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What do we mean when we say ‘Life’s a Beach!”

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I guess it can mean many different things to different people but for me I think it represents a connection back to our roots. There is a soothing sense of well being when I sit watching the never ending rolling of the sea as it breaks relentlessly against the shoreline. As my busy mind lets go of the multitude of thoughts all vying for my attention and my body settles in the the rhythm of the waves, I find a peace that is embracing & very welcome.

I feel connected to our planet, in a way I don’t anywhere else!

From this serene and content perspective my body heals & my mind becomes focused, not confused. Problems find solutions easily and life regains the balance it needs.

What does it mean to you?

  DANGEROUS RISKStop waiting – life is too short! 

Contact me now – lin@helpinghand-lifecoaching.ca

Doing a Shirley Valentine!

You may be familiar with the Movie Shirley Valentine about a bored house wife in the UK who spends her days talking to her kitchen wall because …………..well…….because its there really. Fed up with her lot, Shirley decides one day to take off to Greece on her own, for a break. If you’ve seen the movie you will know that Shirley gets more than a break from her UK life and marriage…….she finds herself…..and this changes everything!

So is this a solution for us all?

Run off and find a beach to sit on, while we contemplate our life and future. Maybe, for some it is exactly what is needed. Continue reading “Doing a Shirley Valentine!”

Hola From The Yucatan!

Today’s blog is coming to you from the sunny shores of the Mexican Yucatan Peninsular 🙂

 

I am here for the next month, hopefully longer. I am not on vacation as such but for health reasons I have become a ‘Snowbird escaping the Canadian winter, which unfortunately these days, causes me so much pain.

So here I sit, drinking my coffee, looking out at a spectacular sea view as the sun rises slowly from the ocean, bringing its life to us for another day.

Life here pretty much revolves around the passing of the sun.

Few people wear a watch, they simply look up to judge if its time for work or lunch yet. Many of the winter visitors, ‘the snowbirds’, have no idea what day of the week it is. Work is also not hurried, it is often too hot to rush about, so work proceeds at a more sedat but effective pace. Things may take a little longer than many of us are used to, but it gets done and no one has had to burst a blood vessel to do it.

With Stress being the route cause of so much suffering and illness in our corporate world, I think we can learn a thing or two from Mexico, especially the Mayan cultures of the Yucatan. Here life is a gift, not to be squandered. It should be treasured and enjoyed, not raced through at breakneck speed in search of the next material item we have been told we need.

Don’t get me wrong they work hard here, but work is not their life, they do not judge themselves by what they do. Sure most could do with more money, most are inadequately paid and their lives tough but they smile readily and like to joke around at any opportunity.

With the ever growing tourist industry, rapidly taking over the coastal villages, my fear for the Yucatan is that our ways will infiltrate them. That they will slowly begin to need ‘the stuff’ we have and that will erode a way of being that impresses me. This makes me feel guilty for being here but I also know our money helps bring them many of the basics a human needs to survive. Without the money our culture brings the Yucatan would be a much more difficult place to live for the local populace.

We cannot stop this flow now, too many need us here, an entire industry dependant on foreigners has evolved. Yes, a lot of the profit is not staying in this country and I wish that was different but for the local people this is all they have right now. There are a lot of people like myself, who see this and make an effort to directly support the locals, not the industry but its a long way from being fair.

I for one love my time in this magical part of the world and I want to continue to come here. I just hope the price paid by the local population is not too high. I do see changes in the yonger people. I just hope they do not devolve into the needy material driven society, that many of us are all too familiar with and running from.

 

I truly hope that here, somehow, the Mayan Culture survives the changes.

 

 

Musings of a SNOWBIRD who is living the dream.

To contact Coach Lin for help in this or any other life goal, please email lin@helpinghand-lifecoaching.ca.

 

 

Relationships – Taking A Chance On Love

The most common question I am asked about relationships is….

” How do I know if they are the one? “

The truth is, that generally you don’t; certainly not at first. Some of us are lucky and have great instincts that help us out but for most it’s a hit and miss kinda thing, which can end in hurt and rejection. This scares us, so much so, that many of us are unable to take that initial plunge and take the hand being proffered.  All sorts of negative thoughts can run through our minds and before we know it, the defense is up and its impenetrable.

So how do we navigate this potential heartbreaking situation? How do we find out if this person is worth risking our heart on? How do we find the courage to let the defenses down? Continue reading “Relationships – Taking A Chance On Love”

Casting Call for TV Documentary

Are you interested in being on TV?

Have you been asked to do something for a reward but ‘the something’ you had to do went against your principles or morals?

Would you like to tell your story?

Well then this may interest you.  I have been asked by a production company who make serious documentaries, to reach out to my readers. This is not a reality show but a serious documentary about the dilemma’s we often face.

If you feel you would like to know more, then please email me asap at lin@helpinghand-lifecoaching.ca

This is a serious proposition.

Coach Lin

 

 

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