Resilience Is About How You Recharge Not How You Endure

I’m the Queen of suck it up. I can put my nose to the grindstone & buckle down with the best of them. Hours can pass without my noticing my shoulders are aching, my back is sore & I need to go to the bathroom. I work hard, really hard.  That’s why I need an […]

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A simple, easy tool to help your blender brain (& your emotional hygiene)

Blender brain.  It’s what I call the state of having so many things whirring through my mind that it’s hard to focus or move forward. Can you relate? Last post I wrote about the intriguing concept of emotional hygiene – a concept coined by Guy Winch – which is being mindful of our psychological health and adopting brief […]

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Emotional hygiene – we pay more attention to our teeth than we do our minds (Guy Winch)

  I was listening to the NPR Ted Radio hour podcast recently when something Guy Winch said struck a chord.   Emotional hygiene.   My noggin’ perked up, as I’ve been known to suffer from what I call blender-brain-itis (I can have a hard time shutting the whirring, churning of ideas, to-do’s etc. off).   We’re […]

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Disappearing desks? Now that’s a commitment to wellness

Does your company stress the importance of wellness (pun intended)?  Does it put its money, errr desks where its yoga matts are? Take a look.  That’s some serious commitment to wellness (& to community development with allowing groups to use the space for free).

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What’s your take on shame? Check out Brene Brown’s perspective

One of my many interests is change. As in how do you effect it, well, effectively? As my son & some of his friends were gathered for dinner last night they were talking about their experiences being camp counsellors this summer. It was uber interesting listening to their take on what to do with kids […]

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Yes you can. Yes we can.

I’m getting ready to speak at next week’s Young Women’s Social Entrepreneur dinner.  I think, as women, we beat ourselves up (not to mention other women) waaaay too much. So, just when it looks impossible … Just when folks are starting to laugh … Just when you’re doubting yourself … Just when you’re about to […]

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Stress levels related to the weight of your shopping bag

Research in the Journal of Consumer Research found a correlation between how heavy the shopping bag you’re carrying is with your stress level.  The heavier the bag, the more we tend to feel stressed. “We found that carrying a heavy load leads consumers to feel that an unrelated event is more important and more stressful,” […]

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What’s your key to life? And would your 5 year old self agree?

“When I was 5 years old, my mom told me that happiness was the key to life.   When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.   I wrote down ‘happy’.   They told me I didn’t understand the assignment.   I told them they didn’t […]

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Stars can’t shine without the darkness

This image is from 999,999,999 people. I love it. It speaks to hope, perseverance, balance, faith, seeing the big picture, glass 1/2 full kind of thinking.  All in all a wonderful perspective. ~~TGIF- each Friday I rejig & re-post a blog entry from my www.life-lenses.com blog, which is about enhancing our perspective & worldview.~~

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Advice from a tree

If you’re a regular reader, you know this blog is all about perspective.  How what we see depends on what we look for.  How what we think & feel depends on our priorities, on what makes it through our lens of perspective & priority. A tool for becoming better communicators, conflict resolvers, creative collaborators & […]

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