Adversity. Motivation To A Life Of Meaning

Adversity. Motivation To A Life Of Meaning

In the world of professional speaking, a lot of speakers under the umbrella of motivation get there because of very visible physical challenges. It is immediately obvious that the person on stage has every right to claim the title of motivational and even...
Communication Failure.

Communication Failure.

Isn’t it just the way? You think you have perfectly communicated your thoughts and the person on the receiving end hasn’t interpreted it the way you expected? For all the ways that we communicate, technology hasn’t necessarily made it any easier....
River Trip Adventures.  A Perfect Metaphor of Life

River Trip Adventures. A Perfect Metaphor of Life

Adventures, they come in all shapes and sizes and locations. Recently a river trip provided adventures and metaphorical thoughts. How’s that for excitement?! For most of the summer, my partner and I have cycled the bike  paths in and around the city. Many of the...
My Mantra-Step Out, Step Up, Show Up

My Mantra-Step Out, Step Up, Show Up

If I had a mantra, it would be step out, step up and show up. Over these last three years, those simple words keep me moving forward. As mantras go, I think it is a pretty good one, especially this last week. I am tired. Tired, but in a good way. Tired because I have...
Say, Have You Worked Out That Emotional Core Lately?

Say, Have You Worked Out That Emotional Core Lately?

I have come to think of resiliency as our emotional core. Just like our physical core, it needs regular attention. If you have ever tried to get back into your fitness regimen after a few weeks holiday or after being sick, it is readily apparent that your body is not...
What new parents and new retirees have in common

What new parents and new retirees have in common

New parents and new retirees have more in common than you might think. Both groups experience life changes, often greatly anticipated. Planning, parties and yes, even due dates.  Ideas abound about what it will be like and we look forward to the day our life will...