Self-care

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

Health Comes First

March 26, 2018 9:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I thought that because of my cancer journey I would never take my health for granted again and always remember to take care of myself. I believe we have to make our health a priority yet, being human, I somehow got caught up in the daily pressures of work and home. I started working too hard, getting run down, and my wellbeing wasn’t always my top priority...

What Do You See When You Look In The Mirror?

February 6, 2018 7:10 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

For any change that we want in this world, whether it is for ourselves or for others, we must start with the person in the mirror. Change must start from within. Before you can expect anything from others or ask them to make changes—whether they are family members, a spouse, co-workers or even society at large—you have to accept and create change in yourself first...

Make 2018 Meaningful, Not Just Nice

February 6, 2018 6:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Welcome to 2018! A new year offers so many new possibilities. What are your wishes for 2018? Who do you wish to be? Personally, I have been thinking about this a lot. Over the break, I watched the movie The Last Word about an older woman at the end of her life. I loved the movie and one of the quotes from the main character has stuck with me...

It’s Okay To Say “No”. Here’s Why

October 30, 2017 3:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

  As a young university student, I remember being unable to decide what I wanted to major in. I liked so many different things. Medicine, education, psychology…. I even considered engineering! I was all over the map because I was trying to keep all of my doors open. This is what I had been taught was a wise thing to do. Unfortunately, it left me feeling quite overwhelmed.   Today, the older and wiser me understands what positive psychology science has proven: sometimes closing doors and saying “no” is necessary in order to be fully present in our lives. It’s... View Article

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