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Am I being Reflective or Reactive?

‘When you react, you are giving away your power. When you reflect before responding you are staying in control”. Bob Proctor Let’s talk about that moment between receiving an offensive comment and reacting. Our reactive system is quick, impulsive, intuitive and relies...

Write Down Your Goals!

Neuroscientists have long known that individuals have better memory for material they’ve created and written down than for material they’ve only read. This “active process” works to move information into long term memory.  We can apply this principle to goal planning....

Are you having a bad day?

We all have those from time-to-time. Here are three things you can to do if you’re having a bad day:  (1) Call a time out and Breathe: Your autonomic nervous system, which controls involuntary actions like heart rate and digestion, is split into two. One part...

Do I need Therapy?

On the surface, talk therapy might seem like talking about your problems in a supportive environment. But the truth is, the effect is much deeper.  Therapies like Cognitive Behaviour Theory helps you to identify negative thought patterns and replace them with healthy...

Managing our Emotions

Emotions are automatic. That’s because it is our brain's reflexive way of responding to situations in our lives. Any mammal with a brain is capable of acting on emotions.  The act of thinking through our response to those emotions, even for a few seconds, is something...

Our subconscious mind is doing more than we think!

Our brain does things in our subconscious that we are unaware of. For example, our brain regulates our automatic functions that keeps us alive such as our body temperature, heartbeat, and breathing. Our subconscious brain also controls things like our reflexes or...

Why is change so hard?

Tell me about it! Our brain is designed to protect us from uncertainty and therefore we experience resistance to change. Neuroscience tells us that brain cells that fire together to produce a behaviour or thought also wire together. Eventually, it would take effort to...

No energy? Now what!

Let’s talk about those days when you just don’t have the energy. You know, those days when you feel depleted? Some of those days can be because of hormonal changes, or because you’re feeling unwell, or simply the demand on your time has been too great. Our body has a...