The key to dealing with life’s challenges

The key to dealing with life’s challengesOur ability to respond effectively to life’s challenges has a great deal to do with our beliefs For many of us, January first is a good time to reassess our progress in life and set goals for the year ahead. Looking back, we see that some things have gone very well while others have not.…

How to make a New Year’s resolution that sticks

How to make a New Year’s resolution that sticksWrite your goals down, revisit them daily and imagine yourself completing them Broadcaster and motivational expert Earl Nightingale tells us, “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal.” Many of us come up with New Year’s resolutions every year. Unfortunately, we often end up frustrated and overly self-critical when things don’t go as well…

How to make this Christmas a merry and memorable one!

How to make this Christmas a merry and memorable one!Follow these simple steps and you’re sure to have a joyous Christmas every year There are many ways to make Christmas merry and memorable. Unfortunately, nowadays, it is sometimes difficult to feel the joy through the cluttered maze that has become Christmas. Through the years, Christmas has strayed too far from its original purpose and…

The benefits of re-igniting your natural curiosity

The benefits of re-igniting your natural curiosityIt is important to never stop questioning Last week, someone asked me where my ideas come from for my novels. And why I choose to write suspense novels. The answer might surprise you … I am insatiably curious! My inquirer asked if curiosity was taking a back seat lately to the idea of compliance. Although…

Five ways to build your self-esteem

Five ways to build your self-esteemDo you find yourself worrying about what someone else thinks about you? Q: I feel like I spend far too much time worrying about what others think about me. How do you stop worrying about what others think? I feel like I am caught in a trap I cannot get out of. A: Being overly…

Six self-care tips that take less than a minute to perform

You’ll be surprised at the impact on your mental and physical self

Six self-care tips that take less than a minute to perform“I don’t have time.” How often have you said those words when it came to self-care? Oh, you know it’s good for you. But really, who has hours to spare just to take care of themselves? Quite simply, you do. In fact, you have more time than you think. These six self-care tips will each…

Learn to take life’s ups and downs in stride

Focus on these three Cs – calm, collected and confident

Learn to take life’s ups and downs in strideToo often, we’re exposed to the energy-sucking power of worry. What a waste. But you can do something about it. As a young mom, I worried about making mistakes raising my children. I was so concerned about scarring them for life. Every article I read alluded to poor parenting as the root cause of children’s…

Six tips to stay motivated throughout the school year

It’s a marathon, not a sprint, says an expert

Six tips to stay motivated throughout the school yearFor many students and teachers, the start of the new school year has added a new set of challenges to the big ones they’ve already been dealing with for nearly two and a half years. And though it may be simple enough to “switch on” motivation to get things done in the short term, sustaining…

Hero worship: finding greatness everywhere

When we broaden our perspective, we can see that there are heroes all around us

Hero worship: finding greatness everywhereIn his book The Game, Ken Dryden grappled with our tendency to put sports heroes on a pedestal, and draws attention to the need to value everyone. Having been a National Hockey League player, Dryden is aware that he and his colleagues are normal people. While gifted in their area of expertise, they are relatively…
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