STUCK

STUCK is a NEW daily blog series to honour of Mental Health Awareness Week, October 4-10, 2015. Each day of Mental Health Awareness Week, I will post a new blog telling an anonymous story demonstrating a challenge faced by someone else. This person could be someone...

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...

Real Dads

Some years I would keep my three kids home from school on Father’s Day. While other kids were making paper ties and writing poems to their dads, my kids had a hard time getting through the day. My husband and I separated in 1999. By June 9, 2000, he had left their...

Families are teams too!

Families are teams too! I am often asked what an effective team looks like. What I can say more easily is what an ineffective team looks like. In fact, we all know a dysfunctional team when we see it. The benefits teams get from building effective strategies is...

5 Ideas for Building Effective Teams

We’ve come a long way from the traditional 9-5 jobs of the last century. Employers have shifted their mindset from “if I can’t see you, you aren’t working” to an attitude of trust and focus on productivity. Many employers now offer flexible working arrangements to...

GREY

I’ve struggled with writing this post for the past week or so. In keeping with my 2015 word ‘genuine’ and my ongoing support of mental wellness, I have decided to get brave here. I struggle with sharing my feelings because I worry you may treat me differently or thing...