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What is Freedom and Do You Need to Fight for It?

“What is freedom and do you need to fight for it?” This is a question that is on my mind 24/7 these days.  Especially with the huge amount of division, coercion, bullying and misinformation that is going on (from “both sides” of the “argument). Note:  this article is my independent opinion, based on extensive research …

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How to Manage Covid-19 Stress

How to Manage Covid-19 Stress is an article updated from a Café Reflection I wrote on 21 January 2011.  The original title was “What can you do about your quake stress?”  For the reason that Canterbury had ongoing trauma from the 4 September 2010 Darfield Earthquake.  Little did I (or anyone else) know that a …

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Feeling Overwhelm with Covid-19 Impact

I’m feeling overwhelm.  In fact, I’m having a hard time today with what is happening in the world regarding Coronavirus.  As I search within and without for strength and courage, I remembered seeing this article by Scott Berinato titled “That Discomfit Your Feeling is Grief”.  So I thought I’d share it with you. Some key …

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Acronym for Fear

Acronym for Fear Factual Evidence Analyse Respond

Most people think of the acronym for FEAR being “False Evidence Appearing Real”.  The consequences of thinking this way keeps you stuck and unable to move forward.  As a result, you focus and feed your imagination on the negatives.  Consequently, feelings of anxiety, overwhelm, and paralysis are generated. For example, take the info-pandemic that has …

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Seeking Certainty

Desperately Seeking Certainty

I’m Desperately Seeking Certainty.  Okay, not so much the desperately bit! I chose the headline to attract the Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers who follow me to this post. Because the world we grew up in, the 70s, 80s and 90s, has well and truly gone. The times they are a changin’ … yet again. And …

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February 22, 2019 Reflections

World Thinking Day / Christchurch Earthquake 8th Anniversary This date has been a day of reflection for as long as I can remember.  As a child, I was a Brownie, and a Girl Guide, and so this was Thinking Day (now known as World Thinking Day) for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.  February 22 was …

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Unexpected Disaters

3 Entrepreneurship Tips: Surviving Unexpected Disasters

What happens to your entrepreneurial endeavours when unexpected disasters or major events hit you? These are seldom expected, arrive when you can least afford them, and create an overwhelming level of stress. Most solo entrepreneurs or small businesses sink all of their resources into their ventures. Time, energy, capital and cashflow is more often than …

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For the Wildfire Evacuees of Alberta and British Columbia

To be wildfire evacuees in Alberta and British Columbia is to be part of a devastating, mass trauma event. The Canadian wildfire evacuees are running for their lives. They face an uncertain future. They do not know when they can go home. They do not know what they will find. They fled with very little, …

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