Compromise Leads to Unhappiness

Two sisters approached their mother. The older girl carried an orange. Both girls looked unhappy.

“What’s wrong?” asked their mother.

“I want the orange!” replied the younger girl.

“But I want the orange!”...

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What is Your Purpose?

We have an exercise bike in the house. In the summer it’s one of those things that I dry laundry on. In the winter, I try to get on it a few times per week. It’s not my favourite thing to do, but with a good audiobook, it’s not...

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Emotional Concussions

A few years ago, I had a concussion. I don’t remember much about the situation, but I came to after a couple seconds with a headache and a case of nausea.

A concussion is when the brain has a bruise from smacking against the inside of the...

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How to Feel Connected

We live in a highly connected time. The internet, social media, emails, and texts connect us to one another. Our phones connect to our tablets and to our computers. We can connect from anywhere in the world to our home and change the temperature...

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How to Not Get Stuck in Emotional Mud

Imagine driving down a back road and approaching a muddy section. You slow down and let your front tires ooze into the thick black mud. Then what? Do you forge ahead through the mud, hoping to make it to the other side? Or do you back out?

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When Things Go Wrong

I am a perfectionist. Which is a polite way of saying that I’m a control freak. I want things the exact way I want things, exactly when I want things.

This is all fine, as long as things go exactly the way I want.

Because when things go...

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Letting Go of the Little Things

I don’t think I have a favourite time of year. Or to put it a better way, every time of year is my favourite time of year. I can find beauty in winter’s rolling snow hills and frozen blue sky, the bright leaf buds and flower blossoms...

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Stop Wasting Your Money

There are 2 kinds of people. Those who love Costco. And those who hate Costco.

I love it. I don’t really know why, but I do.

I was walking through Costco the other day and marvelling at the stuff that people load up on. There were light...

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Will This Make Me Happy?

I realized something the other day that I want to share with you because I don’t think I’m alone here. I realized that everyday, I wake up with the attitude of, “Will this day make me happy?”

Of course I wouldn’t say...

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What to Do When Someone Pushes Your Buttons

When I was in grade 8, I was set in my teenager wardrobe ways. Daily jeans, hoodie, runners. No exceptions. But one day, I wore something else to school. I had been getting a bit interested in sewing and my mom had helped me sew a pair of capris....

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