How does caring affect communication? I invite you to notice similarities in the next 4 paragraphs? When coaching with couples, typically a huge amount of time is invested supporting them to create strategies to communicate effectively, so both people feel heard, understood, and cared for. When coaching executives and entrepreneurs, typically a huge amount of… Read more »
How Are You Caring For The Soil In Your Relationship?
Hey, don’t let your mind wander as you read the title. I’m defining soil as what your relationship grows in, not the …… well, you know. Although we don’t farm full-time anymore, we graze and market some natural grass-fed beef on our property. We’ve got a genuine and respectful attachment to nature, and a concern… Read more »
How Do You Show Your Love?
What do you mean, “How do you show your love?” Weird question, isn’t it? This may seem like a total exaggeration, but I invite you to ponder this. Many people (me included) get wrapped up in life – busy with work schedules, kids’ sports, family get-togethers, volunteer activities, TV, computer, and a variety of other… Read more »
On Valentine’s Day, Just Be Nice!!
Valentine’s Day, every February 14, is a day to celebrate Love and affection. Why do we need a day designated for that? That’s ludicrous, don’t you think? The greeting card companies love it. The candy companies love it. Flower shops love it. Fancy restaurants love it. Many of them rake in millions of dollars every… Read more »
Love That You Can’t Buy, Thank God For Kids
The Oak Ridge Boys. Remember them? An amazing country-gospel group of guys that continue to make fabulous music. You might remember, “Elvira – oom-pappa-oom-pappa-oom-pappa-mow-mow” At this time of year, I find myself singing their song, “Thank God For Kids.” For some reason, the words send shivers up my spine and tears flow. I think it’s… 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »