Hey All! Plan for Joy is my jam. No, really, it is. There is nothing in this world that is more important to me than planning for joy every single day of my life. Everything we do, every single day is executed in an attempt to increase our overall good feelings. Every item we buy, every decision we make, every activity we choose is made in an effort to improve the quality of our lives, to increase our happiness. So why not actually make that the focus? Instead of working from a place of unconscious desire, move your desire for more joy, more happiness, more health, more wellness to the forefront. 

I have been a busy mom for over 25 years, having began this journey at the ripe age of 17 in my Grade 12 year. Being an overachiever from the start, I finished Grade 12 on time, with an A average, while nursing and cloth diapering my son. I attended university the fall after my high school graduation, continued nursing my son and graduated 4 years later with a Bacc. en Education (French Education Degree) with Distinction. Following this achievement, I started teaching high school French Immersion, had one baby, then another baby and then another baby, all while teaching or substitute teaching, being married, getting divorced, single parenting and being self employed. So, over extending myself is very familiar to me.

In the last few two decades, I dedicated my life to the pursuit and cultivation of joy. Having suffering from moderate to severe depression most of my life, I made it my first and foremost goal to climb my way out of the abyss and achieve some peace and happiness. And I did it! I did it. When I realized my increased energy and improved mood was going to stick, I recognized it was my duty to help others achieve the same results.

And so, in walks Plan for Joy.

Are you ready to make some changes?

Are you ready to feel better than you ever have before?

Are you ready to master the currency of wellness?

Start here. Start now.

You’ll be glad you did.

xo Shyloe



Happy in my own skin

I love getting up before everyone else.   It’s so good for me.   Once the kids wake up, I feel like I lose myself, I lose my groove, I lose some kind of invisible momentum that is all mine. Mine for the keeping & enjoying & growing & expanding.   I love my kids. Don’t get me wrong.   But I have been parenting a long time.   I started at 17 and I took that job very seriously.   I nursed my baby. I cloth diapered my baby. I slept with my baby. All while I finished Grade 12 with an “A” average. I used to fall asleep on the couch at 6:30pm and then, go downstairs to my bedroom to bed. I was exhausted.    Sigh.   Oh no.   I hear something.   Ugh.   The youngest brood member is up.   And I don’t want to talk. Not yet. Please. No.     I didn’t even know about this morning silence love thing until the last probably 3-4 years. Maybe it’s only been 2 years actually. I suppose I didn’t know anything about silent mornings because I have been waking up on someone else’s schedule for the last 26 years. Ha ha ha.   Wow.   That’s a long time.   This morning was awesome.   I was up around 5am and just allowed myself to rest for about 30 minutes. Then I did a complete Reiki treatment on myself because my shoulder has been feeling excruciatingly painful for the last 3-4 days. I won’t take any pain killers because I have this idea.... read more

I will not be anyone but me

Well, it’s been a while people.   This seems to happen once in a while. I drop off the face of the blog earth.   Truth be told, I’ve been struggling with the whole blog idea. I’ve been struggling because my business coach suggested I use some specific language in order to generate leads.   Ugh.   I found this idea so incredibly difficult. There were specifically worded sentences I was supposed to incorporate into my blog in order to have it “convert” readers into potential clients.   And well, that stopped my sharing short. I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t wrap my head around it. I couldn’t figure out how to do that and be genuine at the same time.   So, I’ve pretty much been stuck since then.   Ha ha ha   In my last blog, I said I made a decision to teach more and share less about my personal circumstances. I thought it would be more beneficial for my readers if I offered practical tools, tips and techniques. My idea was that I could describe the things I have learned along the way and how to apply it and then what I was sharing would have more value.   But that really didn’t work.   Because apparently, I just stopped writing.   It’s been 6 weeks.   And that sucks.   What I realize now is that my helpful content comes through my personal story telling. By sharing my own experience, I create connection with my readers. In this process, I trust each person will glean bits of information, ideas and tools form the stories themselves. Kind of like... read more

I’ve been reading folks. It’s blowing my mind.

I’ve been reading folks.   I’ve been reading some exciting scientific articles.   I’ve been listening to books on Audible.   I have been doing research.   Me! I’ve been doing research!   This is what I mean by taking my blog in a different direction.    Remember? I mentioned it last week.   I am going to write less about my own personal journey over the coming weeks (Aweeee… I know some of you may miss the juicy stuff. I’ll try to make it juicy once in a while, I promise). Instead, I’m going to write about my passion in healing, from the inside out. Let’s do this thing!   If you learn and use the techniques I am going to share with you, you’ll improve your health and wellness on all levels.   You will feel happier and more alive.   You will be more productive and less stressed.   Sound good?   I hope so.   Here’s the thing.   I LOVE learning about the mind body connection.   I love it a lot. The part I love most about learning is the potential to improve my own life and the lives of others. I love sharing my newfound knowledge with others (could be what made me a great teacher). The other thing I love about learning is using it as a tool to reinforce or validate things I already know intuitively. Yup. I like proof.   There is a constant battle inside of me between my Intellect and my Intuition.     The Intellect is a funny thing. It’s amazing in design but it can also... read more