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Personal Responsibility Equals Happiness

“Happiness occurs most often when we are willing to take responsibility for our behaviour. Irresponsible people, always seeking to gain happiness without assuming responsibility, find only brief periods of joy, but not the deep- rooted satisfaction which accompanies responsible behavior.”  Dr. William Glasser 1965   Sit with this quote for a few minutes and think about all the times you were not happy. Now ask yourself, was I being responsible and in control of my life? I bet if you really look at it you were waiting for someone else to do something to “make” you happy.  Much of the…
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Resourcing for Mental Health

With all that is happening in the world right now mental health tools are imperative. We are enduring crazy behavior of people all around us. Just this week, we saw the attempted “coup” at the White House in the US. Here in my home community of Riverview, we received several emergency alerts as police searched for a man who shot a teacher in our local high school. Thank-fully, the teacher was not seriously injured and is recovering. As well, police were able to arrest the assailant. Just a new minutes ago, I have read where a whole Native Reserve in…
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Searching for Tools to Help Others!

  In 1985 I was searching for some tools to help me help the youth I was working with at the time. I was a nurse in the Sexual Health Center. I felt that the youth had many more problems than I was equipped to help them with. I decided to take a counselling course, theory and practice to find some of those tools. During this course, I was introduced to Reality Therapy and decided to take the training through The William Glasser Institute.  After my first Basic Intensive, I started using my new tools and the youth started to…
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Adapting to Loss of Control

  With every life experience comes new opportunities to learn. Yes, I am afraid you will be hearing about my pending hip surgery and the lessons I am learning.  Right now, I am managing to get around our house with a walker. I was doing it with a cane and having a lot of pain with every movement.  A friend offers the loan of a walker and I take the load of the bad hip and I am doing better. This will hold me through to the surgery and after for a couple of weeks. During this time there is…