It’s Time to Celebrate You!

I am remembering a time a while back when we were heading into the Easter weekend and I was in celebration mode for a few reasons…

First, it’s always a relief to welcome spring to the northern hemisphere – a time of incredible renewal and rebirth and, second, the women of my family were about to gather to enjoy one of my most favourite Easter traditions, High Tea.

Keep calm and enjoy high teahigh tea

I love High Tea for two reasons.

First, like the 7th Duchess of Bedford that is said to have sparked the tradition in the early nineteenth century, I too suffer from a gnawing hunger anytime meals are more than 3 hours apart.  An upscale reason to snack in the middle of the afternoon? Yes, please!

Second, it’s a beautiful ritual that celebrates the classic feminine.  From the fancy teacups and sweet pastries to chic dress and sparkling conversation.

But I didn’t always celebrate such feminine things. It wasn’t until the birth of my daughter that I fully embraced being the woman I am.

Being a mother to a little girl, I want to give my daughter the lesson of self-love and acceptance.

But you cannot give what you have not received.

So, I had to learn to love and celebrate myself if I ever hoped to teach my daughter to do the same.

(Here she is at our favorite place: The Jasmine Tea Room)

enjoying high tea

My daughter is now 11 years old and I’m proud to say that she is more fabulous at her age than I’ve ever been.  She inspires me to take my own self-care more seriously, to wear skirts more often and to ask for what I need without apology.

As you give love and acceptance to yourself you give those around you permission to do the same. 

So I ask that you write down what you’re celebrating about yourself as you head into the Easter weekend.

Maybe you’re celebrating a deeper appreciation for your health, your friendships or maybe the beginning of a career change.

Whatever it is, focus on celebrating – not berating yourself.  Remember it’s not so much about what you’ve accomplished as it’s about celebrating you being true to you!



Heather Petherick is a master success coach for high potential business leaders, having established her private coaching practice in 2007. Since then, she’s coached hundreds of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs from around the globe to overcome the mindset traps that keep them playing small so that they can realize their potential and create the impact they’re meant for. Her areas of speciality are: • Mindset • Confidence • Communication • Speed of Implementation Her clients include corporate rising stars at WestJet, Agrium, Suncor Energy, Manulife Bank, TD, Royal Bank of Canada, KMPG and PepsiCo International as well as big-thinking entrepreneurs from around the world. She has been featured as a career and success expert with Women Engineering The Future, The Royal Bank of Canada, Canadian Living Magazine and Chatelaine magazine. Heather’s journey from growing up on a humble sheep farm on the prairies of western Canada to building a global coaching business have lent to her signature coaching style that combines both wit and humility, style and business savvy. She holds a Master’s degree in Management and lives in Lethbridge, Alberta with her husband and two children.

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