Category Archives: anxiety

14 Roots and Principles to Live By

Victor Hugo once said, “Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.” Living by principles instead of running around looking for the perfect methods gets you where you want to go. When the helicopter … Continue reading

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Surgery is a Team Sport

Last week I received news of the strong likelihood of another surgery – surgery number nine. What I thought would be day surgery to release my knee so it will bend past 90 degrees was inaccurate. The release my surgeon … Continue reading

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Pushed or Pulled: Which One Are You?

Are you pushed by a drivenness to work and excel and get things done?  Or are you pulled by a desire to live from a place of value and deeper meaning?  I was asked that question the other day as … Continue reading

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How to End Procrastination NOW!

Procrastination kills good intentions. It subtly stands on your shoulder and reminds you of the reasons why you can’t do something or why you’d be better off waiting just one more day before starting that important project.   Procrastination is the … Continue reading

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A Tale of One Unlucky Butterfly

When a bad wind storm hits the west coast of BC, it’s not unusual to see a tree uprooted with roots no more than a couple of feet in depth.  The growth comes so easily due to plenty of rainfall. … Continue reading

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The Great Control Hoax

You may think it’s true but it isn’t.  The last two lines of the poem Invictus by William Ernest Henley puts it this way: I am the master of my fate/ I am the captain of my soul. These words … Continue reading

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The Mark Twain School of Motivation

What gets you up in the morning and keeps you going? How do you stay motivated to do the things that matter even when you don’t feel like it? What motivates you to stay engaged when the pressures on to … Continue reading

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From a Mother’s Perspective

Note: This is a guest post written by my mom Joan Taylor. She is one of my biggest fans and has been a great source of support and encouragement throughout this journey of injury and recovery. She is retired and … Continue reading

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A Glimpse at New Normal

This week I saw from a distance my new normal and I was not impressed! Maybe it has happened to you. You look into the future and are shocked by what you see coming. The moment I saw this new … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Deal Doggedly With Worry

wor·ry   [wur-ee, wuhr-ee] To feel uneasy or concerned about something; be troubled. To disturb the peace of mind of. To proceed doggedly in the face of difficulty or hardship; struggle. To seize with the teeth and shake or tug at repeatedly. … Continue reading

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