We share what we are currently reading and why we recommend you consider reading these, too. In this post we review two books: Monkey is the Messenger: Meditation & What Your Busy Mind is Trying to Tell You and Dare to Lead.Read More
Something about a thick creamy soup takes the chill off the bones. Over here in the lower mainland, we might not be suffering from the full icy blast of the polar vortex, but we do have our need for warm comfort foods. This soup is perfect because it satisfies the taste buds while it warms and replenishes the body.Read More
Female leaders face a multitude of converging challenges and current leadership research into what has women thrive as leaders all indicate that resilience is a vital tool for for driving and sustaining successes in leadership.
The reasons resilience is viewed as crucial for women are fairly obvious – the pace and intensity of our working lives, societal pressures and gender bias, the …Read More
One of the foundational things that supports women (well, everyone) in maintaining optimal and balanced mental, physical and emotional energy is nutrition. Given life’s demands on our attention and our ever-increasing pace of life it is not surprising that many women can find themselves depleted and in a space of hormonal imbalance, pain, mental and physical exhaustion and emotional reactivity.Read More
A significant component of the Phoenix-Hearted Woman retreats is the concept of self-care and managing our energy for resilience, and so, we include in each of our retreats nourishing food to help us replenish our energy and support our health.
Our Autumn 2018 Recognize Retreat featured a homemade soup that was so popular it launched a new blog series - Our Seasonal Retreat Recipes! So here is our first recipe post…Read More
I love this quote for so many reasons. It is my simple reminder that when I show up in the world from the energy of compassion, much more is possible, so much more is available to me…Read More
Life is a series of glorious cycles. The layers we accumulate over time don’t have to weigh us down to the end. We can move to a cyclical rhythm, a fiery dance of surrender and renewal.Read More
As summer dips toward autumn, I begin to reflect on surrender. What leaves will I relinquish to the season? What chaff needs separating from the grain? There’s one aspect of myself I revisit again and again: approval-seeking. Something happens in my mind when I start doing the thing I love for approval: the joy is lost.Read More