How To Stop Getting Angry So Easily | Simple Anger Management Skills

By |2024-06-14T10:43:41-07:00June 14th, 2024|General|

 It's so easy to let ourselves get angry when someone does or says something unfair, unreasonable, unkind, unjust, or inconsiderate, or disrespectful. And, even though we may be justified in said anger, we have to ask ourselves whether it's worth letting ourselves disrupt our own peace with someone else's words or actions. We can address someone else's actions without letting ourselves get upset and reactive, and that requires us to take a step back and reflect on what we're letting ourselves get upset about, and how we want to address it (or not) in [...]

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2 Words To Remember When Going Through A Hard Time in Life

By |2024-06-07T08:36:39-07:00June 7th, 2024|General|

 When we're right in the middle of a difficult, painful, confusing or overwhelming time in our lives it can be really easy for our brains to convince us that this is the way things are always going to be, and we're always going to feel this way. When we're feeling anxious, confused, depressed, lonely, stressed, overwhelmed, or hurt it's really easy to think that that we're never going to get through it. The next time you're feeling this way, the two main words I teach in this talk will help you see that you [...]

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WHEN IT FEELS LIKE NOTHING WILL GET BETTER, WATCH THIS – motivational video

By |2024-05-31T08:47:34-07:00May 31st, 2024|General|

 When we're feeling stuck and struggling: Feeling sad, hopeless, lost, confused, overwhelmed, anxious, stressed or hurt it can seem like we're always going to feel this way and things are never going to get any better... or we're not every going to feel any better. But the thing is, you have been through hard things before - you have FELT hard things before, and you have gotten through it. Nothing has necessarily gone wrong if things aren't always going, or feeling, right. And this is the part of your story where it feels hard, [...]

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5 Things Confident People Refuse to Do

By |2024-05-24T16:13:12-07:00May 24th, 2024|General|

 There are certain things confident people make an intentional point NOT to do - because they know that if they allow themselves to do these things, it not only feels bad, but it also erodes their confidence. Becoming more confident is about choosing certain thoughts and actions that help to build your confidence, but it's also about steering clear of the things that will chip away at it.

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7 Things Confident People Don’t Say

By |2024-05-19T22:31:17-07:00May 17th, 2024|General|

 In this talk, we're diving into the mindset of confident people by exploring the 7 things you won't hear them say. Understanding these phrases and why confident individuals avoid them can help you boost your own self-esteem and feel more comfortable and confident in who you are. Instead of using these phrases, shift gears and focus on using empowering language that fosters growth, a sturdy sense of self, and resilience

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Do this 1 Simple Thing!

By |2024-05-03T07:24:52-07:00May 3rd, 2024|General|

 When we feel overwhelmed it's because we have more going on in our lives, and thus in our brains than we have to capacity to wrap our minds around or process. In our fast paces world - and with so many life activities and demands that many among us have, it is all too easy to get overwhelmed - to the point of either meltdown or blow up - or even to the point of a panic attack or an anxiety attack. Tuning into yourself when the overwhelm is starting to boil is key [...]

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3 Easy Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything

By |2024-04-26T22:29:47-07:00April 26th, 2024|General|

 If you have a brain that likes to overthink, know that you are not alone. The reason our brains tend to overthink so much is because they are trying to protect us in some way. The thing is, though, most of the things you overthink about are not actual threats to your safety - they are more likely threats to your ego. Or, if they could be threats to your safety (i.e. thoughts about something terrible that could happen) they are very unlikely to happen. In this talk I teach you 3 simple tips [...]

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How To Deal With An Emotionally Immature Partner & When To Leave the Relationship

By |2024-04-18T12:34:18-07:00April 18th, 2024|General|

 Being in a relationship with an emotionally immature partner can be confusing, frustrating and hurtful. You may want to negotiate and work through issues in the relationship, or have honest conversations about your thoughts and feelings, but they either wont or they can't. So is the relationship a lost cause? Is there nothing you can do to build a deeper sense of openness, honesty and trust in the relationship? The answer is yes. There are ways you can approach your partner that increase the likelihood that they will learn to address and acknowledge their [...]

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7 Key Signs Your Partner is Emotionally Immature

By |2024-04-05T10:54:47-07:00April 5th, 2024|General|

 Emotional immaturity is when someone can't recognize or control their emotions in an age-appropriate way. An emotionally immature partner shows a lack of depth and understanding about their emotions as well as their partners. This can be an emotionally immature man or an emotionally immature woman. Being emotionally immature puts a lot of stress and strain on the relationship leaving the other partner drained and emotionally depleted. If you've been struggling in your relationship because you can't seem to get on the same page as your partner, it might be because they are emotionally [...]

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10 Subtle Signs That Someone Is Emotionally Immature

By |2024-03-22T19:31:10-07:00March 22nd, 2024|General|

 It can be confusing when someone acts in ways that seem selfish, oblivious, disrespectful, self-centred, reactive, or rude. But the thing is, most of the time when people repeatedly act in these ways it's because they lack emotional maturity. They both don't recognize the impact of their words or behaviours on others, and they don't know what to do with their own emotions or how to regulate themselves. When we can see that the way someone is behaving is not about us, but about them not knowing how to cope with their own big [...]

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What is Mindfulness?

By |2024-02-01T13:51:08-08:00March 18th, 2024|General|

 In this video I give a simple and straightforward explanation of what Mindfulness is all about and why it's all the rage right now.

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How To Stop Anxiety From Taking Over Your Life: Reframe Fear

By |2024-03-15T14:33:44-07:00March 15th, 2024|General|

 Anxiety tells you to stay small and hidden in order to keep you safe. But is stopping yourself from stepping more fully into your life by trying something new, putting yourself out there, going for what you really want, working toward a goal really keeping you safe? If you want to grow, if you want a full life, you have to be willing to stretch. But anxiety tries to convince you that this is not safe. BUT So often the things we are afraid of are not a threat to our safety - they [...]

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Acceptance vs. Resistance: Be More Mentally Strong with this One Shift

By |2024-03-07T08:44:25-08:00March 7th, 2024|General|

 To become more mentally strong and emotionally intelligent we need to practice certain skills on a regular basis. Many of these skills are about becoming more conscious and aware of how we are reacting to certain things by default, and then intentionally changing that default. So often we keep ourselves in resistance and the stress, anxiety, anger, bitterness that comes with it, when we keep complaining about people or circumstances that we don't like. Sometimes we can do something to influence those people or circumstances to change, but if they are both uninterested in, [...]

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The Top 5 Ways To Process An Emotion Using Your Brain

By |2024-02-29T22:12:22-08:00February 29th, 2024|General|

 When we have big emotions it can be hard to know what to do with them - especially when they feel overwhelming, difficult or painful. But, the truth is, we don't have to be afraid of having big feelings - even the more challenging ones - especially when we know how to process them effectively. In this talk I teach you the top 5, research backed strategies, that include CBT skills, for processing and dealing with big emotions when they show up in healthy, helpful and effective ways.

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Mental Strength Building Skill: Get a Growth Mindset

By |2024-02-23T07:19:51-08:00February 23rd, 2024|General|

 There are 2 types of mindsets that most people navigate the world with. A Fixed Mindset and a Growth Mindset. Many people also use a combination of both - depending on the situation they are in. When you have a growth mindset you see yourself as having say over the general direction of your life and believe you can achieve and accomplish things when you learn, stay committed and work at it to develop your skills and abilities. When you have a fixed mindset you see the world more as people who innately have [...]

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The 3 Things A Relationship Needs to Be Healthy

By |2024-02-16T08:57:15-08:00February 16th, 2024|General|

 Healthy relationships are at the core of our mental health. In order to have good mental health, we need to have good relationships. But how what do healthy relationships look like? How do you know if any particular relationship is healthy, and if you'd like to have better, closer, healthier relationships with either friends, your family or a partner, what does it take? In this talk I'll teach you the 3 key elements of a healthy relationship so you can both assess where your most important relationships are at, and learn some straightforward ways [...]

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5 Cognitive Therapy Skills to Stop Overthinking Everything

By |2024-02-08T08:53:10-08:00February 8th, 2024|General|

 So you overthink... a lot. You overthink what you said, how you said it, what they're thinking about what you said or how you said it, what you should have said instead, maybe even the person you should be instead. It feels bad when you leave a social situation or interaction because of all the rumination, self-doubt and self-criticism that goes through your brain immediately. It also makes it so you feel anxious going into most social situations because you're afraid of coming across the wrong way, or looking awkward or uncomfortable and you [...]

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6 Ways to Stop Being Used by Others

By |2024-02-01T12:56:02-08:00February 1st, 2024|General|

 It does NOT feel good to be used or taken advantage of - especially when you're someone who likes to be kind and generous, but when the generosity gets taken advantage of, it can turn into being used. But how can you make it stop? In this talk I teach you 6 simple ways to stop being used by others -some of them might surprise you.

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Five Clear Signs That You’re Being Used

By |2024-01-26T10:23:58-08:00January 26th, 2024|General|

 Have you ever felt like you're being used, but don't know for sure? Do you feel like that person asks a lot from you, and when they do, something doesn't feel right, but you're not sure if it's because they're taking advantage of you, or it's just you not being as caring or generous as you think you should be? Being used is not always so obvious, but when we are in more one-sided relationships like this it can take a toll on our mental health and self-esteem. If you've ever felt like you're [...]

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5 Quick Ways to Become More Emotionally Mature

By |2024-01-23T11:53:22-08:00January 18th, 2024|General|

 What does it mean to be emotionally mature, and how can you tell if you are? When someone is emotionally mature, they can manage their emotions and keep themselves grounded no matter whomever or what ever is going on around them. Emotionally mature people also tend to be able to see things from other people's perspectives, have more empathy and understanding and can handle and deescalate conflict well. So to help you become more emotionally mature starting today, here are 5 things you can do to get started.

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How To Stop Being Insecure

By |2024-01-11T20:12:06-08:00January 11th, 2024|General|

 It can be hard to feel secure within ourselves when we constantly doubt whether we're good enough, loveable enough, capable enough, smart enough or in general, just, enough. Many of the things we believe about ourselves that make us feel insecure are stories our ego developed in childhood in order to get our needs met. But as adults, we are unconsciously falling into the same patterns, even though we no longer need to get these needs met in the same unhelpful ways. Here I teach you a step by step process to tame that [...]

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