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Academic Self-Efficacy: Upgrading Your NeckTop Computer

Did you know that you are walking around with one of the most amazing computers right on top of your shoulders!?! Yes, your NeckTop Computer! Even this wonderful organic machine needs software upgrades now and then. Teach it how to learn, remember and adapt. By consistently…

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…

Stress! Seriously, You Still Around??!?

  Post #2 of the Stress Management Series Ok, I am going to get briefly serious on y’all, [insert apology in advance ;)] because out-of-control stress can be dangerous to your mental, physical health and self-esteem. The upside, before you start to think this…

Mission Possible: Got Vision for Your Mission?

It is really hard to get anywhere in life if you don’t have some sort of map, a guide or even a sherpa (now that would be an awesome asset in life!). Yet, most of us just float through our lives, fingers crossed, clinging…

Emotions: The Mystery Explained Well by Pixar

EMOTIONS Oh yes, that confusing built in language that we have, where sometimes trying to understand the message can even seem overwhelming! Flying from Toronto to Calgary this week, I was able to watch a film as I was held captive gloriously without access to…

Is Anxiety Stopping You from Getting Stuff Done?

  Emotions, emotions, emotions… Yes, your emotional state can effect your productivity. If you are overwhelmed with a high level of stress, you may put off completing tasks to check Facebook or watch one episode of your favourite Netflix series. This may seem like…

Procrastination: Dealing with Setbacks

Setbacks, oh those experiences that make you just want to quit. I have had many. You may feel ashamed, angry, hurt, confused or think that there is something wrong with you. Today, I want to talk a little about ways to avoid getting derailed…