We are driving on Transcanada Hwy just past Swift Current, Saskatchewan heading home to Winnipeg. Every driver is supposed to drive at 110 km per hour on this highway. I am driving at 114 km/hr, just 4 km above the … Continue reading It’s All Under Control: A Journey of Letting Go and Hoping On
Are you feeling stuck in life? Many people do. Sometimes it feels as if we simply cannot move on with life. As if there was something that keeping us from pursuing our dreams and hopes. AND THERE WE ARE, Stuck! … Continue reading Are you feeling stuck in life?
Normally, when people focus on letting go of the stuff that is limiting them or holding them down, they look at the world around them. They might ask themselves, “Who or what is causing me to have negative thoughts, anger, fear, doubt, worry, frustration, pain, or sadness?” They then try to get rid of it or change it so that it suits them better. Connect to purpose. All too many leaders have a surfeit of opportunities but suffer a paucity of meaning. Asking questions that bring us back to what is most meaningful to us personally, as well as to what … Continue reading My life is clear now
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with My victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 (NLT) During his years as premier of the Soviet Union, Nikita Kruschev denounced many of the policies and atrocities of Joseph Stalin. In the midst of his speech a heckler shouted, “You were one of his colleagues why didn’t you stop him?” Kruschev screamed, “Who said that?” There was a deathly silence as nobody in the room dared moved a muscle. Then Kruschev said, “Now you … Continue reading FACING YOUR FEARS
Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest antelope or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or an antelope – when the sun comes up, you’d better be running. – African Proverbs “We have to dance it out. That’s how we finish” Doctor Cristina Yang quote in Grey’s Anatomy “Starting strong is good. Finishing strong is epic.” – Robin Sharma “Whenever you have taken up work in … Continue reading Decide to finish strong
Do you like who you are? Do you like who you’ve become? When I ask people these questions, the first response out of their mouths is generally, “Yes.” But when I ask them what specific aspects of themselves they like, I can see their expressions change. This is where it gets trickier, where the impact of the question sets in, where the deer-in-the-headlights reaction switches on. When you start realizing that people are NOT scrutinizing and judging your every word and deed, you’ll automatically feel less nervous socially. But that still leaves the way you feel about yourself. All too … Continue reading Learning To Accept Yourself No Matter What
Too many people spend money they earned..to buy things they don’t want..to impress people that they don’t like. –Will Rogers A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart. –Jonathan Swift Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. –Epictetus Money often costs too much. –Ralph Waldo Emerson Everyday is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor, we’ve got 24 hours each. –Christopher Rice It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success. –David Feherty Frugality includes all the … Continue reading You don’t have to be rich to be happy
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” — Anne Frank The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now.— Chinese Proverb Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.— Theodore Roosevelt Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. My life is similar to yours, sometimes up, sometimes down; filled with great things and disheartening. Everyone experiences heartache and setbacks. Who … Continue reading What Makes People Flourish?
We all have shortcomings and strengths but most times on our journey in life, our brain will choose to believe the negative, the shortcomings, and the anxiety and so on instead of choosing to believe in our natural ability to overcome all our obstacles. And because they may have failed or are currently struggling to succeed, people will often point out your faults and constantly remind you of your failures. Couple all that with jealousy, it will be very hard for you to find someone who genuinely believes in you especially if you do not have any record of public … Continue reading Believe In Yourself
Do you feel emotionally empty? Do you feel detached from your family and friends? Do you look into the mirror and feel like you see a different person? Do you feel like a robot, operating life on auto-pilot? Do you feel that there is no joy in your life? Do you have a surreal feeling as you go through your daily life? If you identify with the above, you might be struggling with or a form of dissociation known as depersonalization. Emotional numbness is prevalent in our emotion-phobic modern society- yet it is one of the most underestimated and unaccounted … Continue reading Do you feel emotionally empty?
Clinical psychologist Christina G. Hibbert, Psy.D, knows a lot about tough times. Her youngest sister died from cancer at 8 years old. In 2007, another sister and her sister’s husband died within two months of each other. At the time, Hibbert was just several weeks away from giving birth to her fourth child. Almost overnight, she inherited her nephews and became a mom of six. “I have been a daughter in grief, a sister in grief, and a mother raising kids in grief. I know it is not easy.” We’ve all had those rough spells in our family (and romantic life) where … Continue reading How to Survive Difficult Times