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Notes from webinar: Finding Calm in Uncertainty

Notes from “Finding Calm in Uncertainty” Now is the time to really develop and use the skills of mindfulness, breathing and awareness to move through difficult emotions and stress and become an eye in the storm. It is normal to feel a whole range of emotions during times of uncertainty including fear. Our brains are

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Managing Fear in Uncertainty

When was the last time you were aware of a global issue that radically affected pretty much every human on earth… emotionally and physically? Probably not in recent history, likely never. So go easy on yourself. Check in. How are your body, mind and spirit? It’s so normal to feel anxious and worried, and it’s

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True Recovery From Burnout is More Than Rest

Do you find yourself exhausted and depleted before your feet hit the floor in the morning? Perhaps you worry about work, especially on Sunday night? Have you become disgruntled at work, frustrated, and worried that you have lost your spark? Do you question the meaning and the impact of all your work efforts and wonder

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Who is Running Your Life? Is it Really You?

In a discussion about bullying the other day, someone asked me if I was ever bullied at school. I thought carefully about it, and answered “No, I don’t remember being bullied.” It’s not that there wasn’t any bullying, I grew up in a pretty rough Northern Ontario town where there were plenty of bullies and

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When to Stop and When to Go

One of the most asked questions I get when it comes to pain and stress is: how do I know when to act and when not to? How do I know when to ‘face the fear and do it anyway’ or to step back and relax my fight-or-flight response? How do I know if it

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The Key to All Lasting Change: You Might Be Surprised

In all the ‘healing’ fields of psychotherapy, mindfulness, yoga, and so many more holistic, helping approaches, there lies a hidden platform. A platform that everything else resides on, rests on and depends on.  You might think it’s setting realistic goals, or facing your problems, or sleep, or meditation or so many other actions we take

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Why Change is So Much More Than Mindset

Anyone who says that change is as simple as changing your thoughts, has not experienced the effects of trauma. I know that is a bold statement. Especially since most if not all adults have experienced trauma. I would probably correct that to say.. ‘has not experienced or fully processed their own trauma’.  Yes, thoughts are

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