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How to Reframe a Negative Thought with a Thought Record

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Many of you have asked me if I could talk about things I have learned in therapy since I announced back in the summer that I was going back into therapy for my struggles with anxiety. Well, first off, I didn’t end up going right away. It took me about 1.5 months to find a […]

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Seeing the Positive in a Negative Situation

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If there’s one thing that unites us all, it’s that we all suffer. We all triumph. We face obstacles in our lives and encounter things that throw us off our course and challenge our inner strength. That’s life, with the lesson often seen in retrospect. Without the difficult times, there would be no great times. […]

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Raw Buckwheat Breakfast Porridge

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Saturday night, Eric and I were on our nightly walk and we passed by our neighbours sitting outside enjoying a pitcher of Sangria. They invited us over for a drink and we couldn’t think of a reason not to join in on the fun! Drinks led to more drinks, hours flew by, conversation flowed, and […]

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10 Ways To Live In The Present

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“With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson When I think about my struggles with anxiety, I realize that I live in the future too much. It’s crazy how much I worry about things that haven’t happened yet and probably never will happen. I’ve spent […]

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9 Ways To Have a Productive Work Day

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I recently read an article about productivity at work and I thought it would make a fun post. Savvy Sugar reports that the average woman’s work day consists of 35% ‘productive work’. Where does the rest go? Email 20.8% Looking for stuff 18.75% Interruptions12.5% Internet searches 13%   [If you ask me, email, looking for […]

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We Are Never Alone

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I received this message from a reader named Serena and thought it was so powerful I asked her if I could share it with you. From Serena: If I have one Universal message for you it is this: You are loved, supported, valued, cherished, appreciated, honoured, admired and respected. At every moment. By the Source […]

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Refreshing Cucumber Salad with Creamy Mint Dressing

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Happy June 1st! Lately, my meals have been all about the H20. It’s easy to get dehydrated without knowing it, but I have to be especially mindful of my water intake now that I’m taking the hot yoga classes, sweating out water I didn’t even know was there. One way that I sneak in a […]

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Oprah’s Final Message

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[Image source] I will never forget the day that I was interviewing for a summer position at a local YMCA. The two girls who were interviewing me were ‘camp leaders’, maybe a few years older than I was. I don’t know why, but I instantly got a bad vibe from them; they were harshly looking […]

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A Mother Is…

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A Mother is…selfless in every way. A Mother is someone who lets you cry in her arms after your boyfriend dumps you and tells you that you don’t need a boy to be fabulous. You already are. A Mother is someone who gets up early to make your lunch for school and sneaks in a […]

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How To Beat A Slump and Get In The Groove

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Today was the first morning in 2 weeks I woke up without a sore throat! Holla. (literally). Right now I can swallow without any pain and it’s a MIRACLE. A bad flu really makes me appreciate when I am in good health I tell ya. I just need to get rid of this tickly cough […]

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