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30 Days to Happiness. How to Live Longer and Feel Better.

30 Days to Happiness. How to Live Longer and Feel Better.

My social media has been riddled with many recent research reports on the topic of happiness. Not just the state of happiness, how to achieve it and keep it, but also the impact of happiness on our minds and our bodies. Happiness is essential, not optional and […]

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3 Ways to Conquer Self Sacrifice and the Martyr Mindset to Find Happiness

3 Ways to Conquer Self Sacrifice and the Martyr Mindset to Find Happiness

We know that the glorification of busy is unhealthy and annoying. We know that constant self sacrifice and other passive aggressive behaviour we use to highlight how much we give and how little we get back is obnoxious. But we do it anyway. Have you noticed yourself […]

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Three Areas We Shrink In Our Lives and How to Reclaim Them

Three Areas We Shrink In Our Lives and How to Reclaim Them

As we get older, adulting – being focused on following the path of expectations, school, career, marriage and/or family – can cause us to shrink. We take the vision and energy and excitement we had for our lives when we were young and narrow it to be […]

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How to Spot a Liar? Stop Trying.

How to Spot a Liar?  Stop Trying.

How to Spot a Liar. 10 ways to tell if someone is lying based on psychology, neuroscience, or the latest social science paper of the week. We see these lists all the time. We want to be super sleuths or at least have Wonder Woman’s lasso of truth to […]

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What I Learned From Ugly People

What I Learned From Ugly People

Luckily I haven’t known that many truly ugly people. Some people have become very special in my life for various amounts of time. Others have passed through but been relatively unremarkable. But there have been some that I have worked for, worked with, befriended or dated (and […]

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Are You Receiving Love Fully?

Are You Receiving Love Fully?

I don’t often talk about love in the romantic sense. People get weird about it. But I am talking about love in every sense of the word…including the romantic sense. The healing and transformative nature of being able to receive love fully in particular. Kids are good […]

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Four Steps to Releasing What Holds You Back

Four Steps to Releasing What Holds You Back

  What hold us back from living the life we want or achieving the goals we have in mind is usually not others or circumstances, but what we allow to hold us back in ourselves. How can you release what’s holding you back as you move into […]

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Shame on You! Using Parental Guilt to Change and Be Better.

Shame on You! Using Parental Guilt to Change and Be Better.

Working with children and teens for the past few years, without exception the issue has been that their parents are screwing up. Their parents are screwing up in the way they are living – in front of them or behind their backs. Often through divorce or separation […]

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Ways to Make The Holiday Season Something You Look Forward To

Ways to Make The Holiday Season Something You Look Forward To

My favourite time of the year. For so many reasons. Reflection, Gratitude, Learning, Goal Setting. I love the whole process and this is a natural time of year to get it. The holidays are not great for everyone though. Our losses seem more profound during the holidays. […]

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Motivated by Pain, Pleasure or Sheer Will

Motivated by Pain, Pleasure or Sheer Will

Why is it so hard for people to make changes in their lives? Not just to success by reaching a goal, but to even just start change. Most people don’t come into therapy until they are miserable to a level that they can no longer bear. Once […]

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