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Radiate Sunshine: Unleashing the Superpower of Positivity

Welcome to the bright side of life! It’s always there, even when the sky is grey. Positivity can transform your day, week, month, year and life. We’re not talking about toxic positivity (because that is annoying), but about the power of choosing a sunny perspective and disposition. 1. Positivity: A Real-life Superpower Move over, capes…

New Year, New You: Choose Your Change!

This image from @earthlyeducation says it all. You’re supposed to change. In fact, you don’t really have a choice in the matter. You ARE changing; every minute of every day. The choice you have is in HOW you change. Are you merely ‘getting older’, or are you embracing the wisdom of having lived? Are you…

PINK’s Performance: A Lesson in Excellence!

Pink = Excellence!I had the honour of experiencing Pink’s concert in San Antonio, Tx on Monday. What a pro! Her performance was top-notch, and included moments in which I gasped as she flew around the Alamodome to wave farewell to us all. Pink is known to be an extremely hard-working, accessible, and authentic performer (and…

Concerned About Sports Gambling? Give This A Listen!

I have had the honour of being a frequent guest on CJOB Radio as a resource on “living a good life” as part of  The Jim Toth Show. My over 30 years of researching, speaking, and interacting with people on topics related to resilience and mental health, I have a lot of information to share…

April Showers Bring May Flowers: What Are You Nourishing Today?

I love this time of year. Here in Central Canada, we look forward to April showers. The rain not only helps to clean up our streets and wipe away (along with our wonderful City services) the mess from winter, it also begins to nourish what will soon be blooming all over our beautiful city. I…

Why Time Off Helps You Have Better Time On!

It astounds me as I read articles and research from reliable sources, such as Canadian HR Reporter, how many people are not taking their vacation time! Every year, HR departments and the leadership teams they support are challenged to find ways to encourage people to take their earned, and well-deserved, time off! We hear all…

How Hugging Can Save Your Life!!

I had the honour of being on CJOB radio yesterday and we talked about HUGGING! I love hugging – even thought I did not grow up with lots of hugging! Listen to this quick interview and learn why hugging will help you to thrive! Happy Holidays to you all!     TweetShareSharePin

ACT: A Mental Health Strategy for Overcoming Obstacles

Sometimes you are just rolling along and – WHAM! – you are broadsided by an unexpected obstacle. It might be a physical obstacle, such a being stuck in traffic. Or it might be another kind of obstacle, one that is more ‘internal’, an emotion or a way of thinking that is having a negative impact…

Feeling Unmotivated? Try These Tips to Get Re-Activated!

Last week, I had the honour of being interviewed on Jim Toth‘s show on GlobalNews CJOB 680 Radio. When setting it up, he said he wanted to talk about motivation; people are getting tired of ‘the longest winter ever’ and to top it off, our beloved hockey team, the Winnipeg Jets were not performing as…

Run Towards The Danger: Informing Your Relationship To Your Memories

Sarah Polley‘s recently released book is titled ‘Run Towards the Danger: Confrontations with a Body of Memory“.  One particular line stood out for me in the Winnipeg Free Press article and interview with Polley by Deborah Dundas: “In order for my brain to recover from a traumatic injury, I had to retrain it to strength…

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