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10 Things To Help You Get Through Difficult Times

10 Things To Help You Get Through Difficult Times

Life is not always easy. It was never meant to be. Challenges stimulate growth and increase resilience.  But sometimes our lives can feel like one struggle after another with no breaks in between or no end in sight. These times challenge our resilience rather than building it, […]

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No Excuses! Daily Exercise to Prevent and Treat Mental Illness

No Excuses! Daily Exercise to Prevent and Treat Mental Illness

We know exercise is the single best thing you can do for your brain health overall and long term. We also know that daily exercise is more effective than antidepressants for treatment of mild to moderate depression and other mental illness. Now another study has released results […]

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Losing our Humanity. Hypersensitive and Hostile.

Losing our Humanity. Hypersensitive and Hostile.

Online and off we are becoming hypersensitive, reactive and hostile. We are losing our sense of humour and our ability to connect with others. We are distracted and insecure and it’s causing us to disengage and be desensitized. We have little tolerance for diversity or difference of […]

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Stop trying to please everyone. Some people just hate peaches.

Stop trying to please everyone. Some people just hate peaches.

  “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” We can work on being the best versions of ourselves in this life in all the areas that are important to us and still that won’t […]

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Modelling Healthy Relationships. Who’s watching?

Modelling Healthy Relationships. Who’s watching?

I often talk about how we are in relationships with others and that’s really a generic term to refer to all connections with other people but today I’m talking about romantic relationships and partnerships and the importance of modelling healthy ones. Certainly for our own happiness we […]

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ADHD treated with counselling, diet. Not drugs.

ADHD treated with counselling, diet. Not drugs.

http://www.viralalternativenews.com/2015/10/french-tackle-adhd-with-counseling-diet.html Great article share from Viral Alternative News on how the French – who have one of the lowest rates of ADHD diagnoses in the world are treating ADHD. This report states that the French are eliminating ADHD naturally. This is not an anomaly. ADHD has been […]

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Stop Walking on Eggshells and Use Your Voice

Stop Walking on Eggshells and Use Your Voice

A common communication habit that we get into is walking on eggshells. This sense that we have to hold back or suppress what we want to say because we worry about another person’s reactions. It’s a way to avoid conflict and also a way to try and […]

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The Right to Fight. Egos and Apologies

The Right to Fight. Egos and Apologies

Ego. It is one piece of our identity that can be great. It can house our confidence and be self-affirming, it can increase our motivation and drive, it promotes the best of us to ourselves and to others. It does have purpose in our lives. But the ego […]

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Resiliency. Being Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable.

Resiliency. Being Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable.

Resiliency. In the simplest of terms, it is the ability to experience all ranges of positive and negative experiences and emotional states and being able to not just tolerate those states and extremes, but to be able to come back to a baseline. Baseline is a calm, centered, […]

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Removing Drama from Your Life. The Four Agreements

Removing Drama from Your Life. The Four Agreements

Why I think everyone should read this book and integrate these principles into their lives.  The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz is based on the idea that we make conscious or unconscious agreements with ourselves that form our self concept and how we interact in the […]

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