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Grads of Life

Many of us grow up with the expectation of our parents; to get a ‘good education’.  Beyond our general health and well-being, it’s probably their most weighted desire. We spend the majority of our childhood time in the educational system, unless we are homeschooled or in another alternative scenario. We all have our own idea…

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DOES PRACTISE MAKE PERFECT?

Recently at my daughter’s Sunday morning baseball a parent anxiously asked when the game was going to start. The coach replied saying that the girls practise a series of drills first. The woman proceeded to say that she drives several of the girls and they intentionally arrive late because they prefer to play the game…

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BE MORE, NEED LESS

These 4 simple but powerful words have been dancing in my head the past couple of weeks.  Be more, need less…  Is this not the core intention and requirement of all human beings? Biologically, We Like to Keep It Simple On a microcosmic level, individuals are happiest and healthiest physically, mentally and emotionally when they…

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MAKE THIS BRAIN LINK OR SINK…

Have you ever heard the saying, “it’s who you know, not what you know”? This comment is true in more ways than we realize.  Our social networks and interpersonal connections have a huge impact on our health and wellbeing. Science is beginning to reveal the effects that community, or a lack thereof, can have on…

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Misfits & Rebels

Spring will soon be at our doorstep. This is a time of year when many people are considering new ‘seeds’ they would like to plant in their lives. How about you? Are you feeling drawn to making changes or weeding out aspects that don’t serve you?  If so, I have some good news! Your brain…

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Intelligence Revolution

As automation and artificial intelligence are changing the workplace and redefining jobs and roles; a new way of understanding and supporting the individual is more important than ever. This shift is being felt everywhere; in our schools, our homes, our communities and not the least of which, our work environments. Last week I spoke at…

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5 Keys to Making Positive Changes

5 Keys to Making Positive Changes

Recently I heard the New Year described as a book with 12 Chapters and 365 pages.  What a great analogy! It’s empowering to consider that we are the authors of our life journey and that we are gifted at the start of 2018 with an opportunity to plot a new storyline, if we so choose.…

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NO PRICE TAG, BUT PRICELESS…

This time of year can get quite commercial, with an emphasis on purchasing gift items for friends and family.  While there can be a lot of joy in this experience, it can also be draining– emotionally and financially; vying for parking spots, decision making, waiting in checkout lines. Also, if you are like me, you…

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R.E.W.I.R.E!

Following a recent keynote, the moderator asked me a question on behalf of the audience; “Why do people fall back into old habits when they know there are better options for them?” For the most part, I believe that it’s due to stress. Many people are busy and overwhelmed, holding onto survival patterns and habits.…

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Sharing My Busy Tricks

Being busy is not always optional if you are a parent, care-giver, have a career or are dedicated to achieving goals in your life, but carrying around stress is. Anyone else feeling a bit (or a lot) of pressure from a crazy full schedule these days? It’s such a busy time of year and I…

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