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Wellness is an interactive process of becoming aware of and practicing healthy choices to create a more successful and balanced lifestyle.

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Facing a Crisis? – Tap into Your Greatest Resource

When you are facing a crisis, do you know what your greatest resource is? In The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor presents research to suggest that it is the quality of our social support networks, i.e., our personal relationships, that are our greatest resource. How do we know relationships matter so much to our happiness and… Read more »

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Be SMART About New Year’s Resolutions

There is something about a new year that compels us to set resolutions to make big improvements in our lives! But, many New Year’s resolutions are broken before January is even over, and we feel worse than had we not set a resolution. The “just do it” approach may serve to sell Nike, but it… Read more »

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9 Thinking Habits to Avoid in 2018

Sometimes our thinking habits can deflate us. If we can identify those thought processes, we can take the first step to breaking them. Do you: Over-generalize? When a single incident in your life becomes a huge pattern of defeat, you are overgeneralizing. This is what I always do. I never get it right. Succumb to… Read more »

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Brain power

Boost Your Brain Power by Saying “No” to Multitasking

This blog is inspired by the work of Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman and Shelly Kirkland.  Sandra is the founder and chief director of Center for BrainHealth, and is a distinguished University Professor at The University of Texas at Dallas. We live in a fast-paced world where everyone is constantly on the run; yet this negatively… Read more »

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Love in a Box

Consider Love in a Box This Holiday Season

I wanted to share a simple, meaningful, inexpensive gift idea that emerged from a discussion I had with a client about making a self-care box for themselves. It began when I shared what I had read about a unique exercise in a classroom. Children were acting up so a teacher had each child write one… Read more »

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Are you feeling stress this holiday season?

During the holidays, we often set impossible standards and place unrealistic demands on ourselves in an attempt to provide and enjoy the perfect season. Rather than enjoy, however, we feel stress about the shopping, the spending, holiday events, and pleasing others. When we are feeling the most overwhelmed, it is a good time to reflect… Read more »

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couple

Are You In a Healthy Relationship?

November is Woman Abuse Prevention month. It’s a good time to reflect on couple relationships and what qualities make for a healthy relationship, and what traits do not. Seek out a partner who: Is respectful and kind. Listens to what you have to say. Doesn’t twist your words. Takes responsibility for their own behaviour and… Read more »

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gifts you can give each day

Five Gifts You Can Give Each Day!

The cold weather has set in and the holidays are fast approaching, along with the traditional season of giving. When it comes to gift-giving, most people have embraced the “giving is better than receiving” philosophy,  but have we also adopted this approach when it comes to our attitude? What gifts can we give to others… Read more »

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money

Take the Simple Three-step Approach to Budgeting

Money management is easier to accomplish when you keep it simple and revisit your plan regularly. The more complex your plan, the more likely you are to either avoid it entirely or veer away from your goals. To keep it simple, here’s a straightforward three step approach. Track Your Expenses Set Your Goals Change Your Spending… Read more »

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graduate

Is your teenager thinking about what to do in life?

This is the time of year when our senior youth start exploring what they want to do in life. University and college application processes begin, and decisions of next steps after high school need to be made. As your teens think about their future and possible vocations, as the parent, so too will you. You… Read more »

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