Bored? Here's What to Do.

When I was younger, I remember complaining to Mom, “I’m bored.” I wanted her to take away the boredom…but I was always crossing my fingers that she wouldn’t just give me a list of chores. Yuck.

Now that I’m...

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3 SPECIFIC Ways to Improve Mental Wellness

I recently came across a resource that listed 3 ways to improve mental wellness: 1) get exercise, 2) get rest, and 3) eat healthy.

While I agree that exercise, rest, and healthy eating are important factors in improving mental wellness, I feel...

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My Theme Word

In January, for the past few years, I have chosen a word to be my “theme” for the year. The word is a virtue or a positive character trait that I would like to cultivate in myself. It is a part of myself I want to grow, or it’s...

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That's Christmas to Me

I was listening to Christmas music the other day as I did my work around the house. One of my favourites is That’s Christmas To Me by Pentatonix. The lyrics describe things that make Christmas…well, Christmas, such as a...

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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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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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