The Breakthroughs Blog

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The Breakthroughs Blog

Personal Development
Self Improvement Blog

I’m writing this blog with the intention of helping people learn life changing concepts and principles, as well as to share my own reflections and perspectives as a coach. In coaching sessions I don’t do very much talking, I simply ask intuitive questions to spark new insights and possibilities and guide the client towards their own choices & commitments.

There are times when I feel called to share “teaching pieces”; either a helpful model, concept or way of understanding their situation from another perspective. Often it was just what they were needing to hear. Then I offer the suggestion that they learn more about it through books or other resources. I want to provide one of those resources here for you – a self-coaching resource.

To make it more interactive for you, feel free to leave your comments at the bottom of each post and I’ll be glad to respond.

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Coincidence, Synchronicity & Dr. Joe

Coincidence, Synchronicity & Dr. Joe

A meaningful coincidence is when two or more events that are unlikely to be related in any way, come together for a reason. When it happens or when we reflect on it later, we get the shivers and goosebumps and feel deeply connected to something greater than ourselves and have a gut sense that it's more than mere chance at play. This post is about one example that just came up in my life and I had to share it with you.

Carl Jung said that synchronicities help pull us out of our egocentric thinking into a greater wholeness. Deepak Chopra said that synchronicities are clues to fulfilling our deepest dreams and desires. And that is why I’m sharing this with you. Perhaps it will help you reflect more deeply on a coincidence that’s happened to you or is about to happen for you and helps you decide what to do next in your life.

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Life Doesn’t Wait, So Quit Stalling and Start Living!

Life Doesn’t Wait, So Quit Stalling and Start Living!

Life doesn’t wait. Like a river’s constant flow, it doesn’t wait for anyone’s permission or readiness but the invitation is there to jump, step or gracefully slide in at any time and ride the flow. Are you wanting to start something new, take a big leap, make a major transition or simply do one thing you know you’ve want to do but have been stalling on for a long time? And the more you stall, the more confused you get about wanting to take action?

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Welcome 2014! Lessons in Facing Fear

Welcome 2014! Lessons in Facing Fear

Happy New Year It’s now been two weeks since 2014 began. How are you enjoying it so far? Has it been good to you? Have you been good to it and to yourself? Did you make any resolutions? Have you been sticking to them? Has it been easy or hard? Here’s a little video I’d like you to see: (please click the link below and the video will open in a new window) – it’s a clip of me on New...

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Taming Your Gremlin by Rick Carson: Book Recommendation

Taming Your Gremlin by Rick Carson: Book Recommendation

I highly recommend this book to all who feel plagued by the Gremlin within and would like to live their lives with more inner peace, mental clarity, more compassion to ourselves and others, and who would finally like to see what life can be like if we were our natural selves. A special thanks and tons of admiration and respect for the author Rick Carson who has helped so many people throughout the world (including me) with his loving, compassionate and wise lessons.

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The Virtue of Wisdom & Its Character Strengths – Video Series

The Virtue of Wisdom & Its Character Strengths – Video Series

Consider the Character Strengths below that relate to Wisdom and how using one of them alone or in combination with strengths from other virtues (courage, humanity, justice, temperance, transcendence) towards a goal could make you feel. It’s been proven that using our strengths in meaningful pursuits engages people (creates that feeling of flow and brings people into the “Zone”) and creates long-lasting fulfillment. So, it’s up to us to discover our strengths and continuously find new ways of using them.

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Finding Your Inner Voice & Learning to Trust It

Finding Your Inner Voice & Learning to Trust It

Your True Inner Voice – The Voice of the Heart & Soul You’ve probably heard it many times before – “trust your inner voice, it’s the voice of wisdom. It knows what’s best for you and if you only trust it, choices and decisions that seem difficult will answer themselves.” We’ve heard it expressed in other ways too: “follow your heart, it will never fail you”, or...

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Character Strengths Series: Routes to a Happy & Meaningful Life

Character Strengths Series: Routes to a Happy & Meaningful Life

Following this post, which provides a brief overview of character strengths, I'll publish one post for each of the Core Virtues and will include a video about a person (or group) who lives and breathes the strengths associated with it. If I’m lucky I’ll find one video for each strength but it’s proving to be more challenging and time intensive than I thought. The first video, however, is within and it's an interview with none other than the father of the Positive Psychology movement, Martin Seligman.

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Bell’s Let’s Talk Day: Raising Awareness on Mental Health

Bell’s Let’s Talk Day: Raising Awareness on Mental Health

Let's face it, there's a beast of a stigma about mental illness. Bell Canada is doing something about it with a campaign that's built to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental illness, the faces of illness, what kind of care is available and a lot more. Learn about it here

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SAD Times: More Than a Case of The Winter Blues

SAD Times: More Than a Case of The Winter Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) It’s normal to have some down days here and there – despite all your best efforts of living a happy and healthy lifestyle. But this isn’t just a case of the blues or a few bad moods, is it? It’s worse and you don’t know when it’s going to stop or get better. It could be Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a form of depression. It’s good that...

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Forgiveness: Giving Yourself a Fresh Start

Forgiveness: Giving Yourself a Fresh Start

With the new year upon us - I wanted to prepare something to help everyone create the best year possible. In previous years around this time, I’ve written about intentions and heart smart goals, a distinct variation from resolutions. This year I wanted to share something different as well, something I thought would be good for the soul.

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