A Letter to My Daughters This Mother’s Day

When I met the father of my girls, I told him that having children would be the most important thing I ever did with my life. This baffled him because I was such a corporate girl, at the time. Shortly after we were married, I even went so far as to tell him that I…

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Life Coaching for me…

I was recently on a boat with a group of men that I didn’t know…yes, myself and four men…and they were guy’s guys, hard working, down-to-earth men. A few hours into the trip, they asked me what I did for a living. When I told them I was a life coach, one of them said…

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The Radiation in your Child’s Laptop and Cellphone is Harmful

In 1987, scientists discovered a significant link between increased incidence of childhood cancer and close proximity to high tension power lines and electronic devices. The majority of us have heard of the link between brain tumours and cell phones. Women exposed to x-rays in the first 3-5 weeks of pregnancy are at a higher risk of miscarriage or delivering a baby with birth defects. Exposure between the 8th and 15th week can cause brain damage in the baby. These are obviously serious implications.

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The Power of Affirmations

Affirmations are positive statements about our value or potential. They help us overcome our fear of change and help us take responsibility for ourselves. Affirmations foster self-control, self-confidence and inner peace. They connect us to our positive inner voice. They can help us break through our negative beliefs about ourselves, change our fearful thoughts and help us give ourselves the love we may not have received as children.

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Using Love to Discipline Your Child

So, there is the approach that employs fear and makes your child fearful of making mistakes or fearful of others or even worse, fearful of you. Do you need to instill fear in your child? No, that is a choice you make. A fearful child does not believe in themselves. A child that does not believe in themselves has a hard time getting through any aspect of life. But then, there is this whole other approach – the approach that employs love. Which approach raises a stronger, happier child? Which approach provides a child with tools from which to draw upon for the rest of their lives? Which approach brings you and your child closer? The one that employs love.

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