When I interviewed women for the book, From Woe to WOW: How Resilient Women Succeed at Work, a store cashier told me this story. She cried in her basement suite for a month after she was “accused of stealing when she did not even have training on how to manage the cash register.” She […]
T-shirt slogan: I LOVE Slave Lake, One Year Stronger
May 14 2012 was the anniversary of the Slave Lake, Alberta fire which destroyed approximately one-third of the buildings and left 732 people homeless.
Many people believe they are listening when actually they are not. Basic listening skills only require a commitment, care and a wee bit of practice.
How do we begin to listen with empathy, not with apathetic uncaring demeanor nor with smothering, “poor you, pity you” messages? First, we can begin with Stephen Covey’s most quoted phrase of “seek first to understand the other.” It is the seeking that is key to offering our attention and presence.
Humor can help you sustain a more positive, upbeat attitude while dealing with daily hassles. Every now and then, reflect on different situations and ask if you just might have taken yourself a little too seriously. It might be time to lighten up!
Sometimes life stinks. We suddenly discover that we’ve been drifting in a leaky boat that finally goes under. No matter how competent we are events external to our locus of control destroys what is important to us. Multiple adversities make crumbling into ashes normal. Yet, through adversity, a stronger person emerges with increased self-esteem.
The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Anchor
“We have a plan!” I’ve heard that at many workplace meetings when the team assembled to prevent or solve a problem. To reduce your family stress and increase your family’s resilience begin to have regular Family Meetings. Too many families wait until there is a serious issue before coming together to discuss making changes. Most businesses, faith, volunteer, […]
To love yourself unconditionally means to treasure yourself merely because you exist.
When challenged or feeling stressed most of us have a tendency to react in a passive, aggressive or passive/aggressive manner.
Delightfully, out of the mouths of babes comes the truth. We adults have workaholiced ourselves away from taking time to wonder at life nuances. We are socialized to worry about what the neighbours and our mother-in-law think, to look successful and to hide our feelings to the point that we have forgotten the essence of a normally absurd life. There is much we can learn by connecting to babies and children. They remind us of our own childlike essence – the kid in us.
Making a chocolate bar card on someone’s birthday is fun for the creator and the receiver. The materials are easily accessible and the creative result, fun.