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Beyond the rabbit hole of negative thoughts

Beyond the rabbit hole of negative thoughts

Jan 25, 2023 / 4:00 am

It happens to many of us from time-to-time, and it feels hard, painful, and lonely. I was taken by surprise last week to find myself pulled into a seeming pit...

Cultivating gratitude can lead to happiness

Cultivating gratitude can lead to happiness

Jan 18, 2023 / 4:00 am

Most people just want to be happy, but they find themselves playing a game of seek-and-don’t-find in the outer world. Cultivating greater happiness in our...

High-functioning anxiety and self-care

High-functioning anxiety and self-care

Jan 11, 2023 / 4:00 am

Anxiety hides in surprising places. The story’s becoming sadly common today. Bright, hard-working people feeling unhappy and past their ability to cope....

When your bedtime thoughts become a runaway train

When your bedtime thoughts become a runaway train

Jan 4, 2023 / 4:00 am

Make it stop! The mind can feel like a runaway train at times, leading us on a journey of upset. One thought can take us from feeling relaxed and peaceful to...

Excercise is not just physical, it's mental too

Excercise is not just physical, it's mental too

Dec 28, 2022 / 4:00 am

Oh, the stories we tell ourselves. Could they be hurting us? Few are kind and helpful. Most often, the endless ticker-tape of thought gets stuck on the...

Hacking happiness and lifting our spirits

Hacking happiness and lifting our spirits

Dec 21, 2022 / 4:00 am

Stepping-out into the darkness in the late afternoon just feels wrong to me. So much of me wants to hunker-in and try to wait out the return of the sun, but...

Deepen your understanding of forgiveness

Deepen your understanding of forgiveness

Dec 14, 2022 / 4:00 am

“Not forgiving is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” I’m sick and tired of remaining victim to pains of the past....

Taking a long, hard look at our lives

Taking a long, hard look at our lives

Dec 7, 2022 / 4:00 am

“Ten years ago, I turned my face for a moment and it became my life” (David Whyte, The Heart Aroused, 2002). This is a startling reality for many of...

Christmas is not always a happy time for all

Christmas is not always a happy time for all

Nov 30, 2022 / 4:00 am

It’s not always happy holidays. With the holiday season upon us, it’s important to recognize this can be a hard time of year for those who are...

Remember to breathe when staring at computer screens

Remember to breathe when staring at computer screens

Nov 23, 2022 / 4:00 am

Do me a favour right now; take a breath, a deep breath. Remembering to take a breath is needed more today than in days gone by. A day in front of a computer or...

It turns out, multi-tasking is not good for us

It turns out, multi-tasking is not good for us

Nov 9, 2022 / 4:00 am

What are we doing to ourselves? It’s hard to believe any of us would actively participate in reducing our intelligence and ability or harming our...

Important to take time to grieve

Important to take time to grieve

Nov 2, 2022 / 4:00 am

We love to put things into nice and neat boxes. Grief is one of those things that just doesn’t fit in one. Grief has some surprising and confusing faces,...

In life, we are not our mistakes

In life, we are not our mistakes

Oct 26, 2022 / 4:00 am

We are not our mistakes, and we are not defined by our past. Mistakes are simply that, mistakes. They’re times we’ve tried and it just hasn’t...

The 'hurry high' can be debilitating

The 'hurry high' can be debilitating

Oct 12, 2022 / 4:00 am

Between feeling peaceful or stressed, what’s your choice? On the surface, the answer seems apparent, yet we can become addicted to stress and may not even...

Complaining makes us more than just negative people

Complaining makes us more than just negative people

Oct 5, 2022 / 4:00 am

Most of us know someone who complains too much, the over-complainer who seems to find their importance in griping about everything. You know, it's that...

Remembering a man who made a difference

Remembering a man who made a difference

Sep 28, 2022 / 4:00 am

“Things are going to hell in a handbasket.” “They need to do something.” “Somebody’s got to step-up.” I’ve yet...

Take a moment today to express your gratitude

Take a moment today to express your gratitude

Sep 21, 2022 / 4:00 am

If you were going to declare an international day of observance, what would it be? What’s something so important to you that you’d want the world to...

The positive power of self-affirmation

The positive power of self-affirmation

Sep 14, 2022 / 4:00 am

Our internal narratives aren’t innocent and without effect in our lives. Our tendencies of thought either help or hinder our health and happiness. If...

Striving to be perfect is not always the best route to happiness

Striving to be perfect is not always the best route to happiness

Sep 7, 2022 / 4:00 am

For many years, I admired others I viewed as perfectionists. They seemed to do everything so well. While having high-standards is a good thing, it isn’t...

Are you living the life you want to live?

Are you living the life you want to live?

Aug 10, 2022 / 4:00 am

Are the living dead among us? Reportedly, their epitaph reads, “Here lies J. Doe: Dead at 30, buried at 79.” Far too many people report their lives...

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