What Does “Saying Yes” Mean To You?

Ever heard of the common empowerment phrase “Say Yes to Life”? What does “saying yes” mean to you? How do you apply it in your life?

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I heard the phrase a couple years ago and wanted to adapt it into my life as a way to be open to new possibilities.

To me, I initially thought of it as a way to overcome one’s fears about trying new things. People would present me with opportunities and I would say yes.

What resulted was not what I expected. In some ways, I felt like Jim Carrey in the movie “Yes Man” – having to say yes to everything and I had no choice in the matter.

This was tested when I went to a personal development workshop which turned out to be an information night; they were selling an expensive program they had.

In that setting, I felt because everyone was saying yes and signing up for the program that I HAD to as well.

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Record Worthy Practice: Write Every Day!

After watching the following video entitled “What Would Change If You Accepted Your Body?”, I had to reach out and ask my friend, Anne-Sophie, to share her record worthy practice with all of usCheck out the practice below after you watch her fun video!

As you may know, I have been reaching out and asking people I admire what daily practices (i.e., record worthy practices) they perform in their lives to feel better about themselves. I encourage you to sit back, put away your distractions for a few minutes, and reflect. Think about how you can apply the record worthy practice, which is shared below, in your life.

Today, Anne-Sophie Reinhardt suggests:

“I have many practices that I do on a daily basis and they evolve and change with my moods and needs. However, one practice that I have been doing consistently for many years now is journaling.

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What Can You Do With A Psychology Degree?

“What can you do with a Psychology degree?” is a question many students (either prospective or current) ask about the program. I bet you have asked yourself a variation of this question before starting your training.  What students really want to know is: “How can I apply the skills and knowledge I learn from my Psychology studies outside the school setting?” and “What will result?”

While I was a student, I remember asking the same questions. However, now through gaining professional experience in the field and finding my way, I can tell you there are SO many routes to apply your degree.  

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Through the website, many people reach out to me asking about the steps I have taken to where I am currently. Students are particularly interested. I thought I would share a talk that I gave to Intro Psychology students about my journey in the field to carry on the discussion beyond the classroom. 

Through my counselling endeavours, people often tell me, “You have such a talent and the heart for counselling, you must have known this was your calling the whole way along.”

Truth is, I didn’t. I actually remember during my undergrad degree shying away from counselling because I didn’t think I had the strength to support people when I hadn’t dealt with my own issues first.  

My route is different than where I thought I would be.  But I’m so content where I am today that I wouldn’t have it any other way. I didn’t pursue counselling; rather, it found me.

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