Blogs

Having Christmas during COVID

Nothing could have been farther from our imagination back in January than the idea that all of us would all be experiencing Christmas this year under the strain of a global pandemic. COVID and its implications have come as a shock and a source of stress to everyone. I can’t think of anyone that hasn’t […]

How to Manage Anxiety without medication - It Can Be Different with Karen Spencer in Toronto

The Stressful Movie

What is stress exactly?  Although it is a heavily used word today, most of us don’t have a grasp of what stress exactly is, nor how to manage it.  We all can agree, however, that when we feel stressed we are not happy, and we want the experience to be over as soon as possible […]

Podcast Highlights: The Psychological Edge

On Thursday, October 8th, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Alistair McBride for his podcast – Dealing with Goliath:  Psychological Edge for Business Leaders.  Al’s mission is to help sharpen the psychological edge in business leaders with skin in the game and who wants to be more effective under pressure, uncover hidden value, […]

Stress-Reducing Boundaries

Last September, I issued a blog on the topic of boundaries. It was so well received that I decided that now, a year later, would be a good time to again talk about boundaries. Interestingly, what has developed for me in the area of boundaries over the past 12 months is a keen understanding that […]

Let’s talk Uncertainty

My coaching and researching over the years have resulted in the awareness that stress and anxiousness are rooted in three main drivers. Only one of these drivers needs to be present for anyone to start experiencing nervousness. This can easily lead to feeling powerless over time. The three drivers are: A perceived lack of control […]