With grit and grace and gumption we’ve made it through this year, where any day it felt like gravity was going to stop working. And that is worth celebrating here with a special gift! We’re working our way back to each other in new ways, seeing clearly what needs to change including and … [Read more...] about Celebrating you, yes you, with a special gift!
My recipe for days when even the easiest thing is beyond you
Some days everything is hard. Nothing flows. Mess is looming. Conflict is lurking around every corner. And everything is an effort, even keeping your eyes open. (You might be having one of those days today.) On those days be gentle.... ...with … [Read more...] about My recipe for days when even the easiest thing is beyond you
Sleep, Eat, Wake Me Up for … Shopping?
During the hustle bustle of the holidays, no matter how you celebrate, may your basics get fulfilled & then some. You may have seen these stickers that are given out on some airlines. They’re meant for you to stick on the top of your seat so the airline staff … [Read more...] about Sleep, Eat, Wake Me Up for … Shopping?
Resilience Is About How You Recharge Not How You Endure
I’m the Queen of suck it up. I can put my nose to the grindstone & buckle down with the best of them. Hours can pass without my noticing my shoulders are aching, my back is sore & I need to go to the bathroom. I work hard, really hard. That's why I need an image like the one on the wall … [Read more...] about Resilience Is About How You Recharge Not How You Endure
A simple, easy tool to help your blender brain (& your emotional hygiene)
Blender brain. It's what I call the state of having so many things whirring through my mind that it's hard to focus or move forward. Can you relate? Last post I wrote about the intriguing concept of emotional hygiene - a concept coined by Guy Winch - which is being mindful of our psychological … [Read more...] about A simple, easy tool to help your blender brain (& your emotional hygiene)
Emotional hygiene – we pay more attention to our teeth than we do our minds (Guy Winch)
I was listening to the NPR Ted Radio hour podcast recently when something Guy Winch said struck a chord. Emotional hygiene. My noggin' perked up, as I've been known to suffer from what I call blender-brain-itis (I can have a hard time shutting the whirring, churning of ideas, … [Read more...] about Emotional hygiene – we pay more attention to our teeth than we do our minds (Guy Winch)
Disappearing desks? Now that's a commitment to wellness
Does your company stress the importance of wellness (pun intended)? Does it put its money, errr desks where its yoga matts are? Take a look. That's some serious commitment to wellness (& to community development with allowing groups to use the space for free). … [Read more...] about Disappearing desks? Now that's a commitment to wellness
What's your take on shame? Check out Brene Brown's perspective
One of my many interests is change. As in how do you effect it, well, effectively? As my son & some of his friends were gathered for dinner last night they were talking about their experiences being camp counsellors this summer. It was uber interesting listening to their take on what to do with … [Read more...] about What's your take on shame? Check out Brene Brown's perspective