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The Secret to Moving On is Starting Over

Moving on without looking back isn’t always easy, especially when your emotional baggage is weighing you down. Sometimes you need to stop along the way in order to heal or maybe even reinvent yourself. Only when you’ve shaped the new and better…

5 Keys to Overcoming Resistance to Change

Whether we like it or not, life is dynamic. Nothing remains static. Therefore, what today is, may not be tomorrow. Still, overcoming resistance to change can be a daunting task for many people. In fact, some try really hard to…

How to Change a Habit in 6 Steps

Changing a habit is a real challenge, especially if it’s deeply rooted. However, we can all identify a habit we’d like to change. When a new year arrives, we all make resolutions to start or stop doing something. The truth…

Henko: Changing Without Going Back

Henko is a Japanese word that refers to a transformative change where there’s no possibility of going back to how we once were. In many cases, it represents an advancement in our personal growth. It’s proof that we should be able…

Chaos Theory or “The Butterfly Effect”

We’ve all heard of the butterfly effect. It’s the essence of chaos theory. Chaos theory was first defined by James Yorke and T.Y. Li in 1975 and it reminds us of something essential. The world doesn’t follow a predictable pattern.…

How Does a Time Change Affect You?

Two weekends per year, a good part of the northern hemisphere undergoes a time change in order to take better advantage of daylight hours. It’s actually an old idea. It was first proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 with the…

When Nothing Seems to Go Your Way

We’re going to be quite blunt in this article. When nothing seems to go your way, you may simply need to stop trying to control everything. Trying to stop or fix things that are out of your control rarely goes…

Is it Possible to Change and Stay the Same?

Is it possible to change and stay the same? How many times has someone told us to “never change”? In that sense, change can be seen as negative or as a weakness. “It changed, it’s no longer the same.” Change is…

Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change

Few methods have experienced such a spectacular advance in so little time as motivational interviewing. Its success is due to several factors. It facilitates the relationship with the patient, its efficacy is scientifically proven, and it’s been developed collaboratively. Nowadays,…

Life Crises: The 4 Keys to Facing Them

Most of us have gone through complicated situations that we had to overcome, life crises that force us to stop our normal life or even close doors for us. We may classify life crises as negative because they make us change…

You Can Overcome Anything

When you feel shipwrecked, you won’t have someone there to hand you a life preserver. When you have to make a blind leap into the vast emptiness, you find yourself without a parachute. Nevertheless, you somehow manage to get through…

Jonathan Livingston Seagull: Believing in Yourself

It was morning, and the new sun sparkled gold across the ripples of a gentle sea. So begins Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach. It begins just like life begins. This book is the beginning of a new day, just as the sun, the…