4 Proven Ways Music Makes Your Life Better

Did you know that listening to music has real benefits for your mind? Studies have shown that people who make time for it and use it strategically in their routines reap major rewards. For example, music can help reduce stress levels and increase relaxation.  It can also improve your mood and your memory, among other cognitive benefits.... Read More...

How to Find Strength After Losing Someone You Love

A lot of people have heard of the five stages of grief (aka "Kübler-Ross model"). They were developed by the Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: Denial >> Anger >> Bargaining >> Depression >> Acceptance Fewer people know that the model arose from her work with terminally ill patients (as opposed to people dealing with a bereavement). Only subsequently was it applied to all forms of grief. It’s also been widely misunderstood as it was never meant to be viewed as a linear process nor that all stages apply to all people. "Kübler-Ross model" model can help us make sense of our own experiences but it shouldn’t be seen as validation nor is it a mold that our own experiences need to fit into.... Read More...

What Does it Mean to Be Creative?

Creativity is very specific to humans and many of the most important and interesting things in humanity are the outcome of creative endeavor: languages, arts, science, culture, etc (Csikszenmihalyi, 2013). But what does it mean to be creative in the age of technology and constant rapid change?... Read More...

How to Untie Your Self-Worth from Your Work

"What do you do?" – is the most common question people ask us when they meet us for the first time. If your self-worth is tied up into your work it might be a good time to take a little step back and reframe; it's essential to remember that we are NOT defined by our job titles.... Read More...

Stay in The Game: How to Put a Better Focus on Men’s Mental Health

The statistics around men’s mental health do not make for a good read. It is imperative that we do more to understand why this is the case and get good messages out because it may be lifesaving! Today on International Men’s Day I was honored to deliver a talk to some of the men of our community on good practices for male mental health. Let me add now that these practices are not specific to men, but as its International Men’s Day the opportunity to focus the delivery was taken! ... Read More...

4 Easy Ways to Create a Stress-Free Home

How often fo you feel like you are unable to relax and unwind, even in your own home? You come back from work exhausted, and all you’re looking forward to is some peace and quiet, but it just doesn’t seem to be happening? This might mean that your house isn’t the green, peaceful oasis you need it to be. Luckily, there are ways you can change that to make it a place where you can truly relax and be at peace in your own home.... Read More...

6 Scents That Are Good for Your Well-Being

The sense of smell is hands down one of the most evocative of our five senses. A simple gentle whiff of flowers can take you right back to your childhood garden, or when you are passing by a stand with freshly baked cookies can teleport you back in time to your grandma’s kitchen. But is this wave of nostalgia just a coincidence? Scientists have discovered that powerful feelings and memories are conjured because your olfactory reaction (the way you experience scents) is linked to the part of the brain responsible for emotions.... Read More...

How to Take Your Life From Stuck to Absolutely Amazing

Would you be interested if I told you I had a formula you could use to get unstuck? I’ve used this formula myself (for some doozies) and as a life coach for women, I’ve taught many of my clients how to use it for themselves. No matter how bad things are right now, or how long you’ve been dealing with your problem or self-defeating pattern, I want you to know you can change it. You don’t have to live with stuck. You are way bigger than that. You CAN take your life from stuck to absolutely amazing.... Read More...
If You Want to Be Creative, then Get Rid of These Myths

If You Want to Be Creative, then Get Rid of These Myths

There are many misunderstandings and myths about what creativity is. One myth trumps all. The idea that creativity, or originality (those words are often spoken in the same breath) is creating something out of nothing. A spontaneous impulse, divine inspiration. Eureka! This notion of creativity, as a spontaneous impulse and also an expression of individual genius, is strongly linked to our image of the artist as a lonely genius. A cliché of greatness, but a persistent one (even among artists).... Read More...

How to Make Your Workouts More Effective & Fun

Establishing a good lifestyle for yourself that supports you throughout life starts with getting into your best shape both mentally and physically. It is about combining a healthy diet with regular exercise. It is also a process that involves relying on special supplements like the best amino acid supplement, vitamins, and minerals supplements, and getting lots of sleep. Today, we get to explore a few ideas on how to improve the quality of your workouts by keeping them effective and fun and not at all time-consuming. You will quickly discover that these ideas can be easily incorporated into anyone’s everyday life and how beneficial they can actually be.... Read More...

3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Child’s Wellbeing

You know it's true that good health starts with gut health. It is also true that good dental health and healthy teeth not only make you look and feel fantastic, but they also make it possible to eat food and speak properly. So please, never overlook good oral health because it is important to you and your child's wellbeing. Getting your child's dental health care right throughout their childhood is vital to the proper development of their teeth. You might be surprised how much practicing proper dental care in a child's earliest years and even months can help them in later life. As the dental team at Dentrix North Hill in Calgary, will tell you, setting the right example and getting the right care from your dentist are investments of time and money. These investments will deliver huge benefits for your children. Trust us, follow these tips for child dental care now, and they'll thank you for their overall wellbeing later!... Read More...

6 Tricks to Immediately Boost Your Confidence at Work

Most people want to succeed in their careers. Not only does it help with job security, but it can also lead to a more positive work environment. Your confidence can have a strong influence on how successful you are at work and life in general. Of course, performing at work well is likely to help boost confidence levels, but there are some other things you can do as well.... Read More...

What is Impostor Syndrome & How Can You Manage it?

When you look back for a moment and think of your greatest achievements to this date, do you feel pleasantly proud of those many amazing things that you've accomplished? Or do you feel like a fraud? In this article, we'll examine Impostor Syndrome: exactly what it is and how you can manage it and thrive.... Read More...

How to Stay Calm No Matter What Life Throws at You

How do you handle unexpected 'surprises'? What do you do when life throws you a curveball? Let's face it, we ONLY have three choices when we are peppered with hardships: we advance, stay neutral, or we digress. Advancing is perhaps one of the most difficult choices, but also the most rewarding. Obstacles and hardships are normal. It is really tough to be in a situation where you have little or no control, especially if what is happening has a large impact on your life. The best thing to do is to embrace the things you have no control over.... Read More...
Can You Really Improve Your Emotional Intelligence?

Can You Really Improve Your Emotional Intelligence?

Can you really improve your emotional Intelligence? We often wonder whether or not emotional intelligence can be taught and it's a good question to ponder because when we lack EQ (emotional intelligence skills) it can sabotage not only our careers but the most important relationships in our personal life too. Therefore, it's crucial to know how you can increase your emotional intelligence.... Read More...

6 Good Ideas for How to Build a Loving Relationship

Why is it so difficult at times to build and maintain a healthy loving relationship? When things are getting tough, it often feels that walking away is the easiest option, but if you put in the work, you may find yourself growing even closer. Even if you are getting along with your significant other, it can be good to check in and look for areas of improvement. Here are some ways to ensure that you are getting the most out of your partnership.... Read More...

7 Helpful Tips to Improve Your Dental Health

The health of your teeth and gums is vital, and it shouldn't be overlooked when you think about your overall wellbeing. Brushing your teeth and using mouthwash are both great things to do daily, but there's so much more you can do to get your teeth in the best shape they can be.... Read More...

What Do You Do to Sleep Better at Night?

Ever felt like you just can’t get out of bed because you’ve been tossing and turning all night? We’ve all been there, and whether or not you feel like you can just brush this off and get on with your day, we advise you to take it seriously. A lack of sleep can greatly increase the risk of accidents due to reduced concentration. It’s depressing, dumb people down, reduces sex drive significantly, speeds up the aging clock, and can lead to various health issues. Sleeplessness takes a toll on people’s mental and physical health. A good night’s sleep may seem like a dream that will never come true if you have been suffering from sleep deprivation for a while. However, there are simple steps you can follow if you want to sleep better at night. To be able to deal with your sleeping problems, you need to specify and understand them first.  ... Read More...

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