Goodbye to 2013 and Hello to 2014

Goodbye to 2013 and Hello to 2014

So I know we are already into our first week of February 2014, but I did want to make a short blog post about entering into a new calendar year and reflecting about the year that seemed to rush madly by. For me, 2013 was a year of huge changes and shifts in my life ...
Why the Connection with Cloud 9 Float Spa

Why the Connection with Cloud 9 Float Spa

  Floating: the practice of floating in a ten inch deep water containing 900 pounds of sea salt in an enclosed dark space.   There is plenty of evidence of the health benefits of floating. In Michael Hutchison’s book, “The Book of Floating” he documents some of the health benefits that have been studied and ...

Interview with Travis Mclaren at Cloud 9 Float Spa

Hey everyone, this is a quick blog to introduce Travis McLaren, the owner of Cloud 9 Float Spa.  You can see my rusty first attempt at vlogging below. Cloud 9 Float Spa In the next few weeks I will be writing about zero gravity floats, and I will talk about some exciting collaborations with Creative ...
What High Schools Can Learn From Elementary Schools Part 2

What High Schools Can Learn From Elementary Schools Part 2

  You cannot do great things. Only small things with great love.Mother Theresa   Thanks to everyone for the feedback from last week’s blog entry. I am pleased to present the next five.   Nothing like hanging out with primary students to help learn the practice of being in the present. Especially in primary, the ...
In a Nutshell

In a Nutshell

CreativeEdge Bodyworks is a dynamic process that removes obstacles that prevent YOU from living the life YOU want to live. Through a series of 3-6 50 minute sessions, utilizing a number of techniques which include Conflict Coaching, NLP and Specialized Kinesiology, I help you identify and remove obstacles. Together we work on an action plan ...
What Elementary Schools can Teach High School Communities Part 1

What Elementary Schools can Teach High School Communities Part 1

What Elementary Schools can Teach High School Communities Part 1   It has been two and a half solid months since I have made the switch from High School Vice Principal to Elementary School Counselor and the culture shock has finally started to wane.  I know that I have made the right decision – as ...
Living and Healing in a Holographic Universe

Living and Healing in a Holographic Universe

“Everything you’ll ever need to know is within you; the secrets of the universe are imprinted on the cells of your body.” ― Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives   We live in a holographic universe. What does this mean?  What does the holographic principle mean to healing and ...
Living and Healing in a Holographic Universe

Living and Healing in a Holographic Universe

“Everything you’ll ever need to know is within you; the secrets of the universe are imprinted on the cells of your body.” ― Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives   We live in a holographic universe. What does this mean?  What does the holographic principle mean to healing and ...
Paying Attention to our Field Based Bodies

Paying Attention to our Field Based Bodies

“Every feeling is a field of energy. A pleasant feeling can nourish. Irritation is a feeling which can destroy. Under the light of awareness, the energy of irritation can be transformed into an energy which nourishes.” 

- Thich Nhat Hanh   On a micro molecular level, energy and matter are the same things.  The only ...
What is Cell Memory?

What is Cell Memory?

For many years, I was a high school drama teacher.  I still think of myself as one, even though it has been quite awhile since I have had a classroom. After a few years of teaching and watching countless performances and scenes developed by students, it became clear to me that students were telling their ...

  One weekend not too long ago, I went to a cheesemaking course. The course was facilitated by a farmer,Debra Amrein-Boyes. The milk she uses to demonstrate the process is from her own farm.  As she is stirring the milk and explaining important factors in making the cheese, there is a reverence in how she is ...
Here is How it Works – The Body Electric

Here is How it Works – The Body Electric

Human Energy Field Energy healing modalities such as Touch for Health, Applied Kinesiology, Reiki, Matrix Energetics or BioEnergetics to name just a few, are based on the understanding that a body is not only made of physical mass, but also contains intricate patterns of electrical grid lines and currents that move in specific directions.  These ...
Here’s What’s Working

Here’s What’s Working

Here’s What’s Working – Coquitlam’s Inquiry Hub   A few weeks ago, Gino Bondi organized a visit for administrators and teachers working in specialized mini schools within their Vancouver Public schools to go and visit Coquitlam’s iHub school.   Coquitlam’s iHub is a specialized school within a school that operates within ...
My Big 2012 Thank You

My Big 2012 Thank You

New Beginnings   Happy new year. It has taken me awhile to begin my more consistent blog posts so I want to start by summarizing my 2012 year. First and foremost a big thank you to all for supporting creative edge over the past year. It was a year of big changes and big leaps ...
Building a Dream with Dirt

Building a Dream with Dirt

  “A miracle is something impossible with an old story but possible with a new one” Charles Einenstein       On Monday night, I went to a talk given by Charles Einenstein, writer, philosopher and change agent. The over riding challenge that I hear from Einenstein, writer of Living in the New Economy, is to ...
How Do We Put Back in Curriculum What Technology Takes Away?

How Do We Put Back in Curriculum What Technology Takes Away?

Technology is moving into the educational sphere in an ever-increasing way.  The BC Ed Learning Plan has “Learning empowered by technology” as one of its five key elements that will inform future educational policy. (p.5 http://www.bcedplan.ca/assets/pdf/bc_edu_plan.pdf) The Vancouver School Board, like many other districts, is looking at ...
What Can I Expect After a Balance?

What Can I Expect After a Balance?

Post sessions experiences can vary.   You can experience nothing at all or you can feel completely transformed, or somewhere in between. Here are a few common experiences:   1.   I feel great!   2.  I feel energized and started seeing my old self back again.   3. I feel very relieved, like a big ...
Why Am I Doing This?

Why Am I Doing This?

Why am I doing this? Well, for a very long time, I had asked myself why am I NOT doing this? I am offering CreativeEdge BodyWorks for the simple reason that it has been, for a very long time, something that I have felt called to do.  I have trained and studied and practiced various ...
What are my Qualifications?

What are my Qualifications?

  Qualifications   Although I am primarily using Specialized Kinesiology and Neurolinguistic Programing (NLP) in my bodywork practice, I bring all of my research and studies in a session.  In particular, my interest in cell memory, processwork and our evolving understanding of how and where we store memories informs my work.   And, ...
How to Make an Appointment and Costs

How to Make an Appointment and Costs

CreativeEdge Consulting Conflict Coaching To make an appointment, contact me at 778.896.0089 or email me at creativeedgebodyworks@gmail.com Session Format:
 Conflict Coaching for families usually follow the format below: Session 1: With both parents, 1.5 hours Goal of session: concerns, history, identify achievable outcome, provide follow up ...
What is Creative Edge BodyWorks?

What is Creative Edge BodyWorks?

  Creative Edge Bodyworks   Using Specialized Kinesiology, Energy work and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP),  Creative Edge Bodyworks supports the Body, Mind and Spirit to achieve its expected balance. Once your body is in balance, healing, calm and well being occur naturally. When you are balanced, you can heal yourself.   Here& ...
My Opening Lob

My Opening Lob

Welcome to my blog! This is a blog that will examine everyday questions that come in a public school that relate to technology and moral education. I am a vice principal at John Oliver Secondary School. As a VP in a challenging Vancouver east side school that embraces technology, I am curious as to how ...

Don’t Tell Me to Smile!

If I am asking you to so something you don’t feel like doing, I am not helping you, in fact I am increasing your frustration, anger or sadness. Instead ask, What is one thing I can do to help you feel better right now? Photo by Denis Tuksar on Unsplash       ...

Skin Hunger

Touch plays a crucial role in our brain development. Find ways, within your ‘safe bubble’ zones to give and receive meaningful physical contact everyday. Pets especially dogs and cats count, and so does massage. Photo by William Daigneault on Unsplash ...