Happy Fall everyone.   Enjoy the beauty that is all around us at this time as we enter a Changeperiod of new Change.  It has been awhile since I communicated with you via my monthly Blogs.  In March, Change  (here I am in this Blog personifying change) came into my life while on vacation in Arizona resulting in a shatter/broken right ankle.  Change had some big plans for me as I went from month to month with a slow recovery not realizing at the time that I would end up mastering the art of Patience and finding tremendous Balance in my life.

As I lay waiting to be brought home for surgery, I called/texted severing all links with any business commitments that demanded my time and attention, anything that would distract me from the healing process that lay ahead.  I realized Change was with me to stay.  I felt that I would be laid up for 3 months.  Little did I know that six months to a year was more realistic for healing my ankle injury.  I had no idea what I was about to experience, however I was mentally and emotionally ready and I knew I was about to embark on a journey directed by Change.   I felt as if an adventure was about to begin.  I had no  negative emotions whatever regarding my condition and I felt as if unseen forces were supporting me.

Three days after my accident I was on a stretcher flying home flat on my back in the most fabulous private plane, a White Lear Jet.  I was told this was the plane of choice for the rich and the famous.  Coming home, I was accompanied by 2 medical personnel and the Jet was piloted by a former Air Force female Captain along with her male co-pilot.  We were flying 4,000 feet above commercial flights and arrived in Toronto at 6 a.m.   It was valet service all the way.  We parked in a special hanger at the airport where an ambulance and 2 attendants along with my personal medical team took me straight to my hospital for surgery.  All this thanks to my travel insurance.  Do not leave home without it folks!

Having a shattered right ankle with plates and screws does not allow one to carry on their normal day to day life.  In fact the change from very active to inactive was huge.   I was used to fill every hour of every day with “Do-ing”.  Here I was now just Be-ing and I must admit,  enjoying it!  For 3 months my waking and sleeping position was flat on my back with my right leg/foot in a cast elevated 24/7 and having to depend on someone else for my daily needs.   All my life if I needed something done I would do it myself rather than ask someone else and also I disliked injections.  Well, my friend Change, changed all that because I had to learn to give myself daily injections to prevent blood clots and rely on others for my every need.  That was a major Change!

This Change came at a time when I felt I was at the pinnacle of my life.  Change made me look within and the answers were profound.  Here are some:

  1. Change had been knocking on my door for a long time.  The universe was trying to get my attention.  However, I felt so secure in my day-to-day status quo life I ignored the signs.
  2. If you don’t “listen” to the little voice within to change direction, the universe will give you a swift kick in the rear to get your attention!   WOW!
  3. Always listen to your heart – not your head. Your heart knows what is best for you!

“Heart is truth and head is doubt!”

  1. When Change knocks, even if what is being presented seems financially unstable or unsafe, know that doors will open and opportunities will flow your way that you never imagined!
  2. Learn to say NO gracefully and with a smile. People will respect your decisions and feel safe around you.
  3. Doing nothing is not a crime! In fact that is when your heart gets your attention, speaks to you and puts you on a major highway (of life) when previously you may have been on a side street.
  4. Speak your truth. Be compassionate and kind always.  In doing so, you give others permission to do the same.

Anatole France said  “All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.”   What I thought would have been so hard to let go of, was done for me with a broken ankle.   That is why I love Change and welcome it into my life.  It is not always joyful, however it always leaves a precious gift.

Seasons change!  We never hear of summer refusing to change, not allowing autumn to show off her glorious colours.  As humans we too must look forward to change with a positive outlook knowing that Change is there to show us what we can become.  Change steers us towards the bigger picture, thus helping us to reach our potential.   I would love to hear how positive change changed your life.

Be well,



The Power of Forgiveness

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The gift you give yourself.

This theme has been floating around in my mind for quite some time now and I was very resistant to write a Blog about it.  Why?   I really have no answer, so “why not”!  Here it is.  Many of you may relate to this.  Once given a “message” to do something, it does not leave until you follow through with it.   I got a big push to write this. The universe went so far as to put in my line of vision all sorts of articles on forgiveness, they were jumping out at me for weeks, so dear readers, here goes my take on what I know and what I have learned over the years about The Power of Forgiveness.

Forgiveness.   It is the greatest gift you can give yourself.  Honestly!  Try it!

 When you rid yourself of blaming or resenting another for something they may have done or said to you it is similar to a bag of cement falling from your shoulders.  Just imagine living, walking, working, sleeping, carrying that heavy load day after day. Once the load is gone, you lose pounds – literally. You look lighter and you feel lighter.  Your family and friends will notice the difference and you will feel so much happier.

forgiveness 3Apologizing – another form of forgiveness.  If you’ve offended someone – apologize.  Do not drag around resentment with you like a ball and chain.  It only serves to make you sad and bitter.  It will ultimately show in your facial expression and rob you of joy.  It doesn’t matter who was right. Someone once said:  “Holding a grudge is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die.”  Don’t take that poison.  Forgive, apologize, forget and move on with your life.  You are worth it!

Many are of the opinion that forgiveness releases the person who hurt them from blame, thereby allowing that person to believe that everything is “okay,” and “all is forgiven and forgotten.” Not at all!  You have forgiven.  That does not mean you have forgotten the hurt you experienced. By forgiving, you give yourself “that wonderful gift of peace and harmony.” Also you released the negative energy surrounding the episode that caused you hurt.

Here is something very profound I found in an article that makes so much sense:  Scientists, physicians, and psychologists who have researched the relationship between stress and illness have concluded that the ability or inability to forgive affects the outcome of serious illness. People who have a forgiving nature increase their chances of recovery.

I have heard many people say to me, “I will never forgive or forget” when something happens that makes them sad or angry.  It makes me sad for them, because I sense the bitterness they are holding on to in their lives.  One cannot be at peace while negative energy is choking out the love that wants to reside there.

The only advice I can share in a case like that is “Forgive.  You need not forget! Love yourself and know that every moment you spend upset, anguished, angry or hurt because of someone else’s behaviour, is a moment in which you have chosen to give up control of your life.  You are special! Reclaim your power.  There is no one like you and there never will be”.

Live, Love and LaughI would love to hear your thoughts on forgiveness.

May you always walk gently in sandals of love.




EgyptReflexologyLargeThe Ancient Art of
Healing through the sole


Reflexology is a hands-on treatment whereby a trained individual known as a reflexologist  using controlled pressure with their thumbs massages the reflexes on each foot during the treatment.  This is a drug free treatment that has many benefits including relaxing and de-stressing the recipient on many levels.

So what is Reflexology?  If the text books and ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs  are to be believed, reflexology was the “spa” treatment of the ancient royals.   That is proof of how reflexology was practiced by ancient cultures a long time ago.  Somewhere I read that reflexology was a prelude to acupuncture in ancient China.  Whether that is true of not I cannot say, however I do know reflexology is a form of acupressure.  Why?  Because of the pressure applied to the feet during a treatment.

It surprises me when someone asks with a perplexed look “what is Reflexology?”  I have had a few individuals look really puzzled when I tell them I am a trained Reflexologist and give a brief explanation of the benefits one derives from a treatment.   Recently, I had someone looked me straight in the eye and retorted, ‘who would want to work on people’s feet!’  After that encounter I decided it may help to share the origins and positive attributes of this wonderful relaxing ancient art that is widely used in Clinics and hospitals in Europe and which is catching on in North America.

A reflexology session is known to elicit complete relaxation and can de-stress the most anxious or stressed individual.  “Working on the sole, calms the soul.”   This wonderful ancient art has many positive effects on the nervous system and I am told it is one of the treatments of choice at Mount Sanai hospital used in their Breast Cancer recovery program.  Hat’s off to their progressive approach to healing.  Having volunteered at a Hospice many years ago offering Reflexology treatments, I experienced first-hand how reflexology helped each individual.

The oldest reflexology text book I know of was written by Maybelle Segal, R.N. R.D.,  Naturopathic Doctor  (sometime in the ‘40’s).  She practiced this ancient art on her clients/patients and went on to share her knowledge in a simple hand book called Reflexology in which she also shared the positive benefits of this drug free therapy.  Some of which are:

Relieves  migraines  – Relieves Stress and promotes Relaxation  – Relieves Menstrual Cramps

Helps with Post Surgery healing       – Relieves sinus congestion    – improves  circulation for diabetics

Our feet mirror the state of our body and for every organ, gland, limb and body part there is a corresponding reflex on the bottom of the feet.  (See chart below).   Sometimes,  when someone is having a treatment and pressure is applied to a certain area of the feet,  the individual  may  feel the response in the area of the body corresponding to the reflex  that is being worked on. That is validation that reflexology  works on all levels of the body.


It is important to note that Reflexologist cannot diagnose, prescribe or treat for specific conditions. Reflexologist treat the body as a whole , working the entire areas on both feet and not one specific area. Clients are made to understand that reflexology is a complementary treatment and should see their physician for any concerns they may have regarding their health.   To find a Reflexologist in your area, you may want to check out a holistic magazine such as Alive or simply go online.

I welcome your questions and especially your comments if you have had a reflexology treatment.



My Garden A Sanctuary of Peace, Stillness and Growth

My Garden - Healing-Path-CentreGreetings!   As summer slowly fades away I prepare to welcome fall and the need to create on a different level.  Always when the trees start to turn and their leaves flutter down to mother earth, I know fall is on its way.  By then, I am ready to bid farewell to my Garden Sanctuary.  Suddenly, there is a stirring of New Beginnings, not unlike my two great nephews who were filled with excitement as they anxiously awaited their first day of the new school year.  The 6 year old eyes sparkled as he told me about his new French Immersion school and his 4 year old brother was thrilled and delighted he was going into JK.  Indeed!  Fall is without a doubt a time of New Beginnings regardless of age.

In my case, fall is when my creative juices start to flow.  I feel revitalized and renewed.  I spent a great deal of my summer communing with nature and mother earth in my personal Garden Sanctuary.  In a matter of weeks my beautiful flower garden and rich bountiful kitchen garden will be no more.  My personal outdoor sanctuary that connects me to all of life, nature and new growth will be a patch of plain earth ready for the winter snow.

However, the cycle of nature is so powerful it allows one to enjoy the gifts of each season while luxuriating in memories of the one just past.  I go forth into fall treasuring the hours I spent communing with nature, planting, reaping, tilling the earth and feeling connected as I watched vegetables and vines grow, blossom and bloom. I continue to feel profound Gratitude for all the abundance nature gave me.

In the Peace and Stillness of nature I watched new growth appear daily, and the butterflies and bees

Enjoy  the nectar from the flowers.   I knew they too were enjoying my garden.  My heirloom tomato trees and vines became burdened with fruit and the beans and Healing Path Centre Vegetablescucumber vines gave richly of their crop.  My Garden Sanctuary is where I spend time each summer recharging and renewing my mental, spiritual and physical “batteries” in preparation for a creative fall.
To truly rejoice in existence, we must also learn to cultivate serenity, joy and beauty in those special places that replenish the soul. When we create a garden sanctuary, we are reminded that we are a part of both nature’s essence and something more.  An outdoor retreat is a place we can surround ourselves in nature and beauty.  There is no drug to replace the tranquility, peace and pleasure of a garden sanctuary and the rewards are too numerous to mention.  I now prepare to look forward to fall and my new beginnings with a clear and creative mind and peace filled spirit.  If you don’t already have a special Sanctuary that renews your soul, make it number one on your “to do” list.  Remember, where ever your heart sings and your soul dances, let that be your Sanctuary!

To your New Beginnings,





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Dreams do come TrueDreams are powerful!  Dreams are inspired pictures of a new future waiting for each of us.   The bigger the Dream – the more powerful the urge to work towards that Dream.  A dream starts out like a tiny seed in the mind and that seed once it is planted needs to be nurtured in order for it to grow and bloom.  When we ignore our dream(s) they often die and a little piece of us dies with it.  I feel that our Creator, Universe, Source Energy, Infinite Mind (whatever you can relate to) will never plant a Dream Seed in your mind without giving you every opportunity and resource needed to accomplish that DREAM.    When you have a dream, pay attention to it! Nurture it! Be assured your dream will one day become an important part of your reality.  I love the following quote:

Inspiration is having the clear picture of what I am wanting — and letting Universal forces come into play to get the outcome. — Abraham

Not so long ago I had the honour of giving the Keynote address to a group of mature students who had big dreams and as mature students/learners they all saw their dreams become their reality.  Their hard work and persistence paid off. They all believed in themselves and followed their Dreams.

Anyone who has been around me for a long time know how passionate I am about Dreams. When it comes to manifesting, visioning and picturing/planning ones future, I feel it is imperative to set Big Goals for your Dreams.   Why?  Read on.

Dreams are persistent!    They don’t go away easily.  I call my dreams “God Whispering” or “The Universe knocking” and often refer to them in workshops as “Infinite Intelligence calling”. Whatever power you relate to, it is important to know that each one of us is being supported towards attaining our dreams and goals.  Dreams come to make us grow and become more than we ever thought possible.

Infinite intelligence makes sure that everyone has dreams and goals.  However, not everyone pays attention to the Whispering, the Knocking and the Calling when they have a dream!   Quite often, life interrupts and people bury their dreams.  There is nothing sadder than a garden of buried forgotten dreams and goals. From my personal experience, when you follow your dream, unseen forces will conspire to assist you in accomplishing them.

There is a famous saying that goes “CONCEIVE – BELIEVE –  ACHIEVE!

CONCEIVE  –  Is the mental VISION of your dream. Hold it close to your heart.  Focus on your vision and “visit” it daily.

BELIEVE – In your dream. Believe you are deserving of having it.  Most of all BELIEVE you have already gotten it!

ACHIEVE – You may have to take the necessary Action Steps needed to Achieving your dreams and goals.   James L. Allen says it beautifully: “The key to happiness is having dreams; the key to success is making them come true.”

Below are some action steps you can take to making your dreams come true:

  1. Know what you desire and VISUALIZE IT. Keep a vivid picture in your mind. Always write it down.
  2. BE PASSIONATE about your dream(s). Passion is energy and energy is a powerful attractor.
  3. TAKE ACTION toward achieving your dream. It may take you out of your comfort zone. Know that there is tremendous growth waiting for you.
  4. KEEP FOCUSED on your dream(s) and unseen forces will conspire to assist you beyond your wildest imagination.
  5. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! Don’t let anyone’s opinion of what you can or cannot do influence your decisions.
  6. BE TENACIOUS! Hold fast to your dream(s) knowing in your heart that “Dreams Do Come True!”

“You are today where your thoughts brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.  “James L. Allen

Do share the dreams that you have accomplished and how it has changed your life.  I would love to hear your story.

Until next time, Dream Big and Be Bold!