|Posted on August 16, 2017 at 3:25 PM|
In many ways, I’ve always felt like the broken biscuit in the box, the one that languishes in the bottom until there’s nothing else left and, even then, it doesn’t look like a very tempting treat. After all, who wants a broken biscuit when there are lots of other perfectly formed, whole biscuits gleaming and longing to be eaten, tantalising the taste buds? Of course, the broken biscuit doesn’t taste any different, but, with its imperfections on full display, it’s...Read Full Post »
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|Posted on May 22, 2017 at 12:55 PM|
The Gabriel Message Card for this Week:
Do not allow yourself to dwell in past patterns. Simply accept those choices and move ahead.
Does it seem like all your old patterns are in your face right now?
I certainly have noticed this phenomenon in the past two months especially. It seems we are being given a chance to clear the way for some healthy new choices.
What I also have noticed is that if I don't give these old pa...Read Full Post »
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|Posted on October 7, 2013 at 7:05 AM|
There’s nothing natural about living a life filled with stress and anxiety, having feelings of despair or depression, and needing pills to tranquilize yourself. Agitated thoughts that produce high blood pressure, a nervous stomach, persistent feelings of discomfort, an inability to relax or sleep, and frequent displays of displeasure and outrage are violating your natural state.
Believe it or not, you have the power to create the natur...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 30, 2013 at 5:05 AM|
It may sometimes be awkward to set healthy boundaries with negative or draining people, but it is an important skill to learn. If someone has unrealistic expectations of you or unable to respect your feelings remember “No” is a complete sentence.
A key to setting boundaries is to come from a centered, unemotional, place—not to be reactive. For example if someone has been saying disparaging comments about you, from a heartfelt center say, “Please don&...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 15, 2013 at 9:00 AM|
FOR A MOMENT, let’s imagine what it would be like to be fully alive without a physical shell or any of the stuff we need and desire for maintaining life on Earth. We’d have a mental energy that allowed us to move forward or backward, up or down, instantly creating whatever we desired. We’d be free to wallow in an exquisite existence without time or space as we know it. We’d be in a state of pure bliss, in love with everything and everyone. We’d have no duties or ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 21, 2013 at 5:30 AM|
There's a little voice in my head that's been trying to get my attention for a long time. The voice tells me things like: stop following everyone else's rules and start expressing your creativity in unconventional ways; find that beautiful place by the sea you've wanted for intimate workshops and retreats and book one; allow movement and nature and animals to hold a more prominent place in your life.
We all have a wise voice inside. Yours might be telling you that it's time...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 19, 2013 at 3:50 AM|
For many years I was struggling with negative self-talk and mind-racing. From the moment I woke up, my thoughts bounced randomly from anything that had gone wrong in the past to a daunting “what-if reality” of the future and back, taking me on an exhausting mental and emotional roller-coaster ride. If you, too, struggle with a restless, anxious mind, you’re probably familiar with the negative voice that often pipes up at the most inopportune moments.
Maybe...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 30, 2013 at 8:15 AM|
It's a beautiful morning and I've just plopped down in a comfy chair on the deck overlooking my backyard. I enjoy starting the day by listening to the birds as the early light slowly brightens the sky. I love my home, my quiet life here, and the peace and contentment that comes from a daily routine. Isn't it funny how, as we get older, simple things can bring so much peace and satisfaction to our lives?
Speaking of getting older, it's a topic that's been on my mind lately. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 8, 2013 at 7:05 AM|
On Saturday morning, just before leaving for the "I Can Do It" conference here in Toronto this weekend, I was inspired to use my own advice. I was rushing around the house trying to pack and organize so I'd be ready to meet the car taking me to the airport. That's when things started to go downhill. As I set out to make a last-minute green smoothie for the ride, the ice bucket in my freezer overflowed, spewing ice cubes all over the kitchen floor. Then, as I tried to pick th...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 18, 2013 at 4:50 AM|
Have you ever felt pestered by a persistent inner voice that kept telling you to take some kind of action? Did you listen?
Here’s a great story about what happens when we’re willing to listen to, trust, and act on our inner wisdom. It’s about Carla, a friend of mine who learned the value of paying attention.
A couple of years ago, when Carla purchased a new computer, she was advised to install a battery back-up to ensure that her work ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 28, 2013 at 7:05 AM|
Last week my husband Michael saved my ass. He happened to walk by my office while I was pounding away at my computer’s keyboard, crafting an email to someone who had just written to me with a message that pushed my buttons.
“What are you doing?” he asked in a casual tone.
“I’m upset about an email I just received and I’m writing back to set the person straight,” I replied.
“Are you sure y...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 19, 2013 at 8:50 AM|
Over the years I’ve spoken to thousands of people about realizing their dreams and accomplishing their goals. By now most of us know that putting an action plan in place with simple steps is what gets us on the path. But, many people never get that far because of common obstacles that get in their way. Handling these roadblocks beforehand can improve your odds for success. Here are some of the roadblocks to avoid:
Roadblock #1 – Future Shock
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|Posted on December 30, 2012 at 2:05 AM|
Sometimes the world is a hard place to be in. That’s my thought as I sit down to write this newsletter.
I woke up this morning to the horrible sound of an excavator taking down trees in the yard next door. I could barely catch my breath as I watched a giant pine tree crash to the ground. Turns out our neighbor needs to replace their failed septic system so they had no choice. And while I completely understand, it sucks. It just really sucks…
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|Posted on October 26, 2012 at 5:50 AM|
As a psychiatrist I teach my patients the importance of learning how to deal effectively with draining people. In “Emotional Freedom”, I discuss one of these types which I call “The Victim Mentality.”
The victim grates on you with a poor-me attitude, and is allergic to taking responsibility for their actions. People are always against them, the reason for their unhappiness. They portray themselves as unfortunates who demand rescuing, and they will ma...Read Full Post »