The Ins and Outs of Empathy

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I’d like to make an argument in favour of a more empathetic world. I believe if we understood the value of showing others empathy, the world would be much more prosperous for all. By understanding what empathy is, what it isn’t, and how it is beneficial to you, the world will shine a little brighter. And if everyone was more empathetic, humanity would see a much healthier world.   What is Empathy?  Empathy differs from…

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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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5 Strategies for Strong Communication

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Have you ever spoken with an older couple about the success of their marriage, or a CEO about his or her company? While there will be many answers, one consistent is usually this: strong communication. We are spending much more time around family right not, and I think it would be wise to look at how we communicate. And how we can improve it. Most arguments can be traced to poor…

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Navigating the Chaos of COVID-19

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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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Overcoming Fear

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Friday the 13th is supposed to be an ominous day full of bad luck for those who are unwary. Of course, there is nothing scientific about this, it’s just fun. However, fear itself often stops us from striving towards our goals. So how do we overcome our fears in order to reach where we want to go?  Know your fear  When…

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The Power of Habit

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By now, it is likely many New Year’s resolutions have been broken. I say this not to shame people, but to start a dialogue. In fact, the phenomena of a failed resolution are so prevalent in our culture we see jokes about it on TV, memes and from our own friends. While I appreciate a good joke, I wish we…

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Five Tips To Set Successful Resolutions

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Happy New Year! Can you hardly believe it’s a new decade? With 2020 here, many of us have made resolutions we hope to reach this year. The problem is that when it comes to resolutions, we often make our list with the best of intentions, but then life gets busy and we forget about them.…

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Six Ways To Reduce Holiday Stress

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Hello December! The holiday season is officially upon us. While excitement builds, this time of year can also lead to increased stress and anxiety. Trying to balance your everyday life on top of preparing for the holidays can be challenging. However, there are things you can do to prevent holiday stress and help ensure you…

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Six Tips to Help You Achieve Your Goals

Goals

Let’s chat goals. We all have them. The trick is actually fulfilling the goals we have set out to achieve in our mind. It is one thing to say, “I want this to happen.” However, making sure your goals happen is another story. Oxford Dictionary defines a goal as, “The object of a person’s ambition or effort;…

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