The Benefits of Focusing on Your Strengths

Can you name your strengths, or just your weaknesses? According to Susan Surtel, a professional coach on StrengthsCanada.com, “two-thirds of adults are not aware of where their natural talents lie.” She goes on to say that, “people who are less successful are usually not aware of their natural abilities and often try to fix themselves.” …

Setting Reasonable Expectations

According to CollinsDictionary.com, “a goal or target that is realistic is one which you can sensibly expect to achieve.” In order to know what a reasonable expectation is, let’s first discuss what an unreasonable expectation might look like. What Are Unreasonable Expectations? Unreasonable expectations might be thinking that if you work hard enough, someone may …

Simple Ways to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking can be a constant and chronic issue for many individuals. This vicious cycle can feel like mental acrobatics. And for the person who deals with impostor syndrome, overthinking seems to be part of their daily battle. Chronic overthinkers are plagued by second-guessing their decisions or imagining a horrible outcome. Replaying conversations or events over …

How “Caring Less” Reduces Your Stress and Improves Health

Living with stress can lead to poor health and is a large contributing factor in heart disease, asthma, obesity, gastrointestinal problems, and other physical health problems. In addition, stress increases your chance of experiencing depression, anxiety, and even Alzheimer’s disease – not to mention premature death. Training yourself to care less about the opinions of …

5 Zen Principles that can Radically Change Your Life

Today’s busy life constantly comes with heavy doses of stress, anxiety, and apprehension; all of which are not conducive to a healthy happy life. To cope, people often search for therapies and guidance on how to limit or eradicate these things from daily schedules. However, the answer may be much simpler than that. If anything, …