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Holiday Triggers Can Cause Relationship Damage

Holiday Triggers Can Cause Relationship Damage

A year ago on this American Thanksgiving my family and I faced an intentional act of evil from someone close to us that makes this a bit of a “traumaversary.” Consciously it’s behind us and I won the battle and the war, but as with any trauma […]

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I See You. Creating Authentic Relationships

I See You. Creating Authentic Relationships

Finding people you can resonate with. Being seen. That someone gets you and knows you accurately. This is what we’re all seeking. And because it’s so rare, we often settle for less or try to “sell” ourselves to others in hopes that they will “get” us. The […]

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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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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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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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On Guard! Three areas hypervigilance can show up in your life.

On Guard! Three areas hypervigilance can show up in your life.

Do you feel on guard all the time – like you’re almost always scanning your environment and the people in it? Unable to relax, overly concerned, hyperaware? Do you notice an increased startle reflex or tension related to previous events and experiences? Do you feel like you […]

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Don’t Believe Everything You Think. Challenging Irrational Beliefs

Don’t Believe Everything You Think. Challenging Irrational Beliefs

Don’t believe everything you think – about yourself – about others. Perception is our truth, but it isn’t THE truth. Allow for the possibility that how you are thinking, feeling and responding internally and externally in your connections with others might be wrong. Very wrong. 1. Don’t […]

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