When coaching with couples (especially those with young children), we often hear concerns about household tasks that don’t get done, or resentment about which person needs to do them. The resentments are often due to unmet and uncommunicated expectations about “the way it should be.” Yet, at the core, these parents usually share a common… 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 »
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 »
Justin Trudeau On Working Together
With my good friend, Jeff Senger, and a few other co-op representatives, I had an amazing opportunity to attend a meeting in Edmonton with about 30 members of the Federal Liberal Caucus. They wanted to know what’s shakin’ in the co-op sector in Alberta. And they wanted to know about our concerns regarding the regulatory… Read more »
Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late: The Priceless Time With Parents
Charles F. Kettering said, “We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there.” I don’t know about you, but I don’t agree with that statement. Yes we can be concerned about the future, but it is far more important to really live this one… Read more »
Who Do You Love Most – Your Dog Or …?
That may seem like a stupid question. But it is one worth considering, isn’t it? If you don’t have a dog, but have a cat or horse or pet tarantula, the same applies. If you don’t have a pet, I invite you to play along with me anyway. Maybe the pet you can’t live without… Read more »
Celebration Time For You, Isn’t It?
“We’re curious to know how you have celebrated the great work you’re doing?” This is a typical question we ask when we are working with coaching clients (individuals or couples). The typical response is, “What do you mean by celebrate?” I don’t know about you, but for us, it can be too easy to get caught up… Read more »
What Does Happiness Mean? And Are You?
My dog, Jack, bounds onto the step, tail wagging wildly as I step outside. “Want to come along for a ski?” His legs become springs and he explodes straight up in the air – he can look me in the eye. Then he tears off down the trail scooping snow in his mouth. I… Read more »
How to slow down in life
Do You Ever Backpaddle in Your Relationship? Life can seem really hectic at times – rushing here, rushing there, plowing through the day. Ever experience that? It’s worth the effort to backpaddle, slow down and enjoy the ride. Check out this metaphor. When are you going to do it? Do you have strategies for slowing… Read more »
Christmas & Stress
Does it do it to you? Christmas schedules can be hectic – parties, concerts, get-togethers, and…! It can be a heck of a lot of fun. But, it can also lead to stress when you and your life-partner have not done a good job of aligning and discussing your schedules. Why not do something now… Read more »