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Below you'll find informative posts, my personal thoughts, rants and success stories.

Wednesday, November 12 - 2014

29 Years Later...My Ingredients to Living Free

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My name is Matt Landsiedel and I am an Addiction Counsellor from Calgary, Alberta. This is my last year before I turn 30 and my 20’s have taught me so much that I want to pass on. My goal in life is to strive to achieve happiness and satisfaction in…

Friday, December 20 - 2013

5 tips to support your "out-of-control" child

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I have spent a large part of my career working with youth with addiction issues. I have had the opportunity to see first hand how challenging it can be. I have a great deal of respect for any parent who has to endure experiencing a child who is "out-of-control" with…

Saturday, November 16 - 2013

Living in the Moment

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There is so much hype right now in the field of psychology about mindfulness and living in the moment. However, this form of transpersonal self-exploration has been around for hundreds of years and we are now beginning to explore it in mainstream western psychology. How do we truly live in…

Thursday, September 12 - 2013

Taming your Mind

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Our mind can be like a wild animal at times and can almost have a mind of its own. I experienced this in university when I would find myself getting embarrassed in large groups of people or doing presentations in front of the class. I would fear becoming embarrassed and…

The Importance of Visualization Visualization is crucial for success when we are trying to change a behaviour in our life. Whether you are wanting to lose weight, stop abusing substances and/or reduce stress and anxiety in your life, you first must visualize what your life would look like if this…