Positive Psychology

Find the “motion” in “emotion”

November 15, 2018 4:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I apply many of the teachings from the science of Positive Psychology into my life. The one that I have integrated the most, however, is the concept of “being human” and accepting our emotions. We may not have control over what we feel, but we do have control over our responses to those emotions. We can still choose how we behave and move forward, despite our feelings. September brought many changes at our household. We went from being a family of five to just three, as two of my kids went off to university. My son is in his third... View Article

Calling Time On “Being Busy”

July 18, 2018 5:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege to hear Tom Raths speak at the Canadian Positive Psychology conference. He spoke about the importance of making “time and attention” in our lives and how it’s time to stop using “busy” as a status symbol. Instead, he encourages us to be present and focused on one person or task at a time. I couldn’t agree more...

Let Nature Be Your Guide

July 18, 2018 5:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As nature blooms all around us, I encourage you to pay attention to its lesson about constant change and constant renewal. Our lives are always changing, that is constant, and it's up to us on how we use this change to renew ourselves...

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Be Vulnerable. Be Strong.

May 3, 2018 5:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A few weeks ago I met with a business coach to seek assistance with my marketing and sales. She offered some straight-up critiques about my website, brand messaging and the need for me to clarify who my niche is. With each comment, the knot in my stomach twisted a little tighter. I felt uneasy and extremely uncomfortable. It was hard to hear her opinions without feeling like running away...

Reality Bites, But It Doesn’t Have To

March 26, 2018 9:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

One of the important choices we face is whether we refuse to accept reality or accept reality and act on it. This is something I often explore with my clients. As Ben-Shahar says: “While we can change certain things, other things are out of our control. And if something is really out of our control, we have to learn to accept it, regardless of how much we wish it were different.”...

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