Angelic Guidance

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Almost every morning, I start my day with an angel card reading. I figure a bit of celestial advice will never go astray. Today's card read" Ask for help from others"
I have recently quit my 3 month job as a part time bereavement counsellor and I had no idea how exhausted I had become. I was working 6 days a week between my practice and the funeral home and then saw the light. I asked for other people to help me which does not come easily for a lot of us-including me. Thank you for all the like minded people in my life that helped me see there is way more to living than working. It's fun to actually practice what you preach. Ooops!
The experience was enriching on so many levels and I am proud and humbled to have helped people when they were at their most vulnerable. I also have a huge respect for funeral directors. I call them the ultimate event planners who can make no mistakes! Thanks for the education.
In case you are wondering where to buy angel cards,I buy my cards at Circle of Lighti n Waterdown which has a huge selection of everything fun and fabulous circleoflightwellness.com

Worrying,Stress, and Sleep-Tips on Being Healthier

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When I am giving talks in the community, three questions usually come up.
1. How can I stop worrying?
2. How can I stress out less?
3. How can I sleep better?

All three issues are linked. When we worry it stimulates our natural stress response which increases our adrenaline, blood pressure, and heart rate which in turn, prevents us from winding down and/or wakes us up at night.
Intellectually,people know that worrying is useless but they are in a habit of thought. The brain will keep defaulting to the worrisome thought. When you start to worry, ask yourself "where is the proof?" "what are the other possibilities?" "Could there be a more positive outcome?"

Stress is similar.The latest research shows that we actually construct reality rather than just perceive it.When we view a situation or person as stressful then so be it. We create it and we can transform it.
Being present is a powerful tool since a fair amount of stress comes from thinking about what needs to be done next. Think of the task right in front of you-focus on that task- tell yourself"not now" when you feel anxious about the stuff that needs to be done.
List making helps but make sure they are reasonable lists.
I had one client tell me that he came to realize that the work will never get done due to the sheer volume of it and that was OK with him. Sometimes realizing our self expectations are unreasonable helps us to cope better.

Sleep patterns are usually disrupted with stress so if you wake up in the night and there is something on your mind, write it down on some paper. Better out than in!
When we combine counting with eye movements it is a form of hypnosis that relaxes us. Close your eyes and start counting from 25-1 and as you count actually draw the numbers by moving your eyes.
Relaxation is perfect to induce sleep but sadly, people are so stressed that they don't even know what relaxation feels like. You Tube is a great resource for meditative music. Here is one that I have used.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2ViYDiaBog

If you know of a group looking for a motivational speaker I would be happy to reach out and connect
http://heidicowie.com/index.php/speaking

June is Here for Endings and Beginnings !

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June is here. For some, it is the beginning of a new season, a chance to reshape their vision and see where they are with their new year’s resolutions-for what better time is there than the middle of the year  to take stock. June is the month of changeovers in real physical climatic terms. In the Northern hemisphere, the summer has begun while for us in the Southern hemisphere, our winter has begun. This month is known for Gemini Horoscope, the birthstone is Pearl and the Moon in June and the month for Brides.  June 21 is our start of Summer , the longest day of the year and from here the days get shorter. A Season is a fresh start in our year ... A time to start again.  So I encourage all of you to take a deep breath and enjoy the Happiness and Joy of Spring and Summer together as a whole and appreciate and love everything around us ... Ourselves the most so we can feel happy to relate to all we know and love in a kind way.
 
Happy New Season to you All.... Love Sherrie Cooper
Thank you Sherrie! Sherrie is one of my talented and loyal guest bloggers and I always enjoy her spirit and freshness. If you would like to be a guest blogger let me know. heidi@heidicowie.com

Heaven is a Rainy Sunday

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I bounded out of bed this morning with absolute delight that I heard rain. The sweet elixir of all gardens desperate for moisture. A day to clean closets and write or watch movies and do absolutely nothing. Most people get so excited about sunny days but me, I love the rain. When the sun comes out tomorrow the plants will spring into growth and gratitude. Choose to stay in a place of gratitude for all the blessings and abundunce that are in your life-even if it is a bit rainy.

Into our lives a little rain must fall

My new awakening meditation is to visualize my heart being surrounded by millions of sparkling crystals of love dancing and playing around my heart. I then send these crystals up to my angels and send love and gratitude while I list everything in my life I am thankful to have or experience. I purposefully do not attach to lack besides, there is no lack-its all just perception. I continue to send love to my angels and I breathe into my heart as if my heart was breathing me. When I start thanking my toilet for flushing I know its time to wrap up and start the day.

Peace 

True Meaning of Motherhood in My Opinion ❤

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To me, the definition of Motherhood is someone who nurtures. Caring for a child in your womb for months and then giving birth creates a lifelong bond that cannot be broken, even by separation. However, it's the nurturing of a child throughout life that, to me, represents motherhood. If a child knows that there is someone he or she can count on during difficult times, as well as someone to share the wonderful times with, their development will be enhanced. This nurturing presence is symbolized by motherhood, whether that nurturing is provided by the birth mother, an adoptive parent, a grandmother, an aunt or a father or a step parent . While some of us are not mothers, all of us are someone's child. If we had a mother who was neglectful or abusive, it affects us for life. The cause for this neglect or abuse may stem from mental illness, emotional scars from the woman's own childhood abuse or a self-centeredness that is intrinsic to her personality. If the children of these women are fortunate, they may find a more appropriate mother figure in a grandmother, an aunt or even the mother of a friend. If they are not so fortunate, they may struggle throughout life to learn what it is to love and be loved. We need to understand that no mother is perfect and no human will make the right call for their child's well-being every time. So today I Wish Everyone a Good Mothers Day , enjoy your day and weekend and realize your doing the best you can do at this time in life and that things are always evolving in the Universe to make it better for all. Whether you are on your own today or with your family , enjoy the warm existence of yourself as a fabulous person. Take a walk in nature, read a good book, take some photos of things you like. Reach out and smile to another... It may just make their and your day ❤️ From the desk of guest blogger Sherrie Cooper

The Mindful Communicator

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The Precise Art of Steering Conversation

I am often asked to give presentations to business people on improving communication skills. Everyone can benefit from a course in communication but for now, here are some powerful questions that help you steer a conversation.

Navigating Questions

“Set the course,point the way, and adjust for error-designed to assess and adjust-summarize key points-confirm agreement 

“Are we on track?”

 “Did I understand this correctly?”

“Should we table this for now and put it on a list to discuss later?”

 Examining Questions

 These focus on details, specifics, and observable characteristics”

Zooming in on the details 

“What is it made of?”

“How does it work?”

“Can you describe it in terms of a real-life scenario?” 

Experimental Questions 

Invoke the imagination

higher levels of abstract thought and possibilities

people getting to caught up in details these questions raise the altitude 

“What else works like this?”

“What if all the barriers were removed?”

“What are we missing?” 

Closing Questions

Moves people toward commitment, decisions and action

“How can we prioritize these options?”

“What can we do in the next two weeks?”

“Who is going to do what?”

 Depending on how you want to direct the flow of the conversation will determine the type of questions you use.

 

 

 

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