No Empathy for Riya Rajkumar

There has been widespread media coverage about the public outcry during Peel Regional Police’s late night Amber Alert on the day that 11 year old Riya Rajkumar was reported missing, and later, found dead. In the midst of an urgent message sent to alert the community that a young child

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Mindfulness: Harnessing a Superpower

Over the past year, I decided to seriously commit to a daily meditation practice. I had previously tried meditating a few minutes here and there and would meditate consistently for awhile – until I didn’t.   This time around, I wanted daily meditation to stick.  So I decided to sign

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Effective Communication

The 4 Foundational Skills for Effective Communication

Almost everyone thinks that they communicate effectively.  However, the foundational skills for effective communication are much more complex than simply being able to understand others and express yourself clearly. Being able to listen and communicate our ideas in a way that will engage others and encourage them to open up

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Effective Communication

Replacing Shame and Judgment with Compassion and Support

Earlier this week, I politely told an elderly woman to mind her own business. It felt awkward and yucky, but I felt it needed to be said. The woman was observing a snippet of my life, while my 8 year old son who has disabilities was having a very difficult

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How to Navigate a Difficult Conversation at Work

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