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.

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…