Category: Perseverence

Learning to Reframe Adversity: Yes Bad Things are Terrible, but so is Giving Away Your Power!

Reframing adversity is not about pretending that something did not happen, it is about accepting the reality of it, “yup, that happened” -> “this is horrible” -> “poor me” -> “I don’t love this feeling of being out of control” -> “Now what can…

Coping, it’s Not the F-Word!

It is this time of year that really gets me thinking of what people do to get through tough times. It can be a difficult month for so many people. What I have noticed is that people seem to use the word “coping” like…

Stuck? Overwhelmed? Make the 4A’s Your BFF #Resilience

Awareness – Acceptance – Adjustment -Action Spoiler! What you are about to read is not a slag to millennials, but rather a compliment!   Dear Millenials, I know that you take a bunch of criticism from Boomers and GenXers, some if of it deserved…

Whoops! Been Procrastinating? Channel Your Inner Badass!

Well, if you are a student you have probably had a pretty great two weeks of slowly getting back into the academic game and hanging with friends (maybe partying a wee bit too). But hey, you have had no assignments due, so what’s the…

Wanna Change? Give Mistakes a Huge Hug!

Last week I wrote about Prospective Hindsight as a means to better manage our lives by understanding our behavioural patterns. If you missed it, take a moment to take a peak, especially the advice delivered by a 4 year old around goal setting and…

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…

Still Procrastinating? Oh Yeah! Well Let’s Grow a “Kick Butt” Mindset!

Have you ever heard, “if you want something done fast, ask a busy person?” Well, there is so much truth to this. Have you ever noticed that once you have some momentum going, getting stuff done, that it is easy to just whip through…

So What is it That I am Interested in Again?!!?

Do you ever find yourself wondering “why am I doing this?” or “where is my life going?”. Well, it is a pretty common dilemma amongst us humans, especially young adult humans. Being 17-25yrs old can be so hard at times. Adults think, you are…

Procrastinating? Since You are Already Down That Rabbit Hole

Check This Out Now! Before something else grabs your attention ūüėČ I am going to get straight to the point today, because I really want you to watch this amazing TedTalk about distraction. The less words I use, the better the chance that you…

Perseverance, GRIT, Follow-Through: a.k.a “White-Knuckling it” Through Tough Times as You Achieve Your Goals

By far, the most popular of my blog posts has been¬†Perseverance: 11 Strategies to Help You Stay on Track. So, I thought that I would expand further and help you grit those teeth, stay the course and lead yourself in the direction of your…

Bummed Out and Craving Carbs?!? Mmmmmm Mac n’ Cheese…

As I chow down on my super yummy croissant this morning,¬†that glorious little carby breakfast goodness got me thinking… I wish I could be this     (¬†all powerful and¬†saying’¬†) Hey You Carbs! Stay out of my belly! ( she says with serious mean…

Goal Setting: Pain + Fun = Motivation

Last week I started talking about Goal Setting and the important philosophy of “Work First; Play Later”;¬†maintaining a balance of both. I can talk to you about the mechanics of setting S.M.A.R.T goals which is good, and you should check out one of my…