Why I created this company…

Heart & Soul Coaching and Retreats®
was created to help people change their lives for the better.  We’re simply about helping people make the changes they want to make in life in order to be the person they know in their heart and soul to be.  To help them create meaningful and rewarding experiences that lead to living a fulfilling and happy life.  We help people realize how important self-care (self-love, self-worth and self-reliance) is in experiencing joy – authentic happiness in life.  We help them build the courage to develop their self-leadership ability – an ability we all possess, simply by focussing on six key self-leadership qualities: their self-esteem, self-respect, self-trust, self-confidence, self-motivation and self-determination.  This enables them to set and accomplish goals that lead to realizing their dreams in life.

My interests in people’s human spirit and their behaviours in life…

I’ve always been fascinated with people’s human spirit – what makes their heart & soul feel loved, safe and cared for.  What makes them feel excited and passionate about life.  What makes their soul want to sing and dance to the beat of their own heart.  In a nutshell, what brings people joy so they may  experience their own kind of happiness in life.  Spirituality is a broad concept and we all recognize that there are many interpretations.  What I came up with is FREEDOM.  The freedom to choose to be who we want to be.  The freedom to be the person we know within our heart and soul to be.  The freedom to create moments throughout life that have us experience happiness on a daily basis.  For me, the human spirit has always meant a safe place within me that knows exactly what brings me joy in life – what has me create special moments of happiness for myself and for others.  Joy is a universal feeling that connects us all as human beings.  Happiness is the physical emotion we feel when we choose and trust in living a joyful life.  All I know is that it’s extremely powerful and contagious.  Some would even say it’s magical.  It is what inspires us to reach our goals and realize our dreams in life.  Let’s share it as much as we possibly can because everyone deserves to experience joy in their life.  

What gets in the way of being and feeling joyful in life are the choices we make.  Some are based on our values while others come from beliefs which can be empowering or limiting.  What can also hold us back from experiencing happiness is our self-talk (proactive vs reactive), and of course the behavioural patterns we create ourselves or habits we adopt from others (family or society).  Some behaviours can have a ripple effect on the outcome of our lives.

My objective…

My objective is to inspire each and everyone of you to develop key qualities of your self-leadership ability so that you may build the courage you need to make the changes you want to make in life.  The courage you need to nurture all aspects of who you are as a person and what you need to feel and be happy in life.  The courage you need to create meaningful and rewarding experiences for yourself.  

You need to believe in the power and magic that is part of who you are.  It’s behind each of your thoughts.  Why?  Because the source of all things – all material things in life, creating what you want and need to live a fulfilling and happy life, begins with your thoughts – the way you think followed by the way you act.  Yes, your thoughts and subsequent actions release chemicals within your physical brain and nervous system that support and motivate you to create joy in your life.  So it’s important to choose and focus on the thoughts that will create the things and experiences you want in life.

How I completely changed my mindset… 

What I did to move forward, and how you can do the same.

I changed my focus onto the end-result itself – being, thinking and doing what makes me feel joy in my life, and helping others experience the same.  Yes, I started from the end and worked my way back to move forward in life.  Making that simple yet defining choice meant accomplishing goals along my journey became milestones to reach towards realizing my dreams in life.  I realized that I am a creative – one of those people who likes to color outside the lines if you know what I mean.  I realized that all the knowledge and experience I’ve acquired over the years led me to create my company.  I realized I wasn’t suppose to focus on the journey itself because if I chose to have complete faith and confidence – a trust and belief so strong that our journeys create themselves and mine would lead me in the right direction if I consistently made choices and took actions that are aligned with what I value in life.

Click on the following tapestries to dive deeper into how I create and share my story with my husband Peter, Champie (our beloved fur girl), the role nature plays in our lives, and my collection of inspiring quotes.  Enjoy!

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