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Mbezhegiwedoon Gaawii’izhichigeyaan (Come Back To What You Were Doing)

Mbezhegiwedoon Gaawii’izhichigeyaan (Come Back To What You Were Doing)

Relationships can be strengthened when we come back to doing what we were doing. Sometimes we get into a stance, conflicted with something or someone, and if we could get through it and come back to doing what we were doing, we would be well on our way to productivity, peace and profit. Easier said than done, but anything is possible with good intention.
Humour to Heal Stress

Humour to Heal Stress

Being in a school lock down and using humour to heal stress was not a situation I ever thought I’d be in. My day in a semi-remote community began with grand intentions to help teachers and staff learn strategies to Play Nice in the Sandbox...
How can I have a spine, if no-one has my back?

How can I have a spine, if no-one has my back?

Manager conflict brews in workplaces because the hierarchy isn’t maintained, and because managers and supervisors don’t always have the support of those they report to. I was talking to a friend who was sharing his frustration about parenting. He said
Should We Cry at Work?

Should We Cry at Work?

Can you master your emotions all the time? Watching Dragon’s Den one day, Barbara Corcoran, one of the female dragons told a weeping female entrepreneur that she should only cry privately. Corcoran hates when women cry in business situations because
Forming New Habits

Forming New Habits

How’s the new year going so far? Are you on track with your plan? Looking back and ahead at the same time is emotionally exhausting, but an important way to determine what worked, what needs improvement, and how to close the gap between how you spend
Be Prepared to Get Messy

Be Prepared to Get Messy

It’s a new year, and there is so much potential. We have New Year’s resolutions, great plans and a new outlook of what can be. It’s kind of like being a race horse behind the start gate, and you know that you have the potential to run, and stretch
Are You Building Walls?

Are You Building Walls?

The hype about building walls to maintain borders is entering through both ears and eyes today, as the US President tries to convince his opposition of a strategy for protection and division. I too am sitting with the idea of building walls; but these
Peace At Work

Peace At Work

Wishing you peace at work! The holidays are behind us. A season that promotes peace and goodwill among people has come and gone, and if you were one of the lucky ones to go through it without any drama, congratulations. We can choose our friends, but we
A New Year – A New Beginning

A New Year – A New Beginning

A New Year wish and leadership tip to help you have a great 2019!
The Gift of Self

The Gift of Self

So much extra goes into this season. Extra planning, preparation, travel, finances etc, which can leave us feeling fatigued, stressed, pressed for time, and financially exhausted.