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A New Approach to a New Year

A New Approach to a New Year

2020 was a hard year. Many people are relieved to see it come to an end. As we begin a new year, we want to hold the hope for better days ahead. Instead of the typical New Year’s resolutions that are typical for the kick-off of a new year, I encourage you to instead...
Ditch the New Year’s Resolution – Do this instead

Ditch the New Year’s Resolution – Do this instead

New Year’s resolutions are tricky business. They are obligations we put on ourselves to behave. And research shows they are not effective. By February more than 80% of people have abandoned their resolutions. And subsequently, they feel a sense of failure. What Is a...
HOME for the Holidays – Amidst a PANDEMIC

HOME for the Holidays – Amidst a PANDEMIC

This will be a unique holiday season. Navigating the holidays during a pandemic creates a challenge we have never faced. You may feel a heaviness in your heart as you consider time honoured traditions that will need to be adapted or perhaps even cancelled. Feeling...
Cultivating Hope in Difficult Times

Cultivating Hope in Difficult Times

Hope is an emotional state that promotes the belief in a positive outcome. Clearly, we need hope, especially in our current world. Can hope really make a difference? The answer is YES. There is increasing evidence that hope changes us psychologically and...
The Power of Gratitude

The Power of Gratitude

Gratitude starts with noticing the goodness in life. And researchers have found there are some surprising benefits in practicing gratitude. As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving this is a natural time of year to give thanks. The cynics among us may find it difficult...
How to Cultivate More Gratitude

How to Cultivate More Gratitude

Giving thanks can make you happier. But like any other healthy habits, even though it is good for us, it can be hard to practice consistently. Why is gratitude so hard to practice? If we are being honest, it is easy to focus on what we don’t have, our problems and the...