Freeing ourselves from history – by Annie Gelfand


How many times do you look in the mirror and think “my thighs are too fat”, or “my nose is too big”  or “my fat is too fat”? We all do it! Wherever we learned to fixate on our bodies as the definition of our self worth really doesn’t matter. What matters is what we choose in every moment.

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How to free yourself from performance anxiety – by Annie Gelfand


As a child, math was one of those subjects that made me totally freeze. It may as well have been in a foreign language. The teacher would call out my name to give an answer and my mind would just go ‘deer in headlights’ blank. No matter how hard I tried, I just could not access what they were talking about.

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What if aging is truly a lie? – by Annie Gelfand


Aging is one of those topics you don’t hear many speak about. It seems that most older people I meet (and when I say older, I mean older than 70- LOL– with the exception of one older gentleman) impel on all of us their fixed points of view as if there is no choice about aging – like it’s natural to get arthritis, to lose your hair, to have aches and pains, to lose your memory, for your skin to sag – I could go on and on.

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Have you used Astrology to open or justify? – by Annie Gelfand


I used to create astrology charts from scratch. I always found it fascinating. But one thing I always wondered is if I was using it to justify something. Was it opening something up or closing me in a box? So now, I use the information knowing that the future is not yet set. My choices will create my future. Nothing is set in stone or “meant to be” as if we have no choice. We ALWAYS have choice. And now we have a choice given the information below to step bigger, wider and leap into whatever is calling us from within – that being we truly be – is NOW the time? Hell yah.

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Am I brave or delusional? – by Annie Gelfand


Never underestimate the courage it takes to go off the beaten path.

Following one’s knowing often takes us out of the comfort zone, feeling wildly out of control. However, it is here that we are most true to ourselves. It is here that we are most present, alive and engaged in our lives. It feels a lot like being on a wild roller coaster ride never knowing where it will go next and if it might fall off the rails. Excited exuberance and just a little bit nerve wracking.

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Are you more capable than you have acknowledged? – by Annie Gelfand


Have you ever had people in your life who have been phenomenal creators of crap? They just love trauma and drama in their lives. You know who I mean…the ones who things continuously “happen” to – either their neighbour’s hot water tank explodes and floods their condo, or their cat gets sick and almost dies, or they are sick for the godzillionth time this year?

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Staying Open-Hearted Amidst the Chaos – by Annie Gelfand


The world is adjusting to the US election results.

Everyone and everything seems to have turned topsy turvy, be in turmoil and chaos. Some are thrilled with the results, but most are not. How do we all, wherever we reside on this planet, not get pulled into the insanity? What will it take to stay with open heart?

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Being Able to Laugh at Yourself is a Gift – by Annie Gelfand


I have this bird feeder that I put black oil sunflower seeds in. It attracts beautiful bright red Cardinals, colorful Bluejays and the tiniest, cutest Chickadees. But they are not the only ones feasting on these delectable treats. The squirrels keep performing the most amazing acrobatics to get into the feeder.

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Should Have, Could Have, Why Didn’t I? – by Annie Gelfand


One thing I’ve noticed is that age has brought me a perspective of life I didn’t have when I was younger. I have made some seriously dumb choices along the way. And some brilliant ones. I watch how many of my peers seem to get stuck in regret… you know…the “taking good care of your body, getting a great education, having friends and partnerships with people who propel you forward and lift you up when you need it most, to putting savings away“.

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