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When “healthy” becomes an addiction

Let me give you a picture of me 10 years ago. I am what most would describe as a health nut. I drink skim milk with my (sugar-free) shredded wheat. I eat couscous and chickpeas for lunch. On the weekends I bake big batches of granola. I dress my salads with only lemon and olive… Continue reading When “healthy” becomes an addiction

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Faithful Strangers Who Are Dear To Us

Lately I have been thinking about the people that I have come into contact with in my life that are merely acquaintances yet have made a significant impact on my life. And I mean very significant. Like my eyes well up with tears when I think of them. My psychologist is one of these people. Because of my… Continue reading Faithful Strangers Who Are Dear To Us

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How I’ve Stopped Worrying So Much

Last year I had my students complete an activity where they filled in the following sentence and drew a picture to accompany it: The other day I was ___________ and time stood still. I didn’t know this at the time, but finding my own words to put in the blank has been a powerful tool… Continue reading How I’ve Stopped Worrying So Much

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How I Survived A Week of Grey

You know those weeks where you just seem to wake up on the RIGHT side of the bed every morning? Well, this week was not one of those weeks. Sadly and shockingly two Canadian soldiers were killed on home soil. The weather was gray and gloomy. Each day was a struggle for energy and calm… Continue reading How I Survived A Week of Grey