What is the definition of “flow”? Flow is that feeling when you’re doing something and time seems to fly by. We’ve all had it at times. Jazz musicians say they get it when they are improvising. …


Your posture is important! I didn’t think much of posture when I was a teenager and often slouched. But as I got older I started paying more attention to my posture and now people compliment me on it! Not that I’m perfect or an expert on posture, by any means…


The Basics of Listening

We can all become better listeners. Listening to others is one of the most powerful yet underused people skills. Too often people leave a conversation not feeling heard, seen or understood. …


One of the biggest sources of stress in people’s lives is other people. Counselors and psychologists say that when people come to them to talk about their problems, they often talk about the other people in their lives who are causing them grief.

One of the best ways to deal…


So often we wait for a lightning bolt of inspiration to get us going. But how often does that really come? Sometimes we have “aha” moments that set us off down a path of creativity, whether it is working out, or writing a book, or starting a business.

But more…


Too often we are rushed by our environment. Dishes to wash, deadlines to meet, dollars to make. We can find ourselves responding to things rather than being in control of our situation.

Wouldn’t you like to be able to rise above this leash around your neck? …


The secret of happiness is helping others. Author Bill Shore says that people are often unhappy with their job and are looking for something more. They want to do “something that counts”.

Philanthropy is one of the biggest factors in long-term life satisfaction. …


The Convenient Workout is a simple full body workout routine. It is incredibly easy to fit into your day and works all the major muscles in your body. It might just be the easiest way to build muscle in the world.

Millions of people dream of becoming more muscular. This…


What is a happiness hangover?

Psychologists say it is the sad or “down” time you experience after an exciting event is over, but without the alcohol. This can happen after Christmas, the birth of your child, or a fun weekend, for example.

Eckhart Tolle in his book, “The Power of…


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to follow your dreams and do something totally out of your usual realm of possibilities? How would it feel? What would people think of you for doing it?

When I was 19 years old, I got that chance.

I was sitting…

Matthew Dickson

I am an advocate for people with mental illness in developing countries at www.MindAid.ca. I have bicycled across Canada, am an avid reader and love dancing!

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