04Jul/15

Stress!!

stress! The topic for July!

Stress affects every one differently.  This month we will dive into this world.  Learn some of the common reasons why people have stress, and what are the ways to relax, and lessen your stress.

I know for me, stress in my world can be a scary thing.  I at one point got so worked up, and stressed, that my body decided to land me in the hospital.  I will share that story with you next week.

Stress can happen over time, or all of a sudden.  We will compare the reasons on how this can happen.

Also discussed will be what happens to our bodies when we are under stressful situations.

If you feel that you need help right now please visit this site:

http://calgary.cmha.ca/mental_health/stress/#.VZg4ivlViko

Does stress happen to kids?  Yes it does!  It may not appear as the ways that it does in adults though.  We will discuss this in July as well.  If you need help or ideas for your kids right now, please visit here:

http://calgary.cmha.ca/public_policy/stress-at-school/#.VZg5PflViko

I most likely didn’t use the word stress though, I knew I was very busy, and had a lot on my plate.  As well as in elementary school the issues of being severely bullied and teased played on my emotions and ability to just be myself in the world at my school.

Learn how we here at Inch by Inch Empowerment can help you and your daughter today!  

 

27Jun/15

June review

June! Get outdoors! Get moving!!

It’s the end of June!  Wow!  We are half way through the year!  And this month we have talked about how to get and keep moving in your life.

To review the month of June we discussed how to keep moving in your life is always a good thing.  I suggested the top 10 ways to get moving in your world.  What have you done out of that list?  Maybe you have started to take stand up paddle boarding?  Or you’ve gotten into hiking for the summer?

I also shared about being in Ottawa for the annual telethon for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.  My parents are I were on the telethon volunteering our time to answer phones and take donations from callers.  We were there as well for another reason.  I presented a cheque for $3,216 for the Neonate Intensive Care Unit.  Moving forward, even back then, inch by inch I grew strong and big enough to go home.  I even discussed how moving forward towards dreams takes practice, persistence, and never giving up.  June is actually a great time to look at your dreams/goals for the year.  As June is half way through the year.

June most of the time means sunny weather, and that means for many getting outside.  Get moving outside, get out of the gym and get moving outdoors!

I shared what I like to do, and I enjoy being outside, hiking, or walking in the community.  Tomorrow I am actually going hiking to a place that I have only heard about, never been.  Johnston’s Creek near Banff, Alberta! 

So what are doing in June to get moving?  To continue to be active, have fun and enjoy being YOU?

Do something that you enjoy, or stretch outside your comfort zone even.  Attempt a new activity.

Post to us below on how your June was, what was the new thing you are doing?

June is keeping moving, and get moving.

If you want help for you and your daughter, message me!  Let’ get your daughter moving and having fun!!

20Jun/15

Ten Ways to Keep Moving!

Ten top ways to get moving are…

Ten is a magical number for many.  In this blog this week, I wish to gift you 10 ways to keep moving as we move in to the summer months.  Tomorrow is the first day of summer actually!

So to get to our top ten ways to keep moving, or even get moving!  I believe in YOU!

1. figure out what you like to do that gets your body moving and do that!

2. try new things, maybe you want to try baseball or soccer, yes even as an adult.  You are never to old to try new things!

3. do something each day to be active

4. smile when you are doing these activities, especially the new activities.  If you smile, you will enjoy it more, and want to do it more often!

5. be active and get moving or at least 30min each time you do.  This will increase your heart rate, and actually raise your ‘happy energy’ inside you.  You will be able to be more creative and your productivity will increase

6. ten jumping jacks, ten time sets is a great way to get moving, jumping increases your energy

7. something as simple as walking is activity, it get’s your heart pumping, and blood flowing

8. encourage friends to get moving with you, doing activities together can be so much more fun!

9. get outside!  Go for a hike in a park, go for a bike ride, play a sport outdoors.  Make it fun!

And the top ten, final way to get moving is…..

10. play!  As I just said, keep it fun!  Be active with your family and friends!  Make new memories, create new traditions with your friends!

What of this top ten list are you going to do next?  What is one thing activity that you are going to do that is new?  Comment below on what you are going to do that is new!

And if you want some guidance, or help with your daughter on getting moving contact us!

 

13Jun/15

Persistence Pays

persistence pays! Keep going no matter what!

Persistence, how does that relate to the topic this month of ‘get moving’?  Well, in one respect it does not.  And yet I believe it does as well.

On June 7, 2015 I had a dream come true.  And it took persistence and continual movement forward for it to come true.  The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario  (CHEO) had their annual telethon.  And I went back to the hospital to share some hope and inspiration.  As well as gift the hospital Neonate Intensive Care Unit (NICU) $3,216.

persistence pays, giving CHEO $3,216 live on air

persistence pays, giving CHEO $3,216 live on air, CTV Ottawa

The reason why I went back to the hospital to give them money is that I was born 3 months early in 1976, and given 24hrs to live.  With persistence, movement and a team of doctors, nurses and specialists I am here today.

We had the opportunity to return to CHEO and the NICU.  My parents and I met some of the awesome nurses and doctors who now work with the tiny babies and their families at the hospital.  They have the quality of persistence to keep going to find out new ways to help the babies live and thrive.  They have also been developing new technologies to help both baby and Mum bond, and thrive.  One of the newer ideas is something called Kangaroo Care.    This is a technique that was not invented in 1976.

My Dad kept a journal of my time in the NICU.  There were entries of sadness, joy, and stress.  On occasion though there were entries in the journal that made me giggle after I read them.  One of them being that when my parents came to visit me, they noticed that I had little baby doll socks on my tiny hands. Apparently according to the doctors I was moving too much, and was taking my iv and other wires out!  I was had persistence even as a tiny baby to keep going no matter what.  And moving was a part of that!

Persistence to move forward, to keep going.

What will you do to keep moving your energy, your body and persist to overcome challenges?

If you want help to help your daughter find her own inner persistence, and strength to keep going no matter what click here!  And let us know how we here at Inch by Inch Empowerment can help YOU!

Aime Hutton in 1976

Aime Hutton in 1976

31May/15

Get Moving in June!

Moving is fun!  Make it happen!

Moving is fun! Make it happen!

Moving in any kind of way is always a good thing.  And that is what this month is all about!  Get groovy moving!

What excites you about being active.  What are the activities that you enjoy doing?

I know for me, I am not a huge fan of being inside at a gym.  For me to get moving, I prefer to do other things.  Love dancing!  I will break out into spontaneous dance parties in my living room even.  Did you know that there is an underlying reason for dancing is a great thing to do?  Yes!  Dancing raises the ‘happy’ endorphins in your body, the more dancing you do most often the happier you will become.

Sometimes dancing can bring up sad emotions too, or even angry emotions.  And that is perfectly okay.  Moving your body, getting the pent up energy that is inside you that is sad or angry out of you is always a good thing to do.  I have had it happen to me a few times.  I’ll set the intention to do some dance, some sacred movement and the energy that comes out of me is sometimes so powerful that I will start sweating even after one song!

If you are not a fan of dancing, just say to the music.  Back and forth like you are rocking.  There is a great quote that I love and it is “If you can walk you can dance.”

Give this song a try…..get up and dance to it.  You may think, moving and dancing to this song is silly, yet let go of the ‘this is silly’ thoughts and just let go.  Move your body to this song.  As I said above, even swaying to the music back and forth.  Have fun, and smile!!

If you wish help on moving, dreaming, and much more contact us at Inch by Inch Empowerment!  We would love to help you and your daughter!

26May/15

May Wrap up

Dream big, or dream bigger! Did you dream in May?

May has come to a close!  Wow!  Did you get to dreaming big?  What were your dreams?  Where did you put your vision board?

Remember dreaming is important and needs to be done.  Even those in there 50’s and 60’s and older can dream.  It’s okay to dream.

This month of May, I hope I have inspired you to dream big again.  My business sherpa Colin Sprake from Make Your Mark has a saying of dream big, or dream bigger!  And that is what I want you to do too!

Check out the video I did of my year in review of my own vision board that I did last May/June with Colin and his team.

 

If you want your daughter to dream big this summer, reach out to me.  Would love to help her!  Click here!

18May/15

Dream Board Creation

-Dream big...or dream bigger!  The choice is always going to be YOURS!-Dream boards are awesome things to create, and then look at/use when complete.  Have you ever made one?

I have done many dream boards over the past few years.  Check out this video below of my most recent vision board or dream board as I also call it.

I still have the first one I made too.  It’s fun to go back and look at them.  I am also in the process of making a dream book.  Choosing a scrap book of blank paper cutting and gluing my pictures and quotes into the book.

If you want help for your daughter to start dreaming again and more please come on over to the main site, and check out what we offer.

Continue to dream and stretch.  I believe in you!

 

 

 

09May/15

Inch by inch yes YOU can!

inch by inch you can dream and do it!

Inch by inch I know you can reach goals and dreams.  What is something you wanted to do when younger, yet never did.  Or what was a dream you had when younger?

I’ve been noticing that as kids transition to teens, and then adults that the dreams that we had a child, go away.  A lot of the time how this appears to happen is school and life.  Children are told as they grow that sometimes there dreams are silly, that the will never get to be the NHL hockey star, or the next Katy Perry.  A lot of the time kids are told to get back to reality, and get their heads out of the clouds.  Especially as they grow, and hit high school.  Inch by inch their dreams are broken apart.  Sometimes by those who love them the most.

Speaking of myself, I know when I was a young girl, I wanted to dance on stage doing ballet.  It was a dream I had.  A loved one told me that the dream of dancing on stage can not continue as I did not look like a dancer.

last time dancing ballet on stage

last time dancing ballet on stage

It’s time to awaken your dreams again!  How are you going to inch by inch do that?  Think of something you wanted to do as a child, and write that down on paper.  Then create ways that you can move towards that goal or dream.  Small steps, or as I like to say inch by inch you can get there.

There is a song that always reminds me to dream.  My friend Annie sent me the video and I want to encourage you to continue to dream.  Inch by inch you can dream again!

Would you love to help your daughter awaken her dreams again?  It can be done!  Click here for your tween daughter and click here for your teenage daughter!

05May/15

May Dreaming

Dreaming big, dreaming lots….

Dreaming when you sleep can bring about many great things.  This month of May we take the idea of dreaming bigger.  To create dreams and goals for yourself.

When was the last time you sat and allowed yourself to dream?  I know as I got older, dreaming big was sucked out of me, being creative even was sucked out of me.  This month we are going to allow ourselves to have those big dreaming moments.

It’s okay to dream big.  A business sherpa of mine Colin Sprake speaks about this.  He says go big, or go bigger.  And he’s so true!!  I like to say now “Dream big, or dream bigger!  The choice is always going to be YOURS!”

I am excited to hear below in the comments what you are dreaming about.  What was something you were wanting to do when younger, yet were told it was a silly thing to dream.

-Dream big...or dream bigger!  The choice is always going to be YOURS!-

If you want more information on dreaming, and how to help your daughter click here for your tween daughter.  Or here for your teenage daughter.  I look forward to helping her dream big again, and reach her goals!  I know she can do it, inch by inch dreaming can take place again for both her and YOU!

 

27Apr/15

Happy + Helping = Great!

Happy + Helping = Great!

Happy + Helping = Great!  Yes I said it!

What did you do this month to help others?  What was on your list of what made you happy?  Have you made your list?  Do you need to go back and make your list of what makes you happy?

When you have created you list, go back and see how you can be a happy helper in your community and then stretch and how can you help others around the world.

Here is a video with Aime sharing he recap of this month!

For more information on how you can help in your community search here for all your needs!  For Calgary specifically, click here.

For more information on how Aime can help YOU and your daughter, click here!