Week 4: Affirm Your Affirmations

Week 4: “Affirm your Affirmations” Repeat after me: “I am smart and resourceful and I can do whatever I put my mind to.” Now say it again 5 times. This is called an affirmation. It is used to talk to yourself and to love and feel good about yourself. What is an affirmation? you ask. An affirmation is a statement or a declaration that represents your beliefs. Using an affirmation is a way for you to take control of your thoughts and start to have positive ideas about yourself and your…

Week 2: of the Positive Twist!

The Positive Twist It’s Tuesday again! Guess what? It is time for another challenge. We hope you are enjoying the weekly challenges. These challenges are designed to help you to feel happier. This week the theme is called “The Positive Twist”. It is based on chapter 2 of “30 Days to a Happier You”. Is the glass half full or half empty? Well both actually. The Positive Twist. This involves making a list of some things in your life that you find less-than-ideal. You then state it in a way…

Are You Feeling Lucky Punk?

Three months into 2018 already. It is hard to believe. At the risk of sounding cliche, time sure flies when you are having fun. Wow! That sounded so cliche…but it is true. While at work, most people prefer to be very busy rather than finding themselves bored.  Time will pass more quickly when one is busy. Be careful though. One does not want to find oneself wishing one’s life away. Enjoy each moment no matter where you find yourself. Here in Canada March is very busy and full of fun…

February is the Month of Love – Post 1

Love: in the past and the present The other day, I was scrolling through my Instagram when I found a picture of a girl taking a selfie in what looked like her bed. She had the covers up to her chin and she was making a distressed facial expression. A man was visible in the background, sleeping soundly. Her caption was, “Who the “bleep” is this guy and what is he doing here?” Um, clearly, young lady, you had a one-night-stand, and instead of feeling ashamed about it, you chose…

Take Pride in January’s Accomplishments

PRIDE So 1/12 of 2018 is done. That’s 31 days of your life. Your heart has been 3.5 million times and you have taken 700,000 breathes. You have gone to the washroom 100-150 times and had 90-100 meals or so. You have slept for 240 hours and you have spent a number of hours driving and cleaning and caring for others, no doubt. Have you notice all of the funny memes, facebook posts, commercials and comments being made by others about January being a “trial” month. They are suggesting that…

Do You Believe In Coincidences?

Are Coincidences Just Random Occurrences? Do you believe in coincidences?  The other day, I had no choice but to believe in them. Odd things have been happening to me my whole life. Things like deja-vu, recognizing people I don’t know, calling someone a name that makes no sense, receiving a call or text from someone a second after I think of them, strange dreams. Lori and I have been experiencing these inexplicable events for a while, but what do they mean? Well they could actually mean nothing and simply be a coincidence.…

5 Days of Giving – Day 5

5 Days of Giving – Day 5 Giving love and well wishes. It’s Christmas Day. It’s the day that conjures pictures in ones head of children and adults alike opening gifts frantically. Wrapping paper flying in the air. Today’s ‘giving’ is super easy. All you have to do is be loving. Tell your family members how much you love them. Make sure to greet each other and give a kiss and hug. Make sure you say thank you for gifts and show appreciation for meals prepared for you Tell each…

5 Days of Giving – Day 4

Day 4 of “The 5 Days of Giving” Donating Clothing    “Kindness in words creates confidence.       Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.       Kindness in giving creates love.”                 Lao Tzu, Ancient Chinese philosopher and poet   Today is day 4 of GIVING WEEK. We are donating clothing today. I just donated a few months ago, but I thought I would dig deep today and get rid of some things that others might need more than I do. I went into my closet and purged. I decided to find 10 items to donate.…

Living with Social Anxiety (or any other anxiety condition)-Part 2

Living with Social Anxiety (or any other anxiety condition) – Part 2 All About social Anxiety Hello everyone! This is Part 2 of our special feature on a psychological disorder called Social Anxiety Disorder. It is often referred to as Social Phobia or Social Anxiety Phobia Disorder or simply SA. Whatever you call it..it is still the same thing. The symptoms and experience of social anxiety can be quite varied in nature from one sufferer to another. There is also quite a variation in the severity of symptoms. This type of…

Children’s Birthday Parties are the BEST!

Happy Monday Everyone! What a lovely day it is. Here in Richmond Hill (just north of Toronto Ontario), it is about 24 degrees Celsius. There is a slight breeze and the sun is shining. At this time in the afternoon my backyard gets the perfect amount of shade.  It allows me to work on my computer outside, and still see the screen with ease. I think I am close to being in my own personal ‘heaven’ right now.  It is not quite ‘My Happy Place’ but it is close. **…