3 Strategies to Manage Emotions

Here’s the thing… emotions are energy. Where we run into problems is when this energy remains trapped inside. In an attempt to manage my emotions, I spent many years turning towards self-harming behaviours, or substances like alcohol. That did not work. What did work is something that I refer to as the big 3. 1. Walk Sometimes we just have to leave the confines of four walls and get outside. Walking is one of the most effective ways to release intense emotions. Actually, exercise in general wakes up the system, makes you feel alive and allows your body to function…

COVID-19 and Grief

This image was taken during my last keynote before COVID-19. As time ticks on I am finding that one of the greatest emotions I am feeling is grief. After spending so many years trying to harm or kill myself this was my redemption. However, while there is loss for all of us, I have learned to embrace it, feel it, let it go and not get stuck there. Like you, I am thinking outside of the box and am finding new and creative ways to do what I love. Yes. This is a difficult time. But we were not meant…

Mental Health Strategies During COVID-19

  Unfortunately, we are going to see a significant rise in the number of people who struggle with mental health issues as a result of COVID-19. The coronavirus has required us to adapt to these unprecedented times. Initially, these changes significantly impacted my mental health. Thankfully, I have found 6 wellness strategies that have strengthened my mental wellness. What are you doing for your mental wellness?   

How To Manage Your Stress

Well… technically I would say that breathing is the best tool to manage stress. However, this phrase is more catchy.   How much time and energy do you give to the factors that are out of your control?    I would encourage you to make a list of the things that are in your control, and another list that identifies the things that are out of control. Then sit back, and identify where you let your eyes rest. For me, the definition of anxiety is trying to control the things that are out of your control. It’s time to take…

Are You Existing or Are You Living?

I believe that there are two types of people in this world. There are those who exist, and then there are those who live. Which one are you? To exist is easy. It is like being on autopilot where every day tends to repeat itself. In this state, you do not step outside of your comfort zone, you do not take risks, and therefore you do not grow. People who exist are more likely to stay in the same unhealthy relationship, go to the same job they dread, and simply serve their time in the game of life. To live,…