Signs That Your Friendship Is Over

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 21:36 — Rosalind Harris

Signs That Your Friendship Is Over

To everything there is a season and a time, to every purpose under heaven.” - Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. This recognisable quote is a clear message that all things come to an eventual end after serving their purpose, friendships being no exception. Some friendships last a lifetime, others simply fade, but there are those that test us and become our curse.

Friends in a cat fight

Achieve Better Work-Life Balance

Sat, 10/19/2013 - 12:27 — Pauline Neckles

Achieve Better Work-Life Balance

Your life is saturated with assignments, deadlines, group work, extra-curricular activities and other pressures associated with work or school, whether you like it or not. Sometimes this load can be a bit stressful and leave you little room to relax and enjoy the other aspects of your life.

Woman doing yoga

Five Problems With Choice

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 18:55 — Dr. Brad May

Five Problems With Choice

The first problem is to deny choice exists. This is the victim position. How this is done is to assign cause outside oneself. The payoff is that one gets to avoid being blamed. But, the underlying pain here is that one gets to avoid being blamed. But the underlying pain here is that one is totally powerless and helpless. The solution is to acknowledge that choice exists. The one thing you don't have a choice about is choice.

Victims have a lot of reasons for not altering the circumstances that bother them. The problem with this is that if the reasons are really true, victims wouldn't feel so bad about their circumstances.

5 Delicious Diet Friendly Smoothies

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 19:09 — Gina Aimey-Moss

5 Delicious Diet Friendly Smoothies

When you're on a diet, a big challenge for staying on track might be giving up your favourite desserts. If you're like me, having a sweet tooth can seem detrimental to your will power. However, a delicious and healthy compromise can be home made smoothies loaded with nutrients and natural sugars, that won't expand your waistline.

Woman enjoying a tasty smoothie

Some smoothies work great as healthy desserts. (Photo by Smoothie Junction)

The Secret Of Embracing Anxiety

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 14:48 — Dr. Brad May

The Secret Of Embracing Anxiety

People set it up so that it's not good to feel bad. One problem is that we think we are our emotions, and when they're not okay, we're not okay.

The last time I had a problem with anxiety was when I was in a large seminar doing a meditative exercise with my eyes closed. Suddenly I started to tremble and sweat. I had no idea why.

Woman meditates to ease anxiety 

Getting Over Disappointment

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 16:36 — Pauline Neckles

 Getting Over Disappointment

Disappointment or failure can railroad the pursuit of a dream leaving behind a broken heart. Many have never recovered from said disappointment and have become shadows of what they had hoped and worked hard to achieve.

How To Smoke, Stay Fat And Be Happy

Sat, 09/28/2013 - 18:18 — Dr. Brad May

How To Smoke, Stay Fat And Be Happy

How long have you been trying to stop smoking? How long have you been beating yourself up for "not being able to"?

To the extent you've been torturing yourself with "I should stop" and continuing to smoke, that's been interfering with your experience with each cigarette. The paradox here is that the greater the interference, the more cigarettes it probably takes to give you satisfaction from smoking. If you really chose to smoke, and admitted loving it and everything about it, you'd probably smoke less.

Woman smoking a cigar

Is There Anything You Really HAVE To Do?

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 20:03 — Dr. Brad May

Is There Anything You Really HAVE To Do?

You and I shrink rather than grow by experiencing much of our lives as compulsion, obligation, or duty, instead of acknowledging that we have a choice in the matter.

The Power of Positivity

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 14:54 — Pauline Neckles

The Power Of Positivity

Have you ever given someone counsel only to have them retort “that is easier said than done”? This is the most infuriating phrase in the human experience because it betrays a defeatist attitude that keeps us in negative situations that we can overcome.

I believe in the power of positive speaking which is not the denial of the facts of a situation but the determination to evolve into a stronger person.

Going Organic Without Losing Your Mind

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 20:00 — Pauline Neckles

Going Organic Without Losing Your Mind

Food is essential to our health and our sustenance. The modern meal structure is however, becoming more toxic and unhealthy for our bodies and minds. Today’s food industry includes many foods that are either manufactured in factories or chemically enhanced or processed once harvested from the earth.

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