Author Archives: Paul Larmer

OCTOBER – Train Your Brain #10


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This month targeted focused attention. The fast-paced nature of our society is conditioning our minds to pay attention at short intervals to ‘loud’ stimulation. Whether its a barrage of images, bright lights or big sound; marketing, movies and technology train our minds to flash from one point of focus to another. Not only does this condition a continually shorter attention span, it also influences the depth of our observation. We tend to glide over the surface of our experience unaware […]

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SEPTEMBER – Train Your Brain #9


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Do you find yourself doing the same things and getting the same unwanted result? This month Train Your Brain focused on breaking these patterns through exercising the executive function of self-awareness. Did you know that your brain is hardwired for insanity? (Probably makes sense when you think of your day to day, right!) Einstein defined insanity as, “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” We often know where our actions will lead us. We’ve been […]

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AUGUST – Train Your Brain #8


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On August 17, Train your Brain had a guest! Nexen Employee and Certified Meditation Instructor, Anna Gignac, stepped in to share her perspective on the compatibility of meditation and corporate life. The focus of the session was creating an attitude of gratitude. As you move into sleep, the mind transitions from the realm of the conscious into the subconscious. The subconscious mind is powerful. By developing a regular ritual of reviewing the things you’re grateful for just before falling asleep, […]

JULY – Train Your Brain #7


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You have officially passed the halfway mark in the Train your Brain – Meditation for calm, control & confidence sessions with the seventh of the 2017 monthly series having taken place July 20. You’re getting more into the money game now. The first six months focused on more general information while you gradually learned to relax your body and fine-tune your mind. Seven months in, the time has come to practically apply the tools you have acquired to begin to take a more […]

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JUNE – Train Your Brain #6


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In the sixth session of Train Your Brain on June 15, we continued to work on putting you in the driver’s seat of your life. We acknowledged that taking control begins with knowing where you’re at now. The following True or False questions from Randy Kulman’s book, Train Your Brain for Success: A Teenager’s Guide to Executive Functions, provide an opportunity to take a look at your current habits. T / F     I often find it hard to set long term goals for myself. T […]

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MAY – Train Your Brain #5


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MAMA SAID THERE WOULD BE DAYS LIKE THESE! BUT, there doesn’t have to be. Self-Control is a trainable skill and in the last session of Train Your Brain on May 18, the training began. Missed it? Don’t worry. The summary and WebEX recording link are below so you can become savvy with self-control too. As we did in the session, let’s start here with a couple of basic True or False questions from Randy Kulman’s book, Train Your Brain for […]

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APRIL – Train Your Brain #4


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The free monthly Train the Brain sessions continue to unfold with the fourth session having taken place April 20. The focus of the session was the importance of relaxation in order to perform to your fullest potential. Meditation is a tool for consciously moving toward the expression of your highest and best self. It does this by supporting the evolution of the mind from low levels of awareness to higher levels of awareness. These levels of the mind are called […]

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Amazing Alberta Prize Winners


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Congratulations to all teams that participated in the 2017 Amazing Alberta Fitness Challenge!!                     Two team names were randomly selected from the teams that completed the full challenge. Prize Winning Teams (each team member received a pair of sneakers): Weigh to Go: Eliza Xing and Joy Liu Dig Deep: Graham Noble and Angie Jack   A big thanks to everyone who participated!  We are grateful to have so many wonderful members committed to living a healthy lifestyle.  

Amazing Alberta Wrap Up


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You’ve almost made it!  Your Week Six mileage task, Point of Interest task, and Partner Workout must be completed by the end of Friday, March 17. The deadline to submit your results and receive your Vegreville sticker (and Partner Workout sticker) is 6:00 PM on Monday, March 21. Our prize draw will take place on Tuesday, March 22 and will include all teams that completed the required tasks during the challenge. Please click here and complete our Amazing Alberta questionnaire […]

MARCH – Train Your Brain #3


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We came together on March 16 for the third session of Train Your Brain. Last month, the focus of the session was space. Space is critical. It is the space that allows the energy field around each cell to communicate with the DNA, keeping the cell operating in an ideal way (Dr. Harold Saxton-Burr, Yale Medical School). In the bigger picture, the relationship between the energy field and the cellular DNA ensures you experience a natural development process that results in the […]