Shauna has been working with people who are rehabilitating from injury or illness for over 20 years. In 2017, after suffering complications related to pneumonia, she was placed in a medically induced coma for 17 days and suddenly found herself in her own rehabilitation program. People will often ask me “What is it like to […]
I must say while I’m feeling excited to write this, I’m also nervous about exposing myself and my ideas to all of the web (hi mom, look at me, I’m a blog author!). But there is no better time than now and I couldn’t think of a more relevant topic for my first blog. What […]
It’s Time to Start Having Some Tough Conversations
2016 has been a challenging year. Many people have struggled personally and politically there have been some surprises. When I talk with people, many state that they are fearful of what may be coming next. When I am feeling fearful, I like to read. I like to get as much information as I can in […]
What does it mean to “believe in yourself”?
For most of my life I have heard the words… “You just need to believe in yourself!” It didn’t seem to matter who uttered these words, whether it was a sport psychologist, a teacher, a co-worker, a coach or a friend, I just kept hearing the same message. It’s not that I necessarily disagreed with […]
What’s Wrong with Being Positive?
I was introduced to the idea of positivity about two years ago when, after a series of serendipitous events, I ended up at the second Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology. I was really nervous because I didn’t know a soul and was scared that the people there might be a little too happy for me […]