Reigniting Motivation.

I wrote this on the blackboard for my nursing students today. This is their final week of classes. Which means one final opportunity for me to encourage their success. This is my favourite part of teaching psychology. Every time I face a challenge, I imagine how I can translate it into a motivating lesson for my… Continue Reading →

Motivation Videos and Techniques

In these videos, I share psychology techniques for transforming challenges into opportunities. Including clapping when students arrive to class! SMALL GESTURES ENERGIZE The secret of endurance is to remember that your pain is temporary but your reward will be eternal. Rick Warren Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to… Continue Reading →

Psychology Interview: The Arms Bumanlag Project

“Knowing Yourself Is The Beginning of All Wisdom.” The Arms Bumanlag Project Good News Podcast Psychology Interview Video and Audio Formats Watch on YouTube: Click Here Watch on Facebook: Click Here Listen on Spotify Podcast: Click Here Listen on Anchor FM Podcast: Click Here More Psychology Interviews Click Here Psychology Reflection Your Turn What topics… Continue Reading →

What is within your control?

Locus of Control is a key ingredient in both stress hardiness and mental resilience. Knowing the difference between what is within your control and sphere of influence and what to let go of and surrender is a daily process and wellness habit. PSYCHOLOGY TEST What is within your control? This was a question I actively… Continue Reading →

Empowering Conversations About Change

The Psychology of Change During this week’s health psychology lecture, we talked about the psychology of change, including the parts of our lives that remain ‘unchanged’ during rapid and unexpected change. What Remains During Change? CHANGE > ANCHOR > ADAPT > TRANSFORM Anchoring Exercise Make a list of what remains consistent in times of rapid… Continue Reading →

Resilience Articles

After a two year hiatus, I am excited to share that I have returned to writing the Psych Drive column for The Drive Magazine. Topics include mental health, motivation, wellness, stress, resilience, and positive psychology. Resilience Talks In addition to writing for The Drive Magazine, I also offer virtual and in person keynotes and workshops… Continue Reading →

3 Energy Management Techniques

What we give energy to impacts everything. Thoughts Emotions Actions People Some drain. Others invigorate. Awareness is the first step to enhancing vitality. The goal is to identify the source of energy leaks and peaks. Where to start? My interview on FM 105.9 The Region was designed to help people become more conscious of what… Continue Reading →

Anger is a sign that something needs to change

Individuals are often looking for healthier ways to express their emotions. For Example: Anger That said, it’s not as simple as becoming “more calm” or “less explosive”. The first step in transformation and lasting change is looking below the surface. The Kübler-Ross Model provides insight: The goal is to discover if angry thoughts, actions, or… Continue Reading →

Celebrate how far you’ve come.

Today let’s celebrate all the dreams that came true. Merely an idea 5 years ago. It’s so easy to get lost in our hopes and motivations for the future. Without realizing how many of our aspirations we’ve already achieved. Together let’s honour how far we’ve come. Only then will we have the fuel + the… Continue Reading →

Psychology Articles

The Drive Magazine The purpose of my psychology column in The Drive Magazine is to share key lessons in psychology, motivation, and resilience. Giving people far and wide ready access to psychology tips and techniques. Especially important in these turbulent times. PSYCH DRIVE COLUMN 50 Ways to Calm Your Nervous System READ ARTICLE Thriving Under… Continue Reading →

Mind over matter.

When the going gets tough do you focus on the dream or the sacrifice? “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” Viktor Frankl Boost your motivation and raise your energy by laser focusing on what is within your control during challenge and adversity — Your Mindset Related… Continue Reading →

WHY change NOW?

The first question I ask clients wanting to make a change is “Why Now?” For there is no doubt that they (and you and I) have been wanting to transform an aspect of our lives for a very long time. But the intrinsic motivation just isn’t quite there. The kind of motivation that is essential… Continue Reading →

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