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Expedition 15: Memories-Christmas Eve

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Expedition 15: Memories-Christmas Eve

The seasons change year after year, we evolve as people, our families grow and shrink but one thing always remains MEMORIES. Many of them lessons learned throughout the year others ones we fondly recall which remind us of simpler times. It has been a fair amount of time since I felt the presence of my Grandmother around me I used to feel her often. For some reason today she came to me but not before dropping a bunch of hints. There was the dime I found seconds after clearing my kitchen table yesterday, the photographs my Aunt posted on Facebook...

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Expedition 14: Removing Obstacles- Mala Practice 101

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Expedition 14: Removing Obstacles- Mala Practice 101

Taking a time out in life is so crucial especially today when we forget to get off the hamster wheel of life. It keeps us in that habitual redundant cycle of working, earning spending, working, earning, spending. SuburbZen was born out of a scary place that I found myself in my own mind. I had been so wrapped up in my career and the happiness I had finally acquired professionally that I refused to acknowledge the suffering I was in following a motor vehicle accident. This accident left me questioning many things such as the integrity and kindness of humanity,...

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Expedition 13: Essential Oil Blends

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Expedition 13: Essential Oil Blends

I’ve been so busy lately putting myself out there with my creative therapy that I haven’t been able to blog much. Telling my story when I am out there interacting with others has become very liberating. Although I find I still need the recharge I didn’t used to need before my accident. I’ve learned to sense the signals my mind and body give me so I am able to shut down before crisis mode strikes. Yesterday, for example I simply shut off all things SuburbZen for a few hours to focus on some personal writing projects. I’ve been turning to...

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Expedition 12: Observation vs Judgement-Yin Yang

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Expedition 12: Observation vs Judgement-Yin Yang

I’m learning in this journey that judgement is a big part of my battle. I spent months playing the role of working mom, supportive friend and all the while I was hiding my crippling anxiety and bouts of emotional turmoil. For months’ certain daily events would ravage my mind at night keeping me awake. One of these events still sticks out in my mind many months later into my recovery when I’ve finally decided to take a leave to heal and no longer let fear of judgement stop me from admitting that I am in the midst of a mental...

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Expedition 10: Nature's my Inspiration; Creation my Therapy

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Expedition 10: Nature's my Inspiration; Creation my Therapy

SuburbZen has grown out of my struggles following my motor vehicle accident last year. If you’ve read my previous posts you know I spent months avoiding the work that needed to be done for me to recover. At first it was just too overwhelming, then it was a run around with insurance assessments and approvals for treatment. I got the most out of my bi-weekly meetings with the Occupational Therapist which we had been fighting to get approved since January, unfortunately only weeks into my time off the approved treatment funds were exhausted. So another plan was submitted since she...

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