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Being Who You Were Meant to Be

Have you lost your mind? I mean literally – have you ever suffered from amnesia of any sort and experienced the incredible disconnect that comes from not knowing who you are? If you haven’t experienced this, imagine not knowing what … Continue reading

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Understanding Your Responses to Change

Often when a new idea is presented to us we will respond in predictable ways.  Being aware of these responses and what they might mean for us as an individual, allows us to understand ourselves better and use the information to … Continue reading

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Why Parenting Can Be So Hard

Parenting is like the ULTIMATE course in personal development!  In many communities we are led to believe this job is natural and something every person should be able to do effectively.  When we struggle (because it is NOT natural!) we … Continue reading

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A moment of gratitude

Gratitude is a gift we give ourselves, it’s a way to bring extra love into our hearts and make our light shine brightly. Being grateful is easy to do when things are going great.  It’s on those days when you … Continue reading

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Understanding Is Not The Same As Empathizing

Understanding is an interesting term when it comes to dealing with other people.  Most of us totally get that before we can build something we must first understand the parts that are needed and how it goes together before jumping … Continue reading

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Learning to Get Past Awkwardness

Any time we try learning something new we are faced with a sense of awkwardness.  This in itself is not a problem as there is a natural cycle involved in learning new things and awkwardness is step one of that … Continue reading

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Becoming Aware of Life-Changing Moments

Have you ever noticed when some people (often famous) talk about the things in their lives that shaped them or made them who they are today, it is often done with great reverence and respect for what the experience taught … Continue reading

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5 Parenting Myths That Increase Stress and Decrease Performance

Myth #1 – Parenting is natural.  Actually becoming a parent is usually a natural act, our bodies are made to do this task and unless there is something interfering with that happening, we can become pregnant without knowing anything about … Continue reading

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Is it the Dog Whisperer or the Kid Whisperer?

The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan never fails to remind me of how qualities, skills and behaviours important to being a good dog owner, overlap with those that will help us be effective as parents. Here are just five of … Continue reading

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Guilty as Charged

If our feelings are signals meant to guide us in life, then guilt is a fantastic guide to tie into. It is one of those feelings that will shoot through us the moment we’ve ‘done something wrong’ and will easily … Continue reading

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