WHEN WORK WORKS – I failed and I’m glad

WHEN WORK WORKS I failed and I’m glad. I’m not fond of the word “fail”. It has such negative connotations to me. But here’s the story. I had set out the new year of 2017, as I do most years, making plans and setting goals for myself and my business. One of my goals...

WHEN WORK WORKS – The Art of Communicating in Business

It seems as every generation condemns the generation before us and criticizes the one in front of us. For the first time in history, as the baby boomers hang on longer, we are living amongst 4 generations in the workplace. There is no mistaking that generational...

Self Care & Self Nurturing are Critical!

In May, I completed a comprehensive course in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy; the first pilot session in Canada specifically designed for caregivers of mentally ill loved ones. Dr. Douglas Turkington and his staff from the UK designed the course to provide caregivers,...

Performance Appraisals Done Well

Ahhh spring time! For most of us spring reminds of renewal, new growth, and opportunities and endless warm weather activities ahead. For many organizations, spring is a time of review and renewal as well. Evaluations, status reports, Performance appraisals, work...

Grieving Mental Illness

Grief is one of those things that everyone experiences at one time or another in their life and yet, grief is also an emotion not often spoken about. Talking about grieving makes us uncomfortable and so we avoid discussing things that make us feel uncomfortable. We...

Creating Balance Throughout the Year

CREATING BALANCE TRHOUGH THE NEW YEAR The new year means to me, a time to reflect over the past year. I reflect over my accomplishments and successes and I reflect (trying not to ruminate) over things I didn’t do well, could do better and things that failed and I need...