Sunday, May 21, 2017

We've Moved!


Happy Spring!

I've recently moved to the serene therapeutic space of the Toronto Healing Arts Centre at 717 Bloor Street West.

It's in the downtown core, in Korea town specifically. The office is right across the street from Christie subway station, and there is ample street parking available nearby.

I'm very excited about this move, with promising new beginnings!










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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Can you be happy for 100 days in a row?

Today is my birthday.

Being the introvert that I am, I’ve never been the type of person who gets excited about people fussing over me in celebration of my birthday. I would much rather fuss over others than have attention brought my way.

Nine years ago, I adopted a puppy whose date of birth was one day apart from mine. As far as I was concerned though, he and I shared the same birthdate. Every year, I relished marking his milestone and celebrating the burst of joy he brought into my life simply by being born. Have I mentioned the little furball’s name? Happy.

My friends and I would often joke about throwing him a ‘bark mitzvah’ on his 13th birthday. It always brought a smile to my face to plan for his 13th birthday since I knew his time on earth was limited because of his diagnosis of chronic renal failure (which I knew about from the time he was six months old).

This past summer, I had to make the tough decision to to send Happy on his final journey toward rainbow bridge. He was only 8 years old.
June 27 was the day I lost my happy.
I wrote about my grief here: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/sandy-kiaizadeh/pet-bereavement_b_10918534.html

Not a day goes by when I don’t think of my Happy, the special moments we shared, and the pure & unconditional love that he freely gave to me and everyone he met along the way. He was my special little guy, and his passing left a gaping hole in my heart. The grief may not be as raw as it was in the days after he passed, but it’s still very much present. I’ve simply learned to walk the bereavement journey mindfully, moment by moment with full awareness.

I haven’t been looking forward this marking our birthdays this year, knowing that I wouldn’t have my Happy by my side to shower him with affection.
I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I’ve been in a bit of a funk as the big day drew closer and closer.

But.
I am a mental health counsellor and a life coach.
Time to take my own advice and find a meaningful way to turn my frown upside down!
Time to focus on a simple project that helps me find my happy once again.
What better way to do that than with a Happiness Challenge?

So. Here’s the deal.


For the next 100 days, I will post 1 photo or video a day of something that brings me joy. It can be anything from a meet-up with a friend, a cup of coffee, a great workout, a delicious meal, a beautiful sunrise, kitty shenanigans, an act of kindness for a stranger, etc… Really, the sky’s the limit. It’s all about celebrating those simple moments of joy that reconnect us with our happy.

I’ve created a closed Facebook group where I will be posting these  photographs:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/Happys100HappyDaysChallenge/

I would like to invite anyone who’s interested in taking part of this challenge too to join the Facebook group, and post your own "happy moments" photos/videos daily for the next 100 days.

You can join in any time.

Let’s create a community of happy together!
HAPPY COMMUNITY = HAPPY WORLD

Who’s in?

#100HappyDays  #Happys100HappyDaysChallenge




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Monday, October 3, 2016

Know The Difference Between Feeling Anxious And Anxiety Disorder

Do you know the difference between feeling anxious and having an anxiety disorder?
Read more, on my latest Huffington Post blog by clicking here.





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Saturday, September 10, 2016

EQ Over IQ, Says Scorpion Genius Walter O'Brien

My latest Huffington Post blog is live, and weighs in the EQ vs. IQ debate.
Click here to read my interview with the genius behind the CBS TV show Scorpion, Walter O'Brien.
Let me know what you think!
    

 Sandy Kiaizadeh Huffington Post Interview With Walter O'Brien


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Monday, July 25, 2016

5 Tips For Happiness

My latest Huffington Post blog is live! Have you read my 5 Tips For Happiness yet? In Bliss, Sandy Kiaizadeh Web: www.MindfulSolutionsClinic.com | www.FindYourBlissCoaching.com © 2016, Mindful Solutions Clinic/Find Your Bliss Coaching http://findyourblisscoaching.icopyright.com

Friday, July 15, 2016

Pet Bereavement - Sandy Kiaizadeh's Interview on AM 570 News

Earlier this week, I was invited to attend The Eric Drodz Show on AM 570 News, to speak at greater length about my most recent blog on Huffington Post on the subject of pet bereavement.

In case you missed it, here's the segment in question. Let me know what you think!





In Bliss, Sandy Kiaizadeh Web: www.MindfulSolutionsClinic.com | www.FindYourBlissCoaching.com © 2016, Mindful Solutions Clinic/Find Your Bliss Coaching http://findyourblisscoaching.icopyright.com

Pet Bereavement - Sandy Kiaizadeh's Interview on AM 570 News

Earlier this week, I was invited to attend The Eric Drodz Show on AM 570 News, to speak at greater length about my most recent blog on Huffington Post on the subject of pet bereavement.

In case you missed it, here's the segment in question. Let me know what you think!





In Bliss, Sandy Kiaizadeh Web: www.MindfulSolutionsClinic.com | www.FindYourBlissCoaching.com © 2016, Mindful Solutions Clinic/Find Your Bliss Coaching http://findyourblisscoaching.icopyright.com

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Grief is Grief, Regardless Of Whether We're Mourning A Human Or An Animal...

My newest blog post on Huffington Post is up, and it's going viral. This one was very personal and difficult to write. It's all about grief, bereavement, and pet loss. Have a read and please let me know what you think on Twitter or Facebook!




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Thursday, June 2, 2016

My Story: In Support of #WorldEatingDisordersDay

My latest Huffington Post blog is live today, in support of #WorldEatingDisordersDay. It's certainly one of the most personal and raw blogs that I've written publicly. But I share my story today for all the world to see because treatment saves lives. It saved mine.

If you think you may have an eating disorder, seek help.
Tell you family doctor. Get a referral to an eating disorders clinic near you.
Start counselling.
DO THE WORK.
Please.

Read my story on Huffington Post. Tell me your thoughts on Twitter (@FindYourBliss) or on Facebook (@FindYourBlissCoaching).


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Monday, April 6, 2015

A Little Compassion and Empathy Can End Cyberbullying for Good

Here's my latest article, published on Huffington Post on April 1, 2015:





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