Calgary Psychology Articles

During the journey of life most everyone will experience the undulations between “up days” and “down days”.  Many of the therapy sessions in psychologists’ offices are with clients who don’t have a mental health diagnosis because they are the “worried-well” – those who are dealing with everyday stress, everyday sadness, everyday worry and everyday relational [...]

How therapeutic change becomes you

10.19.2011

Research shows that therapeutic change comes about quicker and feels deeper if three things are perpetually and mindfully present in the dialogue and encounter between a psychologist/counsellor and a client:  BOND, GOALS AND METHODS.  I’ve found in my counselling work  that too much structuring and stratifying of the therapy session stifles the client’s spirit and inhibits the flow of [...]

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Giving Thanks – How Gratitude Can Change Your Life

07.31.2011

Most people view gratitude as a polite expression of appreciation for help, a gift, or any other type of benefit. However, a number of psychologists are finding that an overall “attitude of gratitude” can have a positive effect on your life.

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The Simple Truth about Self Fulfillment

07.25.2011

Self-fulfillment, or the ability to accomplish your hopes and dreams through your own efforts, is one thing many people seek in order to have a satisfying, happy life. To some people, finding self-fulfillment may seem difficult or out of reach. When it comes to self-fulfillment, however, the amount of effort you put in is a [...]

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Positive Aging A How To Guide

07.18.2011

Numerous studies have shown that a positive outlook on aging translates not only to happier retirement years and overall better mental health, but longevity as well. In fact, those who have a positive attitude when it comes to aging live an average of 7.5 years longer than people who are anxious or depressed about aging.

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How Happiness Makes You Healthy

07.11.2011

You’ve probably heard the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine.” But this isn’t just a well-known saying; numerous studies have continually proven the benefits of happiness and optimism on health. Not only does a happy, upbeat mood make you feel good emotionally, but it can also make you a healthier person physically. A few of [...]

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Can Procrastination Be Good for You?

06.14.2011

Chances are, you’re probably familiar with the concept of procrastination. We all do it, whether it’s cramming for a test at the last minute, putting off doing laundry until there’s nothing to wear, or waiting until the last second to file taxes.

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Are You Living Your Life on Purpose

06.07.2011

Most people want to live a full, purposeful life that is rich and full of meaning. People who live their lives on purpose are excited to wake up each day and see what the day has in store. They have plans and goals that enrich their lives and are continually working towards self-progression and fulfilling [...]

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Sometimes little is big

06.02.2011

Choosing to make a difference each and every day can be a real-life revelation and actualization of your humanity in the making. Making a difference doesn’t need to be about the big things, the little things will do just fine. Actually, attending to the little things that concern another can build a bigger bond, trust [...]

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The Courtship Sales System, Part 2: The Stages in a Sales Relationship

05.03.2011

There are multiple stages in a sales relationship and recognizing each of the stages is important to developing this relationship.

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