Caregiver Health and Wellness Coach

Caregiver Health and Wellness Coach Colette Asselin is a Caregiver Health & Wellness Coach, who walks the talk! She is a nurse with 40 y
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Colette Asselin is a nurse and certified Health and Wellness Coach. She works with women, who while taking care of a sick or elderly relative, feel like there is no end in sight, no relief and no time for themselves. Are you struggling with a loss of control, do you feel stuck in a loop and are you looking for answers to manage your life, your workload and your energy levels? Are you looking for w

ays to feel more rested, vital and energetic to deal with your caregiving responsibilities with compassion, ease and fulfilment. Colette has 40 years experience in the health and medical field as a nurse, LTC home inspector, wellness coach and Community Care Coordinator. She is vibrant and vivacious and would like to assist women to transition into the best version of themselves!

09/30/2022

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08/16/2022
I love this prayer for caregivers in overwhelm; Sometimes all we need to do is surrender and ask Divine to reveal and il...
01/29/2021

I love this prayer for caregivers in overwhelm; Sometimes all we need to do is surrender and ask Divine to reveal and illuminate the right path. Be gentle with yourself today. 🙏☺️

I love this...
08/10/2019

I love this...

I absolutely love this & wanted to share with you all. As you know we are not limited to only funny posts. Hope you enjoy as much as I.

Hello dear caregivers, I haven’t posted much since my role as a family caregiver shifted. Please accept my apologies for...
08/14/2018

Hello dear caregivers, I haven’t posted much since my role as a family caregiver shifted. Please accept my apologies for that.

I have been busy taking care my beautiful mother since she had a stroke in April 2017. She is now residing in a Nursing Home since last October. Her physical, emotional and spiritual health has somewhat improved since her arrival in her new home. Indeed her life is very different to what she was used too, but my siblings and I visit daily to help diminish her loneliness and ensure she continues to contribute to the community as much as possible.

She attends church three times a week, uses the wheelchair-bike and exercises regularly. She joins her co-residents to the activities. She goes outside daily and enjoys the sunshine and socialization.

She continues to enjoy making healing crystal bracelets and prays for those who requests one. Thank you to all those who have purchased one.

This hobby has given her a sense of mission and she loves being able to contribute to the wellness of others.

07/27/2018

So sweet!!

I love this post. Rings true for me.
11/06/2017

I love this post. Rings true for me.

Integrity, for those who are not familiar, is quite important. It is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. People who have a strong sense of integrity are sadly a rare breed. However, there are still some people left in this world with integrity, and usually, they share the...

07/10/2017

"We are responsible for the energy we bring into the room and the energy we allow in our space." So true...

Our next Caregivers' Rest and Restore Your Spirit Retreat" is coming up next weekend June 23 - 25, 2017. It's going to b...
06/15/2017

Our next Caregivers' Rest and Restore Your Spirit Retreat" is coming up next weekend June 23 - 25, 2017. It's going to be awesome. My co-hosts are Angèle Albert Ritchie and Mary Lou Ayoub and our wonderful little helper is Pauletta Soubliere.

This retreat is organized and designed for women dedicated to care for themselves and who want to balance the demands of home, career, relationships and life in general.

05/19/2017

Guylaine nous donne un tour du Centre de Santé Birla. Embarquez...

05/13/2017

June is a great time to replenish your energies. As Caregivers, we need reminders to clear the mental and emotional baggage that weighs us down. Our "Rest and Restore Your Spirit Retreat" is the perfect venue to help brighten your spirits and give energy. Come join us, we promise you won't regret it.

 When: Friday, June 23 to Sunday, June 25, 2017Time: Friday 4:00PM till 4:00PM Sunday afternoon.Where: Birla Centre (90 minutes from Ottawa and Montreal)              576 Route 315, Chénéville, Québec               1 (866) 428-3799              http://www.birla.ca   All inclusive price: $497.99 (inc...

What is the liminal space? What happens to your sense of equilibrium when your loved one becomes suddenly very ill?
04/23/2017

What is the liminal space?
What happens to your sense of equilibrium when your loved one becomes suddenly very ill?

Are you struggling with stress related with being a caregiver? Watch this video where Pierrette Raymond from living full...
01/28/2017

Are you struggling with stress related with being a caregiver? Watch this video where Pierrette Raymond from living fully, interviews 3 experts, me included, for some tips on how to find balance and wellness.

As we age, we often find ourselves having to care for loved ones. But at what cost? So many are dealing with financial losses, fatigue and overwhelm, and they just don’t know where to turn for help and support. In this Living Fully Show episode, Janet Gray, Money Coach, Christina Nesrallah, Financia...

01/26/2017

If you said yes to any of the above, I want you to consider joining my FREE 10 Day Morning Rituals Challenge starting February 1, 2017 because I know it will change your world.

Family Caregivers tend to postpone achieving goals of their own while taking care of others.  Caring for others doesn't ...
01/17/2017

Family Caregivers tend to postpone achieving goals of their own while taking care of others. Caring for others doesn't have to stop you from taking time for yourself and creating intention in your life.

What one goal would you like to see yourself accomplish this year?

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"Caring For Those Who Take Care Of Others."

Great rules to guide us in 2017....THE FIVE REIKI PRINCIPLES Just for today, do not be angryJust for today, do not worry...
12/29/2016

Great rules to guide us in 2017....

THE FIVE REIKI PRINCIPLES
Just for today, do not be angry
Just for today, do not worry
Just for today, be grateful
Just for today, work hard
Just for today, be kind to others.

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"Caring for those who take care of others."

Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest little snow crystal, matters somehow. I have a place in the pattern, and s...
12/20/2016

Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest little snow crystal, matters somehow. I have a place in the pattern, and so do you.
Thinking of you this holiday season!
-- T.A. Barron

Wishing everyone health, peace and love this holiday season.

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"Caring For Those Who Take Care Of Others.

Watch this video!!!  Brene Brown explains how having boundaries actually makes you more compassionate.https://www.youtub...
12/13/2016

Watch this video!!! Brene Brown explains how having boundaries actually makes you more compassionate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NxB6c6d39A



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Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past ten years studying vulnerability, co...

What Causes Holiday Stress?1.  Unhappy memories. Going home for the holidays naturally makes people remember old times, ...
12/06/2016

What Causes Holiday Stress?

1. Unhappy memories. Going home for the holidays naturally makes people remember old times, but for you the memories may be more bitter than sweet.

2. Toxic relatives. Holidays can put you in the same room with relatives you avoid the rest of the year.

3.The holidays can highlight everything that’s changed in your lives -- a divorce, a death in the family, a son who’s making his first trip back home after starting college. Any of these can really unsettle a gathering and add holiday stress.

4. For others, it’s the monotonous sameness of family holiday gatherings that depresses them -- the same faces, the same jokes, the same food on the same plates.

5. Obligations and errands. Being so busy that you have no time for yourself.

TIPS FOR AVOIDING HOLIDAY STRESS

1. Don’t do the same old thing. If the usual family gathering is causing holiday stress, try something else.

2. Don’t expect miracles. If your holiday anxiety stems from a deeper history of family conflict, don’t expect that you’ll be able to resolve any big underlying issues now.

3. Don’t overdo it. To reduce holiday stress, you have to pace yourself. Long before the family gatherings actually happen, decide on some limits and stick to them. Stay one or two nights at your parents’ house instead of three or four. Plan to drop by the holiday party for a couple of hours instead of staying all night.
Don’t worry about how things should be.
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"Caring For Those Who Care For Others."

12/02/2016

That's what I call "ferocious gratitude".

There is a very big difference between CAREGIVING and CARETAKING.Elizabeht Kupferman, counselor, explains that "caretaki...
12/02/2016

There is a very big difference between CAREGIVING and CARETAKING.

Elizabeht Kupferman, counselor, explains that "caretaking is the hallmark of codependency and is rooted in insecurity and in a need to be in control, while CAREGIVING IS AN EXPRESSION OF KINDNESS AND LOVE.

She explains that CARETAKING IS A DYSFUNCTIONAL BEHAVIOUR that can be changed. As with changing any behaviour, becoming aware is the first step to identifying where we are situated on the caregiving continuum.

For more information about Colette's one-on-one 3-month coaching sessions, Go To: www.coletteasselin.com

"Caring ForThose Who Care For Others."

The Amazing Health Benefits Of Chia Seeds...Chia Seeds are packed full of antioxidants, proteins, Omega 3 Fats and vitam...
11/28/2016

The Amazing Health Benefits Of Chia Seeds...

Chia Seeds are packed full of antioxidants, proteins, Omega 3 Fats and vitamins. They give you a boost of energy and can easily be incorporated into your meals and smoothies!

A Research Study found that eating chia seeds enhanced exercise performance that lasted 90 minutes, in the same way a sports drink can, but minus the sugar! Amazing stuff and a great reason to make the switch.

Add one tablespoon to your breakfast bowl or smoothie and feel the difference!!



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"Caring For Those Who Take Care Of Others."

11/20/2016
So true...Mother Teresa always has the best quotes. Makes you think.
11/19/2016

So true...Mother Teresa always has the best quotes. Makes you think.

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4 Signs A Caregiver May Be Suffering From Codependence1.  Knowing what's best for our loved one and insisting on doing e...
11/17/2016

4 Signs A Caregiver May Be Suffering From Codependence

1. Knowing what's best for our loved one and insisting on doing everything our way.

2. Trying to please everyone but yourself.
Sometimes as a caregiver we do what others want us to do rather than what we want to do. Praise and positive responses become the reward and our behaviour continues.

3. Believing that you can read your loved one's mind.
Another sign of codependence is when we try to do the other person's thinking for them and assume things that are not always correct.

4. Being pleased that your loved one depends on you to take care of them..
Some caregivers, consciously or subconsciously, make themselves needed and indispensable so their loved ones will remain dependent on them, and them alone.

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"Taking Care Of Those Who Take Care Of Others."

Strength and Forgiveness play a big part in the lives of Family and Professional Caregivers.  Read this beautiful poem i...
11/09/2016

Strength and Forgiveness play a big part in the lives of Family and Professional Caregivers. Read this beautiful poem if you are looking for inspiration.

DARE TO BE

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.
When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.
When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.
When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.
When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.
When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.
When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.
When times are tough, dare to be tougher.
When love hurts you, dare to love again.
When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.
When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.
When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.
When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.
When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.
When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.
Dare to be the best you can –
At all times, Dare to be!”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

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Understanding The Levels Of ConsciousnessEach level of consciousness coincides with determinable human behaviors and per...
11/03/2016

Understanding The Levels Of Consciousness

Each level of consciousness coincides with determinable human behaviors and perceptions about life and God. Each level represents a corresponding attractor field of varying strength that exists beyond our three-dimensional reality. There’s a critical point within each level from which its field gravitates (or entrains).

Read the full article:http://happyvibes.net/the-hawkins-scale.html

Understanding the Levels of Consciousness From Power Vs. Force, by Dr. David Hawkins. Thanks to Kelly/Firewalker. Dr. David R. Hawkins, MD, PhD developed a “map” of the levels of human...

For Family and Professional Caregivers, setting healthy boundaries is so important.  www.coletteasselin.com"Caring For T...
10/25/2016

For Family and Professional Caregivers, setting healthy boundaries is so important.

www.coletteasselin.com

"Caring For Those Who Take Care Of Others."

Food for thought...An interesting read.
10/23/2016

Food for thought...An interesting read.

A nurse in end-of-life care shares the most common regrets of the dying and what they say may change they way you look at life.

Read what participants are saying about our October 2016's Rest and Restore Your Spirit Retreat!"This was my 1st time ev...
10/20/2016

Read what participants are saying about our October 2016's Rest and Restore Your Spirit Retreat!

"This was my 1st time ever attending a retreat. I did not know what to expect.
Thank you to all the wonderful ladies who were in attendance, for their heart warming gestures and thoughts. I left the 2.5 days with peace of mind, happiness. I felt the joy that I had lost 3 yrs ago, come back. Colette, our facilitator and host, is amazing. She made me feel welcomed. Her guest speakers, who also participated to the weekend activities, were wonderful and helpful. The environment at Birla Centre Birla was perfect, peaceful and so beautiful with its's autumn colours". - Josee G.

"This is my third time attending Colette’s “Rest and Restore Your Spirit Retreat”. With every visit, I learn more about myself. At this session, I realized that I am perfectly imperfect, and that it is OK to be me. During the weekend, I also grasped the powerful impact of Love and Gratitude; Living these emotions on a daily basis, will definitely have an impact on my Happiness. Again, it was a virtual love fest of special spirits. We shared many laughs, and some tears. As always, Colette and her team were exceptional. - I will be attending the next retreat in June 2017. Cheers to All my New Soul Sisters - Love You All" - Nicole V.

"I am still in awe days later from living this wonderful "Rest and Restore Your Spirit Retreat" weekend of love and joy. I am still in total connection with myself and the others around me. This was my fourth time, I have not missed any and I am looking forward to the next one already. These retreats are food for the soul, body and mind. The environment, the workshops, the food, the exchange are all elements that make these retreats essential for caregivers and other women as well. Every detail is thought through in order to make of this weekend a carefree and inspiring one. I command the professionalism of the organizers; it is truly a gift for the heart. Thank you to Colette Asselin and her team for her creative design and concept. She is a truly gifted communicator and a strong women gatherer". Love Pauletta S.💗

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Another awesome retreat at   Centre in Chénéville, QC, with 13 beautiful ladies.
10/17/2016

Another awesome retreat at Centre in Chénéville, QC, with 13 beautiful ladies.

I just came back from a wonderful weekend at Birla Center with 13 other wonderful ladies. This was our forth "Rest and Restore your Spirit Retreat' and it was again awesome and beyond words.

We were blessed by everyone's essence and unconditional love. I am in ferocious gratitude for the blessings received during the 48 hours spent together. The labyrinth walk, on a perfect autumn day, was a true pilgrimage where most ladies experienced spiritual awakening and growth.

I want to thank my helpers, Jeanne, Angèle and Pauletta, as well as the staff at Birla Centre for making this a true success in every way. My cup runneth over!!!

Our next retreat is booked for June 23, 2017.

Have you ever taken part in "The Circle Way"?  If you have, then you know how powerful and therapeutic it can be."The ci...
10/13/2016

Have you ever taken part in "The Circle Way"? If you have, then you know how powerful and therapeutic it can be.

"The circle, or council, is an ancient form of meeting that has gathered human beings into respectful conversations for thousands of years."

"Circle is a shape where everyone can see and hear each other.
Circle is an experience of sharing story, inviting diverse thinking, and encouraging creative problem solving.
Circle is a group process that supports every voice into collaborative decision-making." - Heather Plett

The Circle Way is one of the most amazing activities that Colette integrates into her coaching to help Caregivers manage stress, release negative emotions and start embracing life.

For more information about Caregiver Health and Wellness Coaching, Sharing In The Circle Way and Scheduled Retreats, Go to www.coletteasselin.com

"Caring For Those Who Take Care Of Others."

Did You Know That Gratitude Has Scientifically Proven Benefits?1.  Opens the door more relationships2.  Improves Physica...
10/11/2016

Did You Know That Gratitude Has Scientifically Proven Benefits?

1. Opens the door more relationships
2. Improves Physical Health
3. Enhances Empathy For Others and Reduces Stress
4. Decreases Psychological Stress
5. Improves Self-Esteem
6. Helps Us To Sleep Better

Gratitude is one of the powerful tools that are used in our Caregiver Health and Wellness Coaching and Retreats.

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"Caring For Those Who Take Care Of Others."

Happy Friday Caregivers!  Have a beautiful long weekend and  remember that we have so much to be grateful for.www.colett...
10/07/2016

Happy Friday Caregivers! Have a beautiful long weekend and remember that we have so much to be grateful for.

www.coletteasselin.com
"Caring For Those Who Take Care Of Others."

Even though more than 8 million Canadians provide care for an adult loved one, many family caregivers tend to feel isola...
10/06/2016

Even though more than 8 million Canadians provide care for an adult loved one, many family caregivers tend to feel isolated and alone.

This is not surprising since most face these responsibilities with little to no help from outside supports or other family members.

If the role of Caregiver falls on your shoulders, it is important to realize that you may be overloading yourself and need to take some steps to safeguard your physical and mental wellbeing.

For more information about Caregiver Health and Wellness Coaching and our upcoming "Rest and Restore Your Spirit Retreat", Go to: www.coletteasselin.com

"Caring For Those Who Take Care Of Others."

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