Replace a word. There is one word you say. A lot. It’s not a happy word. It’s not a good word. It’s not a positive word. But you sure like to say it and it’s not serving you well. What is your word? But Just Whatever Always Never Fine I … Continue reading What’s Your Word?
“Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.” Robert Brault Ain’t it so – it’s hard to know what is true, but it’s easy to know what is kind. … Continue reading Start Fresh Each Day
Classy. Super Classy What do you think of when you think of classy? The way someone is dressed? The way someone looks or acts? I think of people, specific people and specific acts that they have done. I think of my teammate Louise. She is retiring from ringette after decades … Continue reading It’s a Class Act
Make your passwords something that are positive. My smile of the day – my friend told me that I’m one of her passwords. That is, she uses my name as part of her login security. Hey, any friend can send you a card but I thought this was the sweetest … Continue reading More Than Enough
Yoga – it’s all the rage. Hot Yoga, Couples Yoga, Laughter Yoga, Acro-Yoga – all great in so many ways, but have you ever heard of Eye Yoga? Practicing eye yoga; a series of eye exercises, may help you to overcome various eye-related problems by strengthening those muscles. Start by … Continue reading It’s not just about what you do…it’s about what you think.
Stop counting on willpower. Have you been envious of people who seem to have so much willpower it never seems to wane? Well if it makes you feel any better, nobody, no – no – nobody has infinite willpower to behave exactly as they wished from now until eternity. And, … Continue reading Stop Counting on Willpower
Master Three-Point Communication Have you ever had to deliver negative feedback and found it extra difficult because the person in question didn’t take it so well, maybe they took it little to personally. We have been well trained to communicate using the benefits of eye to eye contact (or two … Continue reading Three Point Communication
I would like to tell you this because… When you set up a conversation like this, it’s like a signal to the other person, it helps prepare them for the message you are about to deliver. That was just one of my learnings today from Pat Hirst, author of In a Perfect … Continue reading I would like to tell you this because…
I asked the flight attendant my ‘famous’ question, “Tell me something beautiful, loving or kind you have seen done on a plane.” This smiling woman didn’t even have to think, she answered immediately. “That’s easy, it’s when I see a couple who are sitting across the isle from each other … Continue reading Unconscious Acts
Don’t underestimate the family meals. So many families, with the rush of scheduling, are not getting the full bang for their buck at mealtime. Eating together is about more than just eating together. Here are a few things that you can implement this week to make family mealtimes more meaningful … Continue reading Making Mealtimes Rock!