Stress is Good: embracing stress, not fighting it

How to turn stress into an asset not a liability.

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Finding the light in the darkness. A Reflection on the Humboldt Broncos Tragedy

When I read about the horrific accident involving the Humboldt Broncos just two weeks ago, I was overcome. My children take a bus to school, my son plays hockey; we drive around Southwestern Ontario in the winter to take my daughter to gymnastics competitions. Those families are my family.   The pain felt very real.Continue reading “Finding the light in the darkness. A Reflection on the Humboldt Broncos Tragedy”

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Neuroplasticity

nnoun mass noun The ability of the brain to form and reorganize synaptic connections, especially in response to learning or experience or following injury. The idea that our minds are not just set, unchangeable, static, makes so much feel possible.  I have grown up in a world that encourages us to believe that talents and abilitiesContinue reading “Neuroplasticity”

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Shifting from Distress to De-Stress

As we move from the rush of midterms, labs, and assignments into final exams I see an increasing number of students that are suffering from acute anxiety, stress, and a full spectrum of other ailments and viruses. It breaks my heart to see such highly capable and accomplished young people struggling with sleep disorders, headaches,Continue reading “Shifting from Distress to De-Stress”

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