Tools and Inspiration for Empowered Living

About Jane Buchan

I am a life coach, writer, educator, circle-dance facilitator, and activist employing experiential, skills-based approaches to support positive personal, professional, community, and global changes.

I first began my work as a teacher two weeks before my nineteenth birthday and discovered in my inner-city, grade-one classroom that injustice in the form of poverty, ignorance, and rigid school routines would provide me with a lifetime of worthy causes.  In my twenties and the decades beyond, I continued to seek out new learning and teaching experiences to support my desire to - in Gandhi's words - "Be the Change" I wanted to see in the world.  During this time of continuous professional evolution, I worked at the craft of writing, and, at a transformational moment in my life, discovered a community form of circle dance that celebrates the interconnectedness of life on our beautiful planet.  Becoming a member of this far-flung global dancing community continues to nourish my enthusiasm and commitment to be an Agent of Positive Change.

Now in my seventies, I continue to connect with others through coaching and my other passions to continue the challenging work of being the change the change we want to see in the world.

The energy tools to my tool kit help to address the inevitable Compassion Fatigue that can dampen the spirits of those of us engaged in effecting positive change in various resistant-to-change environments. Energy Tools taught by Donna Eden, Gary Craig, David Feinstein, Dawson Church, Betty Moore-Hafter and Nancy Forrester have contributed to my ability to consistently set and realize my personal goals to help others create the lives they yearn to live. 

In my experience, the call to be the change offers remarkable opportunities to recognize that the world needs each of us to manifest kindness, balance, peace, and joy in our ordinary daily lives.  This is a tall order, but evidence is sprouting everywhere to convince us that our skills as community builders and conflict resolvers are, quite literally, changing the world for the better, one crisis at a time.   If you doubt this, look at the urban gardening movement in Detroit, across from my home town of Windsor, Ontario.  Against all odds, in a once-magnificent city that has been driven to declare bankruptcy because of crippling financial debt, people are gathering to turn neighbourhood wastelands into community gardens that feed both body and soul as they build intercultural relationships that support peace and prosperity. 

It must be said, however, that we are living through incredibly challenging times.  Feeling isolated by systemic unfairness can lead to despair.  The antidote to isolation and despair - a strong immune system supporting the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual goals we set - is as close as our fingertips and as nourishing as our individual and collective imaginations.      

Should you require personal coaching to set and achieve goals 

  • to improve health and wellbeing, mental clarity, and physical energy,
  • to address ongoing procrastination or negative self talk preventing success in academic, social, intimate, and/or professional environments, and
  • to identify the best way to meet your own needs while contributing to the support of family and community . . .  

please email jane@winterblooms.net or call 802-533-9277 to discuss coaching options. 

Thank you for visiting winterblooms.net.  There is great power in knowing we are all in the work of creating a more harmonious and loving world together.  Thanks for doing all you do to keep the positive energies flowing.

Jane