Don't Repress Emotions. Transform Them

Have you ever heard the term repressing emotions? It’s a not-so-great coping mechanism to deal with stress and negative emotions. It is when you realize that you are feeling a negative emotion and you choke it down and slap a smile on it....

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How to Get a Thicker Skin

Before I begin, let me just say that I am not pro-bullying. But the anti-bullying movement is maybe missing the mark a little bit.

Anti-bullying is showing up everywhere. It started in schools, but has permeated the workplace and social scene as...

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How to Eliminate Perfectionism

I am a recovering perfectionist, so I get it.  I know the feeling of never being good enough. I know what it’s like to want to look perfect, act perfect, be a perfect coach, daughter, sister, sister-in-law, horse-owner, property-owner,...

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Three Sides to Every Story

We say that there are two sides to every story. Let’s say for the sake of discussion, there is his side and her side.

Every person enters into interactions with “baggage”- memories and lessons from past experiences,...

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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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