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ME Time – January 25


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Anna Gignac was at the helm for the January 25 edition of ME Time: Meditation to relax re-energize and reconnect. The session focused on returning to your center through a guided chakra meditation. The chakras are seven primary energy centres located in the head and along the spine (see picture below). Each chakra corresponds to a concentration of nerve endings and meridians (energy pathways not visable to the human eye) that both send and receive information. By focusing on the […]

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DECEMBER – Train Your Brain #12


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As promised back in January, we dedicated all of our time to meditation practice in the final Train Your Brain session held on the Solstice, December 21. The focus of the practice was moving from the darkness to the light. aligning with the energy of the Solstice. Participants were asked to envision what they would like to transform in their life. Acknowledging the teachings of fundamental science that energy can neither be created or destroyed but only change form, the […]

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NOVEMBER – Train Your Brain #11


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    Here are the before and after pictures of our brains.     What do you notice? For ten months of the year, the title slide on the left represented the state of our brains. We were thinking inside the box, clouded by a grey fog of confusion and slightly less buff. In the eleventh month, the new title slide on the right, shows the effects of ten months of training  falling into place. We’ve grown, cleared our minds […]

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JULY – Train Your Brain #7


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You have officially passed the halfway mark in the Train your Brain – Meditation for calm, control & confidence sessions with the seventh of the 2017 monthly series having taken place July 20. You’re getting more into the money game now. The first six months focused on more general information while you gradually learned to relax your body and fine-tune your mind. Seven months in, the time has come to practically apply the tools you have acquired to begin to take a more […]

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APRIL – Train Your Brain #4


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The free monthly Train the Brain sessions continue to unfold with the fourth session having taken place April 20. The focus of the session was the importance of relaxation in order to perform to your fullest potential. Meditation is a tool for consciously moving toward the expression of your highest and best self. It does this by supporting the evolution of the mind from low levels of awareness to higher levels of awareness. These levels of the mind are called […]

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JANUARY – Train Your Brain #1


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Another 4 days gone and counting! Last Thursday, we held the first of 12 monthly Train Your Brain sessions in Nexen’s Discovery Theatre (replay link below). I began the conversation wishing everyone a Happy New Year and reminding you that you now had 346 days to make this year count. Today marks 341. Have you used each day to take practical steps toward your goals? Training the mind is like training the body. You need a plan done consistently to drive change. I suggested […]

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Week #3 Turkey to Turkey Challenge 2016


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OCTOBER 24 – OCTOBER 30 Week #3 has arrived. The first two weeks you worked on some positive eating habits. Now we turn your attention to technology. Here’s your challenge: Week #3 Moderate-vigorous exercise to burn: Single Serving: 1150 cal Goin’ for Seconds : 1550 cal Week #3 Wellness Challenge: No Screen Time 2 Hours Before Bed Read the Article (below) Avoid using electronics with displays 2 hours before bed (i.e. TVs, computers, iPads / tablets, cell phones, e-readers) Record 1 point on your challenge tracking […]

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Choosing your habits


When contemplating the prospect of a healthier lifestyle, your initial thoughts might turn to the bad habits you should give up.  In reality, wellness is not an ethic of self-denial but rather it is a philosophy of self-renewal and self-expectancy.  It doesn’t take long to realize that being healthy is far more than just what’s left after you’ve given up all your bad habits.  Being healthy is an active process that maximizes your vitality and effectiveness. It is true that […]

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