adding the spices one by one. To me, the flavour is the essence or the soul of the dish. It’s what makes the dinner so delicious and memorable and it is therefore the most magical aspect of cooking. Soon the soup is simmering on the stove and wonderful scents are wafting from the kitchen, filling our home with mouth watering aroma.

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