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Creating Positive Outcomes! May 16, 2022

Creating Positive Outcomes!

"Start with the end in mind." S. Covey

So you have a dream.

Big or small, scary or gently disturbing, we've all had them we will all have them. What will the outcome(s) be? What will it look like? Describe it in some detail: i.e. Is it on-line, in-person, involve only...

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What do you chose? Apr 18, 2022

Hello Welcome back. Good to have you here.

In this newsletter I want to talk with you about the choices we all make.

One of the choices that not all of us understand we all have made and still make daily is the key to living a life that can be very fulfilling. Choosing happiness. Stuff is great....

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Watch your language! Mar 15, 2022

Hello Great to have you join us here.

Our beliefs and values have a powerful impact on our thoughts and feelings. In turn they impact our behaviour. Which in turn impacts our happiness, quality of life, income and the outcomes we achieve in life.

In a past newsletter/blog I discussed self...

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Where do you live? Past, Present or Future? Feb 16, 2022

Hello and welcome back.

 Past, present and future. We all have all three of those in our lives.

However, those that get caught up in living in the past or the future can become trapped. It can lead to many challenges to our health and well being.

What causes us to live in the past or the...

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Self Definition: Is yours up to date? Jan 14, 2022

Hello: How is your month going? Spring is starting to show up in Toronto Canada. Cool days warm days, with a hint of snow (Brrrr), and spring flowers starting to show in the flower beds. I have hope that summer arrives sooner than later.

I mentioned previously what I have discovered in the...

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Why this Newsletter? Why resilience? You asked! Dec 07, 2021

Why this newsletter?

Hello. We live in a world of information overload. What to invest your attention in and improve your life is one I take very seriously. I'm on my fourth chance at life since I had three fights to live during a 7 year challenge with two bouts of cancer and six major...

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Not Yet! Oct 21, 2021

Delayed Gratification

The power in delayed gratification is something so many of us need to practise in a world filled with instant gratification.

First: Why does this thing, person, and or experience you want matter?

 Second: Why do you want or desire what you are pursuing?

What will it...

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Why this Newsletter? Why resilience? Sep 23, 2021

 Hello. We live in a world of information overload. What to invest your attention in and improve your life is one I take very seriously. I'm on my fourth chance at life since I had three fights to live during a 7 year challenge with two bouts of cancer and six major treatments. I don't like...

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What do people tell you ~ you are meant to do! Sep 08, 2021

What do people tell you ~ you are meant to do!

Many of us had the experience. Yet many of us don't know what next steps could be.

So I wanted you to consider that you have unexplored and unknown talents and skills. These are the very items that if you knew of them, developed them and practised...

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Stinking Thinking: How Does It Hurt You? Sep 01, 2021

Breaking  Negative Habits!

In his ground breaking work What to Say When You Talk to Yourself Dr. Shad Helmstetter writes about the very powerful effects we all face from the words, pictures and experiences we've all had since our first heart beats.

Learning from those experiences, editing...

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Creating more Happiness in your Life Aug 25, 2021

Creating more Happiness in your Life: Bonus is it impacts longevity!

In my last blog I discussed living longer through meaning and purpose that align with your talents, values and passion. today I want to push that along further.

What makes you happy?

What brings you joy? What are you doing? What...

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Learning how to live healthier and live longer! Aug 18, 2021

Planing for and creating more successful life long outcomes

Living with a sense of purpose and meaning

Researchers found that those who had a sense of purpose and meaning (as measured by answers from well-being self-assessments) lived longer lives than those who'd self-reported little to no sense...

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