“Heal…Grow…Thrive” by Suzanne Rivard

"Be the Creative Force of Your Life" by Suzanne Rivard
"Spring is Upon Us!" by Suzanne Rivard

My personal journey has been one with many cycles of healing, personal growth and thriving. The 3-stage cycle occurs over and over, each time expanding and changing me into a better version of myself. Each cycle gets me to my next level, to the next phase of my life. Each cycle allows me to be the creative force of my life and I love that. I wouldn’t have it any other way. This is a reoccurring theme in my life.

I’ll be honest with you. Working through a cycle is not always an easy thing to do. It has taken a lot of strength and courage to face some of my shortcomings and inner demons – to be able to take full responsibility for my thoughts and actions, and not projecting them on others. I don’t always succeed very gracefully. It’s about evolving and growing as a person and doing better the next time. I’m not perfect. I do my best to be kind to myself throughout this process.

I’m so fortunate to be able to share and guide others through their own cycles. Helping them tap into their own inner guru and be the creative force of their life.

Let’s dive into the different stages of a cycle.


What you see on the outside is a reflection of what’s happening inside of me. If things are not in balance deep inside me then my life is not in balance on the outside either. And it shows!

This imbalance has taken on many forms throughout my life, such as…

• Shame about myself
• Guilt for something I did or said
• Self-worth struggles
• Lack of motivation, goals or vision for my future
• Feeling stuck and not knowing what to do
• Feeling hurt or betrayed by someone
• Not forgiving others
• Holding onto something that is no longer serving me
• Poor nutrition
• Little or no self-care
• Not being physically active
• …

These forms may resonate with you or you may have your own. The important thing is that we all have things that we struggle with on the inside that are in need of healing. Sometimes we need to do some really deep healing and at others times it may just be a mindset shift to keep us moving forward.

From my perspective, true healing comes from the inside out. When we heal on the inside, we shine on the outside.


I’m a firm believer in personal growth. I can’t imagine my life if I just stayed in the same patterns and routines for the rest of my life. I want my life to be an adventure of constant discovery and joyous moments. This is why I always challenge myself to grow as a person. It’s not always easy, but it does get easier!

I’ve learnt to trust my inner guru and follow through on what I’m thinking or feeling, even when my logical mind is telling me not to.

I ask myself questions like…

• Why am I choosing to have this experience?
• What is there here for me to learn?
• What is there for me to let go of?
• How do I move through this?

This self-exploration allows me to take ownership and responsibility for my thoughts, actions and feelings. By taking ownership and responsibility I’m able to grow as a person and become a better version of myself. I can move past my current situation and get to my next level, whatever that may be.


Thriving is the best part of the cycle!

After I have moved through the healing and growth stages, I can now move into the thriving stage. I’m no longer the person I used to be. I think differently. I feel differently. I have a different perspective on my life, whether I had a minor or major shift.

Since I’m the creative force of my life, it’s now up to me to thrive. I can choose to stay where I am or I choose to discover new wonderful opportunities and adventures. I choose to move forward, to keep growing and experiencing new things. Sure there will be another cycle, there always is, but from my newfound perspective there’s a whole new world for me to explore.

So do you go through similar cycles?


© 2014 Suzanne Rivard

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"Be the Creative Force of Your Life" by Suzanne Rivard
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