Health, Self-Discovery

Create Your Own Healing Tribe

Find Your Tribe. You know, the ones that make you feel the most YOU. The ones that Lift you up and help you Remember who You Really Are. The ones that remind you that a blip in the road is just that, a blip. They are the ones that, when you walk out of a room, they make you feel like a better person than when you walked in. They are the ones that, even if you don’t see them face to face as often as you’d like, You See them Heart to Heart. You know that kind of tribe? Who’s your tribe? ~Jennifer Pastiloff

“If you want to know who your tribe is, speak your truth. Then see who sticks around. Those are the people who get a spot in your blanket fort.” ~Nanea Hoffman

Surround yourself with people who add value to your life. Who challenge you to be greater than you were yesterday. Who sprinkle magic into your existence just like you do to theirs. Life isn’t to be done alone. Find your tribe and journey freely and loyally together.
~Alex Elle

When I was training to be a mentor I learned the importance of having a mentor. As I have been on a journey of self-discovery and healing I have discovered that surround myself with amazing people who have more experience or different experiences than me has made the biggest difference. I have also surrounded myself with people who lift me up, inspire me, teach me, and call me out when I am not living from my strengths.

We often can’t see our own blind spots, but when we surrounded by a healing tribe they can help guide us in the right directions. My healing tribe also includes a fitness coach, a Reiki Master, a Hypnotherapist, mentors, and more. As a Certified Essential Oil Coach I also work with a few Essential Oil Coaches who mentor, teach, and support me. As a Body Code Practitioner I work with a Body Code Practitioner and an Emotion Code Practitioner to work on my own misalignments and trapped emotions. My healing tribe also includes friends who support my healing.

Starting in August I will be highlighting amazing people who love supporting others in their healing journey. Coming Soon will be doing interview on Facebook as well as creating a directory at Create Your Own Healing Tribe. Come join me in sharing my tribe and find ways to create a tribe of your own.


We Are Creating

As I scrolled through Facebook on Tuesday, June 16, 2022 a friend shared the following image:

Another friend responded “I actually wish them pain now 😉” With a link to a the following song:

This hit home. 18 1/2 years ago we moved because we where running from my X-husband. As my family prepares to move once again, there are major differences. First we as a family are not running. Second we are creating new opportunities. Third we are energetically preparing ourselves, our current home and our future home through prayer, meditation, setting intentions, shielding, smudging, and defusing essential oils.

As I continued to reflect I realized that our pain has allowed us growth. We have all had amazing things, hard things, funny things, and painful things happen while in our current house. We have met amazing people along the way, we have shared amazing memories, and learned valuable lessons. I am grateful for the people we are becoming through our experiences. Some of our greatest growth through our time as a family has come from pain.

I choose the pain that may come from moving to allow us expanded growth. So as we are selecting our new home we are creating what type of home we want it to be. We are creating the physical aspect we want in our new home as well was the energetic aspects we want. Just like we created in our current home we want our new space to be one of love, laughter, hope, peace, healing, possibilities and growth spiritually, emotionally, physically, and mentally. We want a place where all who enter in feel welcome and accepted. We are excited to cook, bake, grill, smoke, learn, play, and grow together. Creating a new chapter completely from possibility, hope, love, and excitement is invigorating. Here’s to living from creation daily!


Mindful Moments – Grounding

Grounding is strategies that can help a person manage overall wellbeing. Grounding techniques allow a person to decrease strong emotion and support detaching from the past or a traumatic experience in the moment. There are many different methods and information on grounding techniques. person detach from the past.


Physical Grounding: walk, sit or lay down in nature. This can be done on grass, sand, and/or dirt.

Visual Grounding: Close your eyes and visualize your self Walking, Sitting or laying down in nature. Or visualize yourself as a tree; growing roots down into the earth and growing branches growing tall towards the sun.

Meditative Grounding: Lay or sit in a mediation position. Visualize yourself as a tree; growing roots down into the earth and growing branches growing tall towards the sun. See your negative thoughts, emotions, and trauma releasing through your body out through your feet and roots into the earth. See your body absorbing nutrients from the earth up through your body towards the sun releasing love and gratitude through the branches.

Additional Grounding Support

To decrease the intensity of their feelings, a person can use guided grounding mediations and diffusers essential oils.

Focusing on your five senses can support grounding. What do you see, what do you feel, what do you hear, what do you taste and what do you smell?

When practicing grounding techniques, people can focus on the five senses: sight, touch, hearing, taste, and smell.

Research and Additional Information

Grounding clinical and cognitive scientists in an interdisciplinary discussion.

Grounding the Connection Between Psyche and Soma: Creating a Reliable Observation Tool for Grounding Assessment in an Adult Population.

Grounding Techniques for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


Mindful Moments

I declare 2022 will be my best year ever; full of breakthroughs, connections, strength and gratitude!

Yesterday as I set my intentions and meditated on what I wanted to create in 2022 for myself, my family, and my business there was a void. I was frustrated, but I know that answers don’t come in my time but in God’s time. Then like a lightning bolt it came to me as I was working out this morning. “It’s in the mindful moments, not the all or nothing.”

Such powerful truth that I have explored before. I have struggled with being all or nothing. 100% Success or 100% Failure. Over the last 15 years I have done a lot of work both personally and professionally to break that way of being. But if I am not mindful it creeps back in.

This year I am committing to having more mindful moments. Moments of movement, mediation, journaling, grounding, prayer, study, and more.

I am also returning to school to work on a Marriage and Family degree. This both excites and scares me. I know I am going to need to be more mindful and intentional with my time and schedule. I will need to be mindful of scheduling in 5 minutes of mediation or 10 minutes of movement throughout my schedule to help me stay focused.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention to the present. This state is described as observing one’s thoughts and feelings without judging them as good or bad.

While mindfulness is a basic human ability it’s more readily available to us when we practice it. It is being fully present. It is being aware of where we are, what we are doing and what is going on around us. When we are mindful we are intentional with our actions and reactions to the situation.

There is growing research that shows when you train your brain to be mindful your are rewiring or remodeling the physical structure of your brain.

Effects of Mindfulness on Psychological Health: A Review of Empirical Studies

Mindfulness and the Brain: What Does Research and Neuroscience Say?

How to Break the Painful Habit of “All or Nothing” Thinking

Who wants to join me?

Take a few minutes to mediate on what you want to create in 2022 then journal it, create a visual reminder of your declaration and post it where you will see it everyday.

Throughout the year I will be posting mindful moment prompts, mediations, Mindful Movement sessions and more on my social media accounts. So join me on Instagram, Facebook and/or Linkedin.

Never Give Up on Dreaming Big
Making a Difference

Never Give Up on Dreaming Big

As a child, I remember laying on the grass, watching the clouds and dreaming. Dreaming Big. Life was full of possibility and wonder.

I have achieved big dreams. Some of them even exceeded my wildest dreams. My favorite being attending a Calgary Flames game in the Saddledome. My husband and I were able to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary in Calgary. In preparation, I reached out to the Flames organization and let them now if we were coming and see if we could do something special for my husband. During the first game we attended they put an Anniversary message on the jumbotron and the mascot Harvey the Hound came to our seats. Before the second game we got to tour the Saddledome with one of the managers, Matthew Kane. He also arranged for us to ride the Zamboni’s during the game.

I started 2020 with BIG DREAMS, but as the events of 2020 unfolded I let fear, insecurity, and/or negativity take over. I let go of dreaming.

Our thoughts and therefore our dreams are powerful. Albert Einstein often emphasized the importance of sticking to what you want to do, even when others think it’s ‘unrealistic’. He stated, “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.”

So what do you want?

Businesswoman Tory Burch teaches “If it doesn’t scare you, you’re probably not dreaming big enough.”

What scares you?

C. S. Lewis said, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

What new dream are you ready to manifest?

Christoper Reeve once said “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”

I am ready to DREAM BIG in 2021. I am ready to reach beyond my comfort zone and thrive.

Are you ready to join me?

My first BIG DREAM for 2021 is to become a  Body Code Practitioner through Discovery Healing.

My second BIG DREAM is to go on a Signs of Hope International service trip.

I am excited to be in the discovery of new dreams. I am excited to create my life rather than just surviving it moment to moment.

Harriet Tubman stated “Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

Are you ready to change the world?

Never Give Up on Dreaming Big!