The Problem with Pursuing Your Passion

June 15, 2017 by

Christine was a 24 year old university student graduating with a liberal arts degree from a nearby university. She was in a state of anxiety over the need to urgently make decisions regarding her future career. At times her anxiety was so pronounced she felt quite panicky, with frequent insomnia, digestive upsets and continuous worry. […]

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5 Tips for Successful Self-Sabotage

November 19, 2015 by

We don’t intend to sabotage ourselves.  But if we take the time to observe how we are living our life on a daily basis, we might catch glimpses of how we seem to thwart our own best interests by the habits we keep, the attitudes we hold or the behavior we extend towards others.  Based […]

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Posted in Depression, General, Personal Growth, Stress & Anxiety, Therapy.

Cultivating Our Best Relationships

September 12, 2014 by

Maya Angelo, the beloved American poet, stated “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”. How we react to others over time creates deep and lasting feelings that are remembered indefinitely. Martin Seligman describes four different types of […]

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Posted in Marriage & Relationships, Personal Growth.

Under-estimate Your Willpower

February 10, 2010 by

Okay, I’ll admit it. I did have small private chocolate caches hidden away for times of desperate need. There was the dark stuff from a Finnish friend stashed high in the cupboard with the goblets that no one uses. The Skor bars were hidden underneath receipts in lower right desk drawer at home. The tri-chocolate […]

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Winning Your Private Battles

November 10, 2008 by

He got the gold. Forty year old Eric Lamaze won an Olympic Gold medal for the individual show jumping competition in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the first one for Canada in Olympic Equestrian show jumping since 1976. This happened years after being banned from competing on the world stage for a positive drug test. In […]

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Moving Out of Loneliness

May 20, 2008 by

A confession of a Chicago Tribune columnist named Marla Paul captured unexpected interest from the public when she stated in print “I am lonely. This loneliness saddens me.” She wrote “How did it happen that I could be forty-two years old and not have enough friends?” She asked her husband if something was wrong with […]

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Posted in Personal Growth.