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The Power of Our Thoughts

 
Our thoughts are silent, but powerful. They have the ability to impact our state of mind, perspective, well-being, and ultimately the course of our lives. It is often said that thoughts lead to feelings, which lead(s) to behaviour. Therefore, it...

Awe

What is the emotion of “Awe” and how can this complex emotion enhance your life. Awe is said to be a positive emotion that is triggered by awareness of something that is vastly larger than oneself and not understandable. This...

The difference between helpful and unhelpful worry

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Do you ever find yourself in bed, trying to go to sleep but your brain is thinking and keeping you up? Do you ever find yourself trying to get work done but realize that you have...

How to Overcome Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours

 
What are body-focused repetitive behaviours (BFRBs)?

Often dismissed as “bad habits,” these self-grooming behaviours include nail biting, skin picking, and hair pulling, among others. According to www.bfrb.org, at least 5% of the population engage in BFRBs; so, they are quite common!...

Building Connections

 
“A deep sense of love and belonging is an irresistible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as...

5 Ways to Make Big Decisions

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Now more than ever, life can feel like a never-ending series of choices. All day we make many small decisions, including what to wear, how to respond to others, and how to spend our time.
 
We...

Guilt and Boundary Setting

 
Boundaries.   Self-care.   Words of the century. By now most of us must know what these words mean. This is how I define them.
 
Self-care is anything you do to take care of yourself, that nourishes your soul and your body, with...

Self-Compassion

Have you ever experienced one of those moments that maybe something didn’t go as you expected or maybe you completely failed? Then did you find yourself feeling regretful or even a bit of shame? It can be easy to be...

Why Being Happy Is an Unhelpful Goal

So often we ask ourselves, what’s the point? What does it matter? Who cares? We slip into a dull cycle of redundancy and cynicism. Our emotions seem to direct our actions in efforts to achieve one common goal – happiness...