Helen Dowd writings

Back in 2010 or so, I had been receiving hand written letters from a dear family friend, Elsie Froese. These letters were written on the back of printed emails from Helen Dowd, a dear friend of their family. I got on Helen’s email list and quite enjoyed many...

THE PRICE OF DOUGHNUTS

Well that is a home hitting way to explain a story in understandable terms: THE PRICE OF DOUGHNUTS (author unknown) There was a certain Professor of Religion named Dr. Christianson who taught at a small college in the Western United States. Dr. Christianson taught the...

GRIT June 2021

SA-Name:// JACKIE RIOUX Day of GRIT: #1 of 28 Unit 6 #DoYouEvenGritBro? METRICS: (FoF) Leg Day Countdown Circuit F2 Finisher- 4MOD- (AMRAP)- Hoppers & Bombers and G2G! CONTEXT: “StoryAthlete Finds a Way…” In a conversation with a childhood friend this...

Definitions

Thank you to our amazing certified only practitioners group, and the practitioner who took the time to put these definitions together to share with clients. You may find some of these terms in your session notes: Body Code Mind Maps Definitions 1ST LUMBAR VERTEBRA...

Certifications

As a qualified practitioner in energy work, I take my professional development seriously. I am constantly learning the latest skills and techniques to provide my clients with the best experience possible. I started taking energy psychology courses in 2009 and have...

Final Words with my Father

    This is an opportunity for you, the reader, to see a deeply personal past area of my life. To see a bit of what I endured and overcame of my own past. This is not shared for sympathy. This is shared as an opportunity for you to find encouragement and inspiration...

GRIT | April 2021

SA-Name:// JACKIE RIOUX Day of GRIT: #1 of 28 UNIT: 4 #DoYouEvenGritBro METRICS: Mobility/Stretch/Recovery CONTEXT: “StoryAthlete Finds a Way…” After being left with a mountain of debt from a nasty divorce back in 1995, I sought out the assistance of a debt...

GRIT | May 2021

Day of GRIT: #1 of 28 METRICS: Posterior Chain Palooza F2 Finisher: Abs-travaganza F2 CONTEXT: “StoryAthlete Finds a Way…” I have been in GRIT long enough that my heroic self seems to have a new voice whenever my lesser self comes up with an excuse for whatever...

Larry/ Lazer Nizio Memorial Page

Lawrence Benedict Nizio AKA LazerApril 9 2081 – October 13 2018#LarryNizio #LazerNizio       There is much more to come on this page when I can manage to gather myself together to make a fitting tribute to my son in law without breaking down in tears each time I...

Epiphanies

The following tidbits of wisdom are things I seem to repeat to family friends and clients because they were pivotal and instrumental to my own personal growth.  “Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work hard on your job you’ll make a...

Punnies

Ego and Super Ego walk into a bar. The Bartender says: I am going to need to see some ID. New gardeners learn by trowel and error. On my tombstone, please write “Not appreciating my puns was a grave mistake”. Rela-pun-ship goals: Will clever word play...

Andrew Senger April 7 1976 – December 13 2014

When Andrew was about 4 years old, I was his regular babysitter for quite a while. Many weekends I spent at their home. Andrew was a really rambunctious little guy. My lil buddy! Always running in for some mayonnaise sandwiches, then back outside playing again. So...

GRIT March 2021

Day of GRIT: #1 of 28UNIT: 8 # GRITmeistersMETRICS: 12 MOD Finisher: “Single-Set-Shoulder-Scorcher” F2CONTEXT: “StoryAthlete Finds a Way…” April 27 2012 I headed out on what was to be a 3 week road trip. I had left later in the day for the first 10 hour...

I WISH

I WISH I wish I could be the one by your side holding hands, strolling along a beach as waves caress our feet, the sun warms our complexions, and a cool breeze stirs the air;  I wish I could be the one by your side beholding the wonders of nature–majestic...

The God Connection

From Social media posts:LOVE THIS ANALOGY When GOD wanted to create fish, HE spoke to the sea. When GOD wanted to create trees, HE spoke to the earth. But when GOD wanted to create man, HE turned to Himself. Then GOD said: “Let us make man in our image and in...

GRIT February 2021

Day of GRIT: #1 of 28 UNIT: 6   # GRITmeisters METRICS: 12 MOD F2 Finisher F2 CONTEXT: A Story Athlete always finds a way…I have always blamed my redhead Taurus nature for all sorts of stubborn things I have done in my life. Some to my own detriment...

Perceived Value

There are two analogies here that were shared on social media. Perfectly sums up Perceived Value. “Experience and skill has a respectable price as well”. It always amazes me when people feel you’re overpriced. I think this response is brilliant....

Blessing our Enemies

Just some thoughts to share on our nasty feelings towards our “enemies”. This example was several years ago, before I knew of Court of Atonement. I ended up in a position at work for 6 weeks where I was under a supervisor who had a reputation for singling...

About Sociopaths

This was something I shared on Social Media back in October 2013. Not sure where it came from, but something I have always been curious about. I was told my father was a sociopath, so I have always been concerned if I had those traits and how to correct them in...

Struggle is Good! I Want to Fly!

To all my fellow butterflies!! Something to remember: Struggle is Good!   I Want to Fly! Once a little boy was playing outdoors and found a fascinating caterpillar. He carefully picked it up and took it home to show his mother. He asked his mother if he could keep it,...

My Garlic Cleanse Adventure

This is definitely a look into the not so bright, but oh so entertaining, side of Jackie. I saw a video on social media promoting the effects of a garlic cleanse. I decided to try it and to post my adventure over 3 days of posts. I had no idea of the reactions coming....

The horse story, and my own naivety…

Yes this is one of my GRIT writings, but it needs its own page.July 22 2020 Day of GRIT: # 19 of 28 METRIC: Wednesday Palooza F2 FINISHER: F4 CONTEXT: “No Subject is Off-Limits…” The horse story, and my own naivety… Having had some early life...

My Graduation Faux Pas

A little story to share about me not really being a Grad of 1985. November 5 2019: As some of you might remember, I transferred to Caledonia in April 1984 from the Alliance private school. (Because, you know, it’s not proper to be a teen mom in a one room, all...

Book review – Verbally Abusive Relationship

Not sure where this article came from, I had saved it in my computer files. Excellent informational and I HIGHLY recommend reading the book yourself to really understand the dynamics of an emotionally abusive relationship so you can see the red flags avoid this kind...

Victims vs Survivors

July 20 2020: This was written by my dear friend Nataša Martinec . So true, and I feel very blessed that I have a wonderful list of clients who are willing to step up in their own power and do their own work. I am a facilitator, not a fixer. My clients are Victors,...

Names and Labels

April 7 2013:Pondering thoughts… What is a label and what does it mean when we call someone a name? We have chosen names with meanings. For instance, Jackie is a derivative of Jacqueline and means “the supplanter”. In my early years I heard the...

Master Wound | Lissa Rankin

Shared from a social media post by Lissa Rankin April 10 2016:Let Love Break You Open: According to Zoe Inman in Let God Love You Up, we all struggle with a Master Wound we inherited in childhood. Most of us have one of two master wounds- the “Not Enough”...

Fave FCOAs

October 15 2019:  I went on a LONG drive on the weekend. 7 hours there, plus a few hours here and there driving, then 7 hours home. What to do on a long drive by myself? Clear my energy, and do all sorts of FCOAs for myself and everyone else on my family list. If you...

GRIT January 2021

GRIT January 2021 Day of GRIT: # 1 of 28 UNIT: 7 #HappyNewGRIT METRICS: 12MOD F2 finisher. Modified with elevated push ups. CONTEXT: “A Story Athlete Finds a Way”I joined GRIT back in April 2020, stayed in for 4 months and signed up for a year but took...

Mercury Retrograde

February 25 2020 Mercury Retrograde. Anyone know what that is?? This was a term mentioned to me several years ago. I was clueless. Looked it up. Some sort of astrological alignment where the planet Mercury “appears to be spinning backwards”. Ya, ok. So...

Be Kind

February 26 2020 It is “Be Kind” day here in Canada. The idea is for people to wear pink shirts and “Stand up to bullying”. This annual event was created back in 2012 after some people brought awareness to a bullying incident where a young man...

Fears and Phobias

February 29 2020 I got up last night, in the dark, made my way to the bathroom for a tinkle, flushed, and walked back to bed. I crawled back under the covers and went back to sleep. Pretty normal occurrence for most people. This morning, I was having a pondering...

Snowstorm Analogy for Depression

Someone else wrote this. A social media post without a credit to author. Long ish but worth reading because it’s a pretty great metaphor for depression. Thankfully energy work can be the “weather system” that changes the snowstorms to lasting...

The Awakening

The AwakeningThe Awakening A time comes in your life when you finally get it…when, in the midst of all your fears and insanity, you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere the voice inside your head cries out…ENOUGH! Enough fighting and crying and blaming...