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Don’t give up

Groundhog Day is about an arrogant TV weather man Phil Connors (Bill Murray) who finds himself stuck in a time loop where he keeps repeating the same day over and over. The worse part? He’s the only one who remembers the past day’s events — no one else seems to remember anything! At first he uses this time loop for personal gain. After a … Read More Don’t give up

Living under pressure

I daily chat with people on social media and even in workplace or places where I am presenting, they  tell me that they are bored with with everything around. When I ask them to tell me more, they say that they feel stressed out with their jobs, with their marriages, with their partners who ignore them, they say that they feel wrapped up in … Read More Living under pressure

Feeling abandoned

Sometimes we feel abandoned  Left in the cold. Lonely and stormed. In this moment of fear, the unknowns and struggle we tend to blame others for some of our problems. We fight within ourselves and ask millions of questions. One Question. Why don’t you seek God first? Pray. God does listen but remember God doesn’t give what you want he gives you what you … Read More Feeling abandoned

Breath

Breath you’re going  To be OK  You’ve been here  Before you’ve been  This scared  Uncomfortable and anxious and you survived  Breath and know you can survive this too I know  U can survive this too I know it all feels unbearable right now just breath 💙💙💙

Walk away

WALK AWAY .. from arguments that lead to anger, from people who put you down, from anyone who doesn’t see your worth. Walk away from mistakes & fears – they don’t determine your fate. The more you walk away from the things that poison your soul, the healthier &  happier you’ll be

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Reclaiming Your Identity: Embrace Life

Originally posted on Koffee with Joe:
? I work as a Regional Coordinator for an Indigenous Program here in Canada. I was recently  meeting with one of the field teams to discuss opportunities of how they were implementing land based healing to their program. The team talked of their new opportunities to help their children to define who they are and re-claim their identity, which was taken from…

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carpe, carpe diem, seize the day

Originally posted on Koffee with Joe:
Today is July 10,2019. I am writing this story as I fly to Bloodvein First Nation in Manitoba Canada. The morning looks gorgeous, with lots of sunshine. As I look through the window of my plane, I am awed by the beauty of the vegetation. It’s all green, full of life and hope. Crops look beautiful, every farm…

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It’s All Under Control: A Journey of Letting Go and Hoping On

Originally posted on Koffee with Joe:
We are driving on Transcanada Hwy just past Swift Current, Saskatchewan heading home to Winnipeg. Every driver is supposed to drive at 110 km per hour on this highway. I am? driving at 114 km/hr, just 4 km above the limit, not too bad. In front of us to the right is a line of truck, my assumption…

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Reclaiming Your Identity: Embrace Life

  I work as a Regional Coordinator for an Indigenous Program here in Canada. I was recently  meeting with one of the field teams to discuss opportunities of how they were implementing land based healing to their program. The team talked of their new opportunities to help their children to define who they are and re-claim their identity, which was taken from them and their ancestors through colonialism, … Read More Reclaiming Your Identity: Embrace Life

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Taming monsters in your life: Your Journey to The End of The Rainbow

Originally posted on Koffee with Joe:
It was 8 PM. I was riding Toronto Subway from Spandina to Lansdowne. As reminisced through all that had taken place during the day, I started to notice some hand unusual hand movements of the woman sited across from me. “Don’t be like your dad, ” she shouted at her three year old son, who was trying to…

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Keep hope up, no matter what 

Originally posted on Koffee with Joe:
? Not all those who wander are lost. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring ? When I was 10 or 11 had a disability. I remember losing control of my legs, then stopping suddenly stopping to walk. Being disabled in a rural Kenyan community was the last thing one would want to see. It was very difficulty to get out of the bed, my mother, who at this time had other young children had to juggle around all our needs. She had also to work in the farm to provide for us, my dad did not care very much it was the role of women to look after the family. I remember crawling on the dusty floor, as our two bedroom thatched and mud house was not cemented. I remember trying to chase my younger siblings on my knees unable to catch up with them, I remember crawling on the bumpy ground looking for the best spot (with lots of sunshine) to take a nap. I remember my mum and sometime neighbors carrying me on their backs to take me inside the house. I remember being pulled on a sack (sisal bag) back to the house. There were many embarrassing moments such as going to the bathroom right in the bed because I could not crawl or get help to go to the outhouse. My family and I had to endure this moments of shame, desperation and fear of living for the rest of my life handicapped. That all changed one day, after my mum’s prayer. I started to have feelings to the feet again. I was so happy and I was ready to restart my life again. I had been in that condition for more than a year. I could not wait to start praying soccer again, I could not wait to go back to school, my dreams were renewed and I could not wait to live my dreams again. I now live in Canada, my experiences working with persons with disability in Canada has been very different from what I and other persons with disabilities have to go through in countries such as Kenya. In Kenya, the traditional view of disability often focuses on the individual, highlighting in capacities or failings, a defect, or impairment. This focus creates obstacles to participation on equal terms since an individual who seems to lack certain capacities may not be able to attain autonomy. In Kenya, many children with special needs are considered a bad omen by some families and are therefore locked in and denied opportunities for personal growth and development. It was and (possibly) very painful and difficulty to be disabled in a rural  village in Kenya and if your family is poor you suffer even more. This is what I had to go through for a year. I can never take walking for granted, it is a gift. I can not imagine what would have happened if I never walked, I would still be crawling or I might have died by now, and if I was still alive I would have caused many more shame to myself and family. For many people who have been fortunate to get out of their dire and desperate situation you probably feel like it will never change, you were born to be in your situation. I can not completely walk in your shoes but I am here only to encourage you, to mention to you that may be your miracle has not happened like it did for me but do not want you to lose heart. It is by responding in the proper ways that we are able to progress toward our dreams. God gives each of us dreams to strive for. Yet for a number of you those dreams has not yet been accomplished. You have encountered many obstacles and setbacks and now your dream seems distance and unreachable. Those are the obstacles that we see. I am always reminded that every obstacle that we overcome and every hardship we endure serves to make us stronger. Make a list of difficult circumstances you have endured and what you have gained from them. For example, losing a job may prompt some people to further their education and learn a new trade thus opening the door of opportunity to bigger and better things. ?

Think Big, Dream Bigger: Lessons from the Koi fish

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