Crazy, but there is much truth to this changing your outlook. I am an 'optimistic realist', which is another way of saying I easily fall into a pattern of clarifying negative outcomes after the idea process has begun. During burnout and times of intense stress people are easily confused by my withdrawal and slip from … Continue reading What if you were to only think in positive outcomes???
In fact, it's normal. The more you embrace your shortcomings, and learn from failings, the better you become. At what? At life. People who struggle with failing tend to focus only on not doing so, and lose sight of the bigger picture. Life is filled with opportunities. To grow, adapt, and learn. Ultimately to become … Continue reading Failure is an option
Humourous conversation with the youngest born about musical influence: Me: Shania Twain was like the female Garth Brooks in the country music industry. Boy #3: Who's Shania Twain? Me: Blank stare Boy #3: And who's Garth Brooks? Me: You know, "Friends in Low Places", "The River"... Boy #3: I've never heard any of that. Boy … Continue reading Relevance is Memorable
Yes, I know it's summer. But Fall will be here sooner than you think! Summer is a great time to consider how you would like to change and grow for the final half of the year to come. In agricultural terms, we plant in Spring, let things become fruitful through the Summer, and then prepare … Continue reading Coaching special for Fall!
This past Father's day weekend was a gooder. I spent it with many of the most important people in my life. I got to see skills and abilities honed to form art, and share pride in the lives I have been blessed to be part of shaping. All of this reminds me of the importance … Continue reading Old dog, new tricks
Mental health, burnout, and learning adaptability are filled with the word 'should'. It is a powerful word. I saved this word for the last blog in this series on burnout, because I believe it is pertinent regardless of your state of affairs. "Effective management is putting first things first. While leadership decides what "first things" … Continue reading Should: The Most Dangerous Word
Have you ever considered how resilient you are? Many of us do not have our full depth plumbed in this area of mental health, and for others it seems there is no end to the learning curve. Resiliency, adaptability, rebound, etc. are all terms used to describe our ability to venture through crisis and major … Continue reading Detour: Has Your Life Been Rerouted?