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The Choice To Receive

Many of us have been indoctrinated from a young age to believe it is better to give than to receive. Carol and I have learned that the choice to receive is actually a huge gift we offer others. They feel valued, accepted, and loved. Isn’t that part of what most of us strive to do?… Read more »

Decision-making Made Easy

Dang, we’ve had some nasty arguments when it comes to decision-making. Have you? Here’s the truth, plain and simple. Making the decision based on my logic is right … which means that Carol’s thoughts and feelings are wrong. I’ll bet you can guess what Carol has to say about that. Or to avoid conflict, we… Read more »

2 X 2 Couple’s Retreat: 10 Reasons to do it #2

Where we live out in the “sticks,” most of us have a 4 X 4 truck.  For us, it’s a no-brainer – for stability, safety, flexibility, and power. Our 4 X 4 keeps us solidly on the road, regardless of the conditions.  When consciously attending to conditions, we travel safely and get where we’re going. … Read more »

3 Steps For Better Feelings

“How’s it going, Aly?” With a tender, loving smile, and a glint in his eyes he said, “It’s a tough climb – but damn good footin’.” Aly was a stocky, elderly cowboy, about five feet tall.  Gold, wire-rimmed glasses perched on his short, broad nose.  His face was tanned and weathered.  On his round, bald… Read more »

Are You In The Ready Position?

Ready position? Yup. Here are the simple steps. Be present. Surrender to what is. Breathe. Be aware of your feelings. Be OK with whatever happens (without attachment). Awe heck, you’ll need to listen to this to understand what I mean. How can you apply the idea of having no expectations, yet being prepared for anything?… Read more »

Selfish Or Self-full? A Reframe That Counts

Selfish or self-full? How often do you think or say the word “selfish”? If you look deeper, what is that judgement of others, or of yourself about? More importantly, what would it take for you to make a conscious reframe of the word to “self-full” and to behave accordingly? Imagine… Imagine a world where we… Read more »

Psychological Safety At Home

My friend, John Wettstein (Safety John), has made his career supporting business leaders to create safe workspaces.  His perspective seems to be focused on honest open communication about processes, risks, incidences, and improvement.  Blame doesn’t fit his style. He shared a pictogram comparing a psychologically safe work environment to an un-safe environment.  I notice the… Read more »

Love Serves

A previous podcast was about how Fear Always Divides. The opposite is that that Love Serves. Love brings together, love connects, love heals, love shines, love grows and expands. Our motto is “Love is always the answer.” How can you apply “Love Serves” in a bigger way in your life? What would you see, hear,… Read more »

Coaching? What Is It?

Want to know what coaching is, and what it can do for you? May 17 – 21, 2021 is International Coaching Week. What coaching is? More than anything, it’s an opportunity to learn about you. In that exploration, you can learn how coaching can support you to create your life the way you want it… Read more »

Valentines Message For The Whole Year

What does Valentine’s Day mean to you? More importantly, what is it about Valentine’s Day, or the Month of Romance, that you can apply everyday of the year? What results will you experience when you do that? We’d love to hear your feedback. We’d also like to learn about specific challenges you face in your… Read more »