Archive | Inspiration

How to move toward your goals, and away from your fears

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears” — Nelson Mandela  The photo accompanying this blog and the Nelson Mandela quote above didn’t come as a package, but I decided they worked well together. Here’s my rationale: If you, like that white cat, let your fears guide you, you will most likely make bad choices […]

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Calming my mother’s inner critic, and teaching her how to reframe

Fall is officially here, and so it is time to end The Rose Remedy’s Resilience Reset Challenge that ran all summer. I hope that the information from both me and experts in the field was helpful in making you feel more resilient.  I did receive much positive feedback  about the Challenge. Thanks to everyone who […]

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Resilience Reset Challenge: Get out of the “mindset war”

Here is the next strategy in  The Rose Remedy’s Resilience Reset Challenge, as described by psychologist Rick Hanson: Get out of the mindset war. Here’s Rick: By “war” I mean here a mindset, not combat between nations with tanks and bombs. The “war” I’m referring to is an attitude of conflict and animosity toward a person, object  or condition. […]

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Resilience Reset Challenge: How to stop procrastinating

I am delighted to share this guest blog post written by health coach Stephenie Farrell, who works with The Rose Remedy. Procrastination is a common problem; learning what’s behind it, and how to overcome it,  is the fourth strategy of  The Rose Remedy’s Resilience Reset Challenge, to help you strengthen your resilience and improve your health and happiness. […]

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Resilience Reset Challenge: Unlock the happiness within

We’ve all heard how laughter is the best medicine for both mind and body, with a host of benefits. Laughter can even be a mild workout! Have a look at the video below featuring stress management consultant, transformation coach and laughter yoga instructor Kerry Garnier, with fellow laughter yoga instructor Marjorie Wingrove: Happiness is crucial to […]

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Resilience Reset Challenge: Improve your spiritual health

Spiritual health refers to having meaning and purpose in your life, as well as self-awareness, and feelings of being connected with yourself, others and the  larger realities around you. Many studies have shown the importance of spiritual health.  One overview   reported that spiritual health leads to  “positive changes in health behaviors such as communication, diet activity, and […]

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Lessons to learn from The Music Man

Last weekend, I went to see a delightful production of The Music Man in Stratford. I loved it from beginning to end —  the acting, the music, the costumes. I’m no play critic, but I walked away from the theatre not only moved by the story, but also struck by several lessons around the powers of transformation and positivity. For those […]

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Writing a new narrative: From Crybaby to Fierce Tears

I am delighted to share this guest blog post from Eleanor Edgar, who works with The Rose Remedy.  “So, what name would you give to this problem of overly active tear ducts?” I was asked. “Crybaby,”  I replied without hesitation. I  have always been a very sensitive person, and this sensitivity caused me a lot […]

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Appreciation meditations: a path to good health!

I’m heading off for an exciting safari vacation in several parts of Africa. Now, if only I could get rid of the cough that has been pestering me before my flight lands. I’ve been doing my best to make it go away,  using all of the usual treatments, from rest to Vitamin C. But I’ve […]

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Tap away your troubles: my spouse’s experience

I am always advocating the benefits of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), also known as tapping. So today, I’d like to turn over my blog post to my spouse, Alan, to share his own experience with EFT. Here’s Alan: I was complaining to my wife, Gwen,  that my work stresses had lately been causing me to […]

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