NLP: Neuro Linguistic Programming

Neuro Linguistic Programming or NLP is something I just recently stumbled upon. It can be a bit confusing at first but it sounds like something I’d like to try and I wanted to share a bit about it.   What is NLP: Neuro Linguistic Programming? According to Wikipedia: Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States in the 1970s. […] NLP’s creators claim there is a connection between neurological processes (neuro-), language (linguistic) and behavioral patterns learned through experience (programming), and that these can be… Read more

Bell Let’s Talk Jan 25 #BellLetsTalk

Every year on January 25 Bell Canada runs a campaign to bring more awareness to mental health issues. It’s called Bell Let’s Talk.   Bell will contribute 5 cents to mental health related initiatives for every text message sent, and mobile and long distance calls made by Bell and Bell Aliant customers, every tweet and Instagram post using #BellLetsTalk, Facebook video view and use of the Bell Let’s Talk geofilter on Snapchat.  – Bell Although the campaign raises money for mental health initiatives, it’s main purpose is to spread awareness of stigma with regards to mental health. Do a quick… Read more

The Difference Between Angry and Mad

How many times have you heard people use the word angry and mad interchangeably (me included) when there really is a difference between angry and mad.   Difference Between Angry and Mad While there is technically a difference between being angry and mad, it’s not that big of a deal if you say you are mad when you mean angry, especially if you live in North America. Although I will be explaining a bit behind the meaning of the words, this post is about dealing with your anger as much as it is about the correct grammar. Angry and Mad… Read more

The Perfect Marriage

The Perfect Marriage What’s the trick to having the perfect marriage? Well there isn’t one! Every marriage is a spot on a line from bad marriage to great marriage and everything we do to and for each other or against each other moves us along that line. I’ve always thought my marriage was pretty good but that didn’t mean there wasn’t room for improvement. As a recent Christian I’ve been studying the Christian view of marriage and whether you agree with it or follow it or not is irrelevant. What’s relevant is that I’m using what I learn to improve… Read more

Knowing the Power of Jesus

  I am studying the book of Mark with the Good Morning Girls and Women Living Well. The question to contemplate for Mark 4 is: “Jesus has all authority over nature. Even the winds and waves obey him. How does knowing the power of Jesus, give you peace in the midst of your lifestorms?” As a new Christian, I still forget the power of Jesus. When I’m struggling through life’s storms I still forget that Jesus is my rock. I need to work more on leaning on him, allowing his strength be my strength. Do you know that Jesus is… Read more

When Times Are Tough

  When times are tough mental health wise, I like to be near my husband. He is my rock, he anchors me to the real world when my mind prefers to drift off into an imaginary one. I don’t know where I’d be without him, I am so lucky to have him in my life. He is definitely my soul-mate if there is such a thing. What about those out there who don’t have someone there for them, supporting them unconditionally? I feel so sorry for them, I wish I could be there for everyone who is without a loved… Read more

Are you the egg, the carrot or the coffee bean?

Are you the egg, the carrot or the coffee bean? In life, some people are like the egg, soft in the beginning, malleable, delicate. But when pressure (like boiling water or life’s pressures) surrounds the egg, it gets harder and is tough, not malleable. These are the people who have a hardened heart thanks to the pressures of life. In life, some people are the carrot. They start of hard and strong, but when pressure (or water) surrounds the carrot it gets softer and softer until it turns to mush. It can’t hold it self together, it gets crushed under… Read more