How to Learn from Your Emotions

  “Generally speaking, if a human being...
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Why Laziness is a Myth

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How Nouns Cause Anxiety

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8 Questions to Ask Yourself to Turn Disappointment Around

All of us have times in our lives when we feel...
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When We Don’t Know Why Something Happened

When strange or anomalous events happen to us,...
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How to Learn from Your Emotions

  “Generally speaking, if a human being never shows anger, then I think something’s wrong. He’s not right in the brain.”   The Dalai Lama This quote by the Dalai Lama exemplifies how we judge negative emotions in our culture. It was a response taken from an...

Why Laziness is a Myth

        I have strong feelings about the word lazy. Growing up in a Korean family that valued hard work, academic achievement, and productivity, the worst thing you could be is lazy. In fact, I’m still working on not feeling like I’m a useless blob...

How Nouns Cause Anxiety

I was talking with some fellow counsellors about teens and anxiety. We were talking about high achieving teens who seem to be having a lot of trouble coping with stress and anxiety when, on the surface, it seems they are doing well in all aspects of their lives. Lots...

8 Questions to Ask Yourself to Turn Disappointment Around

All of us have times in our lives when we feel disappointed. Some disappointments are small like when you plan a picnic and it rains that day. Other disappointments are huge like losing a job or ending a long term relationship.   Disappointments can make us feel...

When We Don’t Know Why Something Happened

When strange or anomalous events happen to us, we try and try to find the cause.  It can bug us until we feel satisfied with an answer that makes sense to us, and it’s really hard sometimes to just accept that we might never know “why”. Still, we keep trying and...