Every word, phrase, interaction, or even silence can have a ripple effect for good, better, or worse…. What makes a conversation good? Not good? What creates trust? Distrust? Much of my work these past years has engaged others in these and other related questions — about their conversational, communications, and relationship efficacy. I am trained […]
Feeling the winter blahs? Lost sight of those shiny goals from the new year? Losing ‘steam’? In my last post (“Ahh February”), I shared a story about how my father taught me some valuable life lessons – notably, the importance of pacing. The context was related to long-distance running but the lessons were valuable for […]
“Ahh February” is a Two Part Series. See “Ahh February, Part 2” for a few good ideas on keeping your ‘mojo’ going throughout the year, particularly getting through ‘Feb and Winter blahs’. — Here’s something you may not know about me: When I was a teenager, I ran full-distance marathons. I come from a running […]
NOTE: I wrote this article some years ago for the Globe and Mail. I realized I never posted here on this blog. Worth a read – Zig Zag is increasingly the norm for many. See original Globe Article here. Ah, the dilemmas of navigating a modern career. In the past, progress was usually defined by linear, […]
Do you have your word or theme for 2019 yet? This is one of the questions that I ask each year in my annual iteration of 12 Questions to Complete the Year and Start Anew”. I didn’t find my theme until well into the first week in January when it found me. I was finally relaxing and […]
UPDATE (January 2021): There’s a brand new set of questions for Dec 2020/Jan 2021! Get them here: Before you kick 2020 to the curb ask these 12 Questions — Back to Original Post…. It’s a brand new day and new year. And I’m already learning. I just received an inspiring email from a coaching client who […]
UPDATE (December 2020) — There’s a brand new set of questions for Dec 2020/Jan 2021! Get them here: Before you kick 2020 to the curb ask these 12 Questions ***Now back to the article from 2018/2019: The article below was also published in the Globe and Mail. Read here*** You made it. You are here. […]
Note: A version of this article has also been published at the Globe and Mail. READ HERE. Some years ago, I had the opportunity to take a course with Dr. Chris (Christopher) Peterson, one of the founding pioneers of the positivity movement and a well-respected professor of psychology at the University of Michigan. A year later, Chris […]
NOTE: This was written some time (October 2014) ago but always worth a revisit! Also this article has also appeared on the Huffington Post Gratitude: Being aware of and thankful for the good things that happen; taking time to express thanks. (from VIA Character.org) It’s that time of the year when gratitude is top of mind and […]
I’m curious – are you? I believe having the strength of curiosity is a wonderful gift. When you are curious, you pay attention; ask more questions; express interest; and wonder more. Without it, you can fall into the “I already know” trap; assume far too much and too often; miss opportunities – to clarify and/or […]
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