Category: Emotional Intelligence

Blogs in this category will focus around one of the 15 areas of emotional intelligence and strategies that you can use to enhance these areas.

Mental Health Problems ARE Learning Problems #YouAreNot Broken #Learning

For any of you who have been following along with my ramblings about our wonderful adaptable learning brains, you know that I love to follow the research findings and apply them to life. The evidence is with the Psycho-Social Model of mental health and…

Your Phone is a Tool Not an Appendage! and Other Healthy Mind Shifts

Again, not slagging tech because any tech is AWESOME, we humans are just not so awesome, YET, at using it as a tool that we pick up and put down and walk away from. Tech Disruption Part #3 This post is Part #3 in a three part…

Wanna Career?!? #Resilience #GRIT #Goal Setting #Adulting

So, most students are now off for the summer and savouring the break from the relentless academic grind. I think now is the perfect time to work on those non-academic skills that help you successfully complete your program and transition to the workplace….eventually. The…

Stressed?!!? Well Let’s Start With ‘Feelings are NOT Facts’

Drowning in your feelings? Feeling overwhelmed? I was going to write about study strategies today; however, I have been completely overwhelmed by the emotional pain my students have been experiencing lately. So, I thought that maybe study strategies would be a wee bit too…

Prospective Hindsight: Fancy Word for “How to Set Yourself Up for Success in 2017”

Well it is 2017! Happy New Year! This is the time of year that many people view as a fresh start, a moment in their life to try their hand at changing things in their life for the better, setting new goals, taking risks…

Psychological Flexibility: Brain Yoga for Enhancing Motivation

Psychological and emotional flexibility are consistently mentioned in resilience, emotion regulation and stress management research findings. The ability to implement plans B-Z beautifully illustrates the benefits of psychological and emotional flexibility. It is crucial to your physical and mental health. Seriously, this is an important…

Make Good Things Happen

  Ok, today is the day that I am going to ask you to do some thing RADICAL! Fun Right?!?! Well, yes and no, but a super important topic for anyone who wants to grow, heal and move forward in their life. RADICAL ACCEPTANCE…

Gratitude: Shift Your Brain and Shake off Some of that Turkey Haze!

In Canada, we are celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend. Instead of just filling your belly with yummy comfort food and napping, this is a great opportunity to take a moment and also feed your brain. Fill it with alternative ways of thinking that promote wellbeing…

The Procrastination Paradox

Last week, in my Procrastination. Sigh. Nuff Said  post, I really tried to sell you the value and benefits of exercise. I hope you started moving more 🙂 Exercise is a very tangible and possible way to positively impact your mood and increase your overall motivation. You…

Say Buh-Bye to Being Stuck: Add Some “Strangeness” in Your Life

  “Life is an experiment. More experiments make you better” Ralph Waldo Emmerson We are officially counting down to the new academic year. Next week you get a second chance to create a great academic year for yourself. No matter what your experience has been…

Perspective: The Relationship Between Failure and Success

  Inspiration Friday! Last week, I was sent an email from a reader, Bella Campbell, a content coordinator for Online MBA Today. I was so honoured that she reads my blog! She created an inspirational infographic that illustrates the important role failure plays in our success….

Anxiety, I Just Don’t Have Time For You!

Feeling Anxious?!?!? You probably are. Everyone feels anxiety at varying levels, at different times and in different situations; however, sometimes anxiety can get way out of control and take over your life. So scary… Sound like you right now? Well, you have come to…