Nourish | Nourish to Flourish

I started to imagine another way of living. One where I transformed the way I cared for others by first deeply caring for myself.  Self care is not selfish or inconsiderate, in fact it’s just the opposite. Taking care of my mind and body by practicing yoga, taking time for self indulgence (spa… and maybe chocolates) and a host of other activities, I am a happy and present mother to Milan.

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Creativitiy | Not How I Would Describe Myself

I’m just not a creative person so the thought of writing about it scared the crap out of me.

I’ve always looked at ‘the creative’ attribute as inherent, it's something you have or don’t.  One of the things I have loved about my job as a recruiter is getting curious and immersed with the creatives life. If you’re like me and not particularly original and want to be; know that you can change the way that you behave in relation to the world and can teach yourself to be creative. I've realized creativity shows up in many ways and you just have to find the untraditional ways it shows up in your life.

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Creativity | A Release from Restriction

When I feel creative, it feels like a state of being that goes completely WITH the grain. A place
without the fidgety angst, no fight against the difficulty that discipline and structure often bring.
Creativity is freedom; free from rules or restriction. Creativity is learning about yourself; a
reflection.

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Creativity | Creating through Vulnerability

I started thinking about what I could create by being more vulnerable through my own work. Stories pertaining to my own personal life; things I could write powerfully and authentically about through my own first-hand experience.

 

-Kailey Buchanan, Communication Expert + mndsight wellness team member

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Perception | You are Worth it!

if I can offer you one tip (channeling my inner Baz Luhrmann, while advising you to also always wear sunscreen) it would be this: never settle for a mediocre life. Live the life you want, the one that makes you happy and makes the hair on your arms stand up, gives you butterflies, and excited to roll out of bed in the morning. You deserve it. And it's waiting for you.

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Perception | How traveling, relationships, and school have shaped my perspective

Our perspective is a product of all our lessons, it’s who we are, and what we ultimately share with
the world. Whether wonderful or unwanted, experiences that challenge our routines, our
expectations or our egos, bring new perspective. For me the lessons that have shaped my
perspective the most, have come from traveling, relationships and school. These things have all
challenged what I had previously ‘known’, and have made the biggest impact on my day-to- day,
most notably in my understanding of happiness.

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Bravery | Stepping into the Real Conversation with Yourself

Lately I have found myself fighting that internal voice in my head, one that questions all your decisions, tells you can’t do something and reminds you that you aren’t good enough.  Instead of fighting that voice, I have been listening to what it has to say. Knowing that voice is not going anywhere, I have started to get into the practice of leaning into it and using it as a guide to recognize and face my fears.  

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Bravery | The Sticky Note Practice

I have this overwhelming feeling that I need to dig my heels in, pull the E-Brake, and halt all of the traffic. Can we just slow down a bit without trying to plan calendars 6 months out and forecast 5 year business growth? However, what comes with all of this slowing down and staying in the present moment is a little thing called, TRUST.

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Bravery | Yoga Off the Mat

Something I’ve been exploring lately is the idea of how our physical yoga practice helps us create a deeper, more positive and understanding connection with ourselves, which empowers us to be a better person for those around us; and the world.  

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TRUST YOUR INTUITION

We develop trust in ourselves and in our bodies, by getting to know them better.  This requires concerted efforts to tune our attention in, and tune out the outside noise that clouds our senses.  There are countless external factors that influence and guide us to believe that there is a right and a wrong way to navigate our health.  We fear that if we don't make the right choice, we may slip into a deterioration that reflects the worst case scenarios that we observe on TV, or on internet searches. 

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For the Women

A lot of my life has been people telling me what I can and can’t do, under compensating my abilities and over compensating on my feminine qualities. And I’m sure a lot of other women have also experienced this in parts of their own lives, too.

For the women who share these experiences, this is what I want you to know...

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Unravel your Year

And just like that, the holidays are over and it’s time to ring in the new year. For a lot of us, this means reminiscing on the past year and planning what we want to accomplish for ourselves in the new year ahead; whether that means making resolutions or goals for ourselves.

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Holding Space for Others

I first learned about the act of holding space through my grandma (she is a wise, wise woman). She talks a lot about the importance of holding a safe, comfortable space for people to share their thoughts, feelings and emotions, without attaching our own personal opinions or feelings into their situation. This could look like active listening, or sharing empathy. The result is more loving and clear communication.

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