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Re-Writing My Story

Truth Byte #61   “Change your story, change your life.”   I finally got it. The phrase that captures what I am trying to do here in my little corner of cyber-space. I, Dr. Saira, have one message that has finally become clear to me:   change your story, change your life.   Over a…
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Taking Off the Mask…again.

Truth Byte #60   “Being real will get you there.”   I have tried on a lot of flavours in my life. After my early years as teacher’s pet and uber-nerd, I moved to my teens where I tried hard to make hip-hop culture fit me, and then into my early twenties, when I joined…
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My Two Grad Dates (and Other Secrets)

Truth Byte #59 “Somebody adores you, even when you can’t.”   I am on a personal retreat this week. And while I ponder the big and small choices I have made over the year since my last retreat, a lot of good “ahas” are coming up. Last year, just after coming home from my retreat,…
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The Upside of Getting it Wrong

Truth Byte #58  “It’s okay to make mistakes you can learn from.”   As a recovered perfectionist, I had a hard time believing it’s okay to make mistakes for decades. I believed, deep inside myself, that mistakes were the result of poor self-control or a lack of planning or some personal weakness finally come to…
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Five Ways to Stay Stuck

Truth Byte #57  “Change and growth are different things.”   The one constant in life is change. Kids grow taller, wear and tear impacts our highways, and our bodies age.  Change happens with the passage of time. It’s just Nature’s law.  However, change does not necessarily predict growth, especially when it comes to people. Let…
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How Yoga Saved my Baby

Truth Byte #56   “It’s better to bend than to break.”   I have been learning the last few weeks about flexibility. I get moving in a certain direction, and then I have to pivot, to quickly and effortlessly turn on the spot as Life throws me an unexpected, better opportunity.   I know, it’s…
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The End of an Era

Truth Byte #55   “Everyone changes, even you.”   For a long time, I used to wonder whether people could change.  I would have late-night debates with my friends from university about whether lasting change is possible, or if people just put on a show to win whatever life goal they are grasping for without…
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Finding Fun in Food and Paint

Truth Byte #54    “It was always supposed to be fun.”   When I was a kid, everything was so much fun.  Whether it was playing in the forest behind my house, late-night-hide-and-seek with the neighbourhood kids, or Disney movie marathons, my life was so full and rich and fun.  Even the summer I spent…
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