I know I am right, so why should I change?

As I reflect on my conversations around LOGOSYNTHESIS, I recognize that we often hold a great deal of emotion in our beliefs. The stronger the emotion, the more adamant we are that we are right and the stronger the conviction to get others to change.  Consider how the following statements may be limiting: I don’t get along well with others because they have issues. I am not the one who needs personal development work. My frustration at work is due to other people not doing things … Read More

Feeling Stressed? Apply Logosynthesis.

In my daily routines, I get stressed and I interact with a lot of stressed individuals. I don’t work in health care.  I don’t work with illness.  I have a regular job and I am involved in my community.  I appreciate the great people that are involved in my life. I notice that some of our stress is individual and some is collective. I notice that we often react in manner that is a little more dramatic than what others can appreciate.  I notice that … Read More

When work is overwhelming.

I admit that my job can overwhelm me at times. I have been in the same position for the past 10+ years.  As the process in my role continually increases, I have difficulty keeping up with the workload.  I feel like I am playing ‘pop-a-mole’.  The faster I work, the further behind I get.  My computer doesn’t respond fast enough and new systems continue to add process.  I work to get everything under control but don’t feel like I am having success. It  is very easy … Read More

Really? That triggers my behaviour?

Over my career in dietetics, marketing and sales, understanding how to effectively break habits and change behaviour has been a key goal.  Additionally, I feel a need to change my behaviour in my roles as mother, spouse, coworker, friend and community member.  Our traditional approaches ask us to identify the behaviours we want to change and then put in place action items and timelines to change them.  The general thinking is that if we can stick to our new plan … Read More

Do you know what your stress feels like?

We readily talk about how stressed out we are.  We can explain in great detail how our work, our family, our friends and our chores wear us down.  However, we rarely take time to quietly sit back and get in touch with what our stress feels like in each situation.  It can be uncomfortable to get in touch with these feelings so we avoid the sensations by adding more things to our ‘to do’ list. Instead, we create more stress for ourselves and for those … Read More

What triggers my reactions in parenting?

Losing my cool as a parent! As a parent, I truly want to do a great job raising my children. However, I admit that I get stressed.  I have been known to raise my voice and lose my cool when things don’t go as I feel they should.  I know what I should be doing and how to do it but in the moment, all good intentions are put aside and I react. The key motivator for me to work on … Read More

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