Sorry is experienced often as a feeling of sadness, regret, shame, guilt, and remorse whereas an apology is an action.
I have observed that Canadians seem to come out of the womb apologizing for who they are. We come out of the womb apologizing for who we are! It is time for this to stop.
To say ‘I’m sorry’ as often as we do as Canadians, at some point, it is received as careless when it has every intention to be caring. I remember hearing Louise Hay say that when we say the words ‘I’m sorry’ we are apologizing for who we are. The answer in my part of the world when I say ‘I’m sorry’ is ‘it’s okay’. These are examples of reflex statements.
This became apparent to me when I visited Seattle, Washington. My family was shopping at an outlet mall going in and out of stores all afternoon. I became aware of how often I was saying ‘I’m sorry’ because the response was different. All afternoon as I...
I listened to a talk recently where life coach, Cheryl Richardson, was being interviewed and her message was “you are your business”. It made me reflect on wholeness. In the past couple of years, my family has been applying feng shui principles to our home and our life. Kirsten Proulx and Janice Funston from Henry’s Interiors, a feng shui furniture store in Edmonton support and guide us with this project. The results have been more balance, ease, and a feeling of wholeness in our home and our family life. This past fall I was guided to feng shui my business. This methodology was created and guided by one of my akashic records mentors, Natasha Mott and THE mentor, Lord of the Akashic Records. Again, the messages were wholeness and “you are your business”. The process was not the easiest to explain so we asked for a way to explain how it works so that it may assist others.
My history has been one of overwhelm and burn out. I have burned out 9...
GRATITUDE GOES OUT TO BRENDON BURCHARD WHO INSPIRED ME TO INTERVIEW THE FIRST MAN I EVER LOVED, MY FATHER. BRENDON’S TEMPLATE IS CALLED INTERVIEW SOMEONE YOU LOVE ABOUT LIFE. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DOING THIS; IT TRULY IS A GIFT.
My father Darrel Robert Sutton believed in the oratory and he believed in the long goodbye. I feel that his goodbye to us started in the Spring of 2007 when he experienced his first of 10 major brain bleeds. Each bleed would create a new baseline and he would learn how to make the best of it. That was Darrel. He chose to make the best of life. He was more optimistic and had more faith than fear everyday. He chose to wake up happy and to go to bed happy. He treated everything as a great and exciting adventure, especially the unexpected like running out of gas or searching for his keys or his wallet.
Just over a year ago, in February 2017, I came across Brendon Burchard’s template for Interviewing Your Loved Ones. I asked Dad if he would humour me and...
THIS IS A SPEECH THAT WAS WRITTEN AND GIVEN BY ME AS A TRIBUTE TO MY FATHER IN JANUARY OF 2016 FOR HIS 47 YEARS IN HIS BUSINESS: B.G.E. SERVICE AND SUPPLY LTD., THE FILTER SHOP. THIS SPEECH REMAINS TO THIS DAY, THE BEST WRITING I HAVE EVER COMPLETED, IN MY OPINION. I KNEW THAT IT REACHED THE INTENDED AUDIENCE BY THE OBSERVATION OF A TEAR BEING WIPED OFF HIS FACE WITH THE TABLE CLOTH AND HIS COMMENT AFTERWARDS: “CAN I USE SOME OF THAT?” HE ALMOST LIVED TO SEE HIS 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH THE COMPANY HE FOUNDED AND LOVED. I WILL CELEBRATE HIS 50TH ANNIVERSARY ON OCTOBER 8, 2018.~KELLY VASS
When I was asked by my sister to say a few words on our behalf to honour my Father, I was both honoured and completely overwhelmed. How do I describe my Father? What came to mind was M&M. Now you may think this refers to one of his favourite candies; it does not. Magical and Mastery came to mind. I do not believe in coincidence and I know that it is no accident that Brendon...
There is a theme that began when I listened to the call of my journey of becoming a Heal Your Life® teacher: Starting before I felt ready.
♥ I flew to San Diego without my kids and husband before I felt ready.
♥ I became a Heal Your Life® Workshop Teacher before I felt ready.
♥ I facilitated my first Heal your Life® Workshop at training before I felt ready.
♥ I was asked to teach my first workshop when I returned and then a second, and then a third…before I felt ready.
♥ I was asked to publish a chapter in a book before I felt ready.
♥ I went to Heal Your Life® Life Coach training in Carlsbad before I felt ready.
♥ I was asked to coach my first client and then a second, and a third… before I felt ready.
♥ I was asked to assist with tradeshows and invited to local events before I felt ready.
♥ I facilitated my first Love Yourself, Heal Your Life® Telecourse prior to feeling ready, and then a...
There have been many bottoms in my life and many bruises from the falls. There is the bottom where I thought it could not get worse and I thought that I was at rock bottom. Well, the Law of Attraction seems to be a thing and, when I focused on how awful the bottom was, I discovered that it was actually a cliff as I slipped or fell further down to another bottom. One bottom gave way to yet another until I hit solid bottom.
I imagine that my rock bottom looks different than other people’s though it may feel very similar. Mine is painful, overwhelming, tear ridden, full of resentment, blame, self-pity, and yes there is anger there. There is self-loathing and so much despair. There is desperation at my rock bottom yet my cry for help is manipulative, damaging, and abusive to all those who hear the cry; my cry lands in a similar way as the boy who cried wolf’s final yell, heard by people who ran too many times and gave too much of themselves in the past with no positive...
Welcome to the In The Now Blog.
This is an interactive space to explore and share my learning and writing. At times, it will offer tools or information that assist to live a balanced life in the now.
It may consist of book reviews. I love reading and I love writing! It may offer coaching processes. It will also respond to themes that come up in my life or my work or with my clients. There may be the occasional vlog. It will also respond to questions that come up for In The Now followers.
I recently heard Louise L. Hay state in an interview “Life wants them to know what I know so I am going to share it.” Perhaps, by sharing what I have learned it will save you time and money. At the same time, if it resonates with you, keep it. If it does not resonate, let it go. Know that your way is always the right way for you. I desire this to be a loving and positive interactive space where we can evolve together. I trust that this will be inspired and...