Category Archives: Growth

Your Story and How You See Yourself: Implications for Personal (and Global) Wellbeing

  On Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 7 pm, I’ll be speaking at the Vancouver Convention Centre East, 999 Canada Place in Vancouver as part of the Tapestry Foundation for Health Care’s public presentation series. My topic: Going Beyond Old Stories … Continue reading

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Your Happiness and the Value of Goals

The stage of the musical, Frozen at Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim, California. It’s the time of the year when I’ll be expecting patients coming in with new goals to improve their health. Many will be keen on starting a … Continue reading

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The Game Changer in Life: Seeing the Best in You

I confess that whenever I came across a green bag labeled for donation after my children had cleaned their rooms, I would rummage through it. There I might find books and collectible items I thought they would treasure forever. After … Continue reading

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The gifts that give back

At one time or another, we all think about ourselves when we give to others. That’s perfectly fine when your gift is a shared experience: a nice meal, a concert or a movie. You’re celebrating your relationship and saying “I … Continue reading

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Bring Your Best to a New Year

As we grow older, each year seems to pass more quickly. When I was five years old, a summer seemed to last a year; now each season passes in a flash. As we accumulate years in age, each year, month, … Continue reading

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Write Your Own Life Story

As children, we are asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and when we are young, we make our plans. Life intervenes. People come and go into our lives; relationships change and end. We make decisions … Continue reading

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The Power to Change Your Brain

Instead of buying a new computer or smart phone when your old one can’t keep up with your needs, wouldn’t it be great if it had the limitless ability to upgrade its own hardware and software to meet the demands of … Continue reading

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