Anxiety...What you'd never guess, and generally won't be told.

personal development Jan 22, 2017

There's a special kind of silence anxiety is suspended in. It's quiet and time slows down, similar to the experience when plunging into deep waters. Your eyes struggle to stay open and make sense of the world beneath the air. Difficult to speak,...

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Personal Training ... It's not just about lifting weights!

I remember exactly when I decided to be a personal trainer. It was grade 3, I was 8 years old and I was OBSESSED with Arnold Schwarzenegger. I would draw pictures of him as The Terminator (gawd I'm dating myself), and he had huuuge biceps. I...

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2017 the year of the alpha mare?

personal development Dec 28, 2016

 

It's believed that those who suffer from chronic, and debilitating gut pain have often been exposed to high-stress (work, home, social) and/or have been the victims of abuse and/or neglect. The gut-brain connection is so strong that it can...

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CHAPTER 3 - THE NIGHT I LEARNED ILLNESS = SAFETY

personal development Jul 22, 2016

 

We had just moved in to a new apt, at Keele and Sheppard Ave. Waynes parent's were the superintendents, and lived on the same floor as us just around the corner. The building was built in the 60's or 70's and had one of those odd living...

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CHAPTER 2 - I CHERISHED MY THINGS, UNTIL...

personal development Jul 15, 2016

 

CONTENT WARNING. This is a tale of personal transformation...

The first time it happened I was 10 years old. My parent's had just separated, and my mom moved me downtown to live in a small, 1 bedroom apartment with her and her boyfriend,...

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CHAPTER 1 - SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO PROTECT, EMPOWER AND ENCOURAGE ME. INSTEAD, THIS HAPPENED...

personal development Jul 09, 2016

CONTENT WARNING. This is a tale of personal transformation...

For years, I studies spirituality in many forms, as a way to find peace and answers for the pain, confusion and constant feelings of being alone. This story is the first time I've...

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I've Finally Achieved My Biggest Life Goal...And Need To Re-Learn This One Thing

 

I was 28 years old, engaged to be married, living in a huge 4 bedroom home, purchased with the intent to fill it with little ones, and I was terrified of the ever growing pressures of soon becoming a mom. 

My mother had just come...

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5 Ways To Improve your Communication Skills

personal development Mar 05, 2016

There are 2 definitions to the word communication:

     1. The imparting or exchanging of information or news.

     2. Means of connection between people or places, in particular.

I believe the second definition is a...

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The Power Of Saying "I Don't Know"

personal development Feb 29, 2016

 

I can remember feeling like it was just yesterday. Sitting in from of someone, listening to their story, chest tightening up, throat getting tight, and ears becoming hot! It was about to be my turn to chime in, give an opinion, and...

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Can Choosing The Right Relationships Improve Your Health? Yes, Indeed!

personal development Jan 06, 2016

 

The saying "Youth is wasted on the young", really is true in my opinion. We spend our days as adolescents and young adults, experimenting, testing, staying up late, going to work early, eating when we're hangry and usually choosing what we...

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