Category Archives: moving

24Aug/16

Be A Mover Like The Olympians

Be a mover! Just like the Olympians!

Be a mover! Just like the Olympians!

Caring adults!  This is another great blog post for your daughter and you to read and experiment with.   Gather your tween girl in your life, and let’s have a fun time discovering what it means to be a mover!

With the Olympic Games finishing up on Sunday, I thought it would be a great time to talk about what it mean to be a mover.  How are you moving in the world?  What do you like to do that gets your heart racing.  Just like the Olympians who competed from all corners of the world.  They were doing things to get their hearts racing, and they also really enjoyed their sport that they were competing in.

Maybe you liked watching the track and field?  Or the swimming?  Or maybe the rowing?  Have you ever done those kinds of sports?  Did you like it?  Or were there sports that you had never heard of and are curious about trying them out?  Go and do that!  Move your body, do something that makes you happy!!

Are you ready to shake things up?  Let’s look at something that is not a sport, in the Olympics yet is lots of fun, and will get your heart racing just like the Olympians!  How do you feel when you’re dancing?  Are you happy?  Dancing and moving to music ups your happy energy and you can be more creative after dancing to some music when working on an essay or project for school.

Music also helps you relax and unwind.  Adults also call it ‘de-stress’.  Different kinds of music can make you feel different too.  How do you feel when there’s soft music playing?  How do you feel when there’s loud music playing?  Or how about what some adults call ‘angry’ music – the heavy metal music.  That maybe you like and that’s okay. Why not try something new and stretch outside your box even for just one song.

Dancing is a way we move through our lives.  And it’s always better to dance towards something rather than away from it. 

Being a mover and a shaker shows the world that you are here to be seen and heard.  How are you going to dance and move through your life?  The choice is up to you always!

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!