Good Question

When I was of age to get my driver’s licence, I would drive with my mom in the passenger seat. We did this about once a week. There were often times that the conversation would go quiet and we’d sit in comfortable silence for a while.

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More Than Happy

I have worked with over 1500 people, teaching them skills to handle life’s challenges.

One concept I talk about is that stress is not an emotion; it is the physiological chaos that results from experiencing a negative/depleting emotion in...

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How Dehumanizing!

Brené Brown is an American researcher on shame, vulnerability, and leadership. In her book, Daring Greatly, she shared an article that she had written for the Houston Chronicle highlighting how our behaviours (in this case,...

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Contemplating Death

It is a sad week. A friend of mine passed away from brain cancer, one day after her 44th birthday. 

I’ve heard people talk about losing someone they love when they are “too young to die” and how it affects them. With the...

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Power of the Preamble

Up until a few years ago, I used to live with my sister. We lived together for about 6 years. It was here that the two of us discovered the “power of the preamble”.

Have you ever had a conversation with someone, and it didn’t go...

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My Mother's Wisdom

When I was 13, I remember sitting slumped on the bench in front of our organ, playing what I thought was a mournful tune that I had learned in music class in school. (It was actually Jolly Old Saint Nicholas…don’t ask me why a...

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Fear of Transformation

A new year typically brings thoughts of new goals, new beginnings, new adventures, new habits, new ways of living life.

Why do we do this?

The aim is to transform our lives. We want to make our lives better, brighter, easier. We want to be a...

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Are You Joyful?

It’s winter.

Not my favourite season. I mean, there isn’t much to be joyful about. It’s so long. So dark. So cold.

And then there’s the snow. Usually a lot. It makes (nearly) everything more difficult. Ugh.

I sometimes feel...

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Proper Preparation

Christmas can be a challenging time, so preparing for it is important.

When you think about preparations for Christmas, you might think about hanging lights, shopping and gift wrapping, decorating, baking, house cleaning, meal planning, setting up...

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Harmony

Black/White. Right/Wrong. Good/Bad. Up/Down. Left/Right. Big/Small. Tall/Short. Light/Dark. Beauty/Ugly. Success/Failure.

Polarity.

This is how the brain functions. When you receive information with your cranial brain, it always tries to label,...

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