“I might be a solo parent but I don’t have to do it all alone.” Remember that Super Mom or Super Dad is not even a comic book character! Be open with your children. Tell them the truth or a childlike version of it. Children sense everything but they don’t always know the questions to […]
In some moments, on some days, someone feels hurt, sad, angry, frustrated, discouraged, worried or anxious. It might be you, your children, your spouse, your friend, your neighbor or a coworker. That’s a probability. Also, true is that caring and kind words can help calm troubled emotional states. When and if you notice someone […]
Three pages, with big headlines in The Calgary Herald, described WE Days. Two of the headlines read, “WE Day Rallies Youth” and “WE Day Sows Seeds of Social Awareness, and Celebrities say Kids are True Stars.” This Calgary event attracted over 18,000 enthused, excited, committed youth. Hallelujah! Some good news made it in the media. […]
American writer, Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was born in the farming town of Amherst, Massachusetts. Although she never married, she wrote love poems among her collection. Due to health issues, at an early age, she became a recluse who dressed only in white, locked herself in her room for days and gave meaning to her life […]
The work of Byron Katie is fascinating, often misunderstood and has helped hundred, if not thousands of people. Overview: In 1986, Byron Katie found herself in a residential treatment house for an eating disorder. There she had an awakening. Some might describe her experience as a spiritual transformation or a shamanic healing or a rebirth. […]
When bullying is happening, our culture wants to move into an anti-bullying mode of defence. But maybe there is a more effective strategy. When our son, Benjamin was 15 years old we moved to Calgary. We had no idea he was bullied until one day he came home with a whack of hair cut out of […]
Growing up on a farm, the idea of my parents self-indulging never crossed my and my siblings’ minds. Mind you, it does not probably cross the mind of the person who engages in egomaniac, self-admiring, diva, princess or prima-donna behavior who barely functions in the cubical down the way from your or somebody else’s workspot! […]
Oftentimes we are encouraged to set goals for our ourselves or our organization. Most often we are then encouraged to keep plugging along at our goals. But sometimes, we would be wise to let go and move one. When when to you know if it is time to let it go? Kenny Rogers sings in […]
Crashes, crunches and collisions are the ingredients of the TV show, Canada’s Worst Driver. After viewing one episode I felt paranoid to turn on my little Echo’s ignition and I thought, “I wish those who failed road rehab would see the light, give up. Then we’d all feel safer.” Then I remember Zami. She wowed me with […]
Those called the boss or who have leadership roles have an awesome responsibility. Their influence can contribute to distress, frustration and poor health. Their influence can also contribute to positive employee engagement, increased productivity and workplace thriving. If you are the manager or boss of others aim to be one who has the tools to […]
What creates bullying-type behaviours? . . . What do we know will make a positive difference?
First help your staff or volunteers to discover their strengths. Strengths are talents, skills and knowledge that enable us to effectively complete certain activities.