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The Importance of a Meaningful Career

July 17, 2013

The traditional 9-5 job is dying off in today’s world. Only 33 percent of individuals maintain this type of schedule according to Statistics Canada (2004). Excelling in one career field, pinpointing your expertise, and building
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Moving Through Tension: How We Obtain Life’s Fruits

February 15, 2013

It is known that before a caterpillar becomes a butterfly it makes a cocoon. It eats many times its own weight before it begins to create a cocoon. When it is time to break free
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Find Personal Meaning in Six Areas of Life II

January 17, 2013

In the last post I began addressing what I am calling the Six Pillars of Meaning. I wrote about the first three: Self, Relationships and Work. In this post I will be looking at the
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Find Personal Meaning in Six Areas of Life

January 11, 2013

Part 1 My last entry was about meaning and purpose and how I discussed that with our clients in a workshop. I want to break meaning and purpose down a bit more into what I
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Fanny Kiefer Interview with Alex Pattakos

August 26, 2010

What is meaning? For many of us, it can be a feeling as something that’s missing. Alex Pattakos tells us that by reading “Man’s Search for Meaning” or “Prisoner of Our Thoughts” and then practicing these principles, we
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Addiction & Recovery: Meaning & Purpose

April 23, 2010

Geoff Thompson, Program Director for Sunshine Coast Health Centre, discusses Viktor Frankl’s theory that happiness is the by-product of a personally meaningful life, and that addiction is a response to a life that is not personally meaningful.

Addiction & Families: Meaning & Purpose

November 25, 2009

Cathy Patterson-Sterling, Director of Family Services for the Sunshine Coast Health Centre, talks about finding meaning and purpose in life to fully enjoy addiction recovery.

Generativity and its Relevance for People with Addictions

January 28, 2009

By Claire Cummings, Counsellor – Sunshine Coast Health Center Erik Erikson first coined the term generativity  and defined it as a quality that tends to appear in mid-life.  It is a time when we begin
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Please compliment Craig for his cheerfulness. It makes the day so much easier to face. He is steady and pleasant all the time. I also would like the rest of the staff to know that it is so nice to see people happy doing their jobs. This makes it easier to face sobriety. Something else that should be said is that the ownership needs to be complimented for their vision and foresight around what treatment should be. They need to be congratulated on developing SCHC into what it is now and for their vision for what it can become.

- Steve

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