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Dr. Laura Foster / Articles posted by laurafoster

Sometimes We Need To Walk Ourselves Home

"I know when one doors closes another always opens, but man these hallways are a bitch."   I laugh whenever I come across this quote. I can relate.   I call the hallways transition spaces and although it can feel like I am stuck, I intellectually know I am far from it.   I've come to recognize that these dark, frustrating times are deep meaningful periods in my life.  My soul is doing deep work and I'm shedding the old in preparation for the new. It's the season where the seeds have been planted and I'm staring at the ground waiting for the new growth to appear ...

Four Ways To Benefit From Meditating – Without Actually Meditating

If you’re like me, nailing my butt to a meditation pillow is a colossal lesson in self-discipline. And before you tell me that the discipline is part of the point, let me share my perspective. My modern day take on why most people believe they “should” meditate is because they want what they perceive meditating will help them achieve: more peace, relaxation and self-awareness.   Disclaimer: That's me. You may be different and if so, put your "why" for wanting to meditate in place of peace, relaxation and self-awareness   If meditation is working well for you then I encourage you to keep at it. If you find meditation isn’t happening for you or if you go in and out of periods of meditating with little success, then I...

Winter Retreat 2020

Soul-Inspired Winter Retreat – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico led by David Good & Laura Foster February 8th-15th, 2020 at the Xinalani Retreat Resort   [mkdf_button size="" type="" text="Learn More" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://drlaurafoster.com/winterretreat" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]  ...

Fall Retreat 2019

Your Heart Matters: A SOUL INSPIRED WEEKEND RETREAT – led by Dr. Laura Foster Friday, Sept 20th – Sunday, Sept 22nd 2019 at Sugar Ridge Retreat Center (Midland, Ontario)   [mkdf_button size="" type="" text="Learn More" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://drlaurafoster.com/fallretreat" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]  ...

BC Retreat 2019

Soul-Inspired Rocky Mountain Yoga Retreat August 11-16, 2019 in Kootenay Valley, BC – led by David Good & Laura Foster   [mkdf_button size="" type="" text="Learn More" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://drlaurafoster.com/bcretreat" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]  ...

Costa Rica Retreat (Sold Out)

Soul Inspired Yoga Retreat – April 6-13, 2019 in Nosara, Costa Rica led by David Good & Laura Foster   [mkdf_button size="" type="" text="Learn More" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://drlaurafoster.com/retreat2018" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]  ...

Weekend Retreat (Sold Out)

A Soul Inspired Weekend Retreat Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 at Fee’s Landing, Kawartha Lakes   [mkdf_button size="" type="" text="Read More" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://drlaurafoster.com/weekendretreat" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]  ...

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ALIGN Workshop (Sold Out)

The process of bringing your energy and action into conscious alignment with your deepest soul desires. Sunday, February 24th 2019 in Newmarket, Ontario [mkdf_button size="" type="" text="Read More" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://drlaurafoster.com/align" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]  ...

It saddened me to know that it was ME I was talking to.

If you could hear the words I would say in the stillness of my mind you’d be saddened to know that it was ME I was talking to. The words I chose to say to myself would often be harsh, biting, shaming and belittling. I’d be quick to label and slow to forgive and the result was that my self esteem took hit after hit. This went on for years - until somewhere in my mid-20’s I got a glimpse of the relationship I had created with myself. It was precarious at best. I couldn’t rely on myself and there was evidence all over my life of how I consistently let myself down. Sure >> on the outside I might’ve appeared confident but my truth...

Sigh …

That dang universe >> always teaching us the value of patience, coordinating the vision behind the scenes and bringing us what we need in its divine timing 😂 I’ve learned that my job is to have incredible clarity around what I truly want and how I want to feel - be deliberate in my actions and above all, invest in being able to trust. Trust that there is more to life than what is presenting itself in this very moment and that the universe has your best interest in mind, always. Settle yourself down > focus on your clarity and be open and willing when it comes my way. ...