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…

Why your self-image is key to improved performance

Self-image is everything. What are you telling yourself about your role at work, at home, in sports or relationships?

Why your self-image is key to improved performanceI just about quit. I was almost two hours and 55 km into a 152-km GranFondo cycling event in Penticton, B.C., a few weeks ago when I felt like quitting. I had been riding hard and it was starting to get hot. As I struggled to climb a hill, it seemed like 50 riders passed…

How to cope when your life has been turned upside down

Life has a habit of throwing curveballs

How to cope when your life has been turned upside downLife is pretty good at throwing curveballs, but the curveballs that come your way vary in destructiveness and severity. Regardless, it is impossible to escape the impact. It could be the sudden death of a loved one. The crumbling of your marriage or relationship. The financial catastrophe that has ruined your sense of security. And…

Saying yes to life means living with decency

The quest for meaning is the most important journey we will ever experience

Saying yes to life means living with decencyPerhaps the most essential key to happiness is to find meaning in our lives. What’s meaningful depends on who each of us is as a person. Some find meaning in their families, others in their work, others by bearing the burdens of life with courage, and others find it in spiritual and artistic pursuits. Meaning…

Six simple steps to living on your own terms

Too much time spent worrying about what other people do takes away from your life. You lose authenticity

Six simple steps to living on your own termsWhose life is this anyway? We spend way too much time worrying about other people. We want to fit in. We want what the other person has. There are plenty of reasons to toe the line, but is it good for us? Too much time spent worrying about what other people are thinking or doing…

You are what you focus on

Sometimes the biggest upgrade needed to help you see what’s possible is to ruthlessly shift what you’re focusing on most

You are what you focus onWe had a fabulous dinner party last weekend where lively conversations and interesting perceptions were shared about relationships, friendships and new experiences. At the end of the wine, there was some agreement that the biggest obstacle facing most people who find themselves with a bit of a bleak outlook is that they’re inviting in that…

Ready to learn how to be calm under pressure?

And putting a stop to those negative thoughts that seem to be overwhelming you

Ready to learn how to be calm under pressure?It’s been a tough week. I get it. And you’re caught up in a relentless loop of doomsday dwelling. Perhaps feeling that doom-and-gloom mindset has taken up permanent residency. But what if someone told you you could control your thoughts (your brain) and put a stop to those negative thoughts that seem to be overwhelming…

How to build a strong self-image

Your self-image plays a major part in how you live your life. It determines the quality of your life and, often, how successful you will be

How to build a strong self-imageYour self-image plays a major part in how you live your life. It determines the quality of your life and, often, how successful you will be. It also sets the tone, rhythm and meter for all your relationships, both personal and professional. According to psychotherapists, a strong self-image can be the foundation for achieving a…

Why can’t you face life’s challenges?

By creating a moral code and changing perceptions, you can better direct your life into what you want

Why can’t you face life’s challenges?It’s often said that life is synopses with challenges. If everything were black and white and went how we expected it to turn out, would it be worth living? You may find it difficult to see the bright side of things, and challenges may become too difficult to bear or handle. There are a variety…
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