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You are Capable

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*An Excerpt from The Keys: Open the Door to True Empowerment and Infinite Possibilities

You are capable of doing anything you want to in this lifetime. In fact, right now, list five things you’ve already accomplished in your life of which you’re most proud. What are your five greatest achievements? You know what they are; you know what your past successes and accolades have been. You’ve succeeded in the past. That proves you are capable of succeeding in the future.

You… Read More

Forgot Why You Came?

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Have you ever walked into a room with a purpose only to forget what that purpose was when you entered the room We’ve all had it happen. University of Notre Dame Psychology Professor, Gabriel Radvansky, has discovered the reasonwhy it occurs.

It’s called an “event boundary.” The doorway you walk through acts as a mental trigger to separate the thoughts you had in the previous room. It causes your mind to compartmentalize those thoughts making it difficult to remember why you… Read More

Your Life, Your Masterpiece

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It is a joy to express my creativity. I have the power, strength, and knowledge to transform my life into a magnificent work of art.

What if you could transform your life into a work of art? In fact, what if you could make it an incredible masterpiece? You really can!

One of the ways to do so is illustrated well in a scene from the movie Bernie. In one part, Bernie (played by Jack Black) was enthralled with a man… Read More

Tongue Kwon Do: Bringing Out the Best in People at Their Worst

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In helping organizations create corporate cultures of calm and harmony instead of worry and stress, I’ve discovered that one of the highest ranking causes of anxiety in the workplace is dealing with negative people. If negative people on your team are causing your stress levels to rise, what you need is a little self-defence. While you might not need to be skilled in tae kwon do; a little Tongue Kwon Do can go a long way.

Tongue Kwon Do (a phrase… Read More

Denise Marek on CALM

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CALM Book Release:

If there was a way that you could stop worrying and truly move forward in your life. . . wouldn’t you want to know about it? Denise Marek’s simple yet powerful formula will reconnect you with the inner peace you deserve.… Read More

Is It Probable?

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*An Excerpt from CALM

Imagine you are sitting in the airport, just about to board a plane and go on the vacation of a lifetime. You have planned this vacation for months and you desperately need it. You want to feel excited about the trip, but instead you find yourself compiling an extensive “what if” list:

What if my luggage gets lost? What if something happens to my children while I’m away? What if the plane crashes?

After mentally creating your… Read More

Pretty Like Mommy; Smart Like Daddy

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If you had asked me a year ago whether I’d been limited by societal biases against women in business and leadership, I would have replied, “No.” However, after a year of studying this topic, my answer has changed.

Part of the shift occurred as I became consciously aware of the many cultural messages which began in my childhood – and reinforced throughout my life – that had me aiming below my full potential. These messages were so deeply rooted, I wasn’t… Read More

Act with Integrity

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* An excerpt from CALM

If you commit a breach of integrity, take action to fix it if you can.

Shannon Barks, a friend of mine, received a hot-air popcorn maker as a wedding present from her aunt. Since this aunt was a particularly close family member, the new bride wondered, why would my aunt give me a popcorn maker as a wedding gift? Not wanting to seem ungrateful or to hurt her aunt’s feelings, Shannon sent a very flattering thank-you… Read More

The Top Five Regrets of the Dying

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An Australian palliative-care nurse named Bronnie Ware spent several years counseling individuals during the last 12 weeks of their lives. During the time she spent with them, she compiled their thoughts into a book called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying. These top five regrets were:

#5. I wish that I’d let myself be happier.

#4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

#3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

#2. I wish… Read More

9 Habits of Worry-Free Leaders

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Today’s world is extremely chaotic. There are new challenges to face every day. Globalization has significantly widened the playing field. Technology is changing rapidly. In addition, the apparent global expectation of responding immediately to everyone—while staying on top of everything and simultaneously giving better service—is raising the pressure to a frenzied level. Is the velocity of change going to slow? On the contrary, it’s going to accelerate.

What I’m seeing as a Worry Management Expert is that because the changes are… Read More

Keep Moving Forward

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When you plant a seed, it takes a while to see growth. The same is true in your life. Even when you can’t see any visible changes, where you continue to fertilize and water, an immense root system is developing. That magnificent root system will support your monumental growth. However, where you don’t see results as quickly as you’d like, you may feel like giving up.

This Asian Bamboo species could inspire you to keep movingRead More

Forgot Why You Came?

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Have you ever walked into a room—specifically to do something—and then forgot why you entered the room in the first place? Most of us have had it happen at one time or another.

Why does it happen?

In this next video, you’ll discover the answer . . . and, chances are, it’s not the reason you think!

I’d love to hear from you!

Think back to a time when you forgot why you entered a room.

In the comment section… Read More

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

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I took a walk on the “wild” side in Los Cabos, Mexico a couple of weeks ago. I had the opportunity to explore Cabo’s Wild Canyon and, as I scanned the property, I saw the longest hanging bridge I’d ever seen. The distance it spanned was greater than any bridge I’d even imagined.

Turns out this hanging bridge, which stretches over the Los Cabos Canyon, is 1,082 feet long and made of wood. It was an incredible sight and looking at… Read More

How to Use Your Thoughts to Bring You Joy

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I was walking to a restaurant with four other people whom I had just met at a conference that day. On our short walk to have dinner together my negative assumptions were on a downward spiral!

Here’s what happened: At one point during the journey, two of the people were huddled in discussion as they walked together in front of the group. The other two were together in the middle of the group also engaged in in what appeared to be… Read More

It’s Your Time to Shine!

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Are you a member of Toastmasters International and want to know more about earning the elite Accredited Speakers designation for professional caliber presenting?

Or want to become a professional speaker, trainer, coach or consultant… create products and platforms, become a published author, share your passionate cause, travel the world (or stay home), and make a difference?!

Learn how to do these… and more!

SPECIAL ONE-DAY EVENT – TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015

Discover insights, tips, and real-life strategies from people who… Read More

OshaWOW . . . Prepare to Be Amazed!

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On September 26, 2015, be part of a movement designed to transform city culture and benefit our city’s homeless and hungry youth.

Participate in a 3km walk, or a 5km run, along the Oshawa Creek, in support of The Refuge Youth Outreach Centre and Hope Centre for Learning in the Oshawa Community Health Centre.

The OshaWOW event has been designed to: bring unity to our great community, take participants back to the historical roots of our city,… Read More

Buckets Blakes on the Harlem Globetrotters, The ABC’s of Bullying, and Staying Humble

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Anthony “Buckets” Blakes, of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, plays both the game of life and the game of basketball at an extraordinarily high level.

He’s been on the Harlem Globetrotters for 14 years, playing in 79 countries! He wowed our viewers with his incredible basketball skills during my interview with him on Daytime Durham. (Watch him do his tricks during the interview here.)

It’s not only on the court that Buckets brings smiles and laughter to his fans, he… Read More