Showing posts from April, 2010

Swing anyone?

From the time I was about two or three years old until I was nine I lived in Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada – on an Air Force base. This was the best place in the world for a child to grow up as far as I am concerned. Maybe it was just because we lived only three doors down from the school grounds entrance and our backyard backed onto the school property or maybe it was because I had lots of friends around me who also loved to be outside. Being an Air Force base, at this time, it was a very safe place to live. Whatever the reason, I absolutely LOVED it! I spent most of my life outside in those days and try to do the same now... even in winter I try to find as much to do outside as possible. There’s a book by Richard Louv called “Last child in the woods” where he talks about his belief in the issue of nature-deficit disorder. I haven’t read it yet but it’s high on my list of books to read next! I definitely want my daughter to spend as much time outside as she can get. We have a 3 seas


Given my profession, I’m often asked what to do about stress . My #1 answer? Breathe! When you are feeling stressed about something you automatically tense up, breathing becomes shallow. My favourite breathing exercise is called the ‘3 Part Breath’ and for good reason... you breathe in 3 parts. Sitting or laying comfortably place your left hand on your stomach and right hand on your chest. As you inhale your abdomen and then solar plexus and then chest rise. As you exhale they each fall in reverse. Chest, solar plexus, abdomen. Another exercise is to make a tight fist as you inhale... exhale, release the fist Here’s some yoga poses to try, while wearing comfortable clothes. Child Pose: from your hands and knees, with your knees together, sit back on your heels. Bring your chest to your thighs and forehead to the mat. Your arms are along your sides, with palms up. Relax and breathe deeply through your nose. Rag Doll Pose: while standing, take a step to the side to stan

Ever wonder what it feels like to be maced?

I have never been afraid of dogs. I have a diploma in Animal Care and worked at an Animal Hospital for a while. Not to mention, I’ve been around dogs for a long time and have two now – one being a Yellow Lab. But, I moved to the country when my mom died and then in 2008 started running. That’s when my fear of dogs began . On a few occasions I’ve been chased by unfriendly dogs where the body language was clear. They meant business. One occasion I was running with a friend and her dog and two large dogs, in a pack situation, charged us from quite a distance off their own property and bit my friend’s dog. I had another run-in with the same dogs while on my own. I was their focus at that time. Every time I had a problem I called police or animal control, who did nothing. But the last time I called the police and was crying and screaming into the phone for them to help me . They sent nobody. They did, however, call my useless animal control person. He, in turn, called me to ask who the dogs

What's your movie preference?

Funny, dramatic, scary, tear-jerker, adventurous.... what’s your movie preference? Mine is definetly funny. I only like happy endings. I watched a movie last night that was pretty good until the end, when the main person died. Leaving wife and child. Ugh. I was still bawling a half hour later. Then, I started thinking about the Law of Attraction. It takes only 16 seconds of feeling a certain way to attract more of how you are feeling . Ugh, again. I wish movies had something on it stating: “warning, this movie will make you feel crummy” or “warning, this is a very feel-good movie. Expect to feel a high for at least a day.” Wouldn’t that be nice? Only, it’s not possible for someone else to tell you how you will feel. So, it’s up to us to police our feelings to deliberately attract our magic. So... what’s your movie preference? Will you chose diffently now that you are thinking of what you are attracting? Blessings, Kim (c) 2010 All rights reserved.