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LETTING IT GO

Beverley Benskin Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to LET GO at some point in order to move forward. [C.S. Lewis] Letting go of past circumstances, hurts, pain, disappointments is not always easy; but sometimes it’s necessary in order for you to begin to move forward. You may have a perfectly valid excuse to continue holding on to your hurt, but the thing to ask yourself is how is holding to the pain benefitting you now? Think about it… What comes to mind when you think about letting it go? Do you want …

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What Are You Telling Yourself?

Coaching Corner, Back to Basics Beverley Benskin What you tell yourself everyday will either lift you up or tear you down. What you’re thinking about today will create the life you experience tomorrow. Take some time to think about what you say to yourself and about yourself. You might be surprised about what you discover, and remember just because you think something doesn’t mean it’s true. You CAN change the way you think. But… “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” [A. Einstein] If you’ve noticed that what you normally …

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Self-Improvement

Are You Cheating Yourself From Your Own Greatness? Roger Muhammad In a March 20 tweet the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan wrote the following: “God is working on us, but if you do not stay in the process, you will not see the result of yourself being made into Him.” As a noun, the standard definition of the word process is “a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end.” As a verb, the word process means to “perform a series of mechanical or chemical operations on (something) in order to change or preserve it.” All …

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Beware of the ‘’silent thief of sight’’

World Glaucoma Week: March 6 to 12. ONE OF THE MANY REASONS TO HAVE REGULAR EYE CHECK-UPS. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that slowly damage the optic nerve, the part of the eye that carries the images you see, to the brain. Once damaged, irreversible blind spots will develop, resulting in less peripheral (side) vision and potentially blindness. (World Glaucoma Association) It is on the World health Organization list of priority eye diseases. Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide and the first for irreversible loss of vision. It is the second cause of blindness worldwide, …

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On his Real Love Tour

Meet Tony A. Gaskins, Jr. He’s the son of a pastor, but he was no choirboy. He admits that in his other life he “was a drug dealer, and also juggled women…” But he had an epiphany and turned his life around. Today he calls himself a life coach. And he’s coming to Montreal to tell his story, to inspire. Come and meet and hear him. (Live translation) Saturday, July 18, 7:30 – 10:30 PM. At Hotel Bonaventure, 900 rue de la Gauchetiere, W. Tickets aavailable @ www.reallovetourmontreal.com.

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Preparing yourself and your resumé for an interview

Be pro-active. Dress well. Lose the funky email address. Don’t lie I was shocked to hear from a customer recruiting a Sales Manager that not one of the four candidates researched his company in preparation for the interview. This is quite interesting since these are sales positions. Should this not be one of the first things that one does when going for an interview, especially a sales job? As a sales recruiter these are the cornerstones of success. Nothing beats good preparation. I once had a candidate go to a prospective employer’s distribution centre, talk to employees, then went to …

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It’s OK to Give Blood for BHM

Contact Staff This year, for the 24th edition of Black History Month, the organizing committee, Table Ronde du Mois de l’histoire des Noirs, joins Hema-Quebec in extending a call to the community to donate at the Blood Donor Clinic to be held on February 21, between 10:30am to 4pm. Organizers say last year they had a better than expected turnout for the blood drive and they are hoping to improve on it. The clinic will be held at Centre d’education des adultes, (CEDA Building), 2515 Delisle Street in Montreal. Go to CEDA in Little Burgundy. According to a directive from …

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Get alkalinity levels right

Maybe this is why you’re not feeling 100% An alkaline diet is when the foods you consume have a pH of  7 and higher. The body needs acidity and alkalinity to function regularly, but if there is too much acidic content moving through the system this creates an environment for bacteria and viruses to thrive. Increasing your alkalinity re-boots the system and causes it to eliminate excessive toxins. This kind of diet can be followed for long periods of time as it nourishing in nature. Alkaline minerals such as potassium, magnesium, manganese, iron and calcium would be purposely integrated into …

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Natural Healing

“Prevention is better than cure.” As far back as I can remember helping others feel good about themselves has always been an innate desire of mine. Many know me as a professional performer –singing on international stages with Cirque du Soleil or dancing with the African Contemporary Company Nyata Nyata (Zab Maboungou). The transition into alternative health care was a natural and gradual evolution, one I saw coming years before. At the age of 14,  I can recall reading a novel about surgeons and the extremely intricate work they do. My decision then was to become a doctor. Since that …

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Resolutions Never Tasted So Good

The best type of stew is one that you prepare, season with care and let simmer to perfection. The same goes with any resolutions you decide to put into place at the start of a new year. Just like when you’re in the kitchen, sometimes instead of following a recipe, its nice to go into your fridge and get creative with the ingredients that you already have on hand. When these natural moments of inspiration grab you, use this momentum to make changes and improvements to your life. The tastiest and most successful resolutions aren’t the ones you make once …

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