Archive for the ‘Personal Development’ Category
Lynn’s Comments: January is the month of new beginnings and a time when many make resolutions for the upcoming year. The third week in January for me, marks my new beginnings. As I’ve been off work for 1 year, my return to work was officially on Monday, January 21st, 2013 and on Friday, January 25th, I started a 6 month health lifestyle program.
2013 is a special year for me, as I will see more hair growth, new hair styles and a completely new way of life. I just moved to a brand new building, which I absolutely love. I’ve taken on a completely new lifestyle and I know for sure it’s going to be completely fulfilled.
What new beginnings have you taken on? I suggest write down your dream list and take action towards a new beginning. We’d love to hear your stories and what you’d like to work towards in the upcoming year!
Lynn’s Comments: Ever since I was a young girl, I always dreamed of living by the waterfront. Anytime I was feeling stressed out, a little down or needed some cheering up, I would find myself in east end Toronto by the Beaches, in a lost gaze at the water. In my early 20s, I thought wouldn’t it be amazing if I could actually live by the water. Fast forward about 14 years, and I had a powerful coaching session with Jacinta Whelan in October 2007. A few days later, I created a new vision board for myself that included a waterfront propery. The following month, I was at a VIP Sales Night of Empire Communities and purchased my first waterview condo even though I just broken up with my boyfriend 2 months earlier.
Sometimes in life, we may be waiting for the perfect moment, or situation to pursue our dreams. However, sometimes, going after those dreams, means just seizing the moment and taking action. It doesn’t matter what is your situation is now. You can have and be anything your heart desires. Passion, vision and a commitment to having it all is the key to achieving and realizing all of your dreams.
Here’s a proven Six Step Method for Living Your Dreams Powerfully:
1. Decide what dreams are important to you
2. Write down your dreams on a piece of paper
3. Get some magazines, scissors and create a vision board
4. Visualize already experiencing and feeling your dreams
5. Tell your friends and family your dreams as you put it out to the universe
6. Take action towards fulfilling your dreams and give thanks for having received full realization of your dreams!
My proud moment of realizing one of my dreams happened on November 20th, 2012 when I received the keys to my new place on the waterfront. It so amazes me to look out the window and experience something I’ve dreamed about for years. It is a wonderful feeling and I am so grateful.
I encourage you all who want to live their dreams powerfully, to take the first step today. Keep looking and moving forward and before you know it, you’ll be there— LIVING THE MOST POWERFUL DREAM FULFILLED LIFE!
Lynn’s Comments: My journey into the cancer world began again on December 20th, 2012 and will end on September 13th, 2012, almost 9 months later. It’s been a LONG LONG LONG twisted, up and down road, and I am so glad the end is soon approaching! When you first hear the words “you have cancer” again, there is no time to absorb the information, you just deal with it and roll with the punches. I had a few crying days where I felt sorry for myself—but that only took me so far and was temporary. I put on my “Armour” and forged ahead!
I was extremely fortunate to have had a trip pre-booked to Israel, just 8 days after my diagnosis, that being in the Holy Land, I received such a strong sense of both faith and hope. A belief in a power higher above propelled me forward and kept me going. There is nothing more satisfying than being able to surrender yourself to the universe and allow yourself to be divinely guided. All the spiritual teachers that I needed appeared and helped me on my journey. I distinctly remember getting a call on my birthday and having this lovely man praying with me on my cell phone while I spent my birthday in the hospital.
Praying for oneself is amazing, but it’s life changing when a global village takes you under their wings. I was sent prayer books, messages that others were praying for me locally and praying in other countries far far away and across the ocean. The kindness of others blew me away and those who prayed for me touched my heart deeply. It brought tears to my eyes and I am ever so grateful. I do believe in angels and I came across many angels in the past 9 months.
When I think of the end that is almost here, I do hope that all that I have experienced, learned and was exposed too, shall impact the lives of others.
With an END also comes a new beginning—-that chapter of my life is now being written. Stay tuned.
Lynn’s Comments: Unconditional love–what is it? My definition is whereby you give love with a complete open heart and not expecting anything in return. Our first experience of unconditional love is usually from our mothers. I’ve experienced that feeling of powerful of unconditional love from certain friends. Actually in May of this year, I met an old long time friend after 6 years and we reconnected at her family home in Markham. It just brought me back to the good old days. She made me waffles, we had tea and wonderful bonding time. I met her 2 kids for the first time as well which was so heartwarming! Upon my departure from our reunion, she sent me home with a food care package.
The power of unconditional love can move mountains and nourish souls. I have been blessed to receive such great love from family and friends. During my time of recovery from cancer, many individuals have provided such nurturing and it was exactly what I needed.
We would spend quality time, doing things at home, cooking, watching movies, and basically hanging out. Time would pass and it would be so beautiful. I remember those good old days.
Take time today to love unconditionally, the rewards come back ten fold!
Lynn’s Comments: Being at home on medical leave from work due to cancer treatment has certainly been quite the experience. I have been mainly been spending my time at home either reading, watching television (which is a habit I never had before), surfing on the internet and roaming on social media networks. I was rather delighted when I received a message and invitation from Ashima Suri of Building Bridges Association of Canada to speak at their Networking Event for Women with Disabilities on May 2nd, 2012. The day that I was invited to speak by Ashima, was also the day I also received my 5th Chemo treatment at Princess Margaret Hospital on April 20th, 2012. I had a bit of Chemo brain that day, but I did commit to speak for the event!
I felt rather fine for a few days after my 5th Chemo treatment, however, about 6 days later, I started to get a dry cough from April 26th onwards. The cough continued throughout the weekend and the following week as well. I was a little concerned as the week progressed, wondering, if I would be able to still speak at the event? I made sure that I rested and upon arrival to the venue on the day of the event, Silvi, a facebook friend gave me some ginger candies and I had some tea. I settled in to the Speaker’s Table and met the other guest speakers. There was positive energy all around.
Luckily, my cough went away and I was able to speak after lunch to the attendees and other guests. I was able to share my personal experience of challenges and temporary times of disability with the audience and the knowledge I learned along the way in my journey. I felt very fortunate to have had the opportunity to speak that day as my experience will enable others to build bridges in their lives!
For more information about Building Bridges Association of Canada go to: http://www.buildingbridgescanada.com/
Lynn’s Comments: I first heard that Oprah was coming to Toronto in March 2012 when a family friend came over to visit at our home. I was so excited when I heard the news that I then decided to post on my Facebook status, “Universe I am manifesting Oprah tickets, thank you, thank you, thank you!”. Within 8 minutes of updating my status on Facebook, a lovely women named Arpana responded and said she had a ticket for me! I was so excited and delighted to say the least. I have been watching the Oprah show since 1988 and always wanted to see her show live as an audience member.
After learning that I had a ticket to the Oprah Life Class Tour in Toronto for the following month, I did a happy dance around my house and savored the great feelings associated with my happiness! Being on medical leave and in treatment for cancer, this gift of a ticket really uplifted my mood and is the best gift ever! Just imagine wanting something for 24 years and it finally happening—it’s such an amazing feeling!
I committed to go to the Oprah Life Class even though I was still in Chemotherapy treatment. I knew it was an opportunity of a lifetime to attend the show and I certainly wasn’t going to let cancer or any type of cancer treatment stop me from attending. The big day arrived on April 16th, 2012 and I took the subway downtown to the Metro Convention Centre. I brought a salad and two boiled eggs to ensure I had food for that afternoon and energy to keep me going. I went to the front entrance of the Metro Convention Centre and realized that I had to enter the event from another entrance. I got a call from Priya who was already lined up with Reshma, and I asked if I had enough time to get some more food, and she said yes. I then decided to purchase a veggie hotdog and fries, to ensure I had enough meals for the day and began my walk over to the long line to join the ladies and my soul sisters for the day!
My last Chemo treatment was on March 30th, 2012 and this big day for the Oprah Life Class was 2 weeks later. I walked over to the long line and found both Reshma and Priya around 12:30pm that day. Miraculously, I wore comfy shoes and managed to stay standing for 3. 5 hours until we were admitted to the Metro Convention Centre and lined up inside. Much later on, just before we were admitted to the show, I had chosen to sit down on the ground for awhile, and I had a good rest while I watched Priya make a sign for the show. We were admitted into the Hall for the show and walked diligently to find seats for all of us. Luckily we found seats in the centre aisle and we were situated in a good spot.
As I sat in the audience, I thought about how grateful I was to be there. For me, the Oprah Life Class was definitely a dream come true! and part of my bucket list of one activity that I was able to check off on my list! It was very fitting that the theme of the Life Class was about Forgiveness and just what I needed to hear during my time of healing from a cancer diagnosis. God does give us exactly what we need, that I know!
Lynn’s Comments: I was able to participate in Amazing Woman’s Day at the Ritz Carlton in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, April 16th, 2011 as a volunteer for the day. It was a day bringing together dynamic leaders, entrepreneurs, and feminine mentors that connects, transforms and celebrates! Here is a great highlight from Extraordinary Woman TV:
With leaders such as Jennifer Hough of the Vital You and Joanna Andros of Courageous Living, in attendance, it was definitely a day to remember.