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I listened. I acted. I sign.

I listened. I acted. I sign.

‘You’re lousy,’ he signed to me curled up in his hospital bed.  I knew what he was saying. Signing was my only link into his world and his into mine. I desperately wanted to share with him exercises that would change his life. That would get him out of these four...

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Know, Be, Do

Know, Be, Do

As I pushed open the door to the coffee shop, the familiar warm, comfortable aroma rushed past me into the cold. Seeing an empty table, I sat down facing the door. I was watching for Ian Chisholm. I knew his name from his work in leadership and mentorship with Roy...

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What do Oxygen and Self-efficacy have in common?

What do Oxygen and Self-efficacy have in common?

Annalise looked at her team lead in disbelief as she said. “Synthesis this information into a brief and email it to me by the end of today.” Overwhelm washed over her. She was new at writing briefs.   “I can’t do this” kept pulsating through her as she smiled...

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What’s Behind How You Show Up?

What’s Behind How You Show Up?

Once upon a time, I was sitting on an uncomfortable stool in a lab listening to the instructor. Well, only half-listening as it was a recertification course. As I half-listened, they said three words in a row—self-esteem, self-confidence, self-efficacy. Self-esteem -...

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What not to wear

What not to wear

Have you ever laid awake at night thinking, “I didn’t do what I needed to today!” Oh, I can relate. I can even take it a step further: I did what everybody else wanted me to do instead! It used to happen a lot because I was...

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SOUL VITAMIN Vitamin M3

SOUL VITAMIN Vitamin M3

Who we choose to surround ourselves with is so important.  So I'm curious, who are you surrounding yourself with this week?

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SOUL VITAMINS – Vitamin C

SOUL VITAMINS – Vitamin C

When we are willing to change things up, we are willing to grow.  Grow in our experiences, our understanding, and our perspective.  How will taking Vitamin C change you this week?

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SOUL VITAMINS Vitamin S

We are bombarded with the importance of putting healthy food into our bodies. We exercise to discipate stress and be strong. Both of these actions have a powerful effect for the positive on our intertwined body, soul and spirit. However...  have you been asked today,...

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9 TRIGGERS FOR ACTION

9 TRIGGERS FOR ACTION

9 TRIGGERS FOR ACTION First, you want to change. “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” -Anais Nin You are inspired by an idea, a goal, a thought, a person, a dream. You understand that when you...

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WHY APPRECIATE A POST HOLIDAY LULL?

WHY APPRECIATE A POST HOLIDAY LULL?

Why appreciate a lull? I have to say, that when it has been super busy and then a lull, I relish it. It is like the quiet after a storm. The quiet seems magnified. There is an appreciation for the ‘regular’. It’s like we get to start again, with heightened senses of...

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GRATEFUL GRATITUDE GRATUS MEMOR

GRATEFUL GRATITUDE GRATUS MEMOR

I am grateful I have a choice. Sometimes I would rather not have the responsibility of choice. When that happens, I am choosing to be a victim. I choose to take responsibility for my choices. Sometimes that is easy, sometimes that is hard. We choose what we wear. We...

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CAN MY THOUGHTS CHANGE THE UNIVERSE?

CAN MY THOUGHTS CHANGE THE UNIVERSE?

Can my thoughts change the universe? The Oxford Dictionary online defines the universe as the following: Universe |ˈyo͞onəˌvərs| noun (the universe) All existing matter and space considered as a whole; the cosmos. The universe is believed to be at least 10 billion...

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What if…

What if…

Currently brain science is affirming the importance of ‘what if…’ thinking

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WHERE MIGHT YOUR IDEA GO?

WHERE MIGHT YOUR IDEA GO?

I've just been into Nadege Bakery to say hi to my daughter working behind the counter. As I left, I chose to saunter down a narrow one-way road by Queen’s Park on this warm and slightly humid afternoon. I came upon people running around a field, riding sticks. Okay,...

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WHAT MOTIVATES YOU WHEN YOU ARE KNOCKED OFF YOUR FEET?

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU WHEN YOU ARE KNOCKED OFF YOUR FEET?

I have a friend who just published, with her art partner, their first book: Book one-Funky Animals: Michka Art Play Why write about her? After 35 years of friendship, she’s one of my heroes because she CHOOSES to live life. Life has hit her hard with a few tidal...

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BACK END WORK

BACK END WORK

You click on my website to see visually what I had fun creating. My website that interacts with your world through the Internet. I’ll call this the ‘front end’. But what makes it work without hitches and function to its optimum is what I call the ’back end’. The...

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JUST JUMP IN

JUST JUMP IN

One of the interesting challenges of life is NONE OF US IS EVER READY, for all sorts of reasons.  The key is just to jump in! My sister-in-law loves to hike. When in Mexico, she went on a favourite hike from Boca de Tomatlan to Las Animas with friends from the Ladies...

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