Give pain room to breathe.

How do you respond when a close friend shares a problem with you? Are you a fixer or a listener? If you’re anything like me, my first instinct is to fix the problem. To try and save loved ones from adversity. To rescue them. To make them instantly feel better. I suggest we do the …

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Remember to breathe.

Sometimes it’s the smallest things that have the greatest impact on our happiness. Something so close, so within reach, we often forget it was there in the first place. The good night’s sleep we’re yearning for; waiting patiently at the end of each day. The connection to nature we’re searching for; available 24/7 just beyond our front door. That extra deep …

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Just Breathe.

Sometimes it’s the smallest things that have the greatest impact on our happiness. Something so close, so within reach, we often forget it was there in the first place. The good night’s sleep we’re yearning for.. waiting patiently at the end of each day. The connection to nature we’re searching for.. available 24/7 just beyond our front door. That extra deep …

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Laughter is an instant vacation.

What’s your favourite stress reliever? Laughter is mine. We live in a world weighed down by disaster, debt, and divorce. So it’s no surprise that we’ve been conditioned to believe that tragedies require tragic mindsets. That serious issues demand serious attitudes. That hardships necessitate hardened spirits. What consumes your mind consumes your life. Change your view. Thankfully we …

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You hold the key.

Even though we often have little control over the “outside forces” in our lives, we can always make a positive difference – from the inside out. Start here. Right here. Right now. Be still. Breathe in gratitude. Be thankful for this very moment. Start small. Notice your passing thoughts. Let go. Awareness empowers. Notice the exact …

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The Shadow Effect.

Psychology Class The Shadow Effect One of the things I love to do is share what’s happening on campus in my psychology class. Today’s topic: The Shadow Effect Watch this short video and consider the following questions: What is your shadow? How does your shadow serve you? Where does your shadow come from? How do …

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Enhancing well-being during the holidays.

Do you find Christmas holidays stressful? If you’re anything like me (and Santa Claus), you answered yes. Something I wrote about in the December issue of The DRIVE magazine. Including the benefits of leaning into difficult emotions. Because the more we try to fight discomfort, the longer it lasts. “The root of all suffering is attachment.” Buddha Stop …

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