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Improve your Life with Positive Self-Talk

Self-talk is the constant monologue that goes on inside your head during most of your waking hours.  It consists of myriad voices that whisper advice and opinions that can trigger emotions such as anxiety, fear, anger and doubt.  What is worrying however, is that often many of these emotions aren’t pertinent to the immediate circumstances […]

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Keep Temptation Under Control Around Food

The hand is way up here because I’m one of the first to admit that improving my eating habits and generally living a healthier lifestyle ain’t easy. Before I was blessed with a family, my weight seemed to take care of itself naturally. Food rarely entered my mind until my stomach chirped up with a […]

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Who or What Are Inner Imps?

YOU, along with everyone else on the planet, have Inner Imps – a conscience, inner self-talk, voices, feelings, guides, however you like to refer to them is irrelevant. The only thing that is non-negotiable is your need to accept that they are there. Psychologists refer to their constant chatter as “self-talk”, but here at CANDo […]

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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep! I touched on this topic a while back in the Life Skills for Children A-Z series but I think it’s so important, I’m going to hit it again. It’s pretty obvious to most that if we don’t get enough sleep we end up crabby and lack the va-va-voom necessary to function properly during the day.  […]

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How to Stop Procrastinating and Get It Done Already!

Do you put things off that you should be getting done? Does your daily To-Do List often end up a XXXX-I-Should-A-Done List? If so, then you’re gonna lurvve this one. We’re going tackle that little Inner Imp Procrastination today. Grab him by his ear and get him to own up to some of his really […]

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The Key to Resisting Temptation

Can you resist temptation or do you wish you were a little stronger-willed? Ahhh, Temptation. That silver-tongued little Inner Imp that makes all the naughty things in life sounds so hmm hmmmmm good! If Temptation has managed to get a little too much control over “Team You”, then maybe you need to start going about […]

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Keeping it Productive

Isn’t it irritating how when you work from home it’s so terribly easy to “waste” huge chunks of time every day: Time that should be spent engaged in some worthwhile activity designed to leave your mark on the world and/or save the planet – alright then, doing the ironing at the very least! My mischievous […]

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Stress Busters – How to Keep Your Soul From Wilting

Oh yes, the big-bad-S of STRESS. I think we’re all familiar with the little Inner Imp I’m talking about here. One of the things I often get asked is what coping mechanisms me and my Inner Imps have for dealing with Stress. “What you – STRESSED?” I hear you cry. Well, the answer is “Oh […]

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Life Skills – Honesty and Integrity

Are you a Honest with yourself and other people? Do you tell it how it is or are you too concerned that people might not like you if you tell them what you really think? What about your Integrity? Are you honest with yourself or do you “blame” others for what’s wrong in your life? […]

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Team You and Your Inner Imps – Part 1

YOU, along with everyone else on the planet, have “Inner Imps” – a conscience, inner voice, feelings, guides, however you like refer to them personally feel free to take your pick. “Team You” is made up of you and all these Inner Imps. They live, perhaps unsurprisingly, inside of you and they are opinionated with […]

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