What if you were to only think in positive outcomes???

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???

Speaking to Another’s Level

What a great way to spend the long weekend! Speaking and communing with young leaders in a beautiful camp setting. Nature, a purposeful group seeking knowledge and growth, and the time allotted to do so properly. A safe environment that fosters faith and challenges the community to be shaped all at once. Most of us … Continue reading Speaking to Another’s Level

Joy is key to your team

They'll let anyone into this place! And am I glad 😁 I am blessed to bring 3 sessions to these young leaders on the power of community when you work on a team. Especially when stress hits. It takes all your heart, mind, soul, and strength. Not just your will. In fact, it might break your … Continue reading Joy is key to your team

Coaching special for Fall!

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!

Old dog, new tricks

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

Are you familiar with ‘compassion fatigue’?

Many of us are, but may not have put a name to it. A friend of mine wrote an article on this recently. Go here to check it out: Understanding Compassion Fatigue Not every type or function of leader will encounter the same level of fatigue, but we will all encounter it at some point. … Continue reading Are you familiar with ‘compassion fatigue’?

Should: The Most Dangerous Word

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

Detour: Has Your Life Been Rerouted?

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?

The Worrisome Mother: Mental health and the family tree

I love my mom. At least the way I remember her. She passed away in 1989, so some of the memories need to be unpacked from time to time in order to recall them for what they represent to me as I get older. Sometimes I remind myself to tell stories to my kids about … Continue reading The Worrisome Mother: Mental health and the family tree

Thank You Fort Garry MB and TWU Women’s Basketball!

Businesses and organizations have the most difficulty spending money on the people on the inside. Funny thing is they have the most difficulty with the relationships between those people, and that costs money. So it is always a nice experience when I am able to come in and walk with teams of different sorts that … Continue reading Thank You Fort Garry MB and TWU Women’s Basketball!