Five Minutes To Power Up Your Life

Are you short on time?  If you’re like me and most people, there is not enough time in a day to do it all.  If I had more time (or the energy to stay up all night), I could...

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10 easy ways to reduce your stress load

Every day, you generate stress and take in stress from your environment.  How about getting rid of it?  Stress doesn't have to be dramatic and sudden.  I'd guess that most of your stress comes from the accumulation of small things...

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A life that fits you

My spring renewal plan, after a busy winter, is to make more time for energy refuelling.  I've been so busy at work that I haven't had much time to focus on anything else, let alone enough time to focus on refuelling myself.  My...

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Resilience: it’s your right to feel alive

Do you have the right to be alive?  Just a little reality check!  Or I could ask if you have the right to live a good, healthy, meaningful life.  Well, you say, of course!   Really?  So, how does...

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Guilty or Grateful?

Guilt is such a mixed up, overrated loss of life. I’m not referring here to the regret for doing something really wrong (causing harm to you or others), but to the inability to enjoy the present moment free and unencumbered. You feel guilty...

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To feel more alive, don’t get too comfortable

Sometimes, I think I “deserve” to live a cushy, comfortable life - letting myself cruise along, every day narrowing down, until I watch life on TV, well cushioned by comfort and inertia. Hell, no. Comfort is so addictive - Why move when...

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The missing link to obesity, anxiety and depression

I am not surprised at the results found in a new study on Canada Federal Government Executives, which shows a sharp rise in obesity, anxiety and depression (1).  The number of executives battling depression has nearly doubled in the past...

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Burnout prevention 101

Burnout story – Dayna is a caring, dedicated manager and single mom with three children, one of them with learning disabilities.  She puts in long hours at work, and cares for her aging parents as well.  She gets home...

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How will you take care of yourself, today?

It’s easy to forget that your life is housed in your body.  Being alive is being housed in your body.  For as long as you live.  You take care of your car, fuelling it regularly, getting it around for...

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Empowerment is about creating time and space for what matters

I’m taking time to enjoy what IS this summer – you know, that feeling of contentment you get when everything is ‘just so’?  I have been slowing down, creating time and space for me; de-cluttering demands from everything: work,...

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