BLUE ZONES

When you hear the term ‘Blue Zones’, which represents regions in the world where there are a higher concentration of long living people and centenarians, what do you envision? I see a village of Smurfs! LOL Childhood activities are engrained in our neurological psyches, and the fun pastime of watching cartoons is no exception. Of…

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YOUR BRAIN ON SUGAR

Did you know that your brain uses more energy than any other organ in your body? This is because your brain cells cannot store energy; they need a continuous supply of fuel from your bloodstream to your cells, to function properly. Your mental clarity and ability to think, learn, recall information, and make good decisions is strongly associated with…

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6 BENEFITS OF BRAIN-CHUNKING!

Have you heard the saying, “Don’t bite off more than you can chew”?  You probably have, and it makes good brain sense, too!  Here’s why… If you want to be more productive and successful in work, school, and life, it’s important you make consistent and tangible progress and achieve significant milestones along the way. Otherwise,…

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5 EFFECTIVE MINDSET STRATEGIES

Things rarely, if ever, go exactly as we plan. Sometimes they turn out better, sometimes worse, and sometimes they don’t turn out at all. It can be frustrating when things don’t go as we had envisioned, especially when we invest a lot of hope, sweat and tears into a particular outcome. The disappointment is real.…

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URGENT vs. IMPORTANT

Recently I heard a powerful quote that’s stuck with me… ”The magic you are looking for is in the work you’re avoiding.”  I believe this statement sums up why so many people are not feeling as productive, satisfied, or as successful as they could be. Procrastination seems to be commonplace among many of us. Why…

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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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