Don’t trust your blind spot

Don’t trust your blind spot

Don’t trust your Blind spot. Often we cannot see our own issues – and we often lack the right angle to see the dynamics between ourselves and those we are closest too.  From our partner, our children, our close colleagues or friends and neighbours there are times where we just cannot see the forest for the trees. We may be caught in our blind spot for many reasons. Whatever is triggering the lack of perspective be it; naïveté, habit, an…

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Do you have weeble power?

Do you have weeble power?

Do you remember weebles?  Maybe not – I could be dating myself  here.  Weebles are those egg shaped characters weighted inside at the base.  The commercial jingle was – “Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down.” Are you resilient? Can you bounce back – Physically? Mentally? Emotionally?  When you are given a push do you topple or just wobble?  Life will press against us  – testing our centre of gravity.  The economy, world events, the stock market, transitions, business and…

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Behind a Veil

Behind a Veil

This piece was posted on the website SickNotWeak.  I loved the irony of it being posted on the American Independence Day. It emerged from within me one late February evening and essentially wrote itself.   Write Out Loud – Day 6 www,sicknotweak.com

Every hero has a mission

Every hero has a mission

In fairy tales the heroic slayed dragons and rescued princesses. Their life went beyond self-serving interests to extending beyond themselves to aid others. Protecting, guiding, and assisting the less fortunate made them noble regardless of their success. We salute their cause and their effort. Their purpose gave them a reason to move forward into areas of discomfort, overcoming possible fears, and encountering less than idyllic conditions. The size of one’s purpose isn’t critical. Providing a focus and direction for one’s…

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Loss can be a good thing

Loss can be a good thing

The root word of loss is linked with losing. We associate both with negativity.  Early on in life we we learn losing is rarely the preferred option. Loss is usually associated with something negative; a possession disappears, tie or opportunities squandered. Losing is not what we want. Yet by not winning it does not mean that through loosing we are not gaining. When we loose something, we are stuck by the absence of what was or could be. We  forget…

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Cultivate friendships to bring out the best in you

Cultivate friendships to bring out the best in you

For a myriad of reasons our friendships shift on an ongoing basis throughout life. Many changes occur in stride, others are more conscious. Friendships can become stale or lose their zest. Occasionally you may want to assess your friendships.  If you feel a lack perhaps it is time to cultivate something new to more accurately reflect who you are today. If stagnant or drifting relationships, from a shift in life’s events, cannot be reinvigorated then pursue other friendships. Look for…

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Turning buts into ands

Turning buts into ands

When we talk about hopes and bounce around ideas for the future, what do we hear?   At times there is the purity of the dream  – “One day I”m going to…”. Other times, attached stowaways wreck havoc on our dreams. These stowaways typically begin with the word ‘but’, thus holding us hostage, preventing us from achieving our desires.   We have heard a litany of excuses coming out of our own mouths and those around us.  It is easy to be…

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Prescription – a health dose of anxiety

Prescription – a health dose of anxiety

If you are feeling anxious – don’t assume it is all for nothing. Anxiousness is often immediately perceived as negative. Anxiety itself is not 100% bad. Anxiousness comes because we are worried or concerned, about the end result of an upcoming event. Bluntly put: people who don’t care – don’t care. If you don’t care about the end result you won’t be anxious. Being prone to anxiety can also mean you are prone to competency.  People with anxiety issues are…

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Take the kink out

Take the kink out

I had a book as a child – it talked about inventions that man had made inspired by their animal counter parts.  From the anteater (vacuum) to the elephant’s trunk) garden hose  Nature and working with nature’s design can be extremely effective. As a child I would  also watch my father take the newspaper into the washroom in the evenings disappearing for 30-45 minutes at a time. There are many things that I didn’t know then that  I have learnt…

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Relajrse

Relajrse

I remember the location and the student that said it. I can still picture his face under his ball cap with his feet outstretched before him, sitting in the front, two rows in from the wall on my left. I was their Rookie English Teacher at the University.  A native Canadian in the middle of the Mexican mountains, still adjusting to mexican ways and a foreign country.  I had my knickers in a knot about something.  I don’t remember what…

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