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The Key to Getting Started

What is your mid-afternoon goal? I bet you’ve never been asked that before. Let’s break that question down. I’m being serious. Because this is the key to self-development. One small goal per day. Something you can easily achieve by mid-afternoon. That is all you need to get started. Forget about the 2 year plan, the …

6 Ways to Reclaim Your Identity

Lost. … Does that resonate with you? I’ll let you in on a secret: it resonates with me. Because that is how I felt, day after day, for a very long time. Until recently. Don’t get me wrong, I still have bad days (which is actually great because that means I am human). But along …

How to Release Meaningless and Underlying Anger

Are you angry? Here’s a better question: Are you happy, until without warning, a small occurrence causes you to become bitter and lash-out for what seems like no reason? Maybe this reaction has a negative effect on the people around you. Or worse, maybe this reaction has a negative effect on the way you view …

This is my “Why”

Are you feeling discouraged today? Well secret’s out – I am! And I was a little discouraged yesterday, and last week, and even last month…and maybe you were too. For me, feeling discouraged definitely comes and goes. Especially since I am trying to do something a little out of the ordinary: I don’t have a …

My Top 10 (and slightly unconventional) Ways to Reduce Stress in Under 10 Minutes

Stress: the ultimate time waster, relationship breaker, anger fuel-er, burn-out creator, self-esteem robber, worthiness thief…the list could go on and on. Yet, no matter how hard we try, we all experience stress. Well it turns out, it is supposed to be that way. Because we are human. Because we have cortisol. Because we have brains …

Will this be the Year of You?

Question for you: Is the upcoming year going to be the best year of your life yet? Answer: “Well Ella, let me go grab my crystal ball. Oh wait…I don’t have one!” Ok, maybe you’re not as sarcastic as I am. But do you really know the answer to that question? You don’t? No worries, …

Recipe for a Self-care Lifestyle!

Anyone who knows me well knows that I’ve been trying to finish a master’s degree for the past three years. Yup, you heard me… THREE YEARS! Between working a full time job, never wanting to do the degree, thinking I was stupid, having a mental break down and taking an 8-month official leave, it has …

Passion >>> Complacency

!PSA! Take this 3-question quiz that will guarantee 1 of 4 possibilities: (1) you have an a-ha moment, (2) you give yourself a pat on the back (3) you have an oh-s***-what-am-I-doing moment, or (4) some combination of 1 & 3! Question 1- How old are you? Question 2a – What are you doing in …

Fifty Shades of Monday

This is a follow-up to my last blog where I talked about Mondays being my favourite day of the week. One of my friends asked if I could recommend more things for people to do on Mondays. So instead of listing off a few items, I decided to write a full list of 50 Things …

I LOVE MONDAYS :) (please read if you don’t agree)

Yes, you read the title correctly. I LITERALLY love Mondays! And I will tell you why: When Monday morning rolls around, I wake-up and realize I have another 7 days of the week to kick some serious a**! I am honestly so fired-up about life! Who the heck doesn’t want more time to live the …