Love Letter to Yourself

Have you ever written a love letter to yourself?  One where you express your admiration and affection for all that you are? An acknowledgment of the joys you have relished in and the sorrows you have endured. Feeling the power of love for the one-of-a-kind, unique,...

Making Friends With Conflict

How do you describe your relationship with conflict?  If you are like most people it is an unhappy one and a leading source of frustration, disappointment and pain. It doesn’t have to be this way.   Loretta was annoyed by her colleague’s behaviour in...

The Biggest Problem With Conflicts

How often do we go to the thought ‘This shouldn’t be happening’ when we are faced with a difficult situation? And the larger the difficulty the stronger this thought becomes. We start looking for everything that is wrong. The mistakes people made,...

Work/ Life Balance

Work-Life balance is a zero-sum game that implies work and life are two different things.   They are not.   Pursuing a fulfilling life shouldn’t be a competition of time or energy.   I once worked with a man who kept a countdown calendar for when...

Compassion Evolves Conflict

Years ago there was a show on the PBS called The Operation which profiled a specialized surgery. Each episode told the story of a surgeon and patient and there was always real footage of an actual operation!  (This real-life documentary series was a precursor to what...

When Drama Begins, Problem Solving Ends

We have all participated in expressions of drama.     Gossiping Venting Blaming    In the moment drama energy is captivating, even all-encompassing. We share our negative thoughts as if they were truths and it feels good.   How dare she? What’s wrong...