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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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 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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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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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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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 Take a Compliment

Have you ever been given a nice compliment then proceeded to deflect it?  There’s a few ways to deflect.  Here are some examples. See if you recognize some of them!

Person 1: “Nice shirt!”
Person 2: “Oh thanks, it...

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An Age Limit on Fun

We were thrilled to have some of our nieces and nephews over for a movie night, featuring Boss Baby. (Very imaginative movie. I recommend it.) After the movie, the light of the tv shut off and the house became dark. The eight-year-old...

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