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DEBRA OPENED UP MY EYES TO WHAT I REALLY WANTED OUT OF MY CAREER AND ULTIMATELY, MY LIFE AND FUTURE. SHE HELPED ME OVERCOME FEARS THAT PREVENTED ME FROM CONSIDERING OTHER POSSIBILITIES.
LESLEY BIDLAKE

Walk Your Shame Into the Light

This week three clients shared some things with me that had been causing them shame. It took a lot of courage and vulnerability (which are always connected, but that’s for another post). By opening up in the ways they did we became more intimate and honest. I was able to help them more. They felt…

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Let The Music Move You.

Music moves me. It makes me want to get up and dance. Even if you don’t feel the urge to shake your groove thing when your favourite song comes on, the music is still moving you – literally. Sound is vibration traveling as a wave. When this wave hits your eardrum you vibrate. This is…

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6:00am in November

Four blocks from my home the elements conspire in perfection. As I walk along the firm grey sand, warm waves lap at my ankles, the sun warms my back and a breeze off the ocean hints of the heat to come. Bathed in the sun’s warmth I become a caramel apple. Rich brown sun taffy…

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Be Willing to Fail

When someone asks: “What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?”: Do you get inspired? Does your heart race as you think of the one great thing you’ll do immediately? Do you rush off and begin it? Do you dream of the wildly successful life you’ll have because you did that great thing,…

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A Love Story

Wednesday was like any other day, until it wasn’t. After my client call I got up to get a glass of water. He always followed me to the kitchen, but today he couldn’t get up. His back legs just wouldn’t work. I watched as he spun and fell on his face. I went to him…

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Love Soars. Fear Cages.

During my early morning walks, my heart delights at the marbled godwit dancing its breakfast tango with the ocean. I revel at the soaring wingspan of silent pelicans cresting the waves. The seagulls squaking make me laugh out loud.  I love seeing these air borne creatures and the different ways they kiss the sky.  They…

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How To Do Anything.

I use to believe there’s a right way of doing things and a wrong way. There are right ways to be and wrong ways. Right foods to eat, right thoughts to think, right beliefs to believe. And I mostly found myself getting it wrong. I’ve been a good student. I love to learn. The way…

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Increase your Capacity for Joy

It was one of those days when I woke up feeling fantastic. Nothing in my body hurt, my energy was good. I was grateful for so much in my life. The sun was shining, it was a beautiful day. Dolphins greeted me on my beach walk. Then my husband got some great news about a…

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Move from Certainty To Clarity

You want a life of passion, joy and peace, yet what you strive for so often is certainty.  It’s not unusual to want things to be certain. It’s based on a belief that life can be under your control. “If I do A and B I will achieve C.” This kind of linear, cause-and-effect thinking…

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It matters because it matters to You.

Have you ever made yourself thoroughly frustrated trying to convince someone about what really matters? In the early 90s I tried to explain to women, who really just wanted a flattering shade of lipstick and a good moisturizer, that slight rises in temperatures of the globe really mattered. I tried to advise parents to stay…

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