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A Life Coach’s Insights and Tips for Successful Online Dating

By Meredith Deasley | February 20, 2019
Online-dating

Well, here’s some information you might not have expected to receive from The Resourceful Mother – my thoughts and tips on online dating! Yes, I did this on and off for many years.

5 insights I want to share with you:
1. We all enjoy meeting people in person far more than “shopping” for someone online. Meeting the love of our life online is no one’s first choice. Having said that, if we don’t think online dating will work, it likely won’t – our thoughts usually become our reality.
2. We are all wired to care about appearance, even if we pretend we are not. There are individuals with no picture of themselves on their profile, who say that appearance doesn’t matter, yet they are contacting others, telling them they are beautiful. Of course, we all know that our inner beauty is far more important than our outer beauty but it is much easier to see when we meet in person!

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Making the Power of Symbolism Work for You

By Meredith Deasley | February 13, 2019
Power of Symbolism

I have spent the last two to three years trying to wrap my head around the fact that I will be turning 50 years old this month. Guess what? I never wrapped my head around it. People say that age is just a number but I don’t agree. We all have thoughts that arise when we think about turning certain ages. I believe that turning 50 means I am likely half way through life, if not more than half way. I am not sad or upset about hitting this milestone; I just don’t feel anything like I pictured feeling at 50. In fact, I am thrilled that I have hit this age feeling so youthful and happy!

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The Real Role of the “Black Sheep” of the Family

By Meredith Deasley | February 6, 2019
Black sheep of the Family

At most, there is only ever one black sheep in a herd. They say that every family has a “black sheep”. A very high percentage of the people I help, identify themselves as the “black sheep” of their families. When an individual enters my office for an initial session and identifies themselves as a “black sheep”, I get excited because I have helped so many see their greatness for the very first time! They see the label as a condemnation or a curse, and, certainly the label is a way to explain the loneliness they have experienced most of their lives. I see the label as a way to truly understand them.

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Uncover the Recurring Thoughts and Beliefs that Create Physical Illness in Our Bodies

By Meredith Deasley | January 3, 2019

Currently, we have the sickest generation of human beings to have ever existed in the history of mankind. Obesity, allergies, asthma, autism, ADD, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis and cancer are only a few examples of the epidemics that exist today. The physical reason for these epidemics is that the world is simply more toxic than ever before – our food, water and air are perpetually being contaminated. But why do certain people contract certain illnesses?

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Marijuana is NOT Safe Just Because It’s Now Legal in Canada

By Meredith Deasley | November 19, 2018

With all of the people extolling the benefits of Marijuana and the fact that the Canadian government has now legalized Marijuana, many are probably wondering, “How bad can this drug be?” I decided it was time to inform you of the adverse effects of this drug.

There is medicinal Marijuana and recreational Marijuana. The medicinal Marijuana or cannabis oil is referred to as The Sacred Plant (some of you may have seen the video series by this name, which I highly recommend) and it helps those in pain or suffering from disease. It contains a small amount of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is necessary to receive the medicinal benefits from the drug. Recreational Marijuana contains far more THC, which is the component that makes ones high or intoxicated when smoked. According to annual survey data, more teenagers smoke recreational marijuana than cigarettes. The amount of THC in Marijuana samples, confiscated by police, has been steadily increasing over the past few decades. In 2009, THC concentrations in marijuana averaged close to 10 percent, compared to around 4 percent in the 1980s. According to Canada’s government website, some strains contain an average of 30 percent!

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Halloween Unmasked

By Meredith Deasley | October 31, 2018
photo of batman

In my almost fifty years of celebrating Halloween, I never knew the reason we celebrate Halloween until now! Do YOU know where it originated?

The Celts started Halloween over 2000 years ago because they believed the barrier between our world and the world of spirits became really thin at the end of each summer. October 31st began a three-day festival dedicated to remembering the dead, including the saints (hallow) and martyrs. To this day, in many parts of the world, churches observe All Hallows’ Eve by holding services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead.

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Maximize Your Soul’s Growth

By Meredith Deasley | October 16, 2018
A photo of the door of an old church door with the words Open the Door to Your Soul's Growth

A woman came to me for life coaching. I listened intently while she shared her life story with me for about an hour and a half. As soon as she finished, I gave her my perceptions about her life, the incorrect belief system that she had allowed to run her life and one step she could implement to turn things around. She looked at me and asked incredulously, “What happened to you in your life that allowed you to help me like this? I have been to therapists and counsellors my whole life and NO ONE has understood me or my life the way you do.”

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5 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude

By Meredith Deasley | October 4, 2018

Gratitude helps us focus on the present moment. It is pretty difficult to think much about our past and future, things we cannot control or things that we should be doing when we are simply feeling grateful for where we are at this time.

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A Life Coach’s Wish for You This School Year

By Meredith Deasley | September 7, 2018
students in classroom

For the Students

School is so much more than academics. School prepares us for life. My wish for you is that this year, you learn and enact these 10 ways to come to know your own greatness:

Handle challenges with grace, meaning always endeavouring to find the perspective that brings you peace
Find the areas of study that you are passionate about because when you find those, you can never feel empty
Get along with the other children and teachers by operating from your HEART and learning diplomacy
Balance your time between your workload, sports, clubs, friends and time for yourself to just “be”
Make and consume healthy lunches and snacks, so that you can concentrate for long periods, keep your moods stable and keep your energy high

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10 Ways to Improve the Health of your Brain

By Meredith Deasley | July 30, 2018
brain health

The top picture shows us what a healthy brain looks like. The bottom left picture shows us what an unhealthy brain looks like. The bottom right picture shows us the improvements in brain health by decreasing one’s exposure to toxins, improving one’s nutrition and thinking more positively. When we improve the health of our brain, we also improve the appearance of our body. Here are the top 10 ways to improve the health of your…

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