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



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

Shyloe’s Best Tips Ever for Surviving a Significant Loss

It’s been a little while again.   Been trying to get myself to write this post for some time. I’m not going to go over all the details of the last month, but it’s been a mixed bag. I have good days and I have days when someone asks me how I am doing and I cry. I cry in the coffee shop. I cry in the car. I cry in front of strangers. They’ve all been extremely considerate and understanding. Which has been helpful. And I realize once again what a very fortunate woman I am. I have felt so supported in this process. I was supported by a great many girlfriends and by the wonderful men in my life.   I felt nurtured and comforted regularly. What a blessing.   This support allowed me to grieve in the way that I needed. Unfortunately, during this process, I developed a sinus cold and then a chest cold. No surprise there because guess what!?!?! The lungs are associated with grief. In Chinese medicine, the emotion of sadness affects the lungs more than any other organ. Fancy that, peeps!   Ha ha ha. Sob. Ha ha ha.   But that is enough of that now.   Onwards and upwards, as they say!   I wanted to share with you what I did for myself over the past month that helped speed my recovery from the shock and devastation of this painful experience. As far as I am concerned, the following steps could help you in any challenging situation where you feel lost, confused, hopeless, helpless and bereft.   Today, I... read more

The Aftermath

It’s been 3 weeks and 3 days since The Big Surprise.   Or perhaps, since The Big Devastation. Ha ha ha. Sob. I guess that’s not really that funny, is it? Or maybe it is. If I don’t find some humour in this whole thing then it would be much harder to manage. That’s for sure.   I have been putting this off.   I haven’t written in a while mostly because I didn’t want to go on and on about this experience. There is only so much processing a person can do in front of the world and besides, I imagine it gets pretty old after a while.   It’s quite a common experience it seems.   I had women approach me privately to share something similar. They were devastated by the degree of deception they had endured at the hands of their love interest. It seems that deception is one of the things we’ve all been subjected to in our quest for true love. And, it also seems that each one of these women had some kind of gut feeling about this deception. They knew on some level that it was going on, but could not prove it. They dismissed it as an impossibility or as evidence of their lack of trust in men. Interesting. I find that fascinating, actually.   Wow.   What of that?   How is it we are so willing to dismiss our gut feelings? How is it we are not taught to trust ourselves above all else? How?   This is very important.   This is a matter of life and death, it seems... read more