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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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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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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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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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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Life Lessons From Tough Places

Our family went through an especially challenging weekend. Our mom had a not-so-common type of heart attack that led to her being hospitalized for a few days, even a day in the ICU. Now that it is all over and Mom is back at home and...

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Wanting Something Isn't Enough

There are so many things that I want to do.  I want to do yoga. I want to get in better shape. I want to play the violin. I want a super well-trained dog. I want to repaint my bedroom.  But I don’t do any of these things. Why is...

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