Toxic People

There’s a relatively new term floating around. “Toxic people”. Have you heard of it? It refers to people who have wronged you in some way, people who make choices you don’t approve of, people who are aren’t a...

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How to Handle Criticism

I like approval. I like when people tell me I do a good job. I like when people tell me that I make a difference. I like when people believe in me, appreciate my actions, and respect my decisions.

I am not a fan of criticism.

I’m guessing...

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Your Quarantine Survival Guide

I came across something that Jeremey Haynes wrote on social media. I think he was trying to motivate people who are stuck at home.

It didn’t really work out that way.

Here’s what he said:

“If you don’t come out of this...

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What You Can Do In a Time Like This

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There’s two things I share with my clients that can really tick them off. And I get it. I was ticked off too when I first learned them. But if you hear me out, the bad news comes with some seriously good silver lining.

And I think that we...

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Stand Up for the Right Thing

Do you ever see some things going on in this world around you and want them to stop? Do you ever feel that you need to take a stand?

Taking a stand can take place on every size and scale of issue, from taking a stand against your own bad habits,...

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A Game of Skip Rope

With spring in the air, there’s something about the patches of concrete drying in the south sun that puts me back in elementary school. At recess time, we would play in front of the old school on the patches of dry concrete. As soon as the...

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The Real Pandemic

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a pandemic going around.

But it’s not COVID-19.

It’s fear.

Fear is spreading faster than the virus, infecting more people than the virus, and causing more destruction than the virus...

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Putting the "Resolute" in Resolution

I know it seems like an odd time of year to mention this, but maybe it’s a good time to bring up New Year’s Resolutions.

Just months ago, you were gung-ho. You were going to lose weight, eat less, and exercise more. You were going...

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Your Dot-to-Dot

Have you ever tried to colour a dot-to-dot?

It doesn’t work, does it?

Without the lines, it’s just a bunch of dots. Nothing makes sense. There’s no picture, and there’s nowhere to colour.

Life is like a dot-to-dot. Just...

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I Wish It Never Happened

A number of years ago, I was speaking with a woman who had gone through a nasty divorce. She described how the 12 year battle had devastated every aspect of her life. Financially she was in ruins, her family was pulled apart, her job had suffered,...

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