What to Do When Someone Is Mad at You?

Have you ever had the experience of telling someone that you couldn’t do something, only to have them become mad at you, or disappointed with you?  Did you stand tall with the boundary you had set?  Or did you find yourself back pedalling in an attempt to make amends?  Or

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Active Listening

Holding Space: The Value of True Listening

I remember the first time that I heard the term “holding space”.  I had no idea what it meant.  I also had no idea how to do it.  I had spent a lifetime brainstorming solutions to problems and had no idea that there was even another way of engaging in

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Letting Yourself Fail

Although it was 15 years ago, and such a small event in my life, the story that I am about to share still stands out for me as a transformational moment in my life. I was at work, and a colleague asked me to swim laps with her over our

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Emotional Regulation

When to Listen to Fear… and When to Let It Go

We are camping at Algonquin Provincial Park this week, as part of our 25 day, 6 provincial park summer holiday. Today, my 6 and 7 year old convinced us that they could do an almost 8km hike marked as difficult, due to the incline. I was hesitant, fearing that we

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How Death Led Me to the Real Me

Today would have been my mom’s 69th birthday. It has almost been 4 years that she has been gone. In some ways, it feels just like yesterday. It other ways, it feels like it has been decades. Events such as birthdays, the anniversary of the death, etc. now often mark

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How to Navigate a Difficult Conversation at Work

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