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The Wellness Wheel

Wellness Wheel Healthy Woman on Coach

Wellness. More than ever before, we hear about this concept in the media, in conversations at Starbucks or on Zoom, and in our workplaces. Wellness is currently a hot topic, but what is Wellness? When we think of Wellness, we often think of well-being, wholeness, and balanced health. We think of a self-awareness that causes…

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Dealing with the Pain

Woman on Coach with Head Down

Her cries are still ringing in my ears as they pierced through the room.  “It hurts!!…  (sob)…  It hurts so bad!!…  (cry)…  Can’t anyone do anything about this pain?…  (sob)…  It just hurts so bad!!!  (cry)…”    She would quiet down for a moment, and then begin again. “It hurts!!…  (sob)…  It hurts so bad!! …

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12 Simple Ideas For Navigating Crisis

Woman with Ideas

With the COVID-19 crisis upon us, people are stressed out. They are also tired.  New data paints a picture of a nation whose optimism and resilience has been depressed by the events of the last month-and-a-half.  According to research from Angus Reid in April of 2020, half of Canadians (50%) report a worsening of their mental…

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Managing the Mayhem in the Midst of a Public Health Crisis

Woman Thinking with Pen

People are feeling the uncertainty that our world’s recent events have brought us. There have been enormous shifts in our work and home lives in a very short period of time. It is likely that only a few of us alive have had to face this at any point in our lifetimes. It is important…

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20/20 Vision for 2020

2020 Road into Sunset

For most of us, there is a “winding down” as one year draws to a close, and as a New Year begins to dawn. Part of this is spending time reflecting on the relationships, connections, and outcomes that have transpired, while looking deep within to process, sift, and sort. This is healthy. Living with intention…

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Embracing the Change Process for 2020

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The journey of life and business truly is filled with ups and downs, highs and lows, gains and losses, victories and defeats. So many times, we long for an even keel; to find a place of normalcy, calm, and routine. Unfortunately, life has a way of interrupting this calm, and forcing the unpredictable and sporadic.…

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12 Transformational Principles for 2020

The Adventure Begins Here

For me, 2020 is so significant that I started preparing for it in the summer of 2019.  Beyond just a number, 2020 represents the start of the 3rd decade of the 3rd millennium, and I think that’s kinda cool. 2020 is a blank canvas yearning for your creativity, imagination, and artistry.  It is a piece…

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7 Simple Paths for Daily Personal Growth

Personal Growth Cycle

Whatever you feed daily will become the reality of your life. We will always grow exactly what we sow, nurture, and cultivate. So, if we want to experience personal growth on a daily basis, we need to practice certain disciplines on a daily basis. Incorporating healthy best practices daily will lead to an abundance of…

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Secrets to Performing at Your Best

Personal Growth

There is a well-worn story of a young man who wanted to make a lot of money, and so he went to a guru.  He told the guru, “I wanna be on the same level that you’re on.” And so, the guru said, “If you wanna be on the same level that I’m on, I’ll…

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Unstoppable You

Friends Hugging

How can two people grow up in the same home, and yet end up different? Janet and Jessica were sisters, just 2 years apart. Jessica was younger, and always looked up to her older sister Janet, because she saw her as so very bright, talented and beautiful. Sadly, both young ladies were raised in environments…

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Nourish to Flourish

Nourish to Flourish

Nourish to Flourish   Just a little while ago, I woke up feeling uncharacteristically grumpy. Though I’m not always a bright and shining star of positivity, I tend to be generally cheerful, pleasant, and optimistic, even irritatingly so.   So, I decided to pay a visit to a massage therapist. I came into her work…

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Finding Value in the Trash

Jewel Box

  A little while ago, I was flipping through the newspaper when my perusing was interrupted by a headline. The headline engrossed my attention and had been capturing focus around the world. Here is what it said: “Germany sat on $1.4 billion find”.   Now, seeing a post like that, I slowed down to get…

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Evaluating Your Life & Business In 2019

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Elevating Your Life & Business in 2019   Mountain climbers totally fascinate me. Mountain climbing is not for the faint of heart because the world’s highest peaks are some of the most inhospitable places on earth. Of course, that hasn’t stopped people from attempting to climb them. The first group that attempted to climb the…

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The Top 9 Ways to Continually Grow in 2019

Grow Continually for 2019

I’m NOT a fan of New Year’s resolutions. Part of the reason I’m not a fan is because they tend to be made in a place of hype and excitement, rather than intention and introspection, and part of the reason is because they simply don’t work. According to Business Insider, approximately 80% of all New…

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12 is Your Number for 2019…

Don't Give Up

There is huge emphasis today on the symbolic and almost spiritual significance of certain numbers and their relationship to our daily lives. Many are captivated by the mystical connection between numbers or units of measurement, and various aspects of our lives in general.   My sense is that “12” is the number you need to…

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11 Points to Consider in 2018

As 2017 comes to an end, and 2018 approaches, many people are beginning to reflect on the last twelve months. One year ago I found myself reflecting on the most challenging year of my life and promised myself the following for 2017:   Dear 2017, My relationship with you begins today. I want to promise…

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The Power of Your Words

I was jolted the other day when I was out for an afternoon walk with my wife and children. As we were walking through the neighbourhood on a bright and beautiful day flooded with sunlight, we passed by a local playground for small children. Strolling along the sidewalk beside the park, it was peaceful to…

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The 8 Pillars of Wellness

More than ever before, we hear about wellness in the media, in conversations at Starbucks, and even the workplace. When we think of Wellness, we think of well-being, wholeness, and balanced health. We think of a self-awareness that causes us to be at peace with ourselves and the world around us, with a focus on…

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The Road to Resilience

Road to Resilience

“I am not what happened to me. I choose what I become.” How can two people grow up in the same home, and yet end up completely different?  Janet and Jessica were sisters, just 2 years apart.  Jessica was younger, and always looked up to her older sister Janet, because she saw her as so very…

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Mining & Maximizing Your Potential

Maximize your potential

How to realize our potential and apply our “WUDWAF” As a coach, I approach each and every person with the strong and clear perspective that we are all blessed with enormous potential, and so we need to “Mine” our potential and learn to “Maximize” it. When we “Mine” our potential, we will be motivated to…

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