Author Archives: Dawn Cox

Recovering From Infidelity

Recovering from any kind of betrayal can be one of the most challenging tasks for any human being. We are programmed to navigate our world by using our ability to ally ourselves with people we trust and steer clear of … Continue reading

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Perfectionism

I came across this article today. I have read it before and may have even posted it but I want to post it again because it really touches on a series of important ideas about perfectionism that goes too far. … Continue reading

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8 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Avoid

Ahh.. David Wolfe, we share so many of the same values. Thank you for having a voice. 8 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Avoid  

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There Are No Mistakes, There Are No Failures…

Well, Oprah strikes again.   Through the years this woman truly has  been a part of many of my “TSN” turning points, or a she might say those “Ah, hah” moments. Today this was shared by a friend on Facebook … Continue reading

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The Importance of Human Touch: Cuddle Therapy and other Alternatives for Meeting This Unquestionably Normal Need

My blood just boils when I think about all of the people in the world who live their daily lives without enough human physical contact  and when they try to take an alternative course of action to get that need … Continue reading

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Lose Weight: Stop Worrying About Losing Weight With Intuitive Eating

In a recent interview Melissa McCarthy was asked how she lost the weight and her answer was simply “I stopped worrying so much about it” and it just started to come off. This was such a pleasant surprise to hear. … Continue reading

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The Importance of Having Compassion for Self

There are Ted Talks that just sum things up in such a great way that I “prescribe” them to my clients to watch and consider between sessions to keep their process moving. This is one I have suggested several of … Continue reading

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The Tomato Cage: A Metaphor for Life

I came across this lovely little metaphor for life that I wanted to share in a brief story posted in a yoUnlimited newsletter.  The concept is quite simple, a tomato cage is a support that loosely props the growing tomato … Continue reading

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How to Stop Binging – Life on the Inside from a Recovering Food Addict

I am posting this excerpt from the blog of a local Victoria personal trainer named Tara Brunet from Training by Tara Brunet because it so beautifully describes very common struggles with anxiety and binge eating in a down to earth way … Continue reading

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Space Between Self-Esteem and Self Compassion

Have a look at this great Ted Talk where Kristen Neff eloquently reminds us that being kind to ourselves is not the route to chaos and laziness but rather the route to higher self-confidence. As we move away from self-judgement … Continue reading

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