It’s All Good

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Skipping Stones

There is a picture of me as a boy that I still have today, donning a jean jacket and skipping stones into the Pacific Ocean. It still makes me smile because I enjoy that activity as much today, maybe even more so, than I did as a child. There is something so gratifying about getting […]

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Honour

While chairing a board meeting recently, I found myself eagerly anticipating one individual in particular to step up and address some of the questions and concerns that our board members had in order to ease some obvious tension. Yet with each question posed, she seemed woefully unprepared, even aloof, and rather than diminishing some of […]

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Competition

I think as we age, most of us eventually begin to see that this universe we live in is peppered with paradox. What was once the right way to do things in our younger days can actually become the wrong way as we grow older. Competition is one of those things for me. Growing up, […]

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In-Between

A client of mine once asked me when I started coaching, and I facetiously replied, “When I was five.” For much of my life, even as a child, I was able to listen to the things people said and extract the deeper meaning beneath their words. This gift has helped me assist many to create […]

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Richy

An old friend of mine used to love watching the classics on television, shows like All in the Family, the Mary Tyler Moore Show and I Love Lucy. There was one episode of Lucy in particular that we both remembered quite fondly. Lucy and Ethel were working in a candy factory and had been given […]

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Imagination

I have one and so do you. We use it constantly in almost every moment of every day, yet many of us seem convinced that we really don’t have one or feel that it is not as strong when we compare it to others. We link it to the arts, or problem solving, and can […]

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Appreciation

Electricity, hot or cold clean running water, grocery stores, clothing stores, sidewalks, cars, public transportation, toilet paper, a bed, a shower, heating, air conditioning, stoves, dishwashers, hospitals, sanitation, public schools, police, firemen and a job. Just a small sample of some of the amazing things we are blessed to have in our daily western lives, […]

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Like

As we enter 2016, I’d like you to consider this idea as your New Year’s resolution. For the next twelve months, I’d like you to commit to liking every single person you encounter. This would not only include all of the new people you meet along the way, but your boss, co-workers and your in-laws […]

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Reciprocity

As we celebrate the holidays over the coming days, we will not only find ourselves being in service to others, but also being served. Restaurant wait staff, retail employees and others will all be working to help us with our holiday endeavours, with many of us sharing our tales of those experiences as we enjoy […]

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Patience

Anyone who enjoys good food usually understands the value of patience. There is a reason organic, vine ripened fruit is so sweet and juicy and why that homemade pasta sauce you love tastes so good. Whether it’s how the food is prepared or how it is grown, there are no quick solutions to manifest the […]