WHEN YOU’VE HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE WITH A COACH OR THERAPIST :(

Have you ever had a bad experience with a health practitioner such as a counsellor or therapist? Maybe you didn’t feel heard, misunderstood, or judged. But, whatever happened, it probably left you with an uncomfortable feeling inside. If you or someone you know is feeling vulnerable and sad after a bad experience with a counsellor or therapist, here… Read More Read More

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How’s Your Focus?

Breathing is one of the only systems in our body that can be controlled both voluntarily, through the central nervous system, and involuntarily, through the autonomic nervous system. We don’t have to think of taking another breath to survive, it happens to us. Still, we can choose to take deeper breaths and control our breathing… Read More Read More

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THE PARADOX OF CARING – A STORY ABOUT BURNOUT

This week marks the day I start working with a coach I have been inspired by (and in awe of) for a long time. . And it couldn’t come at a more poignant time. . ENTER THE BIG B: 3 weeks ago I hit total breakdown, harder than I’d ever been hit before. Burnout was… Read More Read More

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Why worry can be a great motivator

Clients often come to us wanting to remove their worry and anxious thoughts and it’s easy to see why. Anxiety is often blamed as the reason for people’s pain. But have you ever thought about the benefits of this discomfort? We often dismiss feelings of worry thinking we need to remove them to be fulfilled… Read More Read More

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Introducing: The Courage to Rise Manifesto (Anti-Jante)

Have you ever heard of the Law of Jante? Unless you are from Scandinavia this might be the first time you’ve come across this moral law. However, you might be able to relate it to your own culture or country. The Law of Jante a set of rules or cultural code imprinted in our Scandinavian… Read More Read More

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The Hidden Secrets of An Empathic Achiever

EMPATHIC ACHIEVERS OFTEN HAVE A TENDENCY TO LOOK REALLY GOOD ON THE OUTSIDE. They are driven, positive, outgoing and real go-getters. BUT to most people’s surprise, what’s going on inside of the high achiever is often not as perfect as it may look like externally. Sensitive achievers tend to put HUGE demands on themselves to… Read More Read More

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Transforming Pain Through Art and Soul- The Power of Creativity

Art is free flowing and enjoyable. Always surprising, always perfect, right? Well, not really. Art can be many things, and sometimes free flowing is the least it can be! I, like so many others, have been hit by procrastination and writers block many times. For years I was struggling with my creativity and artistic talents.… Read More Read More

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It’s NOT about you, but it’s ALL about you…

I love playing with opposites. Why? Because isn’t life full of them? The more I experience life here on earth, the more I see how life is all about paradoxes. The deeper we go, the more they show up. So here is another paradox of life, something I have been pondering on for a few… Read More Read More

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The Perfection of Things NOT Going To Plan

Daily insights from Madelaine. Nuggets of wisdom to elevate your thinking. :::WHEN THINGS SEAM LIKE THEY DON’T GO TO PLAN, THEY MIGHT BE PERFECTLY ALIGNED WITH THE GREAT PLAN::: I didn’t plan to work with complex trauma and deep emotional pain in my professional life. In fact, those were the 2 things that scared me… Read More Read More

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Stop the blame, shame and suffering & heal the only thing you can heal…

Daily insights from Madelaine. Nuggets of wisdom to elevate your thinking. Did you know, studies show: 👉 If your parents are divorced, your risk of having a stroke doubles 60 years later 👉 Men that have been sexually abused have triple the rate of heart attacks as adults 👉 Girls who have fathers who are… Read More Read More

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