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Dr. Laura Foster / Posts tagged "drlaurafoster"

When It’s All Said And Done And It’s Not Enough

Tell me, in your dream of dreams - what would your perfectly designed life look like? What kind of car would you drive? Where would your house be? How many kids would you have? Would you have a dog? How many vacations would you take and where would you go? How much money would you make? Who would you be walking through life with holding your hand and what would your ultimate chosen work be?  Imagine how your life would look in great detail ...

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...

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...

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...