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Why People Find It So Hard to Change

| October 25, 2016
Why People Find It So Hard to Change

We can manage change the easy way or the hard way. By Vic LeBouthillier “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan Watts How many of us have tried to make what seemed like a simple change in our lives […]

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Change is Inevitable

| October 20, 2016
Change is Inevitable

We must manage it or it will manage us. By Vic LeBouthillier “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” -George Bernard Shaw We live in a fast-paced, ever-changing world.  Information is coming at us at a high speed with value placed on immediacy. Change affects everyone and […]

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The Story of Jim & Judy: Part 2

| October 18, 2016
The Story of Jim & Judy: Part 2

How one couple learned to set healthy boundaries within their marriage. By Vic LeBouthillier In our previous blog, you were introduced to Jim and Judy, a couple struggling to get their personal needs met within their marriage. After realizing that healthy boundaries were never taught to them as children, they felt powerless about making positive […]

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The Story of Jim & Judy: Part 1

| October 13, 2016
The Story of Jim & Judy: Part 1

A struggle with healthy boundaries within a marriage. By Vic LeBouthillier This is the story of Jim and Judy, a married couple who seem to be struggling with getting their personal needs met within their relationship. Check out how Jim and Judy are just beginning their journey towards succeeding at establishing healthy boundaries: Judy: When […]

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An Effective Process for Setting Healthy Boundaries

| October 11, 2016
An Effective Process for Setting Healthy Boundaries

A guide to setting boundaries with others. By Vic LeBouthillier “You deserve to have reasonable things that are important to you.” With a small amount of support, almost anyone can learn the skills needed to succeed in establishing healthy boundaries. First, you must understand these four important things: 1.  You deserve to have reasonable things […]

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Why Are Boundaries So Difficult to Set and Maintain?

| October 6, 2016
Why Are Boundaries So Difficult to Set and Maintain?

Why most struggle with healthy boundaries. By Vic LeBouthillier “Our inability to create boundaries comes mostly from the lack of healthy modeling provided by our parents/caregivers when we were children.” How is it that some people have healthy boundaries, while most people struggle with them? Well, there are two main reasons for this. 1.  SETTING […]

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An Introduction to Boundaries: The Imaginary Fence

| September 29, 2016
An Introduction to Boundaries: The Imaginary Fence

A key factor in healthy relationships and mental well-being. By Vic LeBouthillier “Boundaries are the borders separating where you end and I begin.” Like an imaginary fence, boundaries provide a sense of space and protection between us and the people around us. We can change the amount of personal space we have by expanding or […]

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Connections and Engagement: A Friendliness Survey

| September 27, 2016
Connections and Engagement: A Friendliness Survey

A close look at the effect of various types of social interactions By Vic LeBouthillier In 2011, the Vancouver Foundation polled 275 charitable foundations and 100 community leaders to find out what they believed was their most pressing issue. To their surprise, it wasn’t poverty or homelessness; It was isolation and disconnection. This year, the […]

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Why Close Friendships Can Be So Challenging

| September 13, 2016
Why Close Friendships Can Be So Challenging

Two main reasons some people have difficulty being close to others By Vic LeBouthillier “If you have multiple fractures that have never fully healed, putting yourself in a position to experience new turmoils and fractures may seem impossible.” There are two main reasons why some people don’t have close friendships, or why they may find […]

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Healthy Ways to Increase Play and Laughter in Your Life

| August 30, 2016
Healthy Ways to Increase Play and Laughter in Your Life

Steps and initiatives to increase play and laughter in a healthy way By Vic LeBouthillier “Part of incorporating more play and laughter into our daily life includes taking a good look at how much we already do these things and how important it is to us.” Take a moment to read over each of the […]

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