Happy New Year

Happy New Year

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars and see yourself running with them.” Marcus Aurelius

The first day of the new year always feels so fresh, like a big, beautiful canvas just waiting to be filled with your magic.

When I think back on the past year, it is like one big beautiful mess. It is a year that has rocked our worlds in so many ways. We have experienced such loss and grief on a global scale, tragedies that have impacted and united people around the world. Family and friends have divided over differing beliefs, compliance or non-compliance based on individual perceptions of their inner and outer worlds.

It has rocked people to their core, pushed people beyond their perceived edges of safety and yet when we take the time to dig deeper, there is so much more.

On the flip side, we have witnessed incredible innovation, potential, resilience, kindness, growth and we have witnessed people around the world coming together in the most beautiful ways.

I spent the morning reflecting on the things that both shaped and supported me throughout last year. I had to pivot my work as a self-employed, single parent when schools shut down in the spring. One of the most challenging things was not being able to see my Mom who lives in a retirement home that was in lock-down for several months,  the death of two family members, my son getting COVID and the subsequent challenges of continuing long term effects.

These events have shaped how I showed up in my life this year. I have been rocked to the core, experienced fear and sadness so intensely and spent a great deal of time being comfortably (and at times uncomfortably) numb.

Yet these moments were surpassed by an incredible outpouring of love and support from others, my relationship with my son is so strong, my mom’s home has been successful at keeping COVID out of the home, my on-line coaching continues to thrive with clients around the world, I have been able to continue my volunteer work with women and children who have been trafficked, I love coaching kids and teens and we had a great launch for our ‘It’s Good To Be Me’ workshops for kids and teens.

So. Totally. Blessed.

I decided to take some time last night to reflect on things I appreciate about the past year. I received a beautiful journal as a Christmas gift (I am a journal junkie). The quote at the beginning of this post is the one I chose to put on the first page. I spent the evening doing a 10 x 10 exercise (it sounds technical, but I just made it up). I highly recommend taking the time to do this, it’s a gift to give yourself as you start the new year.

Here’s how you do it:

Choose 10 themes (for me I chose things like Mom, Friendships, Knowledge, Health, Personal Life, etc) and for each of these things write down 10 things about each of the themes you appreciate. Sounds simple enough right? I’m only halfway through because it is a beautiful, reflective way to close out 2020. I think this is something I will do at the end of/beginning of each year.

I love how fitting it is that hindsight really is 2020!

Wishing you all a spectacular year ahead filled with much love, laughter and wonderful adventures.

Much love,

Jessie-Lynn

 

 

 

 

 

Rediscovering Who You Really Are – Episode #30

Rediscovering Who You Really Are – Episode #30

Life is a journey. Depending on the stage we are at, we may be discovering something new about ourselves or rediscovering something we touched on at another time in our journey. In this podcast episode, my guest is author and coach Ankush Jain.   

It’s a wonderful and easy read. It was great to talk to Ankush about writing a book and the wisdom behind rediscovering (or discovering) who you really are. 

We talk about:

  • Why Ankush wrote the book;
  • The process and challenges of writing a book; 
  • The ebb and flow of life; and
  •  How transformation is at the heart of everything Ankush does in his work. 

As I mentioned I recommend this book, it is an easy read filled with gorgeous nuggets. It’s always nice to hear the background of how and why a book is written. 

Here are a few thought bomb takeaways:

  • Our reality is a reflection of our thinking moment to moment. There is a tremendous benefit to tapping into who we were before getting caught up in our thinking;
  • Younger children show up unfiltered, without a lot of thinking about who they are (or are not), how they are showing up, etc. When we learn how our reality is created we are more likely to tap back into this unfiltered presence; and 
  • When being of service is at the heart of your coaching business (and really for any business in general) clients feel that and are more likely to gain insight and experience of transformation.   

I hope you enjoy this conversation.

To listen to the podcast on Podbean:

https://thecproflife.podbean.com/e/rediscovering-who-you-really-are/

To listen to the podcast on iTunes:

https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/rediscovering-who-you-really-are/id1438553484?i=1000445340272

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

Much love, Jessie-Lynn

To reach Ankush or to access the many valuable resources he has on his webpage:

https://ankushjain.co.uk/

Ankush’s Book “Sweet Sharing”

https://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Sharing-Rediscovering-REAL-You/dp/1796646830/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2ULLM1LJ4YR5E&keywords=sweet+sharing+ankush+jain&qid=1564112912&s=gateway&sprefix=sweet+sharing+ankush+j%2Caps%2C283&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.ca/Sweet-Sharing-Rediscovering-REAL-You/dp/1796646830/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1564113832&sr=8-1

 

 

When Judgement is Replaced With Curiosity – Episode #23

When Judgement is Replaced With Curiosity – Episode #23

The judgement of self and others is something we all do. What happens when we replace judgement with curiosity? It’s fascinating and getting curious is a wonderful opportunity to dig deep within.

In this episode:

A warm welcome my guest Jonelle Simms. She is a lovely soul who as a result of a spiritual awakening, left the corporate world to focus her time and efforts on Community. She now works as a coach, delivers corporate workshops and works with those who are marginalized and suffering in the community,

In this fun chat we take a deep dive into:
  • What happens when questionable people move in next door? Do you love thy neighbour or do you move?;
  • When you stop searching for a fix in the self-help industry and accepting life as it is, you realize that suffering is an illusion;
  • The power of unconditional and impersonal love; and
  • The resilience of those who are marginalized and suffering.
Here are a few thought bomb takeaways:
  • When we show up fully, and are fully present, without our own agenda or ego and we meet people where THEY are at – that is true service;
  • It’s easy to judge others who are less fortunate, but when you change the lens you are looking through, or take off the judgement googles, you will see that those who are struggling are actually the epitome of resilience; and
  • Thinking, specifically overthinking can be so toxic. It can feel like you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. The power of thought is incredible. The fact that you think is part of being human, learning that you don’t have to engage with those thoughts is life-changing.  

This is a fun and engaging conversation. I hope you enjoy it. If you have any questions about the three principles please do not hesitate to reach out. I think it’s evident from all my podcast guests who are members of the community that we LOVE to share this understanding.   

Please keep the emails and feedback coming. I love hearing from you.

To listen to this episode on iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/when-judgement-is-replaced-with-curiosity-episode-23/id1438553484?i=1000433726362&mt=2

To listen to this episode on Podbean:

https://thecproflife.podbean.com/e/when-judgement-is-replaced-with-curiosity-episode-23/

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

Much love,

Jessie-Lynn

To reach Jonelle:

http://www.procrastinationpublications.com/

To learn more about the upcoming event in Winnipeg:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DLmALFXRw4qUzPv-Xr9vSQNLJhBH3SVj/view?fbclid=IwAR2fx_D-XRdOHsrftLASiOKGICWvXgv9d1mQk3YPu69XdXv0RUKNUlTPdjk

 A Journey from Severe Anxiety to Wellness

 A Journey from Severe Anxiety to Wellness

Hello my beautiful community. I’m happy to be back online after a wee break to do some travelling and training. Last week I travelled to the UK to meet a client in person (amazing!) and to do some training (also amazing). I am a student of life and so enjoy learning, the focus of this training was on uncovering resilience in the next generation – what a fabulous investment. I will be implementing some upcoming workshops based on the training I took. Stay tuned.

I’m excited to release a new podcast episode today. Many of the clients I work with come to me because they are struggling with anxiety. It’s a topic near and dear to my heart and I’ve been looking forward to taking a deep dive further into this conversation. In this episode, I chat with Sarie Taylor. Sarie went through a period of severe anxiety in her twenties and was hospitalized, she then went on to train as a psychotherapist to help her better understand and manage her anxiety. Then she came across the three principles understanding and now works as a coach who specializes in anxiety.

During this conversation, we take a deep dive into:

  • The journey from intense, life-crippling anxiety to wellbeing;
  • What happens when we trust that we are okay;
  • The power and potential of showing up with no agenda; and
  • The magic that happens when we don’t attach ourselves to labels.

Here are a few thought bomb takeaways:

  • The is immense power and potential when we don’t adopt the notion that we are broken and need to be fixed;
  • We all have anxious thoughts because we are human. We don’t and can’t fix that fact;
  • When a parent or teacher embraces the fact that the child has innate wellbeing (we all do), the child is more likely to embrace that fact as well; and
  • We experience much less anxious thinking, life flows better and is much more enjoyable when we don’t engage with the vicious cycle of overthinking.

I LOVE connecting with you and reading your emails so please continue to reach out with your comments, questions and feedback.

Until next time be well, be inspired, be you.

Much love,

Jessie-Lynn

To listen to this episode:

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/a-journey-from-severe-anxiety-to-wellness-episode-20/id1438553484?i=1000431371537&mt=2

https://thecproflife.podbean.com/e/a-journey-from-severe-anxiety-to-wellness-episode-20/

To reach Sarie:

https://www.sarietaylor.com/

Healthy Minds Manual:

http://www.sarietaylor.com/myhealthymindmanual/?fbclid=IwAR2U4vN_Mi1LTskhPEpVj5rjk2smR9IEJyX8z0L-JS-kbuEBpht8z6Ep3ZE

To learn more about Resilient Young Minds:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/109101516468445/

The Changing Relationship With Self and Others Through The Ebb and Flow of Life

The Changing Relationship With Self and Others Through The Ebb and Flow of Life

Happy Friday! You are in for a treat today. The conversation I have with my guest Shenan Charania in this episode is such a powerful one. The connection, ease and flow were amazing. We talk about the changing relationship with self and others through the ebb and flow of life.

Shenan’s life journey is so interesting. Currently, he is a transformative coach who works with inspirational leaders. He has a lovely presence which I think you will hear.

During this conversation, we take a deep dive into:  

  • How looking for a sense of belonging led to being involved with gang life for over ten years and the realization that a sense of belonging doesn’t come from others, things, experiences;
  • Distorted perspectives and how they play out in life;
  • The journey of self during the journey of life. From the gangster lifestyle to owning a Tim Horton’s to being a coach; and
  • Shame and guilt for past behaviours and choices don’t serve you.

Here are a few thought bomb takeaways:

  • Distorted thinking leads to distorted actions. When someone has a shift in perspective, relationships change in immeasurable ways;
  • Our own interpretation of the past changes as we evolve in our own personal growth;
  • People spend so much time, money and effort searching for the answers to who am I and where do I belong from others, books, drugs, alcohol, food, etc. These efforts are futile, it is only when we shift the direction of our search inwards will we find the answers; and
  • The most beautiful relationship you will ever be in is the one with yourself.

I enjoy reading your emails and appreciate your feedback.

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

To listen to this weeks episode:

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/changing-relationship-self-others-through-ebb-flow/id1438553484?i=1000429418005&mt=2

https://thecproflife.podbean.com/

Much love,

Jessie-Lynn

To reach Shenan:

https://www.shenancharania.com/

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,

Jessie-Lynn

Podcast episode:

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/live-your-best-life-101/id1438553484?i=1000425987236&mt=2

To reach Amir:

http://www.amirkarkouti.com/

To find out more about Amir’s books:

https://www.amazon.ca/What-Are-Three-Principles-Questions/dp/0692063560/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1545023869&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.ca/Lessons-My-Coach-Extraordinary-Attract/dp/1939745020/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1545023967&sr=8-3&keywords=amir+karkouti

 

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