The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat and have found their way out of the depths

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Dana Goodman is a published author, grief counselor and inspirational speaker.  Her memoir is entitled, In the Cleft, Joy Comes in the Mourning, which won top novel at the Wildsound Writing Festival. Dana’s life was hard and unpredictable.  No mother should have to … Continue reading The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat and have found their way out of the depths

Finding your joy again

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”― Roald Dahl “Believe in Your Heart Believe in your heart that you’re meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles.”― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart When you were a child, from the earliest that you can remember, what did you say you wanted to be when you grew up? When you were a child, you understood how to live fully. Staring and … Continue reading Finding your joy again

Are you ready to create the life you want and deserve?

Originally posted on Koffee with Joe:
I am my own best friend “I am my own best friend and my own worst enemy. Before coming here, I was thinking I don’t deserve it, that i wouldn’t be able to meet your expectations, and that you had probably chosen the wrong candidate. At the same time, my heart was telling me that i was being rewarded because i hadn’t given up and had fought to the end” ―?Paulo Coelho,?The Winner Stands Alone Do you believe in the old saying, ‘you are your worst enemy, and you are your best friend?’. Whether… Continue reading Are you ready to create the life you want and deserve?

Are you ready to create the life you want and deserve?

“I am my own best friend and my own worst enemy. Before coming here, I was thinking I don’t deserve it, that i wouldn’t be able to meet your expectations, and that you had probably chosen the wrong candidate. At the same time, my heart was telling me that i was being rewarded because i hadn’t given up and had fought to the end” ― Paulo Coelho, The Winner Stands Alone Do you believe in the old saying, ‘you are your worst enemy, and you are your best friend?’. Whether or not you think it is true for your life in general, … Continue reading Are you ready to create the life you want and deserve?

Waking up the Oasis

By Joe Gacheru The following is a short fiction story, the story carries us through Sara’s journey of healing. I hope that you enjoy it. To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.-Chinese Proverb It’s the last of twenty minutes of Sara’s fifth zoom etherapy session with a Alex, an American etherapist. Sara had known Alex through Google recommendations.Sara had come to like Alex because Alex was compassionate, empathic, for the four sessions she had had with him he was just sitting together with her , not interrupting, he gave her  positive and supportive feedback that helped her to … Continue reading Waking up the Oasis

Healing Old Wounds With New Stitches

We are all too fixed on wrecking ourselves rather than bettering ourselves. Meggie Royer, Healing Old Wounds With New Stitches. Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” — Helen Keller When we think of emotional trauma, we often imagine it as a specific moment that forever alters the character’s reality, but wounds can present in a variety of ways. It’s true that one may develop from a single traumatic event, such as witnessing a murder, getting caught in an avalanche, or experiencing the death of one’s child. But it can also come … Continue reading Healing Old Wounds With New Stitches

Healing through nature walk

Today I was very happy to walk with family in Spirit Sands & Devil’s Punch Bowl, here in Manitoba. Spirit Sands & Devil’s Punch Bowl is a 10.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Glenboro-South Cypress, Manitoba, Canada that features a river. The Spirit Sands trail is unique in that it passes through Manitoba’s desert, complete with sand dunes – a stark contrast to the prairie farmland that covers much of the southern portion of the province!  Hiking the Spirit Sands and Devil’s Punch Bowl was challenging but rewarding as the trail passed through a variety of beautiful and … Continue reading Healing through nature walk

Peaceful within my own skin

It seems to me that the majority of folks are walking around with an undercurrent of anxiety and discomfort, and not even noticing it. Not only are we uncomfortable in our own skin, but our skin represents the possible site where we are terrified of being truly seen. It is, of course, dreadful to anticipate being perceived as fundamentally “un cool”. At the end of the day when there’s no mirror in front of you and you are wearing nothing but your old comfy PJs, it is when the rubber meets the road. Of course, there will always be stuff … Continue reading Peaceful within my own skin

Dream Big!

Originally posted on Koffee with Joe:
I heard recently that Walt Disney, was turned down 302 times before he got financing for his concept of Disneyland. That just amazed me, if you think about it: today Disneyland is one of the most proliferate and successful parks in the world. Yet, it took that many times, 302 times that he was turned down. If it was such a good idea, how come no one could see it? Why didn’t anybody come forth and say, “This is wonderful. We would like to invest.” To the contrary, he was turned down. You see,… Continue reading Dream Big!