Archive | happiness

Help children feel and learn better with this free tool

It’s tough to be a kid. Mornings are a rush, scrambling to get ready and get to school. When the bell rings, kids may still be trying to get themselves alert for the day. Once in the classroom, many  have problems, ranging from a lack of focus to a lack of confidence, some displaying disruptive […]

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How my clients retrain their brains to feel no pain

Last week,  I shared  how I personally use the Positive Prime application to assist me in visualizing and achieving  my goals.  Now, I’d like to share how I use the session I created, “Retrain your brain to feel pleasure,” to help my clients replace feelings of persistent pain with those of persistent pleasure.    My session offers positive  images and  statements  that […]

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What tennis sensation Bianca and I have in common, and how it can help you

Admittedly,  Bianca Andreescu and I don’t have much in common. I barely know how to hold a tennis racquet! But what the new Canadian tennis superstar and I do share is a strong belief in tools  that help to create positive thinking, such as visualizations and meditation.  In interviews, the 19-year-old, who beat veteran star Serena […]

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Why Positive Prime works to decrease pain and improve health

I want to thank so many of you who have sent me positive comments about my Positive Prime session, “Retrain your brain to feel pleasure.” This session is part of a tool that I’ve already shared with you that can make someone feel more positive in as little as three minutes. The tool is a digital vision board that […]

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A new look at selfishness

Modern culture prizes selflessness and abhors selfishness, in effect setting the two against each other. “The alternatives are either to love others, which is a virtue, or to love oneself, which is a sin,” wrote social scientist and philosopher Erich Fromm, in his essay titled Selfishness and Self-Love.  While no one would argue with considering […]

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A medical miracle, a story of inspiration: Meet Noah Wall

When Noah Wall was still in the womb, his parents were presented with devastating news: He had severe spina bifada, hydrocephalus and just 2 per cent of his brain. He was not expected to survive at birth. But Noah, who lives in Cumbria, England, has confounded the worldwide medical community and defied the odds, growing into a […]

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An easy way to lift your mood in just three minutes!

Often, clients who are suffering from physical problems also find themselves in emotional distress. To help them, I’ve  been turning clients onto a marvellous tool I recently discovered that can help someone down in the dumps feel their mood brighten in as little as three minutes! The tool is a digital vision board that comes […]

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What is tapping? Check out this documentary film trailer!

If you’ve read many of my past e-mails and blogs,  you’ll know that I am a big fan of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), or tapping. I use it personally, with family and friends, and with clients, to reduce stress and physical pain.  I also promote it to other healthcare professionals to use with their clients. Tapping […]

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Seven ways to love thyself

In The Purpose Fairy’s January blog, writer Paisley Hansen explains why it’s important to focus on yourself before you can focus on others. You’ll always have “you” to fall back on if you’re able to. Even if your life goes along perfectly and  your relationships are always intact,  it’s always best to make sure you’re […]

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Three reasons why my mom will only use a Volaris walker

My mother is one of those very proud and independent women who used to say: “I will never use a walker to help me walk.” It reminded me of the shock I felt while working in a nursing home when I overheard residents say that  they would “rather die than use a walker.” My mom […]

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