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30 Seconds to a Healthy Workplace Culture

Start tonight to adopt a short, simple habit to improve your workplace culture. Lead by example, as you adopt this habit for yourself first. Others will notice the positive changes around you, and ask what is your secret? The Ripple Effect Like a pebble in the pond, one positive action creates a ripple effect affecting the entire body of water. On a small scale, this new habit affects the in...
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Spread a little love!

Can you believe that it is already nearing the middle of February? This year certainly started off with a bang, and things have been rolling by quicker than ever since the wrap up of 2017! I also feel like I am not alone in feeling this way... can you identify? When life gets all busy (like our 21st century lives certainly seem to), it can be all too easy for our priorities to become skewed. Do...
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Recognizing and Building on Your Strengths

As a species, we people are all very different. We all look different, sound different, and act different. We are all good at different things. Everybody also has differing interests – some people may be into sports, others into cooking, still others may be interested in music! This diversity is one of the wonderful things that make living in this world so interesting. But one of the things that f...
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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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Taking The Time For You At Christmas

To say Christmas is a busy time of the year is certainly an understatement. Between figuring out what to buy everyone, battling the crowds at the mall, the wrapping, the hiding, the food preparation, the decorating, the baking, and oh yes, the getting together with friends and family; for a lot of people Christmas is a time of major stress! How will it all get done? We know from experience that is...
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The Art of Forgiveness

With the onset of autumn we relish the change in the seasons, the bright colours, the crisp leaves and the cuddly sweaters. It’s also a time of reflection and Thanksgiving; the time of the year that we are urged to count our blessings and give thanks for all that we have. Historically, Thanksgiving was held to mark the end of the harvest season and to celebrate the bounty. Thanks to God for eve...
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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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Universal Requests

You know when you have things in your life that you know you really want, but you have a feeling that the timing just isn’t quite right? The truth is that there really just is no real way to make things happen any faster than they are going the Universe decides that they are going to happen. It is only when the universal timing is absolutely correct that the things that you want will begin to mani...
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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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