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How Optimism Affects Us

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

“Is your cup half full or empty?” or “Think positive!” are some of the sayings that many of us have heard, and probably now roll our eyes at, when it comes to hearing about optimism. At the risk of sounding pessimistic, I find phrases like that too fluffy and cliché-like. So, I’m going to try and give it to you straight – without the fluff – about how optimism affects us… More

How to Feel Better by Reducing Clutter

“We also need to be willing to make room in our lives for the impending birth of our dreams.” – Christine Caine

Many of us try to be organized. It’s no fun living in chaos – messes here, lost items there. Especially frustrating are situations like not being able to find things when heading out the door. It’s stuff many of us go through. But when it gets to the point where it’s in the way of having a functional home or work productivity, chances are it’s also impacting our emotional health and desires… More

How to Trust More

“Trust isn’t just essential to relationships; it’s necessary for a happy, meaningful life.” – Joshua Coleman

Trust is a loaded concept that affects pretty much everything we do. It impacts our personal relationships, work and overall ability to function. Without trust, we wouldn’t be able to leave our homes, let alone be successful in our endeavours…. More

How to Get a Grip on Your Anxiety

“Anxiety does not empty tomorrow its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” – Charles Spurgeon

1 in 10 people suffer with anxiety, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. It affects women, men and children – it can affect us all – at different points of life and for various reasons… More

How to Focus More on What You Want

“A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes.” -Mahatma Gandhi

What do you want? It’s a simple question that is easy for some people to answer…money, house, car, relationship… Others may be a little stumped because it’s not something they often ask themselves, or because they’re so focused on what they don’t want… More

Confidence: Do You Have What it Takes to Achieve Your Dreams?

“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.”  – Roopleen

When I was in my mid-twenties (many years ago!), a lady I knew said that one of the most confident people she knew was in the room. As I looked around and asked who, she said me. I was surprised and don’t think I fully understood why she thought so.  I knew I was independent and determined – pursing my dream business – but I didn’t relate it to confidence. Now I realize that my determination had to start with believing that I could… More

How Pets Reduce Our Stress

Many of us have heard about some of the common ways of reducing stress such as through a balanced diet, exercise, leisurely activities and having a good support system. However, having pets isn’t a typical thing that comes to mind in relation to stress… More

How to Curb Your Need for Approval

“When we consistently suppress and distrust our intuitive knowingness, looking instead for authority, validation, and approval from others, we give our personal power away.” – Shakti Gawain

We all need approval at times. The opinions of friends and loved ones can help provide us with guidance as we maneuver our way through life. However, when we value other people’s thoughts and beliefs more than our own and can’t do without it, we put our well-being at risk… More

What’s Your Anger Telling You?

“Emotions are a vital part of our inner guidance… Like our illnesses, our dreams, and our lives, our emotions are ours, and we must own them and pay attention to them.” – Dr. Christine Northrup

Emotions are like a compass, with each point indicating the parameters of our lives. At major points, we may be happy, sad, content or angry, and at other areas, anything in between. And if we stray too far one way, we can get lost. Anger is one of those areas where it can be easy to get lost, in two major ways… More