About shawna

A successful Operations and Sales Leader with 25 years experience. Critical strengths include cohesive team building, relationship marketing and applying sound business strategies. Positive, enthusiastic, creative and results driven with a proven track record of leading successful teams. Expertise in strategic planning, management of a large book of business, market mastery, coaching mastery, human resources, training, operations, finance, organizational efficiency and leadership. MY PURPOSE To provide kind and supportive leadership with my team, peers, partners and connections. I achieve this through coaching, creating positive interactions, energy and enthusiasm, all so that I can make a positive difference in people's lives.

Business Member SPOTLIGHT – Serge Mazerand by Tom Kernaghan

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pastedGraphic.png“Be the composer and conductor of your own life.”

For Serge Mazerand, music itself is life, as our essence is vibration. A pianist, composer, keynote player, and the award-winning author of the delightfully inventive book 7 Keys to Serenity: Creating Harmony Within, Serge knows the magic of music lies in its power to heal us by connecting us to our true selves. It is a journey he knows very well. 

Serge began playing piano as a young boy in France, learning the work of masters such as Schubert and Chopin, but like many of us he went on a detour into the world of practicality and business, which took him through 30 years of corporate life in marketing. In 1996, feeling the call back to his musical roots, he bought a grand piano and became inspired by his other love — nature. 

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BWB Podcast

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There is now an additional way for people to CONNECT to BWB Business Members – podcasts.
Check it out and please subscribe to wherever you listen to podcasts:
Your podcast, BWB (Balance Well-Being)
is now available on RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/bwb-GqVXMr
is now available on Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/bwb
is now available on PocketCasts: https://pca.st/6aD6
is now available on Anchor:

Can You Forgive? – Trent Janisch

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CAN YOU FORGIVE?
CAN YOU LET GO OF YOUR RESENTMENTS?

Every person has moments in their life when they are being mistreated by others. All of us experience it. Some more than others. No, it isn’t fair. And no, it isn’t right. Mistreatment is cruel at any level.

I am inspired when people who have been so horrifically abused find the ability to forgive. These are people who have been so unjustly mistreated – innocent, yet still being harmed.

The worst criminals of this world most often began as innocent children who were terribly mistreated. They repeat the pattern because mistreatment is all they know.

Forgiveness is the only way to break this pattern.

Forgiveness is NOT saying that what was done was okay. It wasn’t okay.

Forgiveness literally means ‘to give for’.
Give up your resentment and hatred for peace of mind.
Exchange it like you would an item in a store.
Exchange what you hold for something better.

How can a person forgive another?
It happens when you realize 3 things:

1) You forgive people, not their actions. People always do the best they know how in order to get their needs met. If they are being cruel, this is the best way they know – they have only ever known cruelty. Their real crime is ignorance. If they knew a way that worked better to get what they wanted, they’d do it.

2) People can change. We are all bigger than our behaviours. We can learn new and better ways to get our needs met. Forgiveness offers people the space to grow and change.

3) You don’t forgive others for their sake. You forgive others for your own sake; for your own peace of mind. You accept the possibility that, had you grown up with their families, their life experiences, and told yourself the same stories about those experiences as they did, you would BE them. And in being them, you would do what they do. You realize that by forgiving someone else and giving them space to do better, you are also forgiving yourself for the times you have hurt other people. You also give yourself the space to do better.

Resentment is not a good roommate to have. Evict it.

Let Peace of Mind be your new roommate.
Simply take comfort in the resilience of humanity and the wonderful fact that people can heal.

Forgiveness is medicine for a hurting soul.

Business Member SPOTLIGHT – Judy Holt by Tom Kernaghan

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Love your life from the inside out and you will discover and maintain your complete wellness. For Judy Holt, owner of JH Health Coaching, this is a way of life, one she has been committed to for 29 years. As a Certified Holistic Life Coach and an Independent Shaklee Distributor, Judy knows the inner journey to well-being starts with what we put in our bodies.  

Shaklee health products are thoroughly tested to be safe, proven, and guaranteed. But it goes even further than the amazing vitamins, supplements, and personalized health plans she offers to her clients. Having met Judy, I can say there is something about her outlook, and her nature, that embodies and harmonizes all four pillars of Balance Well-Being. Her guiding principle is that by living from a heart-centred place, we can do the most good for ourselves and for others.

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Why Not Forgive? By Chris Patton

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Someone has wronged you, again. You seem destined to suffer at the hands of those close to you and not so close. Why does this keep happening? Why me????

BECAUSE IT IS YOU!!! I say that kindly, and with love and understanding because I’ve been there. Before I knew, without doubt, that life is a mirror for our self- development (which is not an option, by the way), I used to wonder what was wrong with the world, and with others. Then, as I opened to knew information and experiences, I learned how life really worked. And boy, was that understanding necessary to navigate the inevitable turmoil that life likes to throw my way!

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Life is all about Music – Serge Mazerand

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I tend to hear, feel and even see music everywhere. Being a musician, I am admittedly a little biased, but, come to think of it, we all are––musicians, that is. We hum, we whistle, we sing and swing. Our everyday vocabulary is infused with musical terms: we resonate with people, things strike a chord, we feel upbeat or downbeat, we act in concert and on and on it goes.

More importantly, we have within us two immensely powerful instruments, the brain and the heart. The brain is the keyboard that plays the music our mind composes. The heart is the metronome that beats the rhythms of our emotions; the soundboard that amplifies the subtle music that plays within us. So, in effect, we have all we need to make beautiful music. Or do we?

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Business Member SPOTLIGHT – Bonita Kay Summers by Tom Kernaghan

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“One thing I like to do is walk down the street and pretend I’m an alien who has dropped into my body from outer space and has never seen any of this… And notice how quickly my mind wants to give [everything] a story.” 

These lines perfectly capture the electric clarity and engaging playfulness of psychic life and business coach Bonita Kay Summers. Amusingly, they also illustrate her heightened ability to spot limiting patterns in our beliefs and behaviours. She is remarkably good at discerning both, and quickly. 

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