Set, Plan, and Achieve Goals – 5 Things to Consider

As you step outside in the early morning, you notice something different. The sun is no longer shining down upon you and the air has a sharpness that sends chills down your spine. Winter is here. For many, with Christmas around the corner, this is a time for cheer and celebration. But, with the calendar year coming to an end, for just as many, it is a time to reflect on the year past; what we did…
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Don’t Fear the First Time – Don’t Let the Fear of Failure Hold You Back

This piece is inspired by our very own Calgarian superstar and celebrity, Tammara Francis. Whether it’s at home or at work, whether it’s personal or professional, we will all agree that we face challenges every single day. Reasons to doubt yourself. Reasons to be anxious. Reasons to say, “I can’t”.  Life offers very few certainties – facing challenges is one of them. Whether you’re…
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Stop Talking and Start Listening – 5 Things I Do That Help Me Listen

Whether or not you believe in the science of evolution, you have to acknowledge that, as a people, we have truly come a long, long, way since the time of our ancestors. We don’t have to look far back in history for proof of advancement; the cars we drive and the phones we use are evidence that we’ve come so far in just a single generation. This is made possible by rationalization and abstract…
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Your New Year’s Resolution – One Word Will Make the Difference

We are a society run on tradition – a belief or a behavior that is practiced generation after generation. Sometimes traditions are practiced blindly without any knowledge whatsoever of their origin or significance. One of the longest standing traditions in our society is the New Year’s Resolution - first being practiced 4,000 years ago. For those of you who are unfamiliar, it’s simple: it…
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Get the Most Out of Life: Take Chances and Stare Fear in the Face

In my life, the most profound of lessons have come from the unlikeliest of people and often at the most unsuspecting of times. There is much to learn in life - you just have to be a willing student. Personally, I’ve found that my greatest lessons have come in the form of "mistakes" or “failures". Rather, they've come in the form of what society deems to be mistakes or failures. Society has…
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How to Avoid and Correct Adrenal Fatigue – The Silent Assassin

What is going on with my body? Have you ever gone through a period in your life when you are just tired? Tired. Are you going through that now? Regardless of how much sleep you get or how much coffee you drink, you can’t seem to get over bouts of exhaustion. What about irritability and inability to handle stress? Regardless of how calm you try to be, you are in a state of heightened stress…
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Stop Playing the Victim – On Hardship, Effort and Perseverance

As a species, we are powerful. Short of time-travel or teleportation, everything that we have fantasized or conceptualized has come or will come to fruition. It can be debated that we are where we are today as a result of creativity, ingenuity, and intelligence. I certainly wouldn’t argue against this - it’s definitely true. However, I do believe that there is another resounding quality of…
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Journey to Fit – To Gym or not to Gym?

Health and fitness goals, career goals or life goals. Daily goals, monthly goals or yearly goals. It doesn’t matter. Goals are goals. There are no goals set too high and no goals set too low. Goals are relative and personal. You set your own. If you achieve them, you reap the rewards. If you don’t, then you’re to blame. It really comes down to a very simple formula. To achieve your goals,…
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Inhale and Exhale – How Breathing Can Change Your Life

What is the most important thing that we're not thinking about? Breathing. It’s such an easy concept. The average person takes 23,000 breaths a day. That’s in excess of 8,400,000 breaths a year. It’s automatic. We do it subconsciously. It’s the first thing we do when we’re born and it’s the last thing we do before we die. It’s not something that we naturally think about. But...…
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Aging or Ageless? You Decide Your Age

Over the past several weeks I’ve been asked, “How does it feel to be turning 30 soon?” I never know how to answer this. How should I feel? Never in my life have I placed any significance on my age and I can’t imagine that changing any time soon. Why should it? To me, age has always been a number. Outside of reminding me the number of years, months, and days that I’ve been alive, it…
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