It’s About Love: Golden Pearl # 1

Love is Golden Pearl number 1

Who do you love that you are grateful for today? The pain our world is suffering right now with the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented for many reasons. One of those reasons is the isolation that surrounds not being able to be with family over the Thanksgiving holiday (for some people) or as we approach other…

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Moving On From Trauma And The Past

Does trauma from your past hang around your body like an anchor, causing you to struggle to move forward. When I say trauma, I’m not referring to only huge events. Small traumas can cause more harm than you realize. Today, I would like to discuss how you can move on from your past. While I hope you find these tips helpful, it is…

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Staying Sane in a Digital COVID-19 World

Before COVID-19, one could easily make the argument that we spend too much time online. However, now online connections have become not just a tool to connect, but a safe way to do so. Many people I talk to say, “You know Doc, I spend more time in Zoom meetings than I ever did in boardroom meetings.” Then when they want to talk with friends, they go back…

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Four Toxic Behaviours to Avoid

I watched a fascinating video recently. I came away from it wondering, how can I be a better person? I want to echo its sentiments and look at behaviours we have that can be toxic, and how we can work to remove them from our lives. Though we often want to see ourselves as the good guy, we have our faults as well.   Scapegoating  …

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Dealing with Uncertainty in a COVID-19 World

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It is human nature to want to understand the world around us, however sometime we simply cannot. If you know someone with anxiety, they may be able to tell you about the mental anguish of not knowing can cause. Indeed, I think we all have a little of that right now. Will I lose my job? How will I feed my family? Am I sick? The unknown…

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Maintaining Your Well Being While Social Distancing

Stay Home

We humans are social animals and it is no small task to keep our distance from one another. I’d like to take some time to discuss healthy things you can do to maintain your well being while practicing social distancing.  Exercise   Being shut in and not having gyms to go to can make it hard to stay in…

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Navigating the Chaos of COVID-19

Cold symptoms

Normally, I like to write about methods of self-help and improvement. However, we are not living in a normal time right now, so I will deviate and write on COVID-19. I do not wish to provoke fear, but rather actions that you control. If you wish to learn more about COVID-19, including symptoms, please read this guide from Alberta Health…

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Honouring Your Basic Needs

Salad

Keep it simple stupid! Are you familiar with the KISS acronym? The idea here is to not overthink, and I want to take a step back.  In our lives we get hyper focused, and we sometimes forget to check on the simple things. So today let’s check in on the basic needs of life; they are our foundation and we need…

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Four Acts of Self-Love to Practice this Valentine’s Day

You are worthy of love

Whether you have a date this Valentine’s Day or not, there is something important to discuss this time of year, and that is self-love. In case you have forgotten, or are constantly being told otherwise, you are worthy of love! Let’s talk about some ways you can love yourself.  Forgiveness  There is a proverb that says holding onto…

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