8 Ways A Child’s Anxiety Shows Up as Something Else

Icebergs are deceiving because what you see on the surface is usually only a small fraction of what lies below. Observing the behaviour of an anxious child is sometimes like looking at the tip of an iceberg: underlying the anxious … Read More

4 Conflict Resolution Skills

Conflict triggers strong emotions and can lead to hurt feelings, disappointment, and discomfort. When handled in an unhealthy manner, it can cause irreparable rifts, resentments, and breakups. But when conflict is resolved in a healthy way, it increases our understanding … Read More

Your ROAD-MAP to Strengths Use

When you are exploring your character strengths or attempting to help someone connect more with their own, it is useful to have some guideposts. In other words, everyone needs a “road map” at one point or another, and the phrase “road map” … Read More

3 Steps to Take If Your Work Isn’t Aligned with Your Purpose

Somewhere in midlife (and often before that), people begin to question some of the important aspects of their lives. Some question their romantic relationships. Some realize the importance of looking after their health and vitality. But for the most part, … Read More

6 Easy Exercises for Everyday Mindfulness

We could all use a little help focusing on the present instead of worrying about what the future holds. Here are 6 simple ways to incorporate more mindfulness in your days. Mindful Mornings: Waking Up With Purpose Mornings can be … Read More

R U OK day: what do you do if someone says ‘no’?

R U OK Day is today, encouraging all of us to check in with others to see if they’re OK. But what if someone says “no”? What should you say or do? Should you tell someone else? What resources can you … Read More

5 Mindfulness Exercises to Reconnect with Intimacy

Get ready to get close. All relationships go through their ups and downs, and sustaining the initial feelings of happiness you experienced as you were first falling in love isn’t easy for most of us. That said, there are certainly … Read More

Reversing the Downward Spiral: Tapping into the Power of Positivity

I find it fascinating to watch an object rolling down a hill, gaining momentum exponentially. Having never taken a physics class, I can’t tell you anything about the mathematical formula behind that, but it is a phenomenon that I have … Read More

6 Ways to Be More Resilient During Tough Times

Examples of resiliency are all around us. Athletes who lost limbs but went on to compete again. Survivors of 9/11 who rebuilt from the rubble. Holocaust victims who are living out long, fulfilling lives. Look to your own community for … Read More

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8 Ways to Stay Motivated to Follow Through on Your Goals

You may have started setting your goals (congrats!)—and perhaps you’ve even begun the journey. But now, somewhere between the alluring summit and your current progress, you’re experiencing zigzags and hurdles that you never predicted. Your motivation begins to dwindle. Your dreams seem … Read More