Wisdom from Fear

Fear can be a frightening, even terrifying, emotion. Let’s learn a little wisdom from fear. You may, or may not, have seen the following acronyms about fear: F.E.A.R. – False Evidence Appearing Real F.E.A.R. – Face Everything And Rise Unless you are being chased down by a starving lion, or an angry grizzly bear, your fears may be more centred …

Wisdom – From Racism

Can you acquire learned wisdom from the awful reality of racism? I believe you can. Every one of us can become wiser, and less inclined to see, verbalize, or create differences in the only real ‘race’ we have on this planet …the Human Race. Pretty much all the ‘isms’ we hear about on the news and social media are born …

Wisdom from Mental Illness & Mental Health

We are now a week past a national initiative (#BellLetsTalk) to bring attention to mental illness and mental health. Are you more informed? Are you more empathetic?  Are you less fearful? Do you care more for the welfare of your fellow human beings this week than you did last week? Is there a family that has not been affected in …

Wisdom from #MeToo

Would anyone out there agree with me that our world is changing? The #MeToo movement has certainly brought a lot of issues to the forefront, and many would say it is about time. However, along with shedding light on a serious and overly longtime problem there often comes a backlash. The #MeToo movement has shed a big light on a …

Shame – Who Does It Belong To

Who does shame really belong to? It depends on who carries out the offending act. Some of my coaching clients and others I support through local organizations who have experienced abuse, often say that they ‘feel so ashamed’. Please know this: if someone else harmed you in any way, the shame is not yours. While many who have been abused …

Moderation …Now Please

Yes, moderation …now please. Moderation is a word that doesn’t seem to get a lot of attention, or even use, these days. But we sure could use a healthy dose of it worldwide. What exactly does moderation mean? Well, it’s synonymous with restraint, control, and self-control. Given the current state of affairs, with wars, and threats of nuclear annihilation, along …

Acceptance – Of Self and Others

How can you, and really, all of us, learn how to accept and love not only yourself, but other people too? In conversations with friends, associates and on-line, it is quite apparent that our planet Earth and its population are suffering on a number of levels. People are hurting. Every day you hear about accidents, murders, victimization, natural disasters, and …

Resolve to Communicate More Effectively

The holiday season is over. Did it pan out as you hoped, or were there communication glitches? Do you want to resolve to communicate more effectively so you can avoid misunderstandings in future? Resolutions aside, from what I hear, almost all of us could use some tweaking here and there in how we process our thoughts, in how we communicate …

JOY – A Choice for Delightful Happiness

As 2017 comes to a close it may be a good time to consider bringing joy and delightful happiness into your life, and the lives of those you live and work with. Joy and happiness are gifts that we give to ourselves. Joy and happiness don’t come to you gift wrapped from someone else. When I was a teenager one …

Love – Urgently Needed!

Love. It is urgently needed, right now, here in Canada and around the world – in our homes, in sports arenas, in shopping malls, in places of worship, and in our workplaces. No, I’m not naïve. I’m pretty much a down-to-earth person. Social media and news streams are constantly informing us of the violence and hatred in our world. And, …