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This Is The Final Day

“Tomorrow is January 1st, 2015. If you want change to occur in 2015 it MUST START WITH YOU. Light a fire inside and get serious about rebuilding your future. Not for the last time, I ask you, …………………………………

“How bad do you want it?”

A very motivating post Kelly! Happy New Year to all; may the new year bring you what you want and what you have worked for. May the new year bring you health, peace, and happiness!

Employment Counselling with Kelly Mitchell

As today is December 31st, 2014 I thought I’d remind you that today is the final day. “The final day?”, I can imagine you are asking yourself; what is he talking about? Well I’m just reminding you that as it’s the final day of the year, tomorrow is the day you promised yourself you’d get on with it. You know, that change you’ve put putting off because you might as well make a fresh start of something and 2015 seemed like a logical time to begin.

That’s the thing you see about putting things off to some point in the future; the future eventually becomes your present. Often it’s the things we really should have been doing once we realized we weren’t that we put off, and we somehow rationalize the decision to put things off if there’s some external event that somehow justifies putting things off for the time…

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New Year’s Reflection: 2014

None of us truly knows what the future holds. Would we want to if we really think about it? Sometimes surprises, uncertainty, and spontaneity are good!

2014 is just about done and 2015 right around the corner! Typically people make resolutions or set goals for the coming year; I know I do, but I tend to follow through on them. For others they have great intentions and for whatever reason the goal(s) or resolution(s) fades away…. Make 2015 a different year by the choices you make.

I have come across a few good websites/blogs lately and will focus on one that mentions Appreciating Life. http://www.momentsoflife.org/news-blogs/appreciating-life-2015. It is positive, uplifting and in reality, no matter how bad something seems or is, as the expression goes, “It could always be worse.”

  • More joy
  • More determination
  • More love

I would go further and add:

  • More compassion
  • More empathy
  • More kindness
  • More socialization with friends, family, and colleagues
  • More volunteering in whatever way one is able

Wishing everyone a safe, happy, healthy and peaceful New Year!

Warmly,

Victoria Brewster, MSW (Vikki)

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Our Small Deeds Define Us

Kelly, as always you write from the heart and with compassion and empathy.

I agree that people seem kinder, nicer, and more generous in spirit and monetarily at this time of year. Perhaps the lights, holiday displays, smell of freshly baked cookies puts people in a good mood!

Small, random acts of kindness are the best to me-giving without expecting anything in return or giving because you can.

Employment Counselling with Kelly Mitchell

When we are bucking for a promotion or want to be assigned some project or assignment, is it at these times when we suddenly change our character, act kinder to those in influential positions or conversely do we stay true to whom we a:re throughout?

Having just had Christmas pass, in a few of the movies I watched recently some of the characters in the shows mused openly about how kinder people were at this time of the year; why couldn’t people carry this kindness and thoughtfulness with them throughout the balance of the year? Usually these people wondered about others instead of turning the question inward and asking it of themselves.

Have you ever noticed that a child who wants something often is on their best behaviour? That an adult who wants a change in behaviour from a child often says something like, “Remember Santa’s watching”, or “Somebody is…

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Healing Cancer, Heart Disease, and More – Book Review

Book Review of: Visualizations, Quotes, Private History of Survival, Affirmations, and Guidance to Heal Cancer, Heart Disease and more Psychoneoroimmunology” by Jerry Rhine

Jerry is a multiple heart attack survivor and stroke survivor. He suffers from brain damage and struggles with memory, organization, and other cognitive functions-he has damage to the frontal lobe of his brain. He earned his Master of Social Work Degree from New York University in 2004 while he was diagnosed with cancer. His recovery and remission is amazing!

He was first diagnosed with prostate cancer and later with B-cell non-Hodgkins’s Lymphoma, stage 3. He is a 20 year survivor from his multiple heart attacks and a 10 year survivor from his cancer. He received his certification as a Jewish Healer and Recovery Support Specialist. He is a speaker to both religious and civic groups regarding coping with life changing illnesses. He provides strategies to empower ill individuals and their families.

His focus is:

  • Use Imagery to heal-it is a tool of your imagination and subconscious. Cognitive therapy uses words.
  • Imagery can be used to invoke positive emotions, can change your negative mood. Imagery techniques can improve the quality of life of the one who is ill during and after treatment.
  • Imagery uses all the senses. Focus on something that invigorates memories from the past or see positive events in the future. Focus on positive emotions, create your own photograph, painting, sculpture, movie or visual in your mind. Bring all your senses into it; smell, touch, hearing, visual, and taste.
  • Optimism, introspection, seek what you want. Remember knowledge is power. Recapture the curiosity you had as a child.

His book focuses on:

  • Self-love
  • Happiness
  • Self-esteem
  • Courage
  • Willingness to adjust
  • Compassion
  • Laughter
  • Gratitude
  • Energy
  • Spirituality
  • Faith
  • Connection
  • Meditation

This book is based on the concept – The emotions in the mind creates physiological changes in the body, both positive and negative. Focusing on positive imagery changes the chemicals in neurotransmitters resulting in empowering the immune system. This has the potential to reverse physical and emotional disease.

The book is inspirational and small enough that it is not overwhelming to one who is struggling with their own health issues or perhaps there is a family member or friend who is struggling with health issues. I recommend you take a look.

By Victoria Brewster, MSW

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“No matter what people tell you,words and ideas can change the world.”-Robin Williams.

Robin Williams was one of my all time favorite actors and still is. I have watched many of his movies lately with The Bird Cage, Dead’s Poet’s Society, Patch Adams, and Good Morning Vietnam being 4 of my favorites….
His death/suicide is a huge loss to all of society. His skill was varied; he performed in many different roles and challenged himself.

My deepest sympathies to his family….

We should all aspire to a variety of roles whether comedian, good friend, serious or dramatic with concern and compassion mixed in….

Robin Williams was one of my all time favorite actors and still is. I have watched many of his movies lately with The Bird Cage, Dead’s Poet’s Society, Patch Adams, and Good Morning Vietnam being 4 of my favorites…. His death/suicide is a huge loss to all of society. His skill was varied; he performed… Continue reading “No matter what people tell you,words and ideas can change the world.”-Robin Williams.

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