How we talk to ourselves matters.

How we talk to ourselves matters tremendously. Particularly in the eye of the storm. Having a “go to” mantra in times of stress helps. Especially in the uncomfortable (agonizing) moments between stress and strength. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FHAotUT2eAY Video of Blog Post ⇒ Click Here A mantra that has helped me over the years is imagining myself: g... Continue Reading →

Reading People: Lesson #2 Social Awareness

Reading People Begins with Awareness In reading people lesson #1 I discussed the importance of self awareness before attempting  to understand and read others behaviour. “Self-knowledge is the beginning of wisdom.”  Reading People: Lesson #2 Adding to the first lesson is an excerpt from my Pitch with Passion  presentation with student and community entrepreneurs at the EPIC Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre.... Continue Reading →

Health and Happiness.

Reflection Questions When someone asks you "What makes you happy?" does your answer differ from "What makes you healthy?" Do you consider your health requirements essential and your happiness needs selfish and superfluous? Or perhaps you rate health and happiness as equal and interdependent. I'd love to hear your thoughts! Related: Is Happiness a Choice?

I believe in you.

As a psychology professor and former school psychologist, I talk about mental health issues with students every single day. My classroom is a safe place for students to be themselves. Which is critical when working with youth (18-24) who represent the highest proportion of individuals with mental illness. Education helps bridge the gap between fear... Continue Reading →

Change your life. Five minutes at a time.

 Are you tired of doing the same old, same old? Are you ready to end the repetitive cycles in your life? Is it time for a change? But .....  you.....  don't.....  have...  time... Surrender your fears, your resistance, your excuses. Change need not be overwhelming. Start small. End Big. Little changes make a big difference. They add... Continue Reading →

Harnessing positive energy.

The next time you're tempted to complain about the same thing (over and over again), direct that same (frustrated) energy into your highest, loftiest goals. Consciously swap one complaint for one baby step towards your dreams. Same energy required. Magically different results. 🎈 Related Post: Set a time limit on negativity.

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