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Dr. Laura Foster / Articles posted by laurafoster (Page 2)

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. ...

It’s like she was waiting on the sidelines for the go-ahead.

We often talk about action being the agent of change but my experience has been that the DECISION to change is as powerful as the steps you take to make it concrete in your life. Have you ever been so damn fed up with the state of something in your life that you felt yourself draw a line in the sand? I have. I made a powerful decision to shift something in my life and before I got a chance to take any steps the universe started lining up the opportunities to make it so. It’s like she was waiting on the sidelines for the go-ahead. It was an enormous reminder of how speaking my truth - if only within myself - or rather, especially...

That time I pressed the PAUSE button –

I can’t tell you the exact moment when I realized that my constant striving for answers outside of myself wasn’t working for me but suffice to say, how I was feeling about my life wasn’t matching my achievement. It made me push a giant pause button - on almost everything. I resisted setting goals that were beyond the scope of my own inner connection. 🙋‍♀️ It felt good to be really okay with being where I was without pushing myself to get anywhere else. (A first for me). It was the best gift I have ever given myself. Slowing down to re-remember who I AM has allowed me to stand with confidence in the decision and goals I now make > that are deeply connected...

“We are all just walking each other home”

Someone said this to me the other day and it made me stop in my tracks. It might be one of the most beautiful concepts ever. In that moment I felt loved and supported. To know that we aren’t truly alone, that we are connected to one another and that we are each experiencing this human condition - together, is like a lifeline to your heart. It was a gift to remember (and in someways to choose to believe) that the hands that guide you are softly leading you at all times. I know what it’s like to feel isolated in challenging times. I also know that support was all around me and I chose to not receive it. When someone offers you a lifeline,...

The Freedom Of Moving Your Body The Way You Want

Few people know that I’ve been grappling with an inability to move my body pain free for about the last 1.5 years. Ahhhhh. It’s been a journey (to say the least).   Pain is a powerful teacher.   She guides you (if you listen), to say yes to what your soul needs and to say no thank you to that which no longer fits. The more resistance you give it, the more she speaks to you.   When I post that your soul wants you to breathe and let go, I say that for me. The reminder. The nudge. The remembering of the messages that my soul is giving me.   Do I get frustrated along the way?   I. Sure. Do.   How couldn’t I be? It’s frustrating to live a...

It’s Who I Am – And I Honour That

We can be many things. I am a tough cookie. I am built for longevity. I thrive off the results I get from grinding and hustling to create what I have passion for. I'm not afraid to work hard. It's who I am.  But those who know me best know I also have a soft heart. I balance it well, most times, because I've developed a strong sense of who I am. And yet, there are times when my tender heart requires my attention. I feel very deeply. I sense others anguish. I'm an empath at my core. It can be a lot to balance.  When it's time to shine I stand boldly in my energy and I go for it. And when my heart tells me to cocoon, rest, restore and honor me ...

Why I Suddenly Love Doing The Dishes (and other mundane tasks of daily life)

Lately I've taken a deep dive into a whole lot of basic movement, sleeping in, nourishing food and the occasional mug of the most delicious dark roast, organic coffee.  It feels like heaven (as you can imagine), but there is a particular reason why my gratitude for these simple pleasures run so deep.   Last week I finished up a 5 day water fast.  This isn’t a post about fasting as much as it’s an acknowledgement of how what was once a collection of simple and mundane tasks and chores of daily life suddenly felt richly rewarding.   One of the most unexpected benefits of doing this fast has simply been that I feel grateful that I get to prep food for all my meals.   When was the last time...

Can you rant in a blog? If so, this is my rant …

As I locked the door on my clinic last week I felt unsettled.  I got to my car and I let myself ponder the emotion I was feeling in my gut.  It immediately bubbled to the surface.   We are so dedicated to the concept of busyness.  So much so that it affects nearly every person in North America: all ethnicities, all genders, all economic levels ...

The Headstand That Changed My Life

A mere 13 years ago a headstand changed my life.   There was nothing unusual about the yoga class I was attending that day.  I had been there at least a 100 times before.   It was at my favourite studio and as always, when the instructor began doing her usual headstand prep poses I immediately went into my place of knowing that I was going to omit the headstands.   As a '30-something' Chiropractor I had told myself that doing a three point landing on top of my head and pressing all the way down my spinal column was a bad idea.  I had consciously decided that for my age, it not only wasn't possible, it was an unnecessary danger.  This made complete 'academic' sense to me and...