Make Smiling Your Super Power

Posted: Mar 14, 2016

Smiling not only makes you look better, it also makes you feel better.

When your brain experiences a positive situation, it sends a message to your brainstem which in turn instructs the relevant muscles in your face to contract. You are now smiling.

This however, is only half the happiness story. When the mus ...

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Stress Zapping your Happiness? 7 Ways to Fix That

Posted: Feb 29, 2016

I agreed to take on a project that I thought would take 4 or 5 hours to complete, but after investing 11 hours I am still only half way to being finished. The project needs to be done as soon as possible - I thought I’d get it done on the weekend but that didn’t happen. I have a really busy week ahead in my work life, so finding time ...

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Pick a Lane

Posted: Feb 23, 2016

Pick a lane is an expression I have heard many times. I know what it means, but I have only recently really begun to UNDERSTAND what it means and recognize what an important concept it is. I can hear Keith Urban shouting ‘Pick a lane!' in my head as I type. I think I’ve watched too much American Idol.

If y ...

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Are You Letting Your Heart Sing?

Posted: Feb 15, 2016

Perhaps because Valentine’s Day was on Sunday I’ve been thinking about hearts and the part they play in our desire to be happy. What makes your heart sing and your senses tingle?

My heart sings every time I look at one of our three cats, Sadie. We fostered her for the SPCA when she was young and pregnant and looked after he ...

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Avoiding Death by PowerPoint

Posted: Feb 8, 2016

If you have attended a presentation that involved PowerPoint, chances are you have been a victim of ‘Death by PowerPoint.’ This occurs because speakers type their entire speech onto the slides and then proceed to read them to you, or they change slides with regular monotony using a very similar layout with only the pictures and text ...

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The 1% Philosophy

Posted: Jun 29, 2015

Are you an ‘all or nothing’ kind of person? I had never given that question much thought until recently. I was listening to nutrition and fitness expert Mark Macdonald and he asked how many people were ‘all in’ or ‘all out’ in their approach to life. It surprised me to see so many people raise their hands and ...

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