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Faith in the Unknown Vs. Fear and Rigid Beliefs: Some Ideas On Navigating Life From the Inside Out

When we hold too tightly to our beliefs, it’s often because we are afraid. We become defensive and resist opening our minds to new ideas or perceptions. Beliefs make a ‘known’ of the unknown. Beliefs make presumptions about what is yet to come, how it will be, what it will mean and how it will affect us. Beliefs are a way of...

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Want to Increase Your Energy and Improve Your Mood? Add Some Positivity to Your Diet On A Daily Basis. Here’s How.

On-going research continues to support the idea that, across a wide range of ages and life circumstances, people with higher positivity ratios have better mental health than those with lower ratios. Your positivity ratio is the ratio of positive emotions to negative ones. In order to flourish, ideally you want a ratio of 3:1 positive to negative...

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For Optimal Performance, Find Inspiring Mentors And An Engaging Learning Community

About a year ago, two athletes from our local triathlon club and I were discussing The Ironman Muskoka 70.3 triathlon as a target race for our mentoring program. It’s a popular race that takes place about an hour north of where I live in Central Ontario. One of the athletes, a late-30’s super-fit guy, said he was thinking...

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A Three-Pronged Approach For Dealing With Unwanted, Disappointing and Difficult Circumstances

From time to time we end up in unforeseen and unwanted circumstances. It affects our mood, our outlook and drains our energy. It can feel like we have no options.

This happened to me on a recent trip to Nassau to run the Bahamas Marathon. After a 5 hour wait at the airport we were told our flight to Nassau was cancelled. The airline put us on a...

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Dream Your Own Dream Free of Should’s and Ought To’s – Here’s How:

It’s the time of year when everyone is making plans and setting goals and stating resolutions for the new year. I’ve seen many posts on planning, goal setting and how to have your best year ever. It can be quite exciting. It can also be intimidating. So much pressure to do more, accomplish more, be more. Heck, even I’m talking...

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Spread Some ‘UPR’ This Season and See What Happens

Utmost Positive Regard (UPR)

I was reminded of UPR earlier this week when on a call with a group of people with whom I took a leadership program a number of years ago.

What is the intent behind UPR?

♥ To treat everyone we meet with the utmost positive regard.
♥ To believe that s/he is doing her or his best.
♥ To treat people...

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“The Great Work of Your Life” – Figure Out Who You Want to Become, Then You’ll Know What To Do

As I was pondering what to do with “more-in-me” this past summer, I came across Stephen Cope’s book, “The Great Work of Your Life” in my unread books pile. As you might guess from the title, this book is about figuring out your vocation or true calling. Cope uses the story from the two thousand year old yogic text...

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The More-In-Me Movement Story Part 3: My ‘More-In-Me’ Story

I was in the last half mile of a half marathon race (13.1 miles). I looked at my watch and realized I was not going to achieve my goal of finishing in under 2 hours, a time that used to be easy for me. One of my calf muscles was cramping and slowing me down. At that moment the words “I’ve got more in me. I know I do.” popped...

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The Ripple Effect: Read This Book To Find Out How to Achieve High Performance In All Aspects Of Your Life

Did you have a glass of water first thing this morning? I did because I learned that the brain needs to be hydrated to function at its best. Having a glass of water first thing provides my brain with the ‘fuel’ it needs. This is one of many simple, practical ideas suggested by Dr. Greg Wells in his book The Ripple Effect: Sleep...

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The More-In-Me Movement Story Part 2: What Does It Entail?

Over the last couple years this notion of more-in-me has been stuck in my head. It has inspired me to test my abilities and take on new challenges. I’ve come to realize that I have a lot more potential, more than I realized. By staying open to possibility and being willing to experiment, I have even more to discover. Launching The...

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