Posted on August 10, 2011 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
A couple of years ago, I really got it about how not living my truth was causing me stress and negatively impacting my life. I began a very busy job that was both exciting and fulfilling. I was excited about all the opportunities that presented themselves for me in this position. As I became more immersed in the work, I had several ideas about how this position could grow and evolve. I used my creativity and determination to try and bring about all that I believed was possible. It was a challenging time.
Posted on July 15, 2011 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
What is your relationship like with your body? Do you love it? Do you hate it? When you think of your body, do you think of the physical appearance or the entirety of what your body does for you?
Posted on July 11, 2011 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
People think of stress as being burnt out, crying alot, feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope. While these are definately signs of stress, they are often preceded by some earlier warning signs that people do not necessarily attribute to stress. These include:
Posted on June 6, 2011 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
With all of this structure and control in your life do you find it challenging to put the same kind of tenacity into parenting your kids?
Posted on May 24, 2011 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
The answer lies within your body.
Posted on February 28, 2011 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
In today’s crazy world we often hear, “What are you doing to take care of yourself”?
Today I want to offer you 5 quick and easy steps to take care of yourself “NOW”.
Posted on February 14, 2011 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
The last two weeks I have explored 7 steps on what you can do to decrease your steps NOW. These steps are incredibly effective at helping us stop the mind chatter and get us into the moment.
Today, on this video, I explore with you how stress is impacting your life.
What do you notice?
Please comment below and let us know what is true for you around stress in your life.
Posted on January 23, 2011 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
It is amazing how many of my clients come to me wanting to feel better and not knowing what they need to do to achieve this goal. With every client I find it extremely important to get at the core of what is important to them i.e. what they value most in life and would not want to live without.
Posted on November 29, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
Welcome to the Stressful Season, oops I mean, Holiday Season!
The stores are packed, holiday plans are being made, parties are being organized AND
Moms' lives have just taken on a whole new level of stress.
Posted on November 22, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
How many of you live your life by "SHOULDS"?
By shoulds I mean those expectations that come from a wide variety of sources:
- Parents and other members of our family
- Friends with all of their best of intentions
- Media - TV, books, internet - all with advice from the so-called "experts" on how you should live your life
- Self - all of your expectations about how you should "think", "do" and "be"
Posted on November 1, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
This past weekend, I had the honor of accompanying a friend to the home of Don Miguel Ruis for a short visit and I was in awe. Being in Don Miguel’s presence and witnessing his authenticity was a gift. I will remember this brief visit for a long time to come.
Posted on October 18, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
These crazy, unrealistic expectations are sucking the life out of the heart and souls of moms everywhere.
It needs to stop.
Posted on October 4, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
This past weekend, I attended Max Simon’s Sold out Seminar Secrets event in San Diego. This was my third event with Max as I am one of his coaching clients. Yet, even in this room of people that I knew from previous events, other purpose driven entrepreneurs, and healers, I felt very alone.
Posted on August 24, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
You asked and I have listened
Last month, I asked you to fill out a brief survey letting me know what your top two challenges are in raising your kids. The response was overwhelming. Check out the video below to find out what parents want and how I am responding to this.
3 Things You Can do RIGHT NOW to Navigate Through your Kid’s Behavior
Take care and I look forward to getting to know you.
All the best
Posted on August 9, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
Children come into this world innocent and beautiful, ready to discover their lives. Parents are excited and in awe of the ability to influence the lives of their children. However, when the realities of life hit, the challenges can be many and there is no instruction book on how to get through everything. This reality can be anything from finances, lifestyle, career expectations, to our ways of handling the different things that happen in our lives. The Family Guidance System (FGS) is here to help you find your way through the chaos of this crazy world.
Posted on July 26, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
As a mom, there was nothing more challenging for me that finding the balance between my career and my family. I was working full time as a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit when my son was born. I took a maternity leave for 3 months to be at home with him. The thought of leaving him in a day care after that time was too much to bear. My husband’s job was in transition and this created the opportunity for me to stay at home full time with our son. We were incredibly lucky to have this happen.
Posted on June 10, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
If you are like most parents you want to guide your children into being happy, well adjusted, responsible adults.
There is a way to meet your goals of being an effective, clear parent and not feel tortured on the inside by the decisions you make and the expectations that you have.
Posted on March 17, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
Do I want to be stressed or not stressed – that is my question.
How can I have my business, be with my family and live the life I want within the context of my current day reality? There are so many demands from different aspects of my life that I often get pulled in a zillion different directions. I was under the misguided belief that if my children were grown and gone from the house that I would not have anything that would get off balance. Was I ever mistaken, I have a whole life that I want to keep healthy and strong. This means I need to pay attention to the many facets of my life. I have a great husband and I want to nurture that relationship. I have wonderful children whom I want to stay in contact with. I have great friends whom I want to stay connected with and I have my body, mind and emotions that I want to be respectful of. My choice is simple however, do I want to fully be in my life, loving what is and being present in all that I do? Or, do I want to try and do more, be more, accomplish more because I should.
Posted on February 19, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
Have you ever played bridge? When the players finish bidding they arrive at a suit that is called trump. Trump suits win every time, no matter if you have the highest card in the deck. What I noticed this last week is that Real Life held the trump card over my musings on the beach.
Where have I been
Posted on February 5, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
Day 2 - Living in the Moment is easier for me when I am on vacation.. There are no plans, no schedules. Just being able to be with the fresh ocean air, the blue skies and the sensations that are going on in my body keeps me grounded in the present moment.
I am now asking myself, why did I commit to doing this?
Posted on November 18, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
Have you ever noticed how much more you see when you slow down for a School zone?
Posted on November 10, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
Posted on October 27, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
Posted on October 20, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
When do you know that you are living your truth? What does that even mean? In my last couple of blogs I have written about developing a relationship with yourself i.e. “Who are you” and finding out “what is important to you” i.e. your truth. In my coaching practice, I spend many sessions with clients helping them to discover the answers to these two questions. However, as many come to realize, it is not enough to know who you are and what is important to you. How do you make it a reality in your life – how do you live your truth?
Posted on October 13, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
In my last blog, I asked you to take a look at your relationship with yourself. Have you started taking time to just be with yourself, taking your intentional breaths and connecting with you? I know it takes time, but when you begin the journey of self-discovery and start developing that relationship with you, it is hard to close the door again.
Posted on October 6, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
Have you been asking yourself this question? What answers have you come up with?
For many of us, when we are asked “who are you” we answer with a description of our various roles. These roles often include our family status “I am a wife, a mother, sister, aunt, uncle, brother and so on”. Some people describe themselves by their occupation “I am a nurse, teacher, secretary, business man, plumber” and others describe themselves by their sports or hobbies such as “I am a golfer, runner, hockey player, artist and so on”. Others may describe themselves by how they interact with the world “I am happy, fun, connected, loving, inspirational, creative” and any other words that describe their personality.
Posted on September 24, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
The other day I met with a client who was back to work after a great summer of little routine and lots of fun. He commented on how challenging it was to get back into the mindset of work and get things done. He had many things on his list, but felt like he was walking in quick sand trying to accomplish them.
Posted on August 31, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
You may have noticed some changes to the moment-is blog and the Clare Consulting website. As we get ready to launch our new online moment-is community we are slowly changing the front and back end of our site. The first of these steps was moving our blog from Wordpress to our own hosted blog site. Please note the moment-is blog is now http://clareconsulting.com/blog. As we move forward with more changes watch for new blog posts and details of our upcoming "Living the Life you Want" workshop series that can be accessed one of three ways:
- Through the moment-is on line community
- Every Wednesday night from September 30th - November 4th in a face to face workshop series held in Kamloops BC
- October 21 & 22 Saturday and Sunday in a face to face intensive workshop also to be held in Kamloops
Posted on August 26, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
As I mentioned in previous posts, Tuning into your body is a great way to become aware of the present moment. However many people do not know what it takes to really tune in.
In my last post, I identified the breath as a great way to connect with your body. Along with the breath I would like to offer you 5 Easy ways to tune in
The Breath – Taking 3 deep intentional breaths deep into your base of your lungs.
Posted on August 21, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
What does your ideal life look like? If you were to carry on living your life like you are today, will you feel fulfilled and satisfied in 1 year, 5 years, 10 years? What is getting in the way of you living the life you want? What is your relationship like with yourself? These are some of the questions that I ask my clients when they come in and see me. Many people feel dissatisfied with their life as they know it, yet feel powerless at changing it.
The exercise of looking at how you are currently living your life and how disconnected you are from what you want can be quite eye opening.
Posted on August 4, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
How many days do you jump (or stumble) out of bed, thinking about what you have to get done in one/two or three hours from NOW? You head into the shower and the list of things you need to do is running like a ticker tape through your head. From there, you grab your coffee, read the paper, feed the dog, get the kids up and out the door and before you know it you are in the car, heading off to work and you are wondering how you got there.
Posted on June 11, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
I just had the opportunity to read a great blog about limiting beliefs by Kim de Young of Metromom. It is worthwhile reading for any of you who know that your subconscious beliefs get in the way of moving forward. She has a great way of sharing her insights. http://metromom.com/MetromomBlog/2009/06/10/women-entrepreneurs-are-limiting-beliefs-holding-you-back/
Posted on May 26, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
Who are you?
Many people answer this question with a description of their various
For me I am a mother, coach, workplace consultant, former nurse, wife, sister, aunt, friend etc. With each of these
roles I have certain expectations
how I want to fulfill them
Posted on May 21, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
There has been a lot written about the “Law of Attraction”, “The Secret”, “Power of Positive Thinking” and many others to help guide us on the road to living and thinking more positively. These books and self improvement movements are attempting to teach us that we can manifest and achieve greatness in our lives depending on our perspective and our beliefs. In order to have the life we want, we need to change how we think and feel in order to achieve what we want to attract in our lives.
Posted on May 15, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
Cortisol is a hormone that is secreted by our adrenal glands and is a necessary part of our waking and sleep cycles. We need it to wake us up in the morning but if we have too much cortisol, it can be a problem.
Posted on May 13, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
Adrenaline is a hormone that is secreted by our sympathetic nervous system in response to an event real or imagined that has us scared. People often refer to it as the fight, fright or freeze response. It is the hormone that is responsible for people having an uncanny amount of strength in scary situations e.g. lifting a car off a person to save their life etc.
Posted on May 11, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
One of the ways for helping to get you in the moment is to ask:
In this moment – how do I feel? Many of my clients feel angry, frustrated or overwhelmed by the demands put on them by themselves, their families or their workplace. Yet they put on a mask by being nice all of the time, holding it in and not telling the truth about how they are feeling. On the inside they are seething.
Posted on May 8, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
Well, I am so excited. It is my dad’s 85th birthday and I am throwing him a party. Years ago, I would have stressed out for days wanting to do it all, have it be perfect and trying to make the impression on everyone that I have it all handled and can do it all with Martha Steward flair. What pressure it is to try and maintain that level of perfection.
Posted on May 5, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
For those of us who are parents, the idea that our kids are not finding effective ways of coping with stress is scary. When you see all of the problems with childhood obesity, anxiety, depression, eating disorders etc. there is often a fear that we are not doing enough for our kids to help them with the challenges they face.
Posted on April 30, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
Last night a young woman, who is a very close friend of our family, came by for a visit. This lovely young woman has had numerous challenges in her life lately and is having to live with the consequences of previous decisions she has made. She phoned me earlier to say she needed to come to see me and sounded quite distraught. I have been a mentor and coach to her over the years and knew she was going through a difficult time .
Posted on April 28, 2009 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare
When we talk about our connection with ourselves, it is interesting to note that we have three voices that live within us: the body, the mind and the self (soul, spirit). By recognizing these three voices we can become aware of which one is asking for our attention and where we want to focus our response.