Category: Promoting Mental Health Awareness

Montreal Flood – How We Manage a Crisis vs Long Term Problems

There is a difference between crisis management and regular problem solving. Crisis situations like loss of a home, death of a loved one, loss of a job, or loss of a relationship are defined by the acute pain they cause. The flooding in Montreal caused over 700 people to be forced from their homes, creating a crisis situation for the city.

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Understand Your Passion – How to Find Interest in Life

What is interesting about people who are passionate about something, is that they can often tell you when they became involved in the cause or activity and why. That often gives us the mistaken idea that you need to already know that you are going to be super involved in something before you begin it. Interestingly, the average person engages in hobbies that are accessible to them. So, on some level, your opportunities to be passionate about something are going to be limited (initially) by what you have easy access to.

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Working Hard to Achieve Your Goals – Uncertainty Is Addictive

When something is desirable and easy to attain, we do it. If something is desirable and hard to attain, we work for it. What happens if something is desirable, hard, and and possibly unattainable? We work even harder! Maybe is like an ignition button. It starts our desire to achieve. The more uncertain the desired outcome, the harder we work.

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How to Make Difficult Decisions – Managing Anxiety in Decision Making

Difficult decisions are difficult. When people tell you to just decide, they are not taking into consideration all of the elements that go into making a decision. The problem is, if you are not sure about all the elements, you could fall into the trap of believing that you are the only one that struggle to make decisions. Trust me, that isn’t true.

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Why You Shouldn’t Care What People Think of You – Adjust Your Focus

Everyone has an opinion. What makes my opinion more or less important than yours? It all depends on the perspective we take. When you are trying to decide about something, the information that you have will determine the decision that you make. We need to keep in mind, the quality of the decision will depend on the quality of the information we have.

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Self Esteem and Body Image – Can We Dress for Emotional Success

The way you dress has an impact. The problem is, where does the chain begin. Of course, adults decide how they dress themselves, so your self esteem and body image are impacting what you choose to purchase before you show it to the world. At the same time, how you present to the world, determines how they react to you which reinforces what you already think about yourself.

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Perfectionism and Relationships – Happy Wife, Happy Life, Right?

Is is so hard to explain the perils of putting someone else’s happiness before your own. There is so much that goes into making sure someone else is happy. The time, effort, and actions you will take to ensure that the other person is happy is usually excessive, exhausting, and unfortunately, wasted. Wasted because inevitably the person does show signs of being unhappy!
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