The Diseases of Attitude: Change these three things and get the life you deserve

If you look at the meaning of “diagnosis” in the dictionary, it states “to determine the presence of disease from symptoms.” This would suggest we determine people are sick once the disease has already progressed. Most would agree it is better to prevent an illness from spreading or from even starting. On that basis, it makes more sense to expend resources on preventative measures. The same philosophy applies to our mental state. For instance, have you asked yourself what factors are limiting your personal development? New research from Stanford University created by psychologist Carol Dweck identify attitude as a key…

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Edmonton mental health awareness

A free mental health event over the weekend focused on the myths and challenges of mental health within Edmonton’s refugee and newcomer communities. Harriet Tinka discusses the event and issue.

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If I Should Have a Daughter……

If I Should Have a Daughter….. I will tell her to surrender to the fear of pain and not to transport herself away from the sting of loneliness. She will learn that there is no scroll button to press that makes it all better. I will tell her to welcome the pain into her house and not to let it out until it has taught her a lesson. If I should have a daughter, I will tell her if you can sit down today for “1.6 seconds in pure pain when yesterday you could only sit for 1.0 second you…

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Empowering 150 Students for Canada’s 150th

The proverb that children should be seen and not heard has been a hard and fast rule since before the foundation of Canada in 1867. Luckily, it no longer has a place in 2017, as empowering the leaders of tomorrow has been determined to be a healthier approach to education and child-rearing. “Canada’s youth is the future of this country,” says Harriet Tinka, empowerment coach and owner of Empowered Me. “I often hear that young people are ‘apathetic’ which is often a symptom of low self-confidence and insecurity. It is especially important for our next generation of kids to feel…

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Harriet Tinka Nominated for Rotary Integrity Award

UPDATE (May 3, 2017): Harriet is now a proud recipient of the Capital Region Rotary Integrity Award. She was honoured with the award along with eight others who also serve the community, including Edwin Bean, Paul Shufelt, Danielle Bragge, Teena Van Boom, April Eve Wiberg, Shelley Kofluk, Honourable Judge James Skitsko and Daryl Meyer.  Empowered Me’s empowerment coach and founder, Harriet Tinka has been nominated for the Rotary Integrity Award by the Rotary Club of Edmonton Riverview. Her work in the community with hundreds of students since 2012 is a perfect example of finding a need in the community…

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Natural Hair & Self-Esteem

Harriet Tinka with ENHS Founder, Osas During the Edmonton Natural Hair Show last week, Empowered Me took people on a journey through the link between inner and outer beauty. Becoming comfortable in one’s own skin is no small feat and Empowered Me’s owner and coach, Harriet Tinka, shared her personal journey towards high self-esteem.   When Harriet was only a teenager, she was approached to do some modelling by a local modeling agency. The agency encouraged her to embrace her exotic look and she quickly found success in local and overseas markets as a…

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We’re Hiring!

Empowered Me is locally owned and has been providing world class self-empowering workshops for over five years. Empowered Me and its workshop leader’s positive impact on its participants have been recognized through various prestigious awards. We pride ourselves on hosting life changing workshops that empower participants to be the best version of themselves. If you are looking for a long term future with a small, growing company then come join our winning team! ABOUT THE JOB Empowered Me is currently searching for a Part-time Administration/Business Development Assistant who is a team player with strong customer service, a passion for helping others, an inclination to promotion and strong organizational…

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Using WITS To Deal With Bullying

To work with children in Edmonton and surrounding areas who are being bullied, Empowered Me uses the anti-bullying program ‘WITS.’ WITS was developed at the University of Victoria and is an acronym to help children remember effective strategies when confronted by a bully: (1) Walk away, (2) Ignore, (3) Tell somebody and/or (4) Seek help. Any of those four steps could work for the student, depending on their comfort level since bullies feel power over those who cry or react to them. The bully loses their control over people who don’t react or walk away. The WITS approach also allows…

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Why Bullies Bully

There is no question that bullying is wrong. Studies have shown it leads to higher suicide rates and poor academic performance, in addition to the long-term damage against students’ self-esteem. As a result, children who are bullied need counselling, but bullies themselves also often need counselling. Fundamentally, bullies bully to make themselves feel better over the short-term as a result of low self-esteem. Since many bullies are often bullied at home or in other environments, their bullying behaviour is often a ripple effect from their own feelings of powerlessness. They are looking to gain a feeling of power, purpose and/or…

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