Resolutions or Values?

Kim TanzerUncategorized

Another new year begins, and so, again, do the resolutions—this year, I promise to_______. With the best intentions, we make impressive resolutions and promise, this time, it’ll be different, this time, I’m committed — I’ll get to the gym, I’ll lose that weight… The problem is we set these huge resolutions and then feel like a failure when the weight … Read More

Happiness

Kim TanzerUncategorized

  It’s interesting that what many of us believe would make us happy—more money, that fabulous relationship, perfect body, bigger home etc.—do not give us lasting happiness. For a short time, we may get a “high” but that high is ephemeral. According to scientific research, what we think will bring and sustain happiness creates a small difference. We tend to … Read More

Animals as Companions and Healers

Kim TanzerUncategorized

I have always loved animals, dogs in particular. I did rescue a few cats when I was small and saved some stunned birds and a few snakes from being run over on the bike path and also some struggling worms that were in danger of drying out after a rain. My first dog as an adult, Mo was a rescue … Read More

Are you kind–to yourself?!

Kim TanzerUncategorized

Self Compassion, a habit worth cultivating. Why should you care about self compassion? Is it just another gimmicky self help practice? What does self-compassion even mean? I was raised to practice compassion—learned it from my parents, in school, through my yoga and mindfulness training and teaching.   Compassion is necessary. Compassion consists of a pastiche of qualities—empathy, benevolence, sympathy etc. Compassion … Read More

Befriend yourself–do it!

Kim TanzerUncategorized

Love after Love The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to itself, to the stranger who … Read More

What is REAL?

Kim TanzerUncategorized

One of my favourite books as a child, and as an adult, explains in beautiful depth and detail what it means to be real.  The Velveteen Rabbit, explores the world of a little boy, his relationship to a simple stuffed rabbit and the rabbit’s relationship to all the shiny toys around him.  Ultimately, the boy and the rabbit establish a … Read More

Change is the only constant so embrace it!

Kim TanzerUncategorized

“If you don’t get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don’t want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can’t hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. … Read More

Welcome

Kim TanzerUncategorized

I believe in inner strengths and everyone’s ability to heal. Sometimes, life events can leave us feeling overwhelmed and stressed. They may fuel anxiety or depression, or they may lead to body image and eating issues, burn out, or overall stress. Seeking help is a positive first step. I offer a safe environment where we can work together, free of … Read More

Courage

Kim TanzerUncategorized

Strength in the face of pain or grief–a definition of courage. When I formally met L in my building, he was carrying a beautiful bunch of flowers.  They were for his girlfriend–just because.  Those are the best times to get flowers, or any gift–the just because times.  I had seen L around the building and noticed him because of his … Read More

Forgiveness

Kim TanzerUncategorized

I met up with a childhood friend yesterday–we are adults now– whatever that means.  Both of us have had our share of gut wrenching experiences that took us down–hard.  Mine stomped out my faith in life for several years until a few extraordinary practitioners helped me dig inside and find an ember that I struggled to keep lit and finally … Read More