Friday, October 31, 2008

Cuz This Is Thriller, Thriller Night!

In honour of Halloween (didn't I tell you it was my favourite holiday?)... here's a link to a classic video: Thriller.


In Bliss,
Coach Sandy

Sandy Kiaizadeh
Find Your Bliss Coaching

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Halloween!


In honour of my favourite holiday EVER, I thought I would share some interesting tidbits about Halloween.

  • Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.

  • Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes.

  • The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.

  • Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.

  • Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers #1.

  • Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first.

  • Black cats were once believed to be witch's familiars who protected their powers.

  • If you see a spider on Halloween, it is the spirit of a loved on watching over you.

  • The Ouija Board ended up outselling the game of Monopoly in its first full year at Salem. Over two million copies of the Ouija Board were shipped.

  • The mask used by Michael Meyers in the movie "Halloween" was actually William Shatner's mask painted white.

  • Halloween is on October 31st, the last day of the Celtic calendar. It was originally a pagan holiday, honoring the dead. Holloween was referred to as All Hallows Eve and dates back to over 2000 years ago.

  • There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, the color of pumpkin.

  • Samhainophobia is an intense fear of Halloween.

In (Wicked) Bliss,
Coach Sandy

Sandy Kiaizadeh
Find Your Bliss Coaching

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pay Attention To What's Important

It's easy to lose sight of what's important when you're working hard and juggling a million things.

To stay focused on the things that matter, you need to make time for reflection - time for thinking about your life, values, priorities, and where you are going.

Are you taking care of your physical health?

Are you happy?

Do you laugh enough?

How are your relationships with the people you care about?

As you ask yourself questions and reflect on what's important, you'll discover what changes you need to make so that your life feels more balanced and so you have time for the important things.

In The Artist's Way (1992), author Julia Cameron shares her self-styled spiritual path to creativity, which includes writing three "Morning Pages" a day on anything to help overcome our own internal censors. This incredible book is a must-read for anyone looking to unblock themselves and be more successful in Life.


In Bliss,
Coach Sandy

Sandy Kiaizadeh
Find Your Bliss Coaching

Make Time For YOU

We all need time alone and time with people.


Alone time is good for your body and soul - it's a time to relax, reflect, and think about life and your day. It's a time to clear your head and be quiet with yourself. Your self.



  • Try to spend some time alone every day. Quiet time alone allows you to tune in to the present moment.



  • Spend your time alone doing something you enjoy, such as reading, taking a bath, or watching a sunrise. This isn't the time to fold the laundry or clean the house!



  • Don't feel guilty about relaxing. It's OK to just sit in a comfortable chair and unwind. And you know what else? The world won't end!


In Bliss,
Coach Sandy

Sandy Kiaizadeh
Find Your Bliss Coaching

Plan Something To Look Forward To!

Want to know one of the secrets to feeling good?


Plan things to look forward to and you'll always be looking ahead with optimism!

  • Plan to meet a friend next week or month for lunch, dinner or a movie.

  • Plan a fun family trip for next summer.

  • Plan a way to celebrate an upcoming holiday or special occasion with the people you love.

  • Plan a play date with your child.

  • Plan to hike a mountain you've always dreamt of climbing, or to visit an old friend or grandparent you don't see often enough.

Feeling good takes planning and forethought. But when you plan things to look forward to, even the anticipation feels good. And don't we all want to feel good in the end?




In Bliss,
Coach Sandy

Sandy Kiaizadeh
Find Your Bliss Coaching

Musical Musings

It's no accident that music is a feature of all human cultures. Music can entertain us, distract us from our worries, stimulate our brains, and help us relax.

Find the music that relaxes you and use it to reduce anxiety!

  • Listen to music on your commute home after a long day.

  • Remember the old mix tapes of yore? Why not assemble your own "feel good" music collection and play it when you need a lift or distraction?

  • Expand your music horizons by borrowing music from your local library or by searching and sampling the latest iTunes has to offer? I always like having a peek at friends' iPods to see what they're listening to.

  • Do you sing or play an instrument? Why not make your own music? Break out the guitar that's up in the attic gathering dust. Gather your friends and neighbors and form a garage band of your very own!


In Bliss,
Coach Sandy

Sandy Kiaizadeh
Find Your Bliss Coaching

What do I want to be when I grow up?


Here's an interesting article from the Toronto Star I thought I would share. Many of my (adult) clients sheepishly come to me for help with finding out what they want to be when they grow up. This is pretty common in today's fast-paced world where we find ourselves on the ever-speeding treadmill of our high-powered careers, only to soon discover that we're no longer finding any satisfaction with our chosen paths.


Does this sound familiar? Are you confused about how to seek out a career that would make you happier than the one you currently have? If so, consider engaging the services of a Professional Coach - we're here to help you with such important transitions!


Enjoy the article.


In Bliss,
Coach Sandy

Sandy Kiaizadeh
Find Your Bliss Coaching