• Meet Our New Sponsor: Christy Tending Healing Arts

    Christy Tending Healing Arts, who makes self-care and sacred ritual for world changers, is our latest sponsor. The opinions and words used here are, as always, my own. P.S Christy has a lovely gift for you, read on for details. You know that feeling when you meet someone and a part of you deep down inside whispers, “I am so deeply grateful that you are on the planet, and even better, that I get to be on it with you”? That’s the prayer my heart made when I came across Christy’s work. That’s the feeling I get when I read her writing, and learn from her offerings. And that’s why…

  • Trailblazer Interview: Heather Plett on Holding Space for Illness and Pain

    How do you handle illness? Is it something that makes you want to run away? Or something you live with everyday? For those of us who live with chronic illness or pain it can be an unforgiving struggle, an uncomfortable companion, and a deeply felt experience. Heather Plett’s work on holding space went viral in 2015, and for good reason. CLICK TO TWEET. Heather Plett is a teacher, writer, coach, and facilitator who helps people make deeper connections with themselves, others, the sacred, and the Earth. She gathers people in circles both online and off to share stories, ask questions, make art, and build community. She is a practitioner of The…

  • Trailblazer Interview: Dyana Valentine – SuperConditions

    Dyana Valentine, one of my dearest friends, got in touch years ago as I put chronic illness and sparkle in the same sentence. She supported my TEDx talk, my book, my work and dreamed for me. Prior to her current work, she was a microsurgery technician, Olympics organiser, horse trainer and secretary to the General Counsel of a multi-national corporation. She’s a speaker, magic-maker, secret-weapon to superstars, and creator of super conditions. I’ve invited her because she is a total trailblazer, changing peoples’ lives, businesses and our world. She’s changed my life and I want to talk to her more about being human, living with struggle and moving forward, and asking…

  • Trailblazer Interview: Aviva Gold – Creativity, Healing & Art Medicine

    Aviva Gold has been an art therapist, a clinical social worker, psychotherapist and an artist. Today, and for the past 35 years, she has grown into an art medicine woman.  She’s taught her transformative Painting from the Source method worldwide, in the past 35 years she has taught at major workshop centres in the world such as Omega, Findhorn, Mana retreat, Kripalu and Esalen.  She has taken Painting from the Source teachings to England, France, Canada, New Zealand, Ecuador, and Italy and is currently creating a source retreat in Oracle, Arizona.  Click to tweet – Aviva is a true, global wellness trail blazer and I’m honoured she’s joining us for…

  • Trailblazer Interview: Tiphany Adams – Push Girls

    At age 17 Tiphany Adams was a high school senior with dreams of modelling when the car she was riding in was hit head on by a drunk driver on October 15, 2000. Three lives were lost in the accident and Tiphany was the only survivor of the 130 mph impact crash. She was diagnosed as a paraplegic with a T10 fracture and L2 movement and persevered through months of painful recovery to graduate with her class the following June. Born in Lodi, California, Tiphany has always been a small-town girl with big dreams. Today she pushes forward, pursuing her passions as an actress, abilities advocate and fitness evolutionary. She…

  • Using Your “Brokenness” to Break Boundaries

    Experiencing pain, grief, trauma and seemingly insurmountable challenges are inevitable to the human condition. But what if “being broken” – a “misfit” – serves as a catalyst for liberation and greater purpose? (Click to Tweet!) As a trailblazing wellness pioneer I explore my own life-changing physical illness… and share the story of a dramatic shift in thinking that incited a destiny I never could have imagined. Please watch, and share with all those feeling broken and stuck, with the outsiders who want to shift into trail blazers.   Tweetables Using your “brokenness” to break boundaries #TEDx http://bit.ly/1MblhwN Living day to day as yourself, and loving yourself exactly as you are, is…

  • Trailblazer Interview: Amy Zellmer

    Amy Zellmer is a Professional Photographer, Creative Business Coach, Writer, Traveler, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Survivor. I first met Amy through our work together in my Soul Detox Sessions and have been blessed to know of her amazing work – from her gay marriage advocacy – to her inspiring photography for many years. I am delighted to be interviewing Amy about her work as an advocate for people living with traumatic brain injury. We talk about: – What Traumatic Brain Injury is and how we can support someone with it. – Amy’s healing journey and her her experiences with the Huffington Post. – Travelling to Washington as a TBI…

  • Having a Bad Day? Head Here…

    Bad days happen. Sometimes you know why you are stuck and struggling, but don’t see how to change it. Other times you can’t see a reason for your mood, but still can’t get out of it. I know what that’s like, and I’ve made a list of tiny actions to shift your energy, your thinking, your perspective and hopefully shift your mood too. I hope these tiny actions make your day, (however dark) a little brighter. (Click to Tweet!) * Wear a hat, because hats change perspective and make nearly everything better. * Watch a duckling running. * Read something that makes you smile. * Wrap up in a soft quilt with…

  • Disability Creativity: Co-opting Clothing for Accessibility Part 2

    Living with disability can ignite creativity – at least it has for me in terms of my wardrobe. Check out Disability Creativity: Co-opting Clothing for Accessibility Part 1 – Outerwear here. Companies design clothes for people with disabilities, however, most of those clothes are what I imagine the companies think ‘elderly’ people will wear. But I’m sure most of us will value style and self expression, as well as comfort, at every age. (Click to Tweet!) Clothes that work for your body and life can be challenging to find. Maybe you need Velcro, not buttons, or perhaps things that are easy to pull on and off, or don’t get caught…

  • Disability Creativity: Co-opting Clothing for Accessibility

    Peek inside my wardrobe and you’ll see the evidence of a life spent in pursuit of adventure. From wetsuits and jodhpurs to ski wear and jewel-bright dresses. But the mix is misleading – they’re all ideas I’ve borrowed from other disciplines to make living with disability and dressing for wheelchair use easier. What’s neoprene got to do with life on wheels? Read on… I’ve lived with disability for 13 years and learned to get creative. Disability doesn’t have to mean dismal dressing. (Click to Tweet!) I’ve yet to find disability clothing brands that suit my sense of style, so instead I’ve co-opted clothes from other areas that work for wheelchairs…

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