New Life & Changes at Sheila Stevenson Group

Spring 2018 has finally arrived. So have exciting changes and new life at Sheila Stevenson Group. Spring is my favourite time of the year. It’s all about budding new life. I enjoy gardening, and am looking forward to getting my hands in some fresh soil and planting herbs and flowers. Throughout my training and Practicum to become a professionally certified …

Time for Peaceful Change in Our World

Change is coming to our world; positive and impactful change.  Now is the time to create peaceful change. It has been said that most people don’t like change. And yet, change is happening every day in your life. You’re simply not always aware of it. Also, when you think of change on a large scale, it can be a frightening …

What You Can Learn from Stigma

Stigma is a sign of social unacceptability, and you can learn something from stigma. Stigma has other biological definitions, but for today let’s stay with the social aspects of stigma, which can range from very negative to emotionally painful. Neither is a place anyone wants to be stuck in. Have you ever heard the expression, “Walk a mile in someone …

Everyone Is Colourfully Created

Food for thought. Each of you has your own unique colouring; skin and hair. Every one of us was colourfully created. All those genes combined with an egg and a sperm, and you were created. The unique creature you are has never existed before, and will not ever exist again. Think about that for a moment. Contemplate the specialness of …

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 …