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Why Learning Boundaries Is An Important Skill

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It's possible that it's a Canadian insider joke, but we apologize a lot.

Quite often “I'm sorry” is the first thing you will hear out of our mouths. Politeness aside, it's often habit rather than emotion because frankly, apologizing to the cat when moving it off the keyboard is just silly.

There's a bigger issue here and one I became aware of when listening to good people trying to say no to a request of their time or talents.

It often comes out with an apology. “I am so sorry but I just can'…

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A Pandemic Might Just be the Greatest Opportunity to Learn Appreciation

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Driving home the other night, I was struck by the beauty of snow laced trees and the emptiness of the highway. The first a normal winter scene and the second, not. 

10 months into the pandemic normal and abnormal continue to weave through our lives. 

Separately, they each give rise to similar circumstances but different feelings. Gently falling snow, accumulating on the spruce trees to paint a beautiful picture. Quiet, still, solitary.

The empty highway, devoid of other vehicles, no tracks to…

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If You Want to Live a Happier Life, Banish Your “Not Enough”

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One of the most challenging aspects of creating a bigger life is confronting all the “nots” that lie buried within us. Often we are unaware of how many there are, how deeply buried and how much we let them affect our lives. Not good enough, not smart enough, not strong enough, not pretty/handsome enough, not talented enough – not, not, not.

Compress the phrase and it is “not enough”.

Cultivating positive self talk

As a child or young adult it is helpful to have an adult who helps you understa…

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