What is the most foundational component that affects your relationships? Trust. Yeah, I’ve written many times before about it and it is equally important now. Trust is the foundation for every relationship, in every area of your life, including your relationship with yourself. The only way to create a more satisfying, fun, fulfilling, and successful… Read more »
Do You Play These 6 Chords To Make Your Relationship A Classic?
At Connections Coffee House in Sangudo, Carol regularly arranges for musicians to perform evening shows. Naturally, there are wonderful songs filled with beautiful chords, and many of them are about relationships. Most times, we have the extreme honour to host these talented people at our home – to provide them with accommodations and meals until… Read more »
How To Get De-befuddled: And the results when you do
Ever been in one of those befuddled places in your life? Confused Uncertain Overwhelmed Drained Withdrawn In a rut Dang, it can be … uncomfortable, scratchy, prickly. And it affects everything – family, work, community. It can be a negative spiral, leading to apathy, resentment, bit…iness, resistance. Yuck!! OK, don’t go there now. If you… Read more »
Punishment By Love
Weird title, isn’t it? My friend, Darrel, shared a story about a nomadic tribe of people in Africa. In many circles, this tribe would be labelled “uncivilized.” They live in a harsh environment, hunting and gathering much as they have lived for centuries. Uncivilized? Maybe in some ways, because the modern conveniences you and I… Read more »
When Life Sucks …??
Ever felt stuck in your life, not sure what to do or where to go? Maybe even now? I don’t mean that you don’t have things to do. Most people I know share with me that they are incredibly busy. What I mean is that what you’re doing just doesn’t feel meaningful, purposeful and contributing in… Read more »
100% Responsibility + 0% Excuses = Accountability. Doesn’t It?
Responsibility and accountability are more than Interesting words; they are principles of life, whether it be in your professional or your personal life. You might be thinking, “Principles? What d’ya mean by principles, Dan?” I invite you to read on because there is a link to a great video that ties this together with an… Read more »
Bragging? Maybe, But The Point Is…
I feel extremely humbled. At the recent Gathering Of Alberta Co-ops 2014, there was an awards ceremony at the Gala. Although I was not in attendance, I was declared the recipient of the Cooperative Visionary Leadership Award. This award recognizes demonstrated leadership in a co-operative or credit union, at any level, that: Inspired others toward… Read more »
Where Is That Wascally Wabbit (aka Happiness)?
Do you remember the Bugs Bunny cartoons? If so, what pops into your mind with the name, Elmer Fudd? The picture in my mind? I see a short, pudgy character with his hunting cap perched on his head, gun over his shoulder, marching through the woods like a soldier, and with a slow deep voice… Read more »
Get-Out-A-Town? Isn’t It Time For You?
OK, be honest with me. When was the last time you and your mate took the time to get away from home for a few days – just to reconnect? It is so important to leave your regular distractions, and also to make the time to just have some fun. Check this out. When are… Read more »
Reflections of Gratitude
Ever stopped to notice the amazing things that happen, and to really appreciate them? Examples: I arrived at the manicured and decorated farmyard about an hour prior to the wedding ceremony. As a Marriage Commissioner in Alberta, I like to be early and to help with any last minute details. The bride’s parents were fretting…. Read more »