Helpful Habits

A three-step process to help you deal with any dilemma

It was a rainy summer Sunday morning when we got the phone call. It wasn’t good news. A loved one…

The ‘paper tiger’ technique to tame your negative thoughts

You’ve probably heard the term ‘paper tiger’. It refers to something or someone that claims or appears to be powerful…

Are you impressing or connecting? You can’t do both

As we go about daily life, alot of our behaviour is compelled by a deep desire to be admired, to…

Being your own authority

Developing trust in yourself and your feelings is an essential part of developing mental strength.  Taking in advice, teachings, and…

Why your emotions are allies, not enemies

Most of us have this basic idea that there are good and bad emotions. Good emotions are things like happiness, excitement…

The four stages of becoming mentally strong

There are four stages of competence that we go through as we learn to become mentally strong. Keep reading or…

Resumé virtues vs. eulogy virtues

Have you noticed that when people die, their eulogies celebrate the person very differently from the way we define success…

What is toxic positivity?

Toxic positivity is a term that refers to an unhelpful fixation with positive thinking and pleasant emotional states.  In this…

Change your words and you change your world

Language is a vehicle for expressing ourselves to others, but we also speak to ourselves all the time in our…

The problem with taking things personally (and a three step process to stop doing it)

We tend to take a lot of other people’s behaviour personally, whether it’s someone who pulls out in front of…

What is your definition of success?

We live within a culture that promotes material success, individual achievement and a perceived ‘specialness’ as the highest values. It’s…

How to cultivate true self-worth

For many of us, our sense of self-worth is based on external factors. For instance, we might think about what…