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New Year – Rebirth

For many of us, the New Year is a time for a rebirth of sorts; a time to refresh and revive ourselves. It’s not surprising then that this is the time that we make our new resolutions, those things that we want to achieve or change in ourselves over the coming twelve months. While we all have little things about ourselves that we’d like to change, too many of us jump on a bandwagon of societ...
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Work a Little “Me Time” into Your Life

Now I know what you’re thinking. ‘How on earth do I schedule me time into my busy, hectic, crazy life?’ And while yes, people are busy these days, what are we busy doing, exactly? We are busy with our families, our jobs, our friends and the never ending stream of information that we get from social media. And while it’s great to be engaged and in touch it is also a blessing to have dedicated time ...
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Developing the skill of gratitude

Gratitude is a dying art. If this fact sounds a teensy bit alarming to most of you, then you are not alone! Gratitude (like its cousins – kindness, love, charity, empathy and more) just seems to be one of those skills that people simply aren’t bothering to really learn any longer. But working daily on your gratitude and appreciation for just everything and anything in your life will pay off in mor...
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Celebrating Death

Some things in life are absolutely certain, including death, taxes and winters in Canada being colder than many would like. Taxes are easy enough to deal with (when done properly), and you can always put on a sweater... but there is just no avoiding death. With death comes many emotions, including anger, grief and acceptance. Grief is typically the most difficult emotion to deal with, as it is typ...
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The importance of affirmations

I had a starling realization this week. It would seem that there are an alarming number of people living in our world and our communities that simply are not hearing the affirmations that they need to every day to maintain their optimal level of functioning. The world we live in is such a negative place... we need to counter that by pumping up our own levels of positivity! You can do this by utili...
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Self-kindness goes a long way

As much as it is common sense for people to be kind to others, it is sometimes not so easy to remember to be kind to ourselves. But by being kinder toward yourself, you will become happier, more effective and more motivated. It will ever help you overall to be better (and kinder) in your relationships with other people. Here are a few habits that you could work on developing that will help you to ...
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You get what you give

I received the most wonderful reminder from the Universe the other day. It was a simple one, not too complicated, and yet profoundly beautiful:Life is short, and what you get out of it is typically exactly equal to what you put into it.There is an old saying that “what goes around, comes around”, but I suspect that not many people actually understand the significance of that statement. It’s s...
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SELF ESTEEM IN SECONDS

When you’ve been downsized, outsourced, laid off, or fired; it can be a challenge to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and get right back in the game with your self esteem intact. However, returning to the marketplace is a step worth taking as soon as you have your attitude intact. Research indicates you have less than 11 seconds to make a good first impression...whether it's on paper, over the...
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Happy Mother’s Day!

Since the dawn of humankind, mothers have played an incredibly important role in our lives. Our mom is one of the first people that we learn to trust. We are intimately familiar with her heartbeat after spending months cradled right next to it. Her voice is what calms our fears and soothes us back to sleep at night. Moms care for us and love us in a way that no one else can match. Mothers are ulti...
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Changing with the seasons

Spring has sprung! It’s barely the middle of March, and already things have started warming up outside. With this change of the seasons hitting us, it may be time to do a bit of spring cleaning.Spring cleaning your life is a bit more difficult than just scrubbing down the shelves and windows in your home. When applied to your life, the theory of “cleaning it out” can be significant (how much are y...
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