Cherishing the Opportunity Life Gives Us

If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden. (Frances HodgsonBurnett, The Secret Garden) In 2004, I got a nursing job in High Level, Alberta, Canada. High Level is a town nine hours north of Edmonton, Alberta. My family had mixed feelings about the relocation to High Level:…

Rising Up After Life Knocks You Down

“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is going to hit as…

Choosing to be happy

“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” —Abraham Lincoln Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.— Joel Osteen The 2006 movie, The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 movie based on the true story of Chris…

When Other People Let You Down…..don’t stay down

Be Brave and Take Risks: You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.”― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart “Go back?” he thought. “No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!”…

Tough times don’t last, but tough people do.

“Leaders and teams get stuck at a plateau and can’t recognize it because they’re inside the bottle and can’t read the label.” – Mark Divine With the outbreak of Coronavirus I know very well that many people and businesses all over the world are being adversely impacted in many ways. Everywhere in the world people…

Forever Peter Pan

“All children, except one, grow up.” It’s the opening line to Peter and Wendy, the classic Peter Pan novel in which much of the lore and history surrounding Peter Pan comes from. Except the storyline feels far too commonplace in my own life. I feel like a 12-year-old trapped in an adult’s body. Somehow I’ve faked…

 Be like a monkey, Be Flexible

Monkeys adapt depending on their habitat. All monkeys can use their hands and feet and some use their tails too, so that they can grab a tree branch or pick up something as small as a peanut. What creates flexibility in your business? You may need strategic inventory buffers—or just-in-time fulfillment options so that you…

Reclaiming Your Identity: Embrace Life

  I work as a Regional Coordinator for an Indigenous Program here in Canada. I was recently  meeting with one of the field teams to discuss opportunities of how they were implementing land based healing to their program. The team talked of their new opportunities to help their children to define who they are and re-claim their identity,…

Yes, But Syndrome

So you’ve just ended a phone conversation where you were looking for some concrete help, and now you feel frustrated! Thinking back on it, you realize that “yeah but” was repeated (by you) at least three times. You want advice, yet the conversation took turns that didn’t feel satisfying. I know I am not alone…