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ABCs of SELF-CARE

We are living in an unprecedented time; no one can argue this. In normal conditions, most people would report the typical daily-life frustrations and stressors like: constant change, uncertainty, and managing a surplus of family and work responsibilities. Right now, these very issues are at an all-time high. Now that we’ve lifted and shifted from…

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BRAIN STRAIN TO REFRAME!

So, how’s your brain doing lately?   Likely it’s under regular pressure, as it contends with so much change and uncertainty happening on the planet right now. According to many calls from clients I’ve had since mid-March, and presentations I’ve prepared for various organizations, there are 3 common issues and concerns that are frequently brought…

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MY LOCOMOTION FAVOURITES

Do you recall the song, “Locomotion”, by Little Eva, released in 1962?  What a catchy tune! I listened to it recently, and I can’t get it out of my head. I imagine a big group of people having fun, making a chain, and doing the ‘chug-a-chug-a motion’ like a railway train! Movement is not only…

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HOW VALID IS YOUR OPINION?

When my daughter was in grade 6, her teacher introduced the topic of ‘Debating’ and how to do it properly and effectively. Simultaneously, they were covering a unit on outer space exploration, so one of the debate topics was whether or not investigating the solar system was something humanity should be doing. All of her…

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THE FORCE IS WITH YOU

I finally did it!  I watched the entire Star Wars series.  It was never something on my to-do list, or something I’d ever imagined myself doing. However, social isolation is a unique time, and thus it requires and elicits atypical behaviours and measures. It was actually my daughter who suggested the idea. Since I didn’t…

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IS YOUR BRAIN HUNGRY, UPSET OR BORED?

Do you ever have annoying and distracting thoughts about food, even though you aren’t actually hungry or in need of more calories? Likely this is happening more frequently due to self-isolation… In fact, many people are reporting that similar to the “Frosh-Fifteen” (extra pounds gained during the first year of college or University), folks are…

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3 STEPS TO CLEAR STRESS & BUILD YOUR BRAIN!

Major health and economical concerns have startlingly impacted our reality due to the COVID-19 issue. We are being stretched to live with uncertainty and unanswered questions. A viral pandemic is not something most people, if anyone, would have expected or planned for, but we are being forced to face this situation head on. This is…

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YOUR BRAIN, YOUR REALITY!

I’m sure you’ve heard sayings like, ‘birds of a feather flock together’ or ‘your vibe attracts your tribe’. While it can feel really great to share common thoughts and opinions with another person, you’ve probably noticed that no one sees the world exactly the way you do.  Even biological twins have their differences, and in…

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STRESSED TO BLESSED!

During one of my seminars a participant asked, “How do I know if the fears I sometimes experience are real or just my imagination?” This is such a good question. How often do you get upset, worried or afraid; and then find out, it wasn’t necessary? Not that emotional discomfort is any kind of strategy…

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BREATHE POWER INTO YOUR LIFE

Just the other day my 77-year-old mother was taking her blood pressure, and she was surprised to discover that it was much higher than normal. Although she felt fine, she was a bit concerned and wanted to do something to lower it. So guess what she did? Something so simple, cost-free and handy… You’d never…

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