Training Your Thoughts

I’m always a little amused when I drive through a town or city and I see all the dogs, big and small, taking their owners for walks.

Those dogs are pulling so hard on their leashes, honestly believing that they’re steering the...

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Big Shoes to Fill

When I was a kid, maybe 9 years old, my mom brought home a pair of secondhand boots for me. I absolutely loved them. They were black lace-up, just above the ankle, with a low heel. But they were too big on me.

I knew that I’d grow into them,...

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The Uncomfortable Topic: Spirituality

Imagine someone coming to your front door to sell you a vacuum cleaner. You’ve never had a vacuum cleaner before. They make a good case for their product and you buy one.

The salesman brings you the box from his truck and then leaves. You...

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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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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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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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2 Secret Weapons to Breaking Any Bad Habit

We all have bad habits. Some of us have a bad habit of smoking, drinking, or using substances. Those are the obvious ones. But what about the less obvious ones.

Do you push snooze? Do you take too big of helpings at dinner? Do you skip your...

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