Just Play

Just Play

Just Play 

This is the last podcast episode before Christmas. For those of you who celebrate I want to wish you a Happy Christmas. I hope that you take time to pause, this time of year can become overwhelmingly busy. Take time to pause, listen to your body and exercise your right to say no and most of all enjoy the moment.

People schedule themselves back to back, have late nights, and have a tendency to eat and drink more at this time of year. While this hopefully is a lot of fun, it can also lead to higher levels of anxious and sad thoughts, and more low mood thinking. This is often the result of being overtired, not eating well, not taking the time to pause.

So my wish for you is this: enjoy the amazing power of connection with your loved ones, and also with yourself. Listen to your wisdom, when your body and mind has had enough, needs some rest, needs time and space to let the dust settle be extra kind to yourself. Give yourself the gift of time, have a nap (naps are amazing), read a book, go for a walk in nature, eat a healthy dose of fruits and veg. All are types of elixirs for the mind and/or body.

I’m going to close out the year with a personal chat on the next episode. This week I have the pleasure of connecting with Nick Bottini. Nick and I went through Clarity coach training together. First and foremost he is a beautiful soul, as well as an author and coach working in the music industry. Nick has just released a book Just Play, it’s a beautiful read that I highly recommend to those who are curious about the connection between state of mind and flow state. 

In this wonderful conversation Nick and I talk about:

  • The psychology of performance;
  • Mental health and the flow state in performance; and
  • The process of writing a book.

Here are a few thought bomb takeaways:

  • Mental health (being mentally healthy) is the same for those in the music industry, sports, artists, business, etc. it’s the same for all humans ;
  • Searching for the magic in the success of others is futile, your own magic is within;
  • Resilience isn’t defined by hard work, practice, etc. it’s something innate. We don’t have to search for it. It is within each and every one of us; and
  • If you go looking for ‘flow state’ outside of yourself you will go on an endless search.

I have to be honest when I first picked up Nick’s book I was interested in reading it because he had written it. I wasn’t far into the book when I realized the message in his book is one that all humans, whether performers or not should hear. I encourage you to pick up a copy.

I’m loving the feedback and personal notes. If you have any comments or feedback please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Until next time: Be well. Be inspired. Be You.

Much love,


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Live Your Best Life 101

Live Your Best Life 101

Live Your Best Life 101

This episode is a great one. I loved my conversation with the witty and wise Amir Karkouti. In addition to being a loving husband and father, Amir owns several restaurants, he’s a kick-ass coach and works at a recovery centre. I had the honour and pleasure of participating in a Professional Coaching course with Amir and Ankush Jain, it was a such a fabulous journey. The two of them work together in such an inspiring and complimentary way. What I’ve seen with Amir time and time again is that he shows up fully and gives with such an open heart.

This conversation is a great one, among other things we chat about:

  • Taking action despite the quality of our thinking in the moment;
  • Even if we look different from the outside, we are all looking for the same thing on the inside;
  • When we are trying to figure out life from a conceptual place we are not living; and
  • The power of showing up and doing our best.

Here are a few thought bomb takeaways:

  • The secret ingredient in life, coaching, business, etc. is showing up as YOU;
  • There is no-one who can do you better than you;
  • Life flows much better when we are not caught up in trying to conceptualize everything; and
  • The heart of the matter IS what matters.

If you enjoy this episode I would be grateful if you could leave a review on iTunes. If you think others would enjoy it please feel free to share. If you have any comments or feedback please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Until next time: Be well. Be inspired. Be You.

Much love,


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How Are You Showing Up?

How Are You Showing Up?

How are you showing up?
This is a conversation I’ve been having a lot lately. Whether with kids, individuals or business owners the question remains the same. So what do I mean by this?
I was having a conversation with my son a few Mondays ago. He was complaining that Mondays suck. I told him that he had been given the gift of the day. What he did with that gift was entirely up to him. He could show up to school, with his friends, etc. in a low state of mind, complaining because it’s Monday or he could appreciate the gift he’d been given and enjoy the day. Be curious and open and see what unfolded for him in the day.
I’ve had the same conversation with business owners/employees, and with individuals who are struggling and feeling stuck. What is the quality of your thinking like? Are you feeling curious? Are you showing up with an open mind and an open heart? Or are you feeling judgemental?
This simple question is one to ask yourself. You have been given the gift of time, how you show up and what you do with that gift depends on how you are showing up. Try a little experiment – think of the energy around your state of mind. How does it feel in your body if you are facing a day, situation, etc. with a negative, judgemental lens? Now switch it up and think of how it feels to face your day, situation, etc with a curious, open-minded lens? Can you feel the difference? What energetic space would you rather spend your time in?
OWN IT! Take charge of how you are showing up. If you choose to look at the world through a lens of Mondays suck it will. It’s not rocket science, you will look for and find evidence to support your story. Or you can show up with gratitude, with curiosity and an open mind and see what unfolds. 
As a new week unfolds I encourage you to ponder this and see what comes up for you.
Much love,
Parenting With An Open Mind

Parenting With An Open Mind

“We all have innate health and innate wellbeing at our core.

We were born with it and it stays with us for life.”

Parenting is beautiful, hard, incredibly rewarding, frustrating, and the most powerful role you will ever have in your life. After a two week break due to a death in the family, I’m happy to release a new podcast episode. This conversation with the beautiful Mandy Spray is a must listen to for all you parents, parents to be, or those working with children.

Mandy is a certified Innate Wellbeing Facilitator and a Clarity Coach and Trainer. Mandy was one of my mentors when I did the facilitator training at Innate Wellbeing. She has such a lovely presence, and her wisdom whispers through her words and presence.

On today’s episode we discuss:

  • Why it’s important to have conversations with parents when working with children. From my experience, it’s necessary for them to understand what we are sharing.
  • Society as a whole will benefit when we stop seeing teenagers as a problem.
  • The science behind what is happening as our children progress through the teenage years.
  • Blame, shame and guilt should not have a seat at the parenting table.

This conversation was filled with some many good takeaways. Not just for parents but for everyone. As Mandy said, this understanding is the same for everyone. I love Mandy’s gentle way of going deeper into a conversation. This is where we breakthrough what appears to be happening and get to the heart of the matter.  

Here are a few thought bomb takeaways:

  • We often create stories about our children and then look for evidence to support the story. When we discover how the mind works we see how often we get caught up in our own thinking.
  • What we think is going on and what is actually happening are often very different.
  • Parents are human too! Taking the time and space to let our minds settle, just as we ask our children to do is a step towards a more peaceful and loving relationship; and finally
  • Lead with love.

If you enjoy these conversations please feel free to share it with friends. Also, I would be grateful if you could leave a review on iTunes. If you have any comments or feedback please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Until next time: Be well. Be inspired. Be You.

Much love,


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