You're Not a Failure

A baby learning to walk falls many times. He is not a failure when he falls; he is constantly learning what works and doesn’t work as he navigates the ground. He doesn’t think he is a failure and no one else thinks he is either. 

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Everything In Moderation

There is so much advice out there. What to eat and what not to eat. What to think about and what not to think about. What to do and what not to do. It can get so confusing and life becomes hard to navigate. We second guess everything and feel...

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Transform Your Worry

We spend so much time worrying about all of our what if’s. We think about worst case scenario and we have so much fear about the future. What if it goes wrong?

While we don’t know what is going to happen in the future and are...

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When Giving Isn't Good

On Mother’s Day, at our church, the mothers of the congregation receive a rose as a token of appreciation. It is tradition for the children to hand out these roses, not necessarily to their mother. This Mother’s Day, after the Sunday...

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How to Listen to Someone Else's Problems

I had a conversation with my good friend Betty the other day. She was very frustrated with something that was going on in her life. Because we are friends, she was sharing her opinion, feelings, and distress with me concerning this...

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How your Brain Shapes Your Life

Seeing is believing.  

Well, that’s how the saying goes but I’m not sure. Science has proven that much of what we “see” around us is actually filled in by the brain! In other words, your eyes see a little bit, and...

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How to Use Your Words In a Relationship

We have a young nephew who grunts to communicate. It’s cute, sure, but frustrating! His mom knows that he is trying to get something across, but as he gets older, his needs go beyond food and diaper change and she has no idea what he is...

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A Simple Trick to Be More Grateful

Sometimes it can all feel so thankless. We spend all day doing things for others. Making lunches for the kids, cleaning the house, going to work to pay for the family’s expenses, and so on. But at the end of the day, no one is...

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A Simple Trick to Be More Mindful

There are so many demands for our attention; bills to pay, kids to feed, a friend to phone, an appointment to make, an assignment to finish. We jump from one task to the next to the next. Completely unaware of our experiences. We have no idea how...

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How to See Eye to Eye

Have you ever wondered if the blue sky that I see is the same colour blue that you see? For all we know, I could be seeing a sky that is a completely different colour than you, but because we were both told that that colour is blue, we have...

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