• Twelve Stress-Busting Tips for Business Owners

    November 7, 2014

    STRESSOwning and running a business can be stressful — after all, the buck stops with you. If you’ve come from the corporate world of regular paychecks and support systems to help you get your job done, the challenges of entrepreneurship can be doubly stressful.

    When ignored over time, stress can take a serious toll on your physical health, your ability to concentrate and your relationships, …

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  • Are You Sure About That Double-Double?

    October 22, 2014

    coffeeWhy Drink Coffee?

    There was a time when drinking coffee was considered bad for your health. Even today many coffee drinkers labour under this impression and often still seem reluctant to divulge how many cups of coffee they drink each day. This is based upon the misplaced impression that anything that tastes this good must be bad for you.

    Coffee got a bad rap in …

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  • Parents, Put Your Relationship First

    October 22, 2014

    handsParents, please put your relationship first

    Too many parents these days are putting themselves at the bottom of the ‘to do’ list. And some of them who know me may be asking, “how would you know anything, you don’t have kids?” Oh I get that I have no idea what it’s like to have kids but I do know that we all need to have …

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  • Get Rid of Speech Anxiety Once and for All

    November 19, 2012

    anxietyIn a recent survey of several hundred people who speak in front of groups, I asked them to list their biggest challenges when giving presentations. The top answer was being too self conscious, anxious or freezing up. This was a concern even for advanced  presenters.

    Mental rehearsal

    When the stakes are high and the pressure is on, even top Olympic athletes feel challenged to be …

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  • Debt and Mental Health

    October 2, 2012

    The statistics below from a Royal College of Psychiatrists report show that debt is not only a financial problem it is also a major health issue:

    What is the relationship between debt and mental health problems?

    • One in four people has a mental health problem.
    • One in four people with a mental health problem is in debt.
    • One in two people in debt have

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  • Companionship For Seniors

    August 19, 2012

    Wikipedia describes companionship – “ An interpersonal relationship is an association between two or more people that may range from fleeting to enduring.”

    Are you a primary caregiver for an elderly parent or loved one, or are you a senior who would like to have the company of someone who may have common interests with you? Would you enjoy outings and social activities with someone …

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  • Three steps for addressing overwhelm

    August 2, 2012

    Challenge: The 21st century brings with it a new level in the state of "overwhelm." Every day we fit in errands to cover basic necessities, social time with friends and family, daily emails, phone calls and texts, caring for children, maintaining good health, etc.
    If you’re a business owner, you can now add to that already extensive list a host of decisions to make, skills …

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  • The Bounce

    August 1, 2012

    The other day I took time to sit in a nearby park and enjoy the sun. A group of teenage boys arrived and began to shoot hoops. They were playing a follow the leader type of game, where one would shoot at the basket using a particular technique (twist-and-jump, howl like a wolf, distinctive facial expression). The boys laughed, smack-talked and challenged each other to …

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  • From Skepticism To Making Me Healthy

    July 28, 2012

    Are you a skeptic? Don’t believe things will do what they claim those things do or don’t do? Welcome to my world!!Having been in a pretty toxic and confrontational work environment, I was pretty skeptical of a lot of things especially when it had to do with my health. But because I wanted to prove a point I put that skepticism to the test and …

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  • From Failure to Graduation

    July 17, 2012

    “I just don’t know what to do with her anymore, she chatters a lot in class and doesn’t have any focus and we don’t know if she is going to graduate or not. All year long she’s been coming home with C- and D’s. She’s had problems all of her school years BUT this is her FINAL YEAR and she has to make it.”
    Those …

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