The Trumpet Signals A Health-y Discussion

As I was researching for this blog post I came across this passage from a book written by John Wallace and Alexander McGratten entitled ‘The Trumpet’. The passage goes like this,  ‘The trumpet is an example of an early man made object that acts universally as a...

Swinging Hips, With Grace

Just over week ago I attended a conference geared for women, women living BIG specifically. I learned an african dance, to speak (a little) using sign language,  to dance a sexy cheer complete with hair swinging and participated in a flash mob set to a Spice Girls...

Inviting In The Sweetness

I’ve spent the last few days relishing in the feeling that arrives with this glorious season of fall. For me that feeling is one that evokes adventure, the desire within to be out experiencing nature in all it’s glory, soaking in the beauty of the changing colours,...

How Saying YES May Contribute to Illness

We’ve all been there.  Accepted invitations when we’ve been feeling like we would rather not, have an idea that we’ve allowed fear to hold us back from sharing, accepted what is when we feel there may be an alternate way of accomplishing something and saying YES when...

The ‘In-sightful’ Flu

When my now adult son Matthew was a little boy there was some internal processing that went on within him as Labour Day approached and return to school was looming.  Almost inevitably he would end up with an ear infection or the flu within the first few weeks of being...

Getting Reacquainted With Your Sex (aka Reproductive) Organs

Does the title of this blog post have you feeling excited?  I’m guessing it does and that’s why you may be here. I’ll be honest, getting the conversation started about our reproductive organs and the health of them has me excited as well.  Perhaps however not in the...

The Importance of Origin

Origin is defined as the point or place where something begins.  The dawning, genesis, emergence even of something new. I find incredible energy in these words.  What does it mean to be at the dawning, the genesis or creation of something new?  Generally, the feeling...

Making The Reconnection

It is Labour Day weekend here in North America.  Labour Day weekend for us signals the end of the summer season. It usually consists of a long weekend at the beach, pool and deck parties, bbq’s, festivals and fireworks!  It’s really about soaking in those last few...

Does Your Story Involve Chronic Pain?

I had saved a People Magazine article from sometime ago that was written about Elizabeth Gilbert, Author of Eat, Pray, Love and her story surrounding some chronic knee pain she had experienced (link to article here). On some level I knew the article would be relevant...

Responsibility In Health

I recently gave a lecture to a group of about 30 people living with chronic pain.   I covered topics that rarely get covered and I know that there will always be the odd ‘naysayer’ in the crowd because it’s difficult for some to get their ‘mind’ around seeing things...