Can I Eliminate Negative Emotion?

Anxiety, worry, anger, overwhelm, and fear are just some examples of negative emotions. Negative emotions typically don’t feel good. Because they don’t feel good, we try to avoid them, expunge them from our reality. Never to be felt...

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What is the Reason?

Everything happens for a reason…it’s just that the reason is not always easy to see.

“Everything happens for a reason” is not just a saying or platitude. It is true. And it is true not just for those uncontrollable life...

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Be a Fact-Checker

Has someone every said something to you that hurt you? Do you know if that was what was intended? Do you know if you interpreted what they said correctly?

I remember being at a friend’s place for supper (back in the day when we were allowed...

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Is This Meditation?!

I was doing it wrong, that’s why it wasn’t “working”.

Have you ever tried meditating? Have you ever heard it as “clearing the mind of thoughts”?

Well, this is what I was trying to do. I heard somewhere that...

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The Bitter Pill

I didn’t want to hear it. I resisted the truth of it. I didn’t like what the words implied.

What were those words?…

“Your emotions are under your control. Your emotions are your choice.”

I’m thinking,...

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There Is No Shame

There is no shame in having a coach.

Olympic athletes have coaches. The coach provides encouragement and guidance, and shares strategies on how the athlete can improve their performance. The coach has an outside perspective and can therefore draw...

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Are You Improving?

It can be disheartening sometimes when you want to get better in some way, shape, or form, but despite all your best efforts, it just doesn’t seem that improvement is happening.

When it comes to improvement, tracking progress is important....

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"Dare to Be Different."

My dad has a saying that has stuck with us, his 9 children. “Dare to be different.”

The meaning of this saying has changed for me as I get older.

When us kids were growing up, “Dare to be different” was a motto that...

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Do You Have the Skills You Need?

I recently had a conversation with someone. She told me she was tired and feeling overwhelmed. From her posture and her actions - slumped shoulders, constant yawning, long blinks, face-rubbing, losing train of thought - during our relatively short...

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Why Your Pursuit of Happiness is Failing

The pursuit of happiness is a human right. “But where is happiness? How do I get it?”

I think most people typically think that the pursuit of happiness is about chasing the thing you desire. After the basic needs of clean water to...

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