Retirement Day

Retirement Day   Today is a special day because today is a good friend’s first day of retirement. She has worked long and hard and I know that she has made an important contribution to those around her. Bravo! You deserve whatever future you desire and I know that you will live it in overdrive. This retirement thing can be…

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Where You Focus Your Attention is Where You Go

I recently had the pleasure of reading Garth Stein’s wonderful book, The Art of Racing in the Rain. (I also had the pleasure of hearing him speak recently at a book-store presentation; he was witty, informative, and engaging. I look forward to reading his latest book.) In one section, the hero, a race care driver, advises that during a race,…

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Inspiring Resilience

There are some situations  where you are left feeling run over by life. Rather like coming through an emotional wringer. Some situations are the fault of others: a nasty relationship split; an abusive workplace; or an undermining partner. Then there are those experiences where it is hard to place blame : losing a business; caring for an elderly parent; or being downsized from a…

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You Can Trust Your Feelings, but only so far.

  Seems to me that I have spent most of my career, getting clients in touch with their feelings. These days I spend even more time getting people out of their feelings and into their heads. I know I am confusing, but let me explain. No one can expect to be “chirpy-chippy” all of the time. Face it; we all…

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The Gift of Feeling Lonely

Recently I had occasion to spend a couple of weeks in a community where, except for my husband who had to be away for hours each day, I didn’t know anyone. Nope, not a soul. Boredom has never been my thing as life is just too interesting. However, I found my mood dropping and my anxiety rising. Generally, just not…

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Giving Thanks to My Clients

Those of us in Canada just celebrated our Thanksgiving Holiday. The USA will celebrate on November 27th. This is probably my favourite celebration of the year as it is tied in to the cycles of the seasons and celebrates the bounty of the harvest. Friends and family get together and share in a wonderful autumn feast. This year, I attended…

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