Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Go at your own pace

I just spent five glorious, even if rainy, days at my timeshare condo in Club Intrawest in Mont-Tremblant. My unit faced the golf course and three days in a row, I had the pleasure to admire beautiful animals of the four legged kind. One morning, I woke up early and saw four deers sleeping on the course. Slowly the mother got up and two kids followed. One kept on sleeping for another twenty minutes or so. The mother and the other siblings had moved about 100 feet and were just having breakfast. When the third kid got up and joined them, they disappeared behind the forest. Then later I saw two other deers getting up and slowly go toward the forest.

Even in the wild, to my great surprise, animals have their own rythm.

Coaching tip: do you know you when you are more productive? As much as possible, do you respect your needs in that aspect of your life? Make changes to your workday and organize your free time in ways that are best for YOU. Be a good animal.

Your coach

Marguerite Tennier, M.A.

Wild Wellness and Confidence Coaching
Your Inner Lion Queen Transform-Action

Thursday, October 05, 2006


Try a change

A funny thing happened to me yesterday. I got the confirmation that exercise and healthy eating do contribute to my sense of well being. I learned that by doing exactly the opposite.

Yesterday, I spent the day with colleagues, having a self-care day. A day partly spent with a Native Elder in an Aboriginal Centre in Ottawa, then eating a great lunch and doing craft - making a dream catcher. Totally relaxing and fun day.

I could not understand last evening why I was so tired after a fun day. Then it dawned on me. I had not taken my usual 20 minutes swim or walk break at lunch time and I had also not eaten my usual 5 - 7 portions of vegetables and fruits and, I had let myself become dehydrated. I only drank one small 4 oz glass of water at lunch time, instead of the litre or so I normally drink during the day.

Conclusion: No matter what your day entails, a break at lunch time is necessary to bring oxygen to your cells and increase your energy, what you eat matters and your body needs water.

Marguerite Tennier, M.A.

Monday, October 02, 2006


Being reasonable or settling???

Are you settling or are you simply being realistic?

I just found myself falling for the former. I found a condomnium that had the perfect price. Then I reviewed some of my criteria: closeness to downtown and southern exposure. While the apartment met my first criterion, it did not meet the second one, but for a while - a short while - I tried to persuade myself that the price was so right.

Make a distinction: if you find yourself suddenly convincing yourself that your main criteria are not so important, after all, stop and ask yourself if you are ready to live with your choice for the long term - this questioning can save you an impulsive choice, for a home or a relationship!! You may just be settling.

Your coach
Marguerite Tennier, M.A.

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