It takes courage to reach out and mend a broken relationship. Those with a high level of resiliency demonstrate exceptional courage in doing so. As the American author and poet, Maya Angelou wrote: Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any […]
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Your business and personal success can be strengthened and accelerated through the support of others. Mastermind groups provide a useful structure for such purposes. That has been my experience and that of many of my professional speaking colleagues. I have enjoyed and benefited from a number of mastermind groups–an international one, a personal one, […]
Les and I have attended the Banff Couples Conference over 25 times! It’s a wonderful weekend of tried and true relationship advice presented by experts intended to deepen and repair new and old coupleships. You see, we have discovered that coupleships can be strengthened and made more resilient to future challenges, but it takes time, commitment, care, and […]
It is a given that humans all have flesh, hearts, and brains. However, we are as different and diverse in our personalities as in our DNA. Sometimes it can be helpful to cluster those personalities into tendencies for the benefit of understanding and improved interaction. I have found knowing the difference between an introverted and extroverted preference […]
In North America, Medscape reports, on average, women live 5.3 years longer than men. As a wife, mother to one son and grandmother to 3 grandsons, I hope there is a solution to this discouraging fact. I wonder, Are there reasons women appear to build resilience easier than men? Certainly, Pat O’Gorman, author of Dancing Backward in […]
Boosting other people costs nothing, takes little energy and will help those at work and home feel and function better.
Too often one adult declares that another adult is being abusive. Before you decide you are in a bullying or abusive relationship and call the Abuse Police, get a handle on what is really happening. OK? Abuse is mistreatment, by any other person or persons, that violates a person’s human and civil rights. Children […]
Caregiving can be rewarding and exhausting! I know! And I know the importance of caring for the caregiver to avoid burnout. I have done it for pay and for free. Primarily, my caregiving has been, and continues to be, family related. I have had the honor to care for our children, grandchildren, family members living […]
It was a marvellous question! Following a presentation at a women’s conference, a participant asked me, “How do I find a mentor?” Who or What is a Mentor? The Oxford dictionary describes a mentor as an experienced and trusted adviser. A mentor is someone you admire, have confidence in, feel safe around, have ‘studied’ (perhaps read their […]
Drama Triangle–The model describes three unconscious and habitual behavioral habits as “roles” which people often play in relationships.
The Empowerment Triangle: There are three healthy alternatives to playing victim, persecutor or rescuer from the Drama Triangle. They are the creator, the challenger and the coach.
We flourish when we use our social intelligence to create strong friendships and a social network. I will never forget the day I called my friend, Ria. I was feeling panicked because one of our adult children’s lives had gone down the toilet. She said, “You’re strong. All you need is someone to hold you while […]