Think about it

Thoughts, feelings & behaviour There is a funny relationship between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. Each one has an influence on the other two. Looking through photos may remind us of a happy event and give us positive feelings. Thinking through the ‘what-ifs’ of an upcoming holiday may cause us…
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Positivity is positively positive

So why have negative feelings? Inherently we know that everything is better when our kids are feeling positive. They enjoy themselves more. They get along with others. Life feels manageable. Yet our brains are wired to favor negativity. Our kids remember negative events better than positive ones. The ability to…
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In the zone – Flow

Has time ever disappeared? Have you ever been so involved in what you were doing, that time didn’t seem to exist? You may not have felt much of anything while you were occupied. But once you stopped you may have felt positive. This is what psychology professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi calls…
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Who are you?

Self-awareness is a life-long process. It starts when we are babies, and continues throughout our lives. Child Development Most of us have seen a baby discover his hands or feet.  These are the first steps in self-awareness. Next, babies learn to recognize themselves. When they are under a year old,…
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Naming Feelings

Brain Development Would you be surprised to learn that 2/3 of brain development happens after we are born? And did you know that brain development plays a role in temper tantrums? Here’s why. Each part of the brain has a different function (or functions).  Most tasks need us to use…
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The Mindset of Success

You may have heard expressions like “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” (Henry Ford) or “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” (Theodore Roosevelt). Research shows those men were right. Our beliefs do impact our abilities. Beliefs impact abilities Scientists have tested how our…
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