Wishing you could just “disappear” something?

You know. The things you just don’t want to deal with. The things that are robbing you of your creativity and joy.

Challenges. Disagreements. Debt. Sickness.

All of these are realities of life, and the idea of “just disappearing” them is not what Belief Re-patterning is about. Pretending something is fine when it is not is not OK,  it isn’t healthy nor reasonable.

What is healthy, reasonable, and what Belief Re-patterning IS about is shifting the energy of the feelings around those things. Acknowledging the “ick” and then refocusing your perception – creating a “pattern interrupt”. Stop banging your head against at the wall that doesn’t move and turn to look out the window. There is always a wall and there is always a window.

There will always be challenges. Acknowledge, then focus on your accomplishments.

Disagreements are real. Acknowledge. then notice where you experience agreement.

Debt is draining and is real. Where can you notice abundance?

When I was really sick I hurt all over. Everything seemed to be wrong. And then I began to turn my attention to what did feel ok in my body – sometimes it was as simple as saying to myself “My eyelashes feel fine and are doing an awesome job of keeping dust out of my eyes.”

Or “My fingernails are protecting my fingers well”

I know – it seems simple and maybe a bit silly. But it worked because your subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between big or small, real or imagined.

Let the “ick” feelings point you toward something better.

What you want more of instead of what you don’t want.

What I discovered was that the “ick” no longer ran my life.

This weekend, in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, we move to Daylight Savings. Notice it isn’t called “Let’s disappear an hour” Focus on what we are creating. More light.

The hour simply gets dropped – and however you feel about this practice, you can use it to your advantage.

First acknowledge what you have in your life that you don’t want

Then determine how you would rather feel.

Clutter could point you toward creating more clarity.

Frustration reminds us to feel calm.

Overwhelm might be nudging me toward relaxation.

Next, mindfully place what you would like to “disappear” into that hour tonight

Then create more of whatever supportive feeling you would rather experience.

Reinforce by finding examples of the supportive feeling.

It may seem awkward or weird or even trite at first. Trust me –instead of being mired in the things you don’t want by implementing this simple practice you will become very good at focusing on what you DO want.

I forgive myself for believing I need to hang out in the “ick”

This “ick” could be inviting me to shift my feelings to… (clarity, happiness, calm – you decide!)

I choose to put the old “ick” into the disappearing hour, and consciously create…

One way I could feel… today is by…

I remember feeling… when I… (use your memory to create the uplifting feeling with a specific example)

I am consciously creating more…

I am so grateful to my mind for helping me create more…

Here’s to moving toward the light – in a mindful, practical and easy way. You can, and you will. Your mind is super powerful.

Decide to engage the power.



Something to warm you Solstice 2022

It is a bitterly cold day. Thermometer at -34C when I woke up. It “warmed up” to -30C by 10:30, and the wind chill factor is now -38C… a full six degrees warmer than the -44C it was when I opened my eyes. The sun sets this afternoon at 4:29pm, and rises tomorrow at 8:38am. One minute short of 18 hours of darkness. A forecasted “high” of -28C!

It is the eve of Solstice. The rhythms of the natural world are in sync, and the Northern Hemisphere is once again shifting from darkness and cold toward the light, and the warmth that comes with it. We still have months of winter ahead, however the Solstice creates hope and belief that the current cold darkness is not permanent.
It is bitterly cold and dark.

forgive myself for believing it will always be like this.

I give myself permission to find the warmth and the light.

choose to focus on where there is warmth and where I can see light.

I am grateful for the open-hearted warmth of those around me during this holiday season.

I am free to let the light in this afternoon as I *turn on my decorations!*

will also experience warmth as I *read in front of the fireplace this evening.*

am free to experience increased warmth and light as I listen to Salsa for Solstice, included in this email!

know what warmth and light feel like, I experienced when I *listened to Phil playing guitar last night!*

I am increasing the light and warmth in myself, and it ripples out to others.

I am grateful for the light and warmth I have – and I willingly share it with others.

*My examples above are for illustration – say the phrases with your own examples and feel the warmth and light increase within your body, mind and soul!*

I’m including a brand new tune of Phil’s. He wrote it last week as he was recording his greatly anticipate Seasonal Album! Salsa for Solstice is the first track on his just released recording “I’m Telling You Why”.
May it bring light and warmth to you!

I am off to assemble Christmas Hampers at the Food Bank.

So grateful for the light and warmth I have to share.


The Power of Kindness

It usually doesn’t cost much, and yet it is always priceless.

It is always a possibility, and it expands exponentially.

It feels good to give and to receive.

A simple act of kindness ripples out, like a pebble dropped into water.

I was wondering what message to write today, and the word “kind” came to mind.

And then I looked up at the muted TV screen in front of me, and the banner on the evening news story read The Power of Kindness”. It was, literally, “a sign”.

Kind words, kind thoughts, kind actions. Powerful.

I give myself permission to BE kind.

I choose to explore BEing mindfully kind – to myself and others.

I reflect on the kindness I received today as well as the kindness I extended.

A little kindness goes a long way.

A lot of kindness changes the world.

Someone needs your kindness today – and do remember to give some to the person looking back at you from your mirror.

Kindness is powerful.



Eyes forward and trust your feet!

I love folk festivals! Warm summer days bringing together terrific music with uplifting messages, the chance to reconnect with old friends and make new – folk festivals are a happy place. 

Last weekend I thoroughly enjoyed the Bear Creek Folk Festival in Grande Prairie. In the Family Area I watched kids navigate the tightrope challenge, I realized it is a mirror for what is going on in our communities. These are shaky times as we all navigate a landscape that is different from what we knew.

Things that we thought were certain are now under scrutiny, and just like the 4 yr old who was watching her feet on the rope and was getting less sure of herself and more unsteady the harder she stared at her feet, the scrutiny in our lives can create more uncertainty and anxiety. It is not the way to success.

It is time to get steady within yourself.

Another youngster climbed onto the rope, placed his gaze forward and walked confidently across.

Lesson realized: Keep your eyes forward and trust your feet. Empowering.

forgive myself for believing I need to let uncertain times shake me.

I give myself permission to focus on where I want to go and trust myself.

I can be anxious or I can find my confidence. I choose to regain my confidence.

I am free to be confident and trust myself today as I (prepare dinner go for a walk, ride my bike…)

remember how confident I felt when I…

These shaky times are an opportunity for me to expand my confidence and trust myself.

I am grateful for my expanding confidence.

Loads of questions as we all make new decisions. You want the answers to come from a solid confidence in yourself. Eyes forward and trust your feet.

Join me for “Getting Steady in Shaky Times”.

It’s my gift to support the world in moving forward – helping one person, one family, one workplace at a time find their feet.



Tranquility and Flow – in all areas of your life

There is nothing as soothing to my ear than the sound of water flowing, and I am so grateful to the original owner of our home who installed this beautiful backyard stream! I’m spending a lot of time out here, thinking about flow and tranquility. I am enjoying the summer and hope you are as well!

I’m also noticing some big storm clouds on the horizon for a lot of people. It is a heaviness that will only grow as summer turns to fall, and the reality of the financial challenges multiply. The financial storm clouds are real, and they are not going away on their own.

Costs have gone up – gas prices and grocery bills are an everyday reminder, and for those excited to get away for a holiday, the cost of hotels and car rentals are enough to dampen your spirits.

Take a good look at your financial situation. It isn’t the same as it was.

AND there is a way to create tranquility and flow, even during these inflationary times.

I teamed up with Behavioural Cash Flow Specialist Maura Shaftoe to support you in acknowledging and then dissolving the financial storm clouds that may be building up in your personal and business finances.

forgive myself for believing my financial future will take care of itself.

I give myself permission to create positive flow in my finances.

choose to create positive flow and calm around the financial changes that are happening.

I am free to be supported in creating a more empowering relationship with my money.  

I focus on what has worked in my financial world, and create new behaviours from there.

No blame, shame, or pressure to buy financial products – just honest education. It isn’t about making a budget, it is about creating flow by uncovering and transforming your relationship with money.

Behaviours shift as beliefs are re-patterned. Applying Belief Re-patterning specifically to your financial behaviours creates empowerment and is life changing.

We will help you identify and build on your strengths, and learn from and transform what isn’t working the way you would like it to.

Create tranquility and flow with your finances.

Join us live in Airdrie for:

Do Money Like It Makes Sense in Business August 17

Or Do Money Like It Makes Sense at Home August 18

Not in the area or can’t make it live?

Check out our Home Study option Behaviours and Beliefs

Improve your relationship with money and create tranquility and flow in your finances. You deserve it!