'Living with Passion & Purpose'

Lessons Learned From Being Bullied

Lessons Learned From Being Bullied

Photo copyright: Dreamstime (Post by COLLEEN CANNEY) During my middle school years, I had the experience of being bullied. At the time, the term “bullying” wasn’t as readily used as it is today. To me, the read more

What Does Work-Life Balance Mean Anyway?

What Does Work-Life Balance Mean Anyway?

 (Post by COLLEEN CANNEY) A coaching client contacted me because she wanted guidance on maintaining work-life balance. She asked me, “So, how do you achieve work-life balance?” There was a long pause and then I said, read more

Embracing a Breakdown

Embracing a Breakdown

(Post by COLLEEN CANNEY) “Our world sometimes needs to breakdown before what we need most can breakthrough” At the beginning of the recession in late 2008, I found myself unemployed and unable to get up off read more

Are You Rewinding or Fast-forwarding Your Life?

Are You Rewinding or Fast-forwarding Your Life?

(Post by COLLEEN CANNEY) When we fail to surrender to the present moment and fully immerse ourselves in whatever is unfolding before us, a deep unhappiness overcomes us. This unhappiness is like a looming Seattle dark read more

Finding Happiness While Riding on a Moped

Finding Happiness While Riding on a Moped

(Post by COLLEEN CANNEY) This past July I took a vacation to visit my family at their cottage in Door County, WI. During the duration of the trip, my energy skyrocketed, my mood was elevated to read more

The Power of Serving Others

The Power of Serving Others

(Post by COLLEEN CANNEY) I volunteer in order to live with a higher purpose. As we move away from serving ourselves and out into the family, the community, the society and the world, we become part read more

What I Learned in Bikram Yoga Class: Relax into Life & Reduce Stress

What I Learned in Bikram Yoga Class: Relax into Life & Reduce Stress

 (Post by COLLEEN CANNEY) During Bikram Yoga classes I learned an important lesson about life. I learned the more we immerse ourselves in the flow of life, the more at peace we are with life. Whenever read more

Does Your Job Make Your Heart Sing?

Does Your Job Make Your Heart Sing?

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive. - Howard Thurman (Post by COLLEEN read more

Five Tips for Increasing Self-Confidence

Five Tips for Increasing Self-Confidence

(Post by COLLEEN CANNEY) While a number of different factors can contribute to an individual’s level of happiness and success in life, I think self-confidence is a key factor. What does it mean to be self-confident? read more

Nature: An Intoxicating Truth Serum

Nature: An Intoxicating Truth Serum

(Post by COLLEEN CANNEY) A few years ago I went to the local library and heard an author speak about his book Yoga of the Microcosm: Spiritual Unity with Nature in the 21st Century. Siddhartha Syam’s read more