Emotional Wellness

 Kung Hei Fat Choi! The Year of the Pig is upon us. I wish you all love, luck, and laughter! As every year tends to throw in a medley of wonderful experiences and unexpected stumbling blocks, how do we fly with the highs and flow with the lows? Gratitude. "Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity...

As October – the month we honor mental health – draws to a close, let us remember that acknowledging and respecting our mental wellbeing is imperative all year round. All too often, we focus on the physical being, spending our time and resources to keep our bodies fit, healthy and strong, and we overlook our mental health. However as David R Hamilton, PhD, shares in his book “It’s the thought that counts”, medical research shows that body and mind are intertwined. Every thought, feeling, and intention you have sends ripples throughout your...

It’s the Year of the Dog according to the Chinese calendar - a year for ACTION. Not only that but it’s the year of the Earth Dog. For each zodiac year (tiger, rabbit, rat, pig, snake, horse, ox, dragon, sheep and dog) is not just associated with an animal sign, but also one of five elements: Wood, Water, Fire, Metal and Earth. 2018 meets the element of Earth. As we welcome new beginnings, how can we go about building Energy to promote Action, with the trusted support of Earth? Let’s start by cleansing...

How to prepare your family for a successful school year I don’t know about you but I feel like summer was a VERY long time ago. We went from taking each day as it comes, lazing around, recharging and relaxing, to painfully early morning wake-ups, tempers lost, and endless hustle and bustle. The summer break - experience has taught me - is the calm before the storm. I get it. Like me, I’m sure you don’t want to rush your offspring to school every morning, repeating each instruction a zillion times over...

Yang; our doing side Last month, as we celebrated Mother’s Day, we explored our Yin energy: the feminine energy that resides in us all. If you missed it, click here. This Father’s Day month we will dedicate this newsletter to our Yang side; our masculine side that, like Yin, resides in both women and men. Our Yang side allows us to drive our lives with enthusiasm, complete tasks, stay focused and get things done. It’s the outflow of our energy. When our Yang energy is low we start to feel overwhelmed, tired,...

Yin: our ‘being’ side   Happy Mother’s Day! May you enjoy a relaxing and restful day, pampered by your precious loved ones. Moms are blessed with the most rewarding, yet challenging, role in the world. No other job willingly engages our heads, hearts and hugs 24/7, 365, forever. So, a little TLC from your little people is well and truly deserved on this special day. This month’s newsletter is dedicated to our Yin side - our feminine side, residing in both women and men, that allows us to rest, relax and enjoy the moment! What...

What is the one thing that would make 2017 different? Every year we set new goals and aim to achieve different things. March hits and many of us realize we’ve made little to no progress. Life gets the better of us, the unplanned happens, and before we know it December rolls around. And we’re left thinking: “Where did my time go? Maybe next year...

Creating Awareness; the things I can change It’s been a while since we last connected. I’ve missed writing to you these past few months however I needed to focus my undivided attention on addressing significant life changes, grief and confusion and my journey to renewed energy and hope. At some point in our lives we’ve all been thrown curveballs – unexpected circumstances that have threatened to derail us, especially when combined with life’s daily stressors. I would like to dedicate this year-end issue to creating awareness of the things we can...

This month, as we acknowledge World Health Day, let’s think about our family health genes. Are our physical, mental, emotional and energetic health challenges entirely our own or are they an unavoidable consequence of our relationships with grandparents, parents and siblings?   In her groundbreaking book “Childhood Disrupted – How your biography becomes your biology; and how you can heal”, award-winning science journalist Donna Jackson Nakazawa explores the link between our life experiences and adult illnesses. Scientists now know on a bio-chemical level exactly how traumatic life experiences such as family violence,...