Grief

There is no timeline on how long you should feel grief, or when it will pop up in your day.  There is no set holiday or other special day that will weigh on your heart.  It can lurk around the corner, ready to strike at any moment.  That deep feeling of sadness, or gut wrenching …

Domestic Violence Awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, though it is something we should be aware of every day.  We should learn to see the signs so that we can be the voice of those who otherwise have no voice.  To speak out for those who are afraid of the very real consequences of telling someone about …

Minding Other’s Time

When I was growing up, my Father instilled the importance of being on time into my brain. We were always very early for everything from doctors appointments to meetings. In fact he was so rigorous about being on time that we joked about making him late for his own funeral – and we did it! …

Go With the Flow – But Watch Out for the Tide

It’s okay to go with the flow when it makes your life easier, or is it?  I’ve always been a backward boat rower, swimming against the current, doing my thing.  I never do things the easy way.  Every lesson I have ever learned in my life, I have had to learn the hard way.  I …

Speaking Your Truth and Following Through

Deep inside your soul, there is a blueprint that is unique to each and every one of us.  This blueprint goes far beyond your DNA, it is part of your energy body as well as your physical body.  You are given clues to your path each time you take a step forward, and gentle nudges …

True Family

I was raised with the belief that, “Family is everything”.  Sadly this programming has set me up for many heart breaks and alot of sadness.  I grew up thinking that this included my extended family, which includes cousins, second cousins etc.  Family should be there to support you no matter what.  Family should be there …

Change is in the Air

Well, it is September 1st.  The beginning of September has always signified to me the end of one chapter and the beginning of another.  Summer is over, and Autumn is beginning, the plants and animals are all getting ready for the coming winter.  Some animals are preparing for hibernating away from the frigid cold we …

Dealing With Triggers

If you don’t know what a trigger is, it is an event, smell, sight, or sound that causes you to flash back to the traumatic event that you suffered. You never know when it is going to hit you or how it will affect you when it does.  You may not always react when you …

Growth!!

Spirit Haven, or rather – I, have been experiencing a great deal of growth over the last year.  Many opportunities have opened up to me.  I was able to be a part of a group of healers in Saskatoon for a few months, and then with growth and change, my current place of business allowed me to …

Meditation for Healing from Trauma

You are in the midst of the flashbacks and memories, the nightmares and the night sweats.  You are seeing your counsellor regularly and you have a psychiatrist on speed dial.  You feel like you should be better – this crap happened a long time ago, so why can’t you get rid of it? Everyone has different …