Fall, Self Care and Suicide Prevention | Mental Health Monday

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Nights are getting cooler.  Days are getting shorter.  There are some leaves changing color.  Yes, fall is once again heading our way.

If you live up in the north like I do, this means a quick end to summer nights on the deck, enjoying the company...

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How To Better Manage Stress | Mental Health Monday Show | August 24, 2020

"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." -- Doug Larson

I remember in fall of 2019 sitting in a seminar, listening to how I should make 2020 my year, and the 2020's my decade.  I was told that I shouldn't let another year or...

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Stand Up For Yourself: Here's How

Personality Types

Have you ever noticed that some people can really get walked over?  I mean, they seem to be a door mat!

It seems that there is a certain personality type that is prone to this.  

"Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them.  You will find that...

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Non-Negotiable Habits: The Power to Defy Depression

Vince Lombardi said, "Winning is a habit.  Unfortunately, so is losing."

Aristotle remarked, "Excellence is not a singular act; it is a habit.  You are what you repeatedly do."

Dictionary.com defines a habit as "an acquired behaviour pattern regularly followed until it has become...

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Curing Depression - My Journey

depression mental health Jul 08, 2020

 

"None of us gets to choose our genes or our gender or our parents or our underlying brain chemistry:  Many risk factors for depression are out of our hands.  But no matter what life may have handed us, there's abundant evidence that WHAT WE DO can profoundly lower our...

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The Power of Choice

You Are The Result of the Choices You Make

 

When the Covid-19 lockdown first began, I didn't really take it so well.  I was very uncomfortable with how the stress and anxiety of it all made me feel.

So I made some choices to alleviate the anxiety and stress I was feeling.  I...

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Break Habit Loops and Unleash Your Potential!

During the last 18 days of the Whole 30 Paleo nutrition plan, I really began to notice that habit played a big role in foods I chose in given situations.

For example... every time I filled up at the gas station, I bought a KitKat.  Or, every time I buy groceries, I want a bottle of...

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The 4 G's of Greatness | Jim Kwik

Michael Jordan is quoted as saying, 

"You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them."

And the great Zig Ziglar once said,

"You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness."

Both Jordan and Ziglar were giants in their...

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Eat Your Way to Mental Health

mental health nutrition Apr 27, 2020

For me, the whole novel corona virus / Covid-19 pandemic really didn’t hit home until two things happened:

  1. I was no longer allowed to visit my elderly father in his long term care facility, and…
  2. I was forced to lay myself off from my own business

For just about anyone affected by...

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Practical Tips to Reduce Your Anxiety

Uncertainty of Covid-19 pandemic has really aggravated my anxiety as of late.  I thought perhaps you too may be having heightened, worsened, or perhaps even new levels of anxiety in your life.

In case someone has not told you today: you are loved, you matter, and you are worthy of happy,...

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