Category Archives: Stress Reduction Tips

The Art & Practice Of Not Taking Your Thoughts Too Seriously

One of the most common causes of taking life too seriously is that you’re stuck in your head. You’re simply thinking too much. The reason babies and children are so damn happy and at peace with the word is that they have quiet minds – they haven’t started to worry or give meaning to the… Read More

How Goals Can Mess With Your Sense Gratitude

Thanks to Oprah and our constant consumption of inspirational quotes on Facebook, we get it – we get that gratitude is a thing. In fact, we’re so jazzed about it now we have gratitude journals, we make our kids tell us the one thing they are grateful for at dinner or bedtime, and complaining about… Read More

Change Is Hard, Except When It Totally Rocks

The temporary nature of everything in this world can be tough. We want (or even expect) things to remain the same and we desperately reach for that feeling of security and then inevitably a set of our circumstances are replaced by a new set of circumstances. Nothing is static. Just as you try to get… Read More

When Stress Sets In, Connect To The “Care-Factor”

Before I go on stage to speak at an event, I always pace. I walk back and forth through a hallway or wander the foyer mumbling my lines and breathing deeply. Inevitably, at least one person will stop and ask me if I still get nervous. My answer has always been the same. “Yes. And… Read More

The Awesome Realization Of Why It’s Better That Things Didn’t Work Out

Besides deciding to just not give a damn, realizing why it’s better that things didn’t work out is the best way to lighten up and live with more ease. So much stress is created by thinking that things are going “wrong” and worrying that things aren’t going to work out, so when you start noticing that… Read More

You’re Stronger Than You Think

I’m a walking cliché, but since the beginning of January, I’ve been working out. As many people do around the holidays, I had this immense desire to get leaner and stronger. I quit yoga and became a member at a barefoot fitness studio in my neighbourhood. For the past two months, I  have been huffing… Read More