Are you ready for Summer!? I am loving the warm weather and the potential for a no mask season in the near future. Going maskless might feel a little... Normal? We all look forward to going back to normal, but are we prepared for what that normal will be like? I hate the term 'new … Continue reading Summer, resilience, and growth opportunities
This past week was a tough one. With the discovery of the bodies of the children in an unmarked mass grave at a former residential school in Kamloops, to the Muslim family targeted by a driver in London, Ontario, we have felt a lot of pain in Canada. And there are plenty of stories in … Continue reading Broken pots holding light
The sun is shining, people are getting vaccinated, and God is still good. Even if the restrictions are still in place, we have a lot for which to be thankful. So let your gratitude shine, as difficult as it may seem right now! Flourishing is an interesting word. Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist, has used … Continue reading Are you flourishing?
Do you invest in your own personal development? People tend to land on either end of the spectrum when it comes to a personal growth plan, it is a nice idea but I don't need it, or I don't have the time or money. There are those of us who are ‘forced’ to take part … Continue reading Invest in your personal development, even during a pandemic
Are you feeling burnt out? Maybe you saw the short survey I posted on my social media recently. In light of the ongoing pandemic, I shared this simple question with my followers: Are you feeling burnt out? Or hopeful? As you can see, the majority were feeling burnt out, but even within that group, there … Continue reading Burnout with a side of hope
Are you feeling encouraged these days? I know the lockdown is wearing on so many people right now, so encouragement can be a little hard to come by. I feel blessed that we do have the technology to connect with people virtually when it works. 50 years ago this would not have been a reality … Continue reading Virtual encouragement session?
I sure hope so! 2020 has given us plenty to write home about! Depending on your perspective, it was either a year of pruning, growing, and maybe making some much-needed change. Otherwise it was dismal and a small piece of hell for many. But maybe it was both? I talk a lot about gratitude here … Continue reading Happy new year???
I have been easily agitated on social media lately. I know it is happening to you too. It happens when we get caught up in the polarization vortex. You know how it works: We see people emphatically present opinions.We either agree/disagree and act subjectively.Sides form. Opinion wins. Voices get louder.Suddenly, you can't sleep thinking about … Continue reading Responding from the right place
I was a part of a great discussion on Twitter last night, all about resiliency and going against the odds. There is a lot to say about feeling like the odds are stacked against us. Too often that has more to do with perception than reality. We train ourselves into believing our lives and efforts … Continue reading Go against the odds
So my extended family is in the process of saying good-bye to the family farm. It has been a long time coming, and here we are, only a few short weeks from the official end of a landmark for us all. Everyone has said, or is saying, their good-bye in a different way, as it … Continue reading Thank you, and Good-bye
"Get rhythm, when you get the blues..." (Johnny Cash) I thought that might a nice way to start this week. Amidst the antsy discussions on social media, another distressing press conference on CNN, and the fact that it is snowing in the middle of April...again...it looks like we all could use a little Johnny Cash … Continue reading Get Rhythm!
I dug up this post from about 2 years ago. All about communicating, especially when it's awkward. Mental health and stigma can have that effect. So keep talking, don't just save it for one day. https://wp.me/p7PiXg-oK