Before I go into describing my blueprint or model for living a balanced life, I need to be clear about something. I work at balancing my life every day, and I ’ll hav to continue working on it throughout life. That’s just a reality. Having a balanced lifestyle is not something that you attain once. It’s a continual work in progress. The date stamp on this email will likely say Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. My goal for rele
As you may have noticed, I’ve been writing more in these last few weeks than I have in several years. I’ve also been taking a stab at developing a YouTube Channel (You can find all four of my videos there). Because of the long gap in my writing schedule, I thought I’d share what happened in my life these last few years, and how it’s clarified where I’d like to go with my writing. Dreams can come tru
For the next few weeks, I’ll be focusing on the relationship between your thoughts, behaviours, and feelings. These are the main aspects behind cognitive-behavioural therapy (or CBT). The power of your beliefs The cognitive model, which is at the foundation of CBT, says that what you believe about yourself has a tremendous impact on your life. It influences how you interact with others, how you see the world, and how
By this time of the year most people will have already abandoned their New Year’s resolutions. After trying for a few weeks, it’s easy to feel discourage and lose faith that change will happen. We quickly tell ourselves, “I guess I’ll just have to try again next year.” Or, “I knew there was no way I could have done ‘x’. I guess I’ll never achieve this goal.” I know what you’re going through. No matter my inten
One of the things that I’ve been working on changing has been daily exercise. Since childhood, I have always enjoyed physical activity. From playing organized sports to individual activities such as walking, the physical and mental benefits of exercise have been rewarding. However, I also go through days (ok, weeks…) of inactivity. In fact, I would like to exercise more regularly, but something always seems to
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