how to define and move through loss Covid-19
There is never a stormy night that does not pass, but when we are in that storm, that loss, it doesn't feel like that. This video lesson can help.

How to Define and Move Through Loss

And here are the links for stress minimisation during COVID-19: To reduce growing collective fear consciously decide how you will distance yourself Take apps off your phone or choose to refresh at a particular time of the day Choose one news source and once updated daily, turn off Choose to reduce conversations and language around things outside of our control To reduce the fear of losing something you identify as important Complete the Life Fulfilment Grid to bring perspective to areas of life that are within your control and going well: As many times as possible throughout the day, using phone alerts or post it notes, shift attention from the area of life at risk, to another area of life that you’re grateful for to raise optimism and reduce the Amygdala’s fear response. Bring additional pattern interrupt triggers into your day to raise the opportunity for conscious judgement, creativity, logic and emotional […]

Tips for stress minimisation during COVID-19

2020 began with so much optimism, more than usual in fact.  How quickly momentum shifts. When life’s good, momentum can shift. When it’s tough, momentum can shift. The moment we embrace the certainty, that life is always uncertain, we begin movement through fear. How? We check in daily to our identity and assumptions. If you identify as a wife or husband, you can’t assume that your spouse will always be by your side. If you identify as a mother, you can’t assume they will do what you believe they should do for life. If you identify as a business owner, you can’t assume that business will remain. If you identify with being healthy, you can’t assume that your health will stay strong. If you identify as being kind, you can’t assume that something won’t arise to drive your cruelty. The only assumption we can make with certainty, is that the […]

Fear and Uncertainty

Greater presence may very well be desired, but just like ‘more time’, ‘more money’, ‘more energy’………it doesn’t instantly appear.  We can do our very best to try.  This is what most people do. But we have competing priorities, noise in our heads and 101 kinds of fear. All of these work synergistically together to place us in auto-pilot. And when this happens, we farewell desired presence and any other behaviour change we seek. We can do it a different way however, a way that actually works. We can shine a light on the competing priorities, noise in our heads and the 101 kinds of fear that precipitate the stress response and auto-pilot. We can unearth new pockets of space, clear the noise and shift the fear of fear. And just at this time, the coveted ‘presence’ arrives……. Take care and be well, Erin xx Ready to escape same-same? I invite you to […]

On seeking greater presence

The moment we label ourselves as something, such as: 😐 not a morning person😐 unmotivated😐 not very smart😐 not really an exerciser😐 anxious😐 depressed😐 not confident😐 {fill in the blank} ….we step into a space of passive helplessness.  We outsource responsibility and accountability. And without both of these we can not change what is. Review your language, change your beliefs.Change your beliefs, change your life.  And email if you’re stuck on where to even begin 😉

Labels Are Limiting

TOLERATING MEDIOCRITY IN ANY AREA OF LIFE IS SADLY EASIER THAN ADMITTING YOU HAVE A DREAM. Easier? 🤔  Yes, easier.  Admitting to having a dream forces us to face the gap.  The gap between where we are and where we want to go.  And the reason the gap is present, is because of conscious or unconscious fear that keeps breaking the bridge to your destination vision. Uncovering the gap feels uncertain, dangerous and overwhelming.  But your best life sits on the other side of fear. What one thing can you do today that is a little out of your comfort zone? Something to commit to, seek support around, ask for, try, express or take one step toward? Ask this EVERY day…….. Take care and be well, Erin xx If you don’t know where to start, I invite you to book a complimentary 30 minute call. Just hit the ‘contact’ tab. That could […]

Tolerating Mediocrity

We blame it.  And when we do we place any control we have over the situation, elsewhere. But of course we do that, because it means we don’t have to have take a good look at what we’re choosing for our kids. We don’t have to take personal responsibility. But the pain comes anyway. Because you know in your heart, when they choose to lunge for a device over the possibility of human connection, that we’re teaching them to seek happiness in all the wrong places. To constantly distract from what is present and good in life as it is. Connection is collapsing. Cortisol is soaring. Their immune system weakening. Research shows that being disconnected from the people around you has the same effect on your health as being obese. And then, just to make things harder, we’re allowing a bombardment of the social message of consumerism. We’re teaching our […]

The Tech Blame Game

Put aside the confusion of macro ratios and calories, even the most simple of things food related has become difficult. After many years becoming well aware of my personal trusted and safe brands, it was still very easy to become a victim to food marketing. A time poor dash into IGA yesterday for some coconut yoghurt, saw me overlook my trusted Coyo brand and lift an unknown brand off the shelf because it was on special.  Upon my return home and sneaky taste test, I immediately noticed the ‘fake-ness’, despite the product proudly announcing ‘all natural’ on its external packaging. All natural does not mean unaltered and healthy. Provided it is derived from natural initially, manufacturers can stamp this claim. Here were the not so natural ingredients in order of prevalence; – Coconut Cream – which may have undisclosed emulsifiers, thickeners and emulsifiers – Sugar Syrup – which has been […]

Raising Health and Vitality

If you’ve fallen short of sustainably and consistently implementing health changes in the past, you need to know this. You’re not hopeless. Despite your best attempts to make some positive behavioural changes this January, eventually research shows that over 80% of people will fall short again. One reason is because we are trying to change a physical problem with a physical action. And I assure you, we are each more complex, unique and multi-faceted than that. This is part of what occurs without your conscious awareness……... You’ve decided on your new goals and actions for 2020. Now, each time you wish to act, or each time you think of your goal, your Pre-frontal Cortex is deciding what your next steps should be. Your Amygdala (Alarm Centre) will be registering any unconscious and conscious fear, uncertainty and doubt within 10-milliseconds. It will then send a signal to your Motor Cortex (Action Centre) to continue or stop based on […]

No Green Smoothie Will Save You If You Miss This

Many people love this time of the year because society tells them it’s totally ok to put off their health and goals until next year.  I know you don’t buy into that societal norm, but here’s a little reminder for those you may know of, that do. January always arrives. And how we do December has a big impact on how we feel in January. It dictates whether we emotionally buy into the New Years Resolution jargon.  You see, if you play out December intentionally (yep, even on holidays!), with personal integrity around your rituals and behaviours, with respect for your body, you won’t have an emotional and reactive need to make unsustainable resolutions. That’s it. Simple, yet a challenge. By the way, if you DO find yourself stuck in thebody / health-resolution-roller-coaster, go easy on you, remember society has you wired that way. Plus, I’m bringing something to you soon, to free you from […]

Breaking The Body Shackles

5am Club? I am an advocate for reclaiming your first hour of the day, however not necessarily the exact time you need to that. I am always cautious of movements that suggest you need to do an exact thing, such as wake at 5am, or you’ll not be a success.   We are unique creatures, and so it pays to remind ourselves to digest everything intentionally, and then integrate behaviours into our lives in a way that aligns with our personal values, commitments and intrinsic motivations. The research shows, that waking with the rising sun is helpful for Melatonin suppression (stops you being sleepy), and sunlight will help store essential Serotonin (to help you sleep well that night). Research also shows we’re naturally early risers or late risers, and the biochemical impact of rising early is either preferable or not. You feel great or you do not. The message here? Forget the time, […]

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