In her book Positivity, Barbara L. Fredrickson writes, “You are constantly changing — not just your clothes or your hairstyle, but your inner core, the very essence of your being. Change is the rule, constancy the rare exception. Consider the change underway within you at this very moment. What you know as ‘you’ is actually trillions of cells living and working together. Most only live for a few weeks or months. When they die, they are replaced by new cells. This cycle continues for as long as you live. The pace of cell renewal varies by body part. Your taste buds live only a few hours. Your white blood cells live about ten days. Your muscle cells live about three months. Even your bones are made anew time and again. Considering these differences, scientists have suggested that you replace about 1 per cent of your cells each day. That’s 1 per cent today, another 1 per cent tomorrow, amounting to roughly 30 per cent by next month and 100 per cent by next season. Seeing yourself and your cells in this way, every three months you get a whole new you. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that it takes around three months to learn a new habit or make a lifestyle change. Perhaps we can’t teach an old cell new tricks.” Continue reading
Positive Psychology co-founder Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is best known for his Flow Theory. This is when you are engaged in a task that uses your gifts while challenging your skills. In a moment of flow, you may forget to get up, go to the washroom or even eat. You are fully invested in something that brings you happiness and peace. Continue reading
I’ve decided to take the Too Much Challenge. What is something that is ‘too much’ in our life? Too much stress? Too much sugar? Too much scheduling? Too much alcohol? Too much Netflix? Continue reading
“It’s a road trip that we never finished,” said Humboldt Broncos player and crash survivor Brayden Camrud. But tonight they will do just that.
And the sold-out, small town hockey game in an 1800-seat arena will be broadcast live across the nation. Continue reading
On January 26, 1950, 68 years ago, the Republic of India was born. For decades a quiet lawyer named Mahatma Ghandi had led a peaceful fight to gain independence from Britain. Continue reading
Seventy three years ago this week was D-Day. On June 6, 1944 allied troops landed on a beach in Normandy to fight for our freedom. This was the beginning of the end of World War II. There were 10,000 allied casualties that day including 4,414 who died. Continue reading