Effective Communication

Do You Have a Receptive or a Reactive Communication Style?

When leaders and teams learn tools and discover ways to have open and authentic conversations, it creates an environment where people feel safe to say what they need to say.  As a Human Behavior and Interpersonal Communications Specialist, I’ve helped many leaders and their teams develop stress-free communication. The direct

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Self-Care

Stress-Free Communication: It All Begins With You

It tends to be a very common human reaction to blame other people for interactions that are frustrating and conflictual. I’ll bet that if you’re really honest with yourself, you’d say that you’ve caught yourself pointing the finger at someone else – probably more than once. I consider myself to

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Mindfulness

The Fine Art of Doing Nothing

Are you frequently overwhelmed by how many things you have on your to-do list? You work all day, have too many tasks to complete within a single work day, and then have another big to-do list waiting for you at home? Do you feel like there is always something piling

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Self-Awareness

How to Deal with Boundary Pushers

Interacting with someone who just will not listen to your “no” can be infuriating. Have you ever had this experience? You try to say no but the person keeps insisting? You say no again and they insist some more. They might pull a guilt trip on you, or might keep

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Self-Awareness

Setting Boundaries and Sticking to Them

Do you find yourself saying yes, when you really want to say no?  Or maybe you’ve said yes without even realizing that you wanted to say no, only to find yourself feeling resentful later on while doing the task you said yes to? Trust me… I’ve been there.  I still

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Self-Awareness

Find Balance By Saying Yes to You First

Do you ever have those days when you feel overwhelmed? I notice that this happens to me in cycles where I feel that I have too much on my plate and feel unable to keep up. Other times I feel completely energized and ready to take the world by storm.

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Self-Awareness

Self-Care Activities: Are You Soothing or Distracting?

Now that the holidays are over, many people find themselves feeling like they need a vacation. Changes in sleep patterns, eating habits and typical routines leave us feeling out of sorts.  Add to that the pressure of shopping, cooking/baking elaborate meals and attending and/or hosting constant parties…!   Many of

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Mindfulness

Little Cabin in the Woods

Yesterday, we said goodbye to our little cabin in the woods at Arrowhead Provincial Park. Winter camping with my sister’s family has become a post-Christmas tradition for us. It gives us all a chance to unwind and connect. It also allows us to build positive family memories to counter some

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