Stop expecting others to validate what you hear (see and feel). The music is not "out there". The music is in you. A beautiful melody that only you can hear. Listen. Be still. Take a long deep breath. Fear not who you are. Fear not what you hear. You are the symphony. Trust the music that... Continue Reading →
CBC-TV Interview — Embracing Change
"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance." https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rUWGr_GwzhM Need help embracing change but don’t know where to start? Video In my interview on CBC-TV I share 5 positive ways to embrace change using the principles of positive psychology. Article I also... Continue Reading →
What if our only life purpose was to be kind?
What if our only life purpose was to be kind? What if every decision we made was guided by this shared life purpose? How would you change? How would the world change? Life purpose is a way of living and giving. It does not require a title or a corner office. Life purpose is a way... Continue Reading →
Nature soothes my soul
This photo was taken on one of my daily hikes up Blue Heron Hill. One of my favourite places to go at the end of a long wintery day. Each breath. Each step. Shifts me higher. To a place of perfect peace. At one with the great big beautiful sky. A divine connection. No words necessary.... Continue Reading →
Your strengths light my way
The field of positive psychology has been a blessing for me, both personally and professionally. By focusing on strengths first, I buffer myself against the vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue often associated with the practice of psychology. And in turn, my positive approach heightens the resilience and stress hardiness in others. (Boomerang effect!) Everywhere I go, I'm on the... Continue Reading →
Failure is the opportunity to begin again.
Ask someone how they feel about failure in the midst of it; life as they know it is over. Ask someone how they feel about failure one year later; life as they know it has been transformed. 🦋 5 Ways to Feel Strong in the Midst of Failure: Take a long deep breath. Be still. Don't... Continue Reading →
The healing power of imagination.
What images give you a sense of safety and protection in the midst of fearful thoughts? I imagine angels in the sky and lions at my feet. You: What images shift you from fear to safety? Related Research ⇒ The Effects of Guided Imagery on Anxiety
Writing in One Word.
In One Word: Describe how you feel when you write. Writing makes me feel ALIVE! For me, writing is all encompassing. The words become the beat of my heart. The words become the oxygen I breathe. The words become all that I touch, feel, and see. For me, writing is all encompassing. I am the... Continue Reading →
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