How to avoid burnout this holiday season

The next couple of months can get BUSY. The kind of busy that fills you with mild panic, has you feeling like you’ve forgotten something, and makes you wish you could hide under a rock for a week until it all blows over.   But it doesn’t have to be that way. I...

The thing about letting go

Remember when I recently wrote about how never in the history of calming down has anyone ever calmed down by being told to calm down?   Well, the theme continues. This time, we’re talking about letting go.   Have you ever tried to command yourself to just...

Are you really telling me to calm down?

“Calm down,” he said. “Just relax.” Immediately, I felt my blood pressure rise. Calm down? CALM DOWN? “Never in the history of calming down has anyone ever calmed down by being told to calm down.” – Anonymous Never. Amiright? The truth is, though, that knowing...
The surprise benefit of #summerofselflove

The surprise benefit of #summerofselflove

I usually feel really weird about my birthday. I procrastinate on making plans, even though, deep down, I really want to do something fun. The day comes and I kind of want to hide under a rock. A couple of years ago, I realized it was because my inner critic would use...
Loving Myself Sounds Too Hard. Where Do I Start?

Loving Myself Sounds Too Hard. Where Do I Start?

Loving ourselves can be hard. Hell, there are days when it might seem impossible.   As soon as I start talking about self-love, I can hear the voice in your head already, starting to list all the things you DON’T love about yourself. It’s like when I...
The Canadian Positive Psychology Conference was awesome!

The Canadian Positive Psychology Conference was awesome!

I had the good fortune of leading two yoga classes at the Canadian Positive Psychology Association‘s Conference last Thursday and Friday. The pic above? That was the view from the practice room at 6:30am. So gorgeous! It was amazing to meet so many lovely people...