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How often are you right? I’m guessing you’re right more than you’re wrong. Me too! That’s usually a point most of us can agree on.

I’ll never forget the summer morning I experienced a perspective shift on the cost of being right, and the value of disagreeing with grace. It started with a knock on the door. My husband and sons tease me relentlessly for being slow and cautious to answer the door, especially when I’m not expecting a knock. This particular time, I opened the door without caution. …


I entered motherhood in my late twenties. Like many people, I was transformed for the better through parenthood. It was a transformation I eagerly welcomed and feel immense gratitude to be able to experience.

As fulfilling and transcending as motherhood has proven to be, it’s the one role that has me questioning myself — ahem criticizing myself — for every seemingly wrong choice and stumble I’ve made along the way.

On any given day, motherhood can feel like an emotional roller coaster. There is a surplus of emotions readily available to ingest, like: love, calm, joy, curiosity, humour, care, pride…


How many times during the week do you feel overwhelmed?

Do you spend more time worrying about the giant stack of things before you than actually doing the things?

Imagine how much lighter the day would feel by eliminating the unnecessary worry that accompanies tasks.

There is a feeling of ease that comes when we slow down and allow our minds to match the pace of our bodies.

We may get result from action, but it’s how we approach the action — how we feel in our being — that makes all the difference in the doing part of our…


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Is your current mindset helping you or hurting you? How do you most want to feel in this moment?

When you become aware of your current frame of mind, and you get clear on how you would like to feel, you are taking important steps that will help you reset your mindset.

But how you want to feel might be miles away from how you are actually feeling right now.

When we are in a mindset funk, it can feel like an impossible undertaking to move through what feels heavy on our hearts and minds. …


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How often throughout the year do you carve out time to create meaningful goals?

Are you someone who is in a regular routine of setting and meeting your personalized goals? Or are you more inclined to fly by the seat of your pants?

When the year comes to a close, do you generally feel like you made full use of the time you were given? Or are you more likely to end the year hoping the next one will be different or better?

No matter which camp you fall into, there is an easy way to create meaningful goals that…


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It’s been nearly a year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. It’s safe to say, many of us are now at the point where we don’t want to hear another word about a pandemic, except that it’s over.

With the vaccine rollout underway in many parts of the world, there are glimpses of hope that an end to this nightmare might actually be in sight.

But rumblings of new variants and the continued spread of the virus threaten to overshadow our fledgling optimism that lockdowns and social distancing will ease up in the near future.

By…


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What was the first thing you did after you woke up this morning?

Did you reach for your phone to check the time, scroll your news feed or open that email? Did you reignite the steady stream of thoughts and worries from yesterday?

Perhaps you jumped out of bed to get a start on your long list of to-dos. Or maybe you hit the snooze button and buried your head under your pillow — dreading the idea of having to get out of bed.

Do any of your morning routines involve turning inward and intentionally setting the tone for your…


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There are many, many paths and tracks we can take in life. The choices are endless and available to us at every turn. There is a certain type of track we can choose that feels unlike any of the others. This track I’m referring to is the one that when you’re on it, it feels right in your bones. It’s the track and sensation I’ve come to know as Ima. Ima is a Japanese word meaning now, or the present time. …


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In today’s world, our sense of certainty about many things has been lost. What does feel certain, is the cloud of uncertainty that hovers over the moments up ahead.

Sure, the sun still rises and sets. The birds still sing their song. The pitter-patter of raindrops continues to be a soothing sound. We can settle in, knowing winter storms are sure to come around before long.

But the impulse to wonder about tomorrow, begs the question: will this uncertainty ever end?


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What would possibly cause anyone to feel unsettled these days? We could spend all of today and tomorrow counting the many reasons and ways. But instead of ruminating over the current state of the world, it might be more helpful to turn the noise dial down — even if it’s just for a short while.

It’s one thing to keep informed, and quite another to stay plugged in. And hey, if you don’t find solace in dialing down, you can always return to your television, radio, computer or smart device, and be immediately saturated in news and noise again. …

Emily Madill

Author & certified professional coach • BA in Business & Psychology. • Thrive Global editor-at-large• Author of 11 books • Well-Being & Empowerment Advocate.

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