Fuel Your Soul promotional poster.

Last year, the Canadian Institute for Health announced that 25,000 Canadians were hospitalized or died from deliberate self-harm. This data was collected before the onset of Covid-19. This figure doesn’t include people who went to emergency rooms and weren’t admitted or those who obtained help from primary healthcare providers or other local services.  Since the…

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Children pointing their fingers in blame at each other.

Every one of us has blamed others for our challenges. It’s a way of thinking that each of us is taught, as we go through life, and therefore, it has become a natural way for us to think.  Every time we blame another for our challenges, we give our power away.  Blaming others is a…

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High school graduates celebrating by tossing their caps in the air.

I had the honour of delivering this speech at an online graduation ceremony for a private school in Ontario last week. The Headmaster asked that every graduate of his school receive a copy. It is my hope that other high school graduates benefit from this speech. You are the graduates of 2020 – the year…

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Family sitting together and working on strengthening their relationships.

I am finding that during COVID-19 lockdown, more than anything else, my clients want assistance with their relationships. When we live with others in COVID-19 lockdown, our relationships with our loved ones are under a microscope, like never before. The struggle is real ☺.  Some are struggling with keeping their children happy when they can’t…

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Couple laughing and celebrating Valentine's Day with a piggy back ride for her.

I have heard many people say that Valentine’s Day is just another way for Hallmark, restaurants, jewelers, and florists to make money. To me, this is very sad. How did Valentine’s Day come into being? Valentine’s Day was named after Saint Valentine of Rome. Saint Valentine performed weddings for soldiers, who were forbidden to marry…

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Over the past decade, I have been asked to help many clients who have been negatively affected by social media. Recently, I was so inundated with clients who were experiencing a social media crisis that I felt compelled to help my readers in this arena! Some individuals receive critical, angry or even hateful responses to…

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Well, here’s some information you might not have expected to receive from The Resourceful Mother – my thoughts and tips on online dating! Yes, I did this on and off for many years.

5 insights I want to share with you:
1. We all enjoy meeting people in person far more than “shopping” for someone online. Meeting the love of our life online is no one’s first choice. Having said that, if we don’t think online dating will work, it likely won’t – our thoughts usually become our reality.
2. We are all wired to care about appearance, even if we pretend we are not. There are individuals with no picture of themselves on their profile, who say that appearance doesn’t matter, yet they are contacting others, telling them they are beautiful. Of course, we all know that our inner beauty is far more important than our outer beauty but it is much easier to see when we meet in person!

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With all of the people extolling the benefits of Marijuana and the fact that the Canadian government has now legalized Marijuana, many are probably wondering, “How bad can this drug be?” I decided it was time to inform you of the adverse effects of this drug.

There is medicinal Marijuana and recreational Marijuana. The medicinal Marijuana or cannabis oil is referred to as The Sacred Plant (some of you may have seen the video series by this name, which I highly recommend) and it helps those in pain or suffering from disease. It contains a small amount of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is necessary to receive the medicinal benefits from the drug. Recreational Marijuana contains far more THC, which is the component that makes ones high or intoxicated when smoked. According to annual survey data, more teenagers smoke recreational marijuana than cigarettes. The amount of THC in Marijuana samples, confiscated by police, has been steadily increasing over the past few decades. In 2009, THC concentrations in marijuana averaged close to 10 percent, compared to around 4 percent in the 1980s. According to Canada’s government website, some strains contain an average of 30 percent!

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In my almost fifty years of celebrating Halloween, I never knew the reason we celebrate Halloween until now! Do YOU know where it originated?

The Celts started Halloween over 2000 years ago because they believed the barrier between our world and the world of spirits became really thin at the end of each summer. October 31st began a three-day festival dedicated to remembering the dead, including the saints (hallow) and martyrs. To this day, in many parts of the world, churches observe All Hallows’ Eve by holding services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead.

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Gratitude helps us focus on the present moment. It is pretty difficult to think much about our past and future, things we cannot control or things that we should be doing when we are simply feeling grateful for where we are at this time.

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