Why You Can't Describe Your Feelings

Have you ever had such a great idea or epiphany and wanted to share it with someone? Or maybe you’ve had a complicated emotion that you wanted to express to someone, but couldn’t?

That’s because the emotional centres of the...

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How to Embrace Challenge

I think it is human nature to do the easy things.  We have a natural tendency to avoid what we have to work for.  This leads to problems, as the things that matter most are the things that we have to work a little bit harder to get.

It...

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When Nobody Likes Your Ideas

It is hard to not be personally attached to your ideas. They are of your creation.

Pablo Picasso had a very unique flavour of art creation. I personally do not like his art. That doesn’t mean I don’t like the man.

Throwing ideas around...

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Does it Feel Like You're Going Backwards?

When we start feeling better, it is common to be scared of going backwards, going back to where we were, going back to how we were feeling. 

Rest assured, you can’t go backwards. Not possible. You can’t un-experience something....

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Last Impressions - How Will You Be Remembered?

Our society places a lot of emphasis on making a good first impression. I agree that this is important, but the tragic loss of all those young men from the Humboldt Broncos hockey team got me thinking about last impressions. What was the...

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The Stimulus for Growth

Challenges by nature, are more than you can do.  

I don’t say this to discourage you.  And maybe I should rephrase.  Challenges are more than you can do, if you stay the way you are.

Think about it. If it was within your...

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Keep It Simple

Clients come to us for all different reasons, but in general, they are looking for tangible, effective ways to decrease their stress and increase feelings of well-being.  When I teach our techniques to them, which involve 1-3 simple...

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Using Your Words Wisely

I caught a cold recently and lost my voice on and off for a few days.  My throat was sore, so I concluded that it was best to not speak. Or speak as little as possible.  It just wasn’t worth it. 

Losing my voice gave me such...

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When You're Putting Off the To-Do List

If you were to write out a list of things to do, are there some things there that you have been putting off and putting off? 

Maybe you’re like me. If it involves stepping out of my comfort zone, like making an uncomfortable phone call,...

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How to Give a Compliment - Even When It's Hard

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It can feel good to get compliments (when we let them in, see How to Take a Compliment from last week), and it can also feel pretty good to give them too!  So why don’t we give compliments more often? There’s a few reasons I...

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