Celebrate Success Big and Small

Last weekend I was with my 11 year old nephew. He was on his bike and I was walking a little ways behind him. I watched as he approached a certain spot on his path. The spot in question was mud a couple days before and someone had driven a vehicle...

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Using Emotion to Colour Your World

Did you know that dolphins can not see colour? Imagine, a world without colour! 

Now imagine seeing colour…after a lifetime of never seeing it! How overwhelming, confusing maybe even scary!

Humans sometimes experience something similar...

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A Closer Look at the Two Wolves

We each have two wolves within us: a Love wolf and a Fear wolf. The wolf we feed wins. Read the whole blog here: A Tale of Two Wolves

People often look around at life and wonder, “Gosh, why am I so unhappy? Why is my life so hard? Why...

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A Tale of Two Wolves

An old Cherokee told his grandson,
“My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all.
One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, and ego.
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility,...

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How to Get the Approval You Seek

Think about the concept of a spoiled child for a moment. What does spoiled really mean? When a child is spoiled it means that they get too much approval constantly. And this approval comes from outside them, from parents, family, and strangers in...

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Delaying Instant Gratification

Have you noticed how fast-paced your life is? So much information is available at our fingertips, instantly! You want to know something right now? No problem, Google it. Can’t wait to have your friend see your vacation photos? Share them...

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Are You an Emotional Couch Potato?

Strength training at the gym requires determination, perseverance and constant challenge. Without challenge, no muscle is gained, no growth is present. While it may be easier to just be a couch potato and do nothing to change and grow, the...

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Why Therapy Doesn't Always Work

Therapy focuses on bolstering your self-esteem, decreasing your hurt feelings, and bandaging your wounds. At this point, you might be saying, “That doesn’t sound bad to me!”

And therapy isn’t bad, but the best form of...

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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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