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normal has to die

Why Normal Has To Die

Why Normal Has To Die   A long bus ride home I don’t do normal well. I never have. As a kid I always had this sense that I was just different from other kids, not just because I was bigger or more vocal. There was something else. I thought differently. I saw things differently.…

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burnout

5 Steps To Take If You Are Burning Out!

Are you experiencing burnout and not sure what to do?     Burnout is so much more than just being tired. Burnout is the result of your brain and body trying desperately to cope with a long term energy deficit. Simply put, your gas tank is empty and you are running on fumes. Burnout is…

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mental health

5 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health Right Now!

Take one of these steps today!   It is an urban myth that improving your mental health takes a long time. In fact, great gains can be made fairly quickly if we take the right steps. Today we are going to explore some of the most effective strategies for reducing stress and decreasing your risk…

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motivation

Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs: Explained

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: Explained A common issue that leads people to seek therapy is lack of motivation, but what I usually find is that lack of motivation is not the only issue, but something underlying that is getting in the way. Let’s explore! Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a theory surrounding motivation. It explains…

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cancel culture and the war on personal responsibility

Cancel Culture and the War on Personal Responsibility

“It’s not me, it’s you!“   Last week I was invited to do an interview to discuss my thoughts on Pinterest’s recent decision to ban weight-loss advertisements across its entire platform. Having some thoughts on the matter, I agreed to the interview knowing the host always enjoyed a lively discussion and made room for multiple…

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what is a woman anyways

What is a Woman anyways?

What is a Woman anyways? You just aren’t very domestic. As these words rolled off my mother’s tongue, I instantly felt a sudden rush of shame, followed by an equally intense rising tide of rage. “No, I’m not. But you aren’t very educated, are you?”. I instantly regretted my words, but not completely.   If…

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what is a woman anyways

Passion & Poison: How Outrage is Destroying Your Mental Health

Passion & Poison: How Outrage is Destroying Your Mental Health Protests, riots & scandals, OH MY! You do not have to look very far to find something to be upset about. Lately, it seems that everywhere you look, you can see two opposing sides locked in a never-ending battle to prove what is right and…

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toxic masculinity

Toxic Masculinity

Toxic Masculinity – BSCP Men’s Mental Health Week The term “toxic masculinity” is used widely these days, but what does this relatively new term even mean? Who decided what masculinity is and what toxic masculinity is? What problems can these definitions cause in society? As we enter men’s mental health week at B. Skinner Coaching…

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marriage, relationships, couples

Marriage On The Rocks? You’re Not Alone

Marriage on the rocks? You’re not alone. Marriage is not for the faint of heart. In Canada, 38% of marriages end in divorce with countless others in separation. In 2020, 2.7 million married couples called it quits, resulting in twice as many divorces than in year 2000. With this trend showing no signs of slowing…

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