About Charlene

Charlene is a Lifestyle and Leadership Coach and Guide, facilitator, author, and speaker. Her expertise in the areas of wellness, lifestyle counseling, holistic health and entrepreneurial coaching is the result of more than 45 years of study and practice. She is a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), a Registered Nutritional Consultant, has a Bachelor of Spiritual Science, and holds a Diploma in Social Work.

Living the Good Life After 60: How to Protect Your Mental and Physical Health as You Age

Life after 60 may be known as the golden years, but for many, growing old presents more strife than joy. Aging adults must contend with failing health, the passing of family and friends, and economic challenges on top of coping with their changing role in the world. It's a lot for anyone to deal with, and it's part of the reason that depression and substance misuse are a growing problem among today's elderly. But the idea of “golden years” doesn't have to be a myth. By taking charge of growing old, you can enjoy a high quality of life into your later years. One of the smartest things you [...]

By |2018-07-09T12:52:32+00:00July 9th, 2018|Aging, Health, Health Blog, Wellness, Wisdom|2 Comments

National Indigenous Peoples Day

In cooperation with Indigenous Peoples' national organizations, the Government of Canada designated June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day. June 21 is the summer solstice and is the longest day of the year. It is a time for celebration and the perfect time to celebrate the culture and heritage of Indigenous Peoples. It is a wonderful opportunity to become better acquainted with the cultural diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. In the southern Ontario area there are Chippewas, Ojibway, and Mohawks to mention a few. The word “Toronto” means “the meeting place” and there are many urban indigenous peoples in Toronto as well. This creates a beautiful tapestry of different cultures in Toronto. Let’s look [...]

10 Foolproof Tips to Protect Your Mental Health

Here are a few ways in which you can emotionally support yourself and your mental health: Meditate - meditation is an important habit for improving focus, concentration, clarity and attention span, as well as having a calming effect. Benefits include: relieving stress, trauma and anxiety, calming the fight or flight trigger, counteracting aging, relieving depression, reducing insomnia, improving the immune system, increasing energy, improving communication skills, enhancing empathy, improving health, being more present, refreshing the mind, clearing the mental clutter and getting into a more expansive state. Meditation also introduces you to your inner self, your witness, your observer. Great moments of inspiration and creativity can come from those [...]

What No One Tells You About Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart: you need to be resilient. People are drawn to become entrepreneurs as they are looking for freedom of purpose, time, money, and relationships. Entrepreneurs want more ease, flow, happiness and want to be in control of their destiny. Entrepreneurs are values-driven and have learned to think differently. Here are some traits I have seen over the years interacting with and coaching many entrepreneurs. They: are risk-takers and rule breakers have an unquenchable desire, lifelong learners are passionate, energetic and creative are obsessed with goal setting and setting outcomes are able to encompass [...]

By |2018-06-11T16:09:29+00:00June 11th, 2018|Business, Self Development, Wisdom|2 Comments

Drawdown – Awakening the Dreamer – Changing the Dream

"Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming" , was edited by the author and entrepreneur Paul Hawken along with a team of over 200 scholars, scientists, policymakers, research fellows, writers, business leaders and activists. Drawdown contains 80 solutions that are ready today, and 20 additional forthcoming innovations that collectively can draw down atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases to solve, not just slow, climate change by 2050. Climate drawdown is the point at which greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere begin to decline on a year-to-year basis. The 80 solutions that make up the bulk of the Drawdown book are grouped into seven buckets: energy; food; women and [...]

By |2018-06-04T09:08:18+00:00June 4th, 2018|Eco-friendly, environment, Health|0 Comments
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