In the last blog post, I talked about pressure tests. They are the tests that come along in life to challenge us mentally, physically, spiritually, financially, and in our relationships and usually, they involve crises or loss in our lives.
Category Archives: Emotional control, calm
Facing Your Pressure Test
I’m a fan of the MasterChef franchise: MasterChef Canada, Australia, and the United States and of the Great British Bake Off. If you haven’t watched any of these shows, the premise is that a small number of home cooks compete against one another in pressure tests to win a grand prize (usually loads of money).Continue reading “Facing Your Pressure Test”
A Mental Reset
I love this Chinese proverb because it says so much in so few words. It highlights the importance of what kind of light we shine in the world. What we put into our body and mind is what comes out, and what the world sees.
Positive Steps to creating a civilized workplace- Part three
Positive Steps Recap In the first post of this series, I talked about working in an uncivilized workplace and the impact this environment can have. In the second post, I shared research findings on this subject, to show why this is a matter that requires attention by senior decision makers. Workplace incivility is costly toContinue reading “Positive Steps to creating a civilized workplace- Part three”
Positive steps to creating a civilized workplace-Part Two
The impact: Building a case for a civilized workplace Recap In my last post, I described my experience in an uncivil work environment and the toll it took on me and the team. This series is largely about workplace incivility. However, incivility can happen at home, with family, friends, in the community, anywhere-the same issuesContinue reading “Positive steps to creating a civilized workplace-Part Two”
Positive steps to creating a civilized workplace – Part One
The setting In case you didn’t recognize the image, it is Mr. Rogers. Mr. Rogers created Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, a children’s television show that stopped airing in 2001 The show epitomized civility. His gift to the world was to teach us to be kind and civil and see the best in one another. Both civilityContinue reading “Positive steps to creating a civilized workplace – Part One”
Sometimes you need a cheerleader
Whether you are in the trenches, at the top of the organization, at home, or in the community, sometimes you need a cheerleader. A cheerleader is: An enthusiastic and vocal supporter of someone or something, to encourage you to reach your goal, win a point, lift your spirits when you are feeling down, and supportContinue reading “Sometimes you need a cheerleader”
At the Crossroads
In my last blog I wrote about transitions. I’m still thinking about them and how hard they can be. They are the crossroads in our life. They make us afraid because they represent the unknown.
Seasons of Transition
Why Transitions? Why this topic? This last year was full of transitions for me, and now we are entering a transition season-fall, and the beginning of the school year. We may face one huge transition, smaller ones, or a bombardment of transitions, one after another.
How to Achieve Mastery over Your Mind
I love that we can change our mindset to change our lives. Because we can choose how to think and react, we can have so much control over how we want our lives to look like.