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8 May 2015
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Setting Realistic Daily Goals

Who decided that we should be doing three things at once and rushing around all day?  Sloths, slugs (snails) and penguins all have a unique purpose on this earth by doing things at their own speed, by pure determination and perseverance.  Watching March of the Penguins has been one of the most inspiring depictions of how […]


22 April 2015
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Unhelpful Thinking Styles – Part I

There are 10 unhelpful thinking styles that Centre for Clinical Interventions (www.cci.health.wa.gov.au) describes that we experience when we are feeling an unhelpful emotion, such as depression or anxiety.  In this post, we will look at the first 3 unhelpful thinking styles.  As you read this post and the preceding two posts about the thinking styles, […]


13 April 2015
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Do You Feel Distant from Your Family?

As we grow older in life, our views on life and people change. We have friends that may come and go, but how do you deal with your family?  The one thing you can’t change in life is your family and it can be the most challenging part of your life.  As the saying goes ” […]


26 March 2015
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Chronic Pain

If you are dealing with chronic pain, it is important to recognize the connection between your thoughts and emotions in reaction to the pain.  The gate control theory of pain theorizes that negative emotions lead to an increase in experience of pain.  Deep breathing and visualization can provide an alternate experience from the reaction to […]


25 March 2015
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Where is Your Money Going?

Do you find it hard to keep an account of your money? I remember getting paid on the 1st of the month just to become broke by the 2nd after paying all of my monthly bills. How can you manage your money and get out of debt? Money is one of the leading causes for divorces or breakups. […]


24 March 2015
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Tune Up

Eating healthy?  Exercising daily?  Getting a good night’s sleep?  And still feeling the same?  Music may be the trick! Music has been the one self-care routine that I am able to maintain most effectively.  There was a time when I would listen to a particular song every single morning during a very difficult time in […]


Dreams Left Behind

Part 3 in the series on understanding procrastination.  Part of the process of ending procrastination is gaining understanding in the reasons why we put things off.  Fear of failure and fear of rejection (closed doors) can be powerful players in the realm of putting things off.  Knowing and accepting that failure and imperfection is part of […]


31 January 2015
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Keeping Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

It’s 2015 and we have so many goals and dreams we want to fulfill. One thing people want to change in their lives is their health. It is important to stay healthy, but it is hard to maintain health. Here are three key points that will help you in becoming and staying healthy. 1. Eating […]

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