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After self-love, true love comes next

 Last week,  I shared a guest post from psychotherapist and transformation coach Terri Cole on “self-love.” If you missed it, please have a look at it now. There’s more to say on the subject. Your level of self-love directly affects your ability to attract and nurture “true love.” When Terri refers to true love, she  means healthy love. […]

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How to up your self-love

Have you ever wondered what “self-love” actually looks like in practice? In today’s blog, I am sharing psychotherapist and transformation coach Terri Cole’s video and blog on this question. Before you watch the video, please take a moment to assess your feelings about yourself right now. How do you speak to yourself when you make a mistake?  How worthy and […]

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How to take care of yourself in tough times

I am pleased to present a guest post from psychotherapist and transformation coach Terri Cole: Have you found yourself stuck in the 24-hour news cycle, mired in what feels like one bad thing after another bombarding you? Do you feel overwhelmed with the hostility that’s out there and pervasive on every social media outlet? Is […]

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Partners in pain relief: Why we need to work hand-in-hand with clients

When many people in pain head to a healthcare professional for help, they may expect the pro, all on his or her own, to do the work in making that pain go away. I have a different philosophy. I believe that the client has to participate in his or her healing, and we have to […]

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How to move toward your goals, and away from your fears

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears” — Nelson Mandela  The photo accompanying this blog and the Nelson Mandela quote above didn’t come as a package, but I decided they worked well together. Here’s my rationale: If you, like that white cat, let your fears guide you, you will most likely make bad choices […]

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Energy-depleting feelings: Don’t drain your emotional bank account

Do you get really frustrated in traffic?  Do you get easily annoyed with people?  Are you frequently judging the words and actions of others?  Are you overwhelmed with all the negative information that you’re bombarded with every day? Feeling frustrated,  annoyed and overwhelmed are are all energy- draining or energy-depleting emotions.  In last week’s blog, […]

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Resilience Reset Challenge: Get out of the “mindset war”

Here is the next strategy in  The Rose Remedy’s Resilience Reset Challenge, as described by psychologist Rick Hanson: Get out of the mindset war. Here’s Rick: By “war” I mean here a mindset, not combat between nations with tanks and bombs. The “war” I’m referring to is an attitude of conflict and animosity toward a person, object  or condition. […]

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Resilience Reset Challenge: Good sleep habits, better sleep

There’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep. Slumber is one of the most basic ways that the body renews its energy levels, allowing you to wake up refreshed and raring to go.  It also  helps regeneration and promotes healing. Insufficient sleep can cause mood swings, lower your ability to learn and retain information, increase your risk […]

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Resilience Reset Challenge: Spend time in nature

After several weeks of cottage living, I am feeling more serene and rejuvenated. It’s not only taking in the wonderful lakeside view or the gorgeous sunsets. It’s the chance to live in the present in all of the beauty of nature – a place that is perfect for meditation. Walking meditations are a great way […]

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Lessons to learn from The Music Man

Last weekend, I went to see a delightful production of The Music Man in Stratford. I loved it from beginning to end —  the acting, the music, the costumes. I’m no play critic, but I walked away from the theatre not only moved by the story, but also struck by several lessons around the powers of transformation and positivity. For those […]

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