How to Be Present

We are so busy these days.  Kids, work, family, friends, house work, yard work, homework…the list goes on.  In fact, how busy we are has almost become a badge of honour or some sort of goal or status symbol.  Our mindset is...

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How to Have Compassion For Others

When someone does something to tick you off, it is so easy to get swept up in the moment, frustrated, and lip them off.  

The thing is, people are doing what they think is best. You do it. I do it. Everyone does it. When I...

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Things You Would Never Say to Anyone But Yourself

“I’m such an idiot.”

“I’m too fat…no donut for me.”

“Nice one, loser.”

“I’m such a screw-up.”

“He wouldn’t like me, I’m ugly.”

“I’m not...

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Scarcity and Abundance

We are programmable. It may take some time to change the program but it is changeable.

All day we are busy running here, or busy doing that, a million and one things to scratch off our to-do list before bed. Not enough time, not enough money,...

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Wanting More Isn't Such a Bad Thing

More, more, more.  It is human nature to always want more than what we have, and to be more than what we are.  This is a natural drive in all of us, and depending on how we use this natural drive, it can either hinder us, or it can...

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Putting the Past Where it Belongs

We don’t drive our vehicle by watching in the rearview mirror, neither should we in life.

So many times, so many of us hold on to things from our past: past hurts, loss, betrayals. While these experiences can feel uncomfortable and...

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What are Coping Mechanisms?

Sometimes you are unaware of it, but looking for approval or trying to live up to someone’s expectations is something we regularly do. The approval feels good and makes us feel that we belong and are acceptable. 

But what happens when...

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Jealousy: How to Stop Turning Green With Envy

Jealousy. What an interesting emotion.  Have you ever seen someone with a ‘nicer’ physical body, then curled your lip and looked at her with disgust out of the corner of your eye? Or how about talked to someone with more...

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How to Stop Saying No to Yourself

Have you been told you can’t have something? It probably happened often when you were a kid. 

    “Can I have a candy?”, “No.” (grumble)

    “Can I go to a friend’s...

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Focus on Where You Want to Go

There is a tip that is given in drivers’ training: put your focus on where you want to go. If you want to miss that pothole or not hit that sign, don’t look at it.

I don’t think they know how much that tip pertains to life! If...

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