Mini Retreats

How to Reap the Power of Sincere Acknowledgements

Positive feedback, sincere acknowledgements and heartfelt appreciation are powerful, inspiring and motivating. Unfortunately, most people tend to brush off appreciative messages. That’s why I am excited to share a power tool with you that will help you grow your muscle of receiving sincere acknowledgements. […]

How to Reap the Power of Sincere Acknowledgements2023-01-20T12:35:57-08:00

Relaxing for Youth Empowerment – Fundraiser for The Power of Hope

What a rewarding experience to once again raise funds for The Power of Hope! I am especially pleased to see more and more corporate team leaders choose The Mini-Retreat Solution as a gift for their team members. The gift of Mini-Retreats provides a much longer lasting experience than a box of chocolate or a bottle of wine ever could. It also shows that more and more leaders care about their employees [...]

Relaxing for Youth Empowerment – Fundraiser for The Power of Hope2023-02-02T16:35:07-08:00

Your Presence is Precious – How to Relax in the Midst of the busy Holiday Season

The winter season always inspires me to turn inward. As we wait for the light to return, it is a special joy to connect with the light within, with our feelings of gratitude, love and compassion. Unfortunately, all too often we fill up the holiday season with too many things to do and to buy, which can leave us feeling and acting stressed. A reader of The Mini-Retreat Solution, let’s call [...]

Your Presence is Precious – How to Relax in the Midst of the busy Holiday Season2023-02-28T15:43:13-08:00

How to Relax While Waiting – A Whole New Appreciation for Red Lights

Last week, I facilitated a Mini-Retreat Workshop for a group of women. During the session I shared how to relax without taking any extra time, including at red traffic lights. This is always a popular part of my workshops, as most people feel relieved that they can find ways to relax without taking any extra time. Oftentimes a red traffic light feels like a stressor, a barrier that keeps you stuck [...]

How to Relax While Waiting – A Whole New Appreciation for Red Lights2015-05-15T20:42:05-07:00

How to Reduce Stress & Create a Positive Ripple

One of the wonderful things about taking Mini-Retreats is that everyone around you benefits in many ways. Unfortunately many people, especially women, still feel selfish and guilty when taking moments to relax. My mission is to help you and your friends bust these limiting beliefs and make self-care a joyful, invigorating, daily experience that sends ripples of relaxation to the people around you and out into [...]

How to Reduce Stress & Create a Positive Ripple2024-06-13T16:17:07-07:00

A FUN Way to Reduce Stress Quickly: Mini-Retreats

What a treat to share Mini-Retreats with Katherine Lazaruk and her clients at her beautiful new office location in downtown Vancouver last Friday! In the cozy space of ICU Image Consulting, six of Katherine’s most valued clients gathered to learn how to reduce stress quickly in the midst of their busy lives. Often taking time for self-care seems like one more thing to do on your already long to-do-list. [...]

A FUN Way to Reduce Stress Quickly: Mini-Retreats2015-06-24T17:32:36-07:00

Life Wants to be Savoured – Mindfulness Meditation Made Easy & Delicious

Some call it mindfulness meditation. It’s a delicious way of becoming present right here, right now! Do you remember the last time you savoured a meal, a piece of fine chocolate or a delicious smoothie? – Your mouth was watering, your taste buds rejoicing. Maybe your mouth is watering now, as you recall this joyful memory. What if we could experience everything in life with the same rich, delicious [...]

Life Wants to be Savoured – Mindfulness Meditation Made Easy & Delicious2015-05-20T18:36:24-07:00

How to Break Your Stress Patterns

During a recent Mini-Retreat Home Party we talked about the physical impact of stress on our bodies. For some it manifests as tightness in the shoulders and neck, for others it feels as if stress contracts their stomach into a tight knot, yet others feel stress as a jittery sensation, as if they had too much coffee. No matter what your physical responses to stress, they are blessings in disguise. It [...]

How to Break Your Stress Patterns2023-02-02T16:24:12-08:00

How to Bring More Joy into Your Life

Notice the small things that bring you joy! When we feel joy, we feel most alive! When you notice the small things that bring you joy and consciously create and receive moments of joy in your daily life, your experience of life will change for the better. Jacqueline Kelm, fellow-author and coach, has developed an easy 3-step process to achieve just that. In her book, The Joy of Appreciative Living, [...]

How to Bring More Joy into Your Life2015-05-26T20:46:03-07:00

Find Your Sanctuary

My sanctuary brings me right back to what matters most. Last weekend I had a chance to review all the moments I had captured with my camera over the last six months. What a joy to revisit so many wonderful memories! I am deeply grateful for all the love in my life and the beautiful sanctuary I live in. This picture shows my sanctuary, a special place on the [...]

Find Your Sanctuary2015-05-26T20:37:00-07:00
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