Blog: Well-being

How do I become my future self?

How do I become my future self?

How often do you wonder about your future? If you're anything like me, probably a lot. Without using these exact words, when we think about the months and years ahead, the  question you (and me) are asking is "How do I become my future self?" What is "Future Self"?...

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How do I make a change?

How do I make a change?

How do I make a change? This is a central theme when I work with my coaching clients, and in my own life. So it's a question I think a lot about. The other day, I was reflecting on my process. Mostly I was having fun playing with ideas and words and the letters in my...

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Having more fun in life

Having more fun in life

Having more fun in life has not been one of my priorities and throughout my teens and adulthood I've poured my energy into working and accomplishing. I've reaped benefits from this "work hard" behaviour (or habit?): approval, acceptance, and accolades. But I don't...

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Do you feel like you never have enough time?

Do you feel like you never have enough time?

Do you feel like you have never enough time? You know, the day ends and your to-do list is longer than it was in the morning? Or, you go to bed thinking about all the things you didn't get done? Maybe you're even running through your to-do list when you intended to be...

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Treat your self well: Have things to look forward to

Treat your self well: Have things to look forward to

There is an abundance of advice on how to treat your self well through sound nutrition, adequate movement (exercise), sleep, and healthy relationships. But, what about self-care through fun or other pleasures? If you’re all about getting work done and meeting your...

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Why is it so hard to rest?

Why is it so hard to rest?

I envy people who relax often and easily.  For me and other ambitious perfectionists, it's surprisingly hard to rest. I'm "working on it"--which, ironically, isn't my preferred approach. Working on resting seems like an oxymoron! Yet, it captures where I'm at and who...

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Gaining weight, gaining health

Gaining weight, gaining health

This post about gaining weight has nothing to do with careers but I felt called to write it and share it here, even though it is quite personal. Stretch pants ignorance Like most people who have been working from home 100%, I've spent much of COVID dressed in stretch...

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A worksheet on values (authentic & aspirational)

A worksheet on values (authentic & aspirational)

If someone were to ask you what you value, could you tell them? You could probably list a few of your values quite easily, and even describe how these play out in your life. You might even be honest enough to talk about the ones you struggle to live by, despite their...

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25 years together

25 years together

Raúl and I celebrated 25 years together in October. Unlike in past years when we barely acknowledged the milestone of another year, we decided to do something special this time. Not because it felt obligatory, but because we both genuinely wanted to recognize this...

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What I love most about working from home

What I love most about working from home

I'm an introvert and I'm also easily distracted and bothered by noise. So, I am en-joy-ing working from home! It is utterly delicious. My "regular" (non-COVID-19) situation was that I went to the University of British Columbia (UBC) several days per week for my...

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What’s making me smile?

What’s making me smile?

Let me preface this by saying that I am not spending my days with a big smile plastered onto my face. However, there are a number of things that have been lifting my spirits over the past few weeks and I wanted to record these here. More time with my immediate family...

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